IAEP presents an AT YOUR DESK LIVE Webinar from Springfield, IL

Illinois EPA Vapor Intrusion Update

Speakers:  Hernando Albarracin and Joyce Munie, Illinois EPA – Bureau of Land

March 18, 2015


The Illinois Pollution Control Board added the indoor inhalation exposure route to Illinois EPA’s risk-based cleanup methodology called the Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives, 35 Ill. Adm. Code 742 (TACO) on May 16, 2013.   These amendments were effective on July 15, 2013.The purpose of the indoor inhalation amendments is to minimize the exposure of building occupants to volatile chemicals that have the potential to migrate from the soil and groundwater to indoor air. This migration process is called vapor intrusion.

Hernando Albarracin will provide an update on vapor intrusion as it relates to the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program.   Vapor Intrusion in the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program will primarily include the use of a flowchart to determine whether the indoor inhalation exposure route needs to be investigated further, that is, whether the collection of a soil gas sample is needed. Furthermore, if a soil gas sample is required, options for corrective action will be also discussed.

Hernando Albarracin is the manager of the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Section in the Bureau of Land at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. He has been in his current position since April 2008. Prior to that, Hernando was a unit manager in the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Section for 12 years. And prior to that, Hernando worked in the Bureau of Land’s Permit Section for almost seven years. He started his career with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in 1989.

Ms. Munie will present an update on vapor intrusion as it relates to the Site Remediation (Voluntary Cleanup) Program.   Vapor Intrusion in the Voluntary Site Remediation Program will include a basic overview of the pathway through diffusion and advection of soil gas. The presentation will include a discussion of the three Tiers available for developing Remediation Objectives, institutional controls required for all the Tiers, some of the limitations for the pathway exclusions, and some of the common mistakes or misconceptions of this exposure route.

Joyce Munie, P.E. Manager Remediation Projects Management Section Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Education: B.S. Thermodynamics and Environmental Engineering M.S. Civil Engineering Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois Over 30 years of experience with Illinois Environmental Protection Agency including the Mine Pollution Control Program and Manager of the Bureau of Land Permit Section. Currently Manager of the Bureau of Land Remediation Projects Management Section, which includes the Site Remediation Program and State Sites Units, with the responsibility for management of the state remediation programs including voluntary site remediation and over-sight of state funded cleanups.


March 18, 2015  (noon - 1:00pm CT)

Duration:  Event will last 1 hour, includes Q&A


IAEP Member:   $25              

Non-member:  $85  (join IAEP today and cost is only $65)

Participants will receive a certificate for 1.0 Professional Development Hour

Call in Information will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to the event, once payment has been processed. 


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