In 2016, the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) assembled a team of experts to develop guidance on evaluating the potential risks associated with total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) measured at petroleum-impacted sites. The team is working to have this Tech-Reg document complete in 2018. The document will cover issues unique to TPH risk assessments, including the physical and chemical properties of TPH, conceptual site models for TPH impacted sites, considerations for sampling, analysis and investigative strategies for TPH in various media, ecological and human health risks of TPH, stakeholder considerations, and implementation of TPH risk assessments. This presentation will provide an overview of the TPH Risk Assessment at Petroleum-Contaminated Sites guidance, discuss challenges that the team is facing and solutions that are being developed. We will share information regarding the timeline for completion of the document and discuss outreach and training that will be available once the Tech-Reg document is complete.
ITRC is a public-private coalition working to reduce barriers to the use of innovative environmental technologies that reduce compliance costs and maximize cleanup efficacy. ITRC produces documents and training that broaden and deepen technical knowledge and expedite quality regulatory decision making while protecting human health and the environment.

Primary Author/Presenter:
Jeffrey Tyson, P.E.
Process Controls Engineer
Scott Energy Technologies, LLC
Longview, Texas