TRB Webinar: Planning an Effective Airport Deicing Runoff Management Program

December 08, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Airports must maintain compliance with environmental regulations associated with deicing operations. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss a planning approach for deicing operations at airports, based upon application of Best Management Practices (BMPs) in an adaptive management framework. Presenters will describe five categories of BMPs: aircraft deicing source reduction, airfield pavement deicing source reduction, deicing stormwater runoff containment and collection, deicing runoff treatment and recycling, and deicing runoff system components.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 14: Deicing Planning Guidelines and Practices for Stormwater Management Systems, Second Edition.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters:

  1. Background on the need for deicing runoff management: Dean Mericas, Mead & Hunt, Inc.
  2. Framework for developing and implementing a deicing runoff management strategy: Dean Mericas, Mead & Hunt, Inc.
  3. Examples of deicing BMPs: Chuck Pace, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., Dean Mericas, Mead & Hunt, Inc., & Tim Arendt, Gresham Smith & Partners, Inc.
  4. Concept and application of the Deicing Runoff Management Decision Support Tool: Dean Mericas, Mead & Hunt, Inc.
  5. Question and answer session: Moderated by Kevin Gurchak, Pittsburgh International Airport

The first 65 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 25 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will able to:

  1. Identify the primary environmental characteristics of deicing products used at airports
  2. Explain an adaptive management approach to planning deicing runoff management systems
  3. Identify examples in each of the five categories of deicing practices
  4. Apply the Deicing Decision Support Tool to identify potentially applicable deicing practices for an airport

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) will provide 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attend this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact

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Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.