Fred VreemanFred Vreeman is a retired regulator and teaches environmental science at University of Alaska – Fairbanks. Through April 2016, he managed Alaska's regulatory oversight of Federal cleanups from the Fairbanks office of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Since 2008, he has been involved in munitions response actions as Alaska, working with the Defense Department to clean up buried munitions at many sites from the World War II and Cold War eras. From 2009-2016, Fred served as Alaska's representative to the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC), and he is a current member of several technical teams developing guidance for new remediation technologies. He routinely presents at remediation technology conferences, training state or federal regulators and project managers in superfund (CERCLA) implementation, project plan (UFP-QAPP) development, chlorinated solvent remediation technologies, petroleum risk analysis, and high resolution site characterization. His public service career includes management positions with Alaska's Oil and Gas Division and with the Department of Natural Resources. His private career includes National Park Resort development, medical device development for the US Army, and various energy, water and wastewater projects as principal investigator, scientist, inventor and engineer. Fred earned bachelor's degrees in Natural Sciences and Sociology in 1981 from Dordt College in Iowa, a master's degree in Engineering Management in 1987 from the University of Alaska in Anchorage. He is now working as a riverboat captain for adventurous guests discovering Alaska’s Yukon River, and during his spare time he’s pursuing a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at University of Alaska, Fairbanks.