Inside ITRC

Spring Newsletter

May 18th, 2023

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Can you list all of ITRC’s Active Teams?

Make sure to scroll through to get the answer at the bottom!

In this Edition:

Director's Note

Environmental Team Updates

Get Involved!

New Resources Coming Soon!

2024 Teams

Early Career Professionals (ECP) Program Turns 1!

ITRC Travels Abroad with PFAS Team

Do you know your ITRC State POC

ITRC Partner News



Upcoming Trainings

Director's Note

Can you believe I have been with ITRC since September 2015? Where did the time go? It’s been an exciting 8 years with lots of change and growth with the organization thanks to all of you. I am thrilled to turn the leadership over in the coming weeks to another Reyes - Charles Reyes knowing that our membership and partnerships are strong, our team leadership is producing groundbreaking products, and our Board of Advisors are prepared and ready to start the next ITRC Strategic Plan.

Today is also Charles’ first day with the ITRC team prior to taking over the Director’s role on July 1, 2023! Charles previously was the Associate Director for the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO). Charles and I will work together to smoothly transition so he is set to lead as the next ITRC Director for many years.

This is a tremendous organization that will be celebrating its 30th anniversary next year stronger than ever! It has been a privilege to work with our members and all our partners, and I can’t wait to come back and celebrate all that is so wonderful about ITRC next year. I could not be prouder of what we accomplished, and I will be forever grateful for the privilege of being the Director for 8 years. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all. So, one more month to get a lot done!

Environmental Team Updates


ITRC has three team products currently out for external review: Ethylene Oxide Emissions, Managed Aquifer Recharge, and Contaminants of Emerging Concern.

Ethylene Oxide Emissions

Contaminants of Emerging Concern

Managed Aquifer Recharge

Check out the team pages for more information and please send an email to ITRC’s Project Associate Devin Seckar to take part in external review. Stay tuned for the final products to be released later this fall! 

New Resources Coming Soon!



Make sure to be on the lookout for the accompanying training class on Pump and Treat debuting September 2023!

2024 Technical Teams

If so, submit a project proposal by May 31st! Make sure you follow our Proposal Process Schedule and feel free to get in touch any time to get an idea started! 

Are you looking for more leadership experience?

ITRC will be looking for state employees to be team leaders for our 2024 Teams. To learn more, send an email to ITRC Director Patty Reyes before June 30, 2023, to get more details! 

Happy 1st Birthday to our

Early Career Professionals (ECP) Program!

The ECP is looking for new career professionals and those interested in mentoring! Click here to join the nearly 100 professionals ranging across all ITRC groups: Federal, State, IAP and Stakeholder Members! 

ITRC Travels Abroad with PFAS Team

At the end of April, ITRC and our PFAS team traveled across the pond to Australia and New Zealand, expanding the global network of ITRC members and promoting the resources our teams work so hard to develop! Patty Reyes and members of the PFAS team presented training at a 3 day PFAS Event Series: Into the Future Towards 2028 for over 200 people and cemented ITRC’s partnership with the Australasian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA) and the Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe (NICOLE). We are so excited for this collaboration, and the global exposure it will bring to further develop our external reviews, trainings, and conferences!

Do you know your ITRC State POC? 

ITRC's State Points of Contact ensure that ITRC documents and training courses are available, promoted, and used. State POCs receive incredible networking opportunities as a result of ITRC’s national and international impact. Click on the map below to visit the POCs page and reach out to your state POC today so they can count on you for ITRC support!

Does your state not have a Point of Contact and you would like to learn more about the role? For more information about what it means to be a POC please visit our website or contact us directly!

ITRC Partner News

ASTSWMO President Millie Garcia-Serrano (MA), Executive Director Dania Rodriguez, and Associate Director Charles Reyes participated in the ITRC CEC Team Meeting held on March 21, 2023, during the 2023 ITRC Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. They provided an overview of the ASTSWMO Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Steering Committee and its activities and presented a summary of the ASTSWMO document released in January 2023, Guidance for Developing a State Contaminants of Emerging Concern Program. 

The Federal Facilities Subcommittee’s Remediation & Reuse Focus Group developed a paper to address the ASTSWMO members’ concerns with the identification of and federal agency acceptance of State applicable or relevant and appropriate requirements (ARARs) in CERCLA federal facility cleanups. The Financial Responsibility Task Force within the Tanks Subcommittee issued a document that presents emerging trends within the States and Territories that are or will impact funding to State programs responsible for regulating and managing underground storage tanks.

ALGA's ecoforum 2023: Taking the Global Stage With SustREM


The Australasian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA) is delighted to be hosting the internationally renowned sustainable remediation conference SustREM in conjunction with its Australian-based ecoforum conference this year. To be held in Melbourne, Australia between the 10-13 October 2023, the joint conference will attract remediation experts from around the globe and highlight the critical role of sustainable land and contaminated groundwater management in achieving a sustainable future. Attendees can look forward to hearing from renowned experts in the field, who will address the challenges and opportunities for the future, this will include four ITRC trainers as part of the extensive conference program:  Dr. Vivek Mathrani and Paula Panzino who will present on Emerging Contaminates of Concern and Dr. Valerie Hanley and  Dr. Scott Coffin who will present on Microplastics.


We are pleased to invite you to join us in Melbourne Australia this October. Early Bird tickets are available now. Registration | ALGA | Melbourne (

Upcoming Trainings list

ITRC has a couple of trainings planned for June and then we take a summer break until September! Make sure you are looking for our training announcements and join us for some new classes this fall including the Pump & Treat Optimization team training and the ETO overview training.

Did you Know: ITRC has more than 90 archived training classes you can listen to OnDemand and receive a Certificate of Completion? Coming soon is a NEW Archived Training Catalogue to help you find classes relevant to your job. For now, head over to Clu-In to search the ITRC archives!

Congrats, you've made it to the end of the Spring Newsletter!


ITRC Currently has 10 Active Teams

  1. Microplastics Outreach Toolkit
  2. Tire Anti-Degradants
  3. Passive Sampling Technology Update
  4. Reuse of Solid Mining Waste
  5. Contaminants of Emerging Concern
  6. PFAS
  7. Managed Aquifer Recharge
  8. Ethylene Oxide Emissions
  9. Sediment Cap Update
  10. Performance-Based Optimization of Pump and Treat Systems 
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