Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Mr. Fonda Apostolopoulos P.E., has been with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for the past 25 years. He has a background in Civil/Environmental Engineering, and Molecular Biology. During his time with the State, he has been working in the Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division as an On-Scene Coordinator and Project Manager at various Superfund Sites in Colorado. Over the past 24 years he has reviewed over 700 Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act applications, and is the senior member in the program. He has extensive knowledge in cleanups of heavy metals, asbestos in soils, volatile organic compounds in groundwater and soil, indoor air issues, and radiological sites.
Colorado’s Voluntary Cleanup Program and Indoor Air
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has commented on and provided guidance surrounding indoor air issues since the mid 1990’s. Although it started in the RCRA program, the Voluntary Cleanup Program has worked hand in hand in generating guidance and support dealing with indoor air.
We will be talking about the Colorado Voluntary Cleanup Program and how it deals with indoor air. What the requirements are for constructing a building on a landfill and why we have not allowed single family residential construction on a landfill. We will go through scenarios of when vapor mitigation may not be needed but would be advisable due to ever changing EPA RSL’s. We will also talk about a future working group which will be called upon to provide written guidance on how to certify a system and the requirements needed by the consultant certifying the system.