Environmental Cleanup Conference

Superfund and Oregon Environmental Cleanup Law

May 3, 2013
World Trade Center
Portland, Oregon

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8:00-8:30   Registration and Continental Breakfast
       
8:30   Welcome, Introductions & Conference Kick-off
     
  HOLLY DUNCAN
Environmental Law Education Center

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS - LAWS, REGULATIONS & POLICIES
8:30-9:00 Cleanup Priorities, Major Initiatives, Guidelines & More
    Outcome-Based Management: Achieving the Best Environmental Outcome with Least Resources
    Some Statewide Strategies to Get the Job Done!
     
  Bruce Gilles, Cleanup Manager
Land Quality Division, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
       
9:00-9:30 Making Good Decisions & Applying What We’ve Learned
    Site Characterization to Support Remedy Selection
    Recent Trends in Sediment Remediation
     
  Eric Blischke, CDM Smith
       
9:30-10:00 Cleaning Up the Environment - How All the Legal Pieces Fit Together
    CERCLA & Oregon Cleanup Law
    Critical Federal and State ARARs
    Natural Resources Damage Assessment and Restoration
     
  Jennifer L. Gates
Landye Bennett Blumstein
       

10:00-10:30 Break

 
LIABILITY: Property Transactions, PPAs, NFAs, Reopeners, and More...
10:30-11:00 Finalizing the Cleanup and Obtaining a No Further Action Letter
    What Is An NFA and Is It Still the Gold Standard?
    Evolution and Types of Oregon NFAs
    Case Studies
     
  Kevin Parrett, PhD, Manager, NWR Cleanup and Leaking USTs
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
       
11:00-11:30 Property Transactions & Releases from Liability
    Evolution of DEQ’s Prospective Purchaser Agreement Program
    Oregon PPAs - Best Practices
    Case Studies
     
  Cheyenne Chapman, JD, LLM, Legal Policy Analyst
Land Quality Division, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
       
11:30-12:00 Recent Legal Developments Relating to Contaminated Property
    Innovative Use of Defensive Tools Including  Prospective Purchaser Defenses & Bankruptcy
    Spreading Risk Through Cost Recovery, Apportionment, Contribution & Re-allocation
    Creative Solutions from Other States
     
  David Ashton, Assistant General Counsel
Port of Portland
       

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Provided)

 
ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP ECONOMICS
1:00-1:30 Cleanup Economics in the Short Term and Long Term
    Impact on Jobs, Income and Tax Revenues
    Geographic Distribution of Sources of Cleanup Funds Relative to Superfund Site Location
    Economic Impact of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Cleanup
     
  Ed MacMullan, Sr. Economist
ECONorthwest
       
SELECTING AND DESIGNING A REMEDY
1:30-2:15 Applying the Lessons Learned:  From Zidell to the Portland Harbor
    What Are the Data Needs and Considerations in Designing a Remedy
    Maximizing the Ecological Benefit in the Project Design
    Integrating Upland Source Control With In-Water Remedy
    An In-Depth Look at Work Done On the Zidell Property
     
  Jim Maul, Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
Paul Fishman, NorthWest Ecosystem Services
       

2:15-2:45 Break

 
PORTLAND HARBOR SITE UPDATE AND SOURCE CONTROL
2:45-3:15 History of and Progress on Some Superfund Sites in EPA Region 10
    Portland Harbor Feasibility Study Report – Schedule and Timeline
    CERCLA – Next Steps on the Road to the  ROD
     
  *Deb Yamamoto, Environmental Cleanup Unit Manager
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
       
3:15-3:45 Source Control:  Milestone Report for Upland Source Control in Portland Harbor
    Status of Ongoing and Completed Source Control Activities
    Source Control Evaluations and Measures - Major Issues Encountered
     
  *Jim Anderson, Portland Harbor Manager
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
       
3:45-4:15 Roundtable Discussion About the Future of the Portland Harbor
     
  *Speakers, PRPs  and Conference Participants
 

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