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Oregon Water Quality Conference
Superfund and Oregon Environmental Cleanup Law

Advanced Sediments- Legislation, Budgeting, Planning & Priorities - Water Quality, Water Quantity & Ecosystem Protection - Total Maximum Daily Loads - Toxics, Standards, Turbidity, Temperature, Copper - Implementing Oregon's Toxics Criteria – What is the Impact? - Reasonable Potential Analysis – NPDES Permits, Pretreatment - Litigation! - And More

 

March 8, 2013
World Trade Center
Portland, Oregon

 

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

8:30-9:00 WATER QUALITY IN OREGON – WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
    Legislation, Budgeting and Agency Priorities
    How Do All the Water Quality Programs Fit Together?
    Trends, Policies & Biggest Water Quality Challenges Facing Oregon
     
  GREG ALDRICH – Administrator, Water Quality Division
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
       
9:00-9:30 MUNCIPAL WATER QUALITY PLANNING
    Significant Issues Facing Municipalities
    Developing and Implementing Effective Water Quality Plans
    Integrated Stormwater and Wastewater Planning
     
  MARK YEAGER ‐ Utility Services Manager
City of Albany
       

9:30-9:45 Break

 
9:45-10:45 WATER PLANNING
  Water Quality & Water Quantity & Ecosystem Protections
    Integrated Water Resources Strategies – Nationally and in the West
    Relationship Between Water Quantity & Water Quality
    Successful Approaches to Water Planning
     
  JANET NEUMAN – Tonkon Torp
       
  Oregon's Integrated Water Resources Strategy
    Identifying Critical Water Challenges in Oregon
    Implementing Oregon's First Integrated Water Resources Strategy
    Integrating Water Quality & Water Quantity & Ecosystem Needs
     
  ALYSSA MUCKEN – IWRS Policy Coordinator
Oregon Water Resources Department
       

10:45-11:00 BREAK

 
11:00-12:00 TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOADS
  Major Policy & Legal Considerations
    Development of TMDLs – Important and Timely Issues
    Major Components of TMDLs & Implementation Concerns
     
  STEPHEN HIGGS ‐ Perkins Coie LLP
       
  TMDLs in Oregon – What's Next?
    Goals of the Oregon's TMDL Policy Committee
    Implementation‐Ready TMDLs
    Lessons Learned from Mid‐Coast Implementation‐Ready TMDL
     
  KAREN TARNOW ‐ Sr. Water Quality Policy Analyst
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
       

12:00-1:00 LUNCH (Provided)

 
1:00-2:00 WATER QUALITY STANDARDS ‐ WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON?
  Implementation of Oregon's Toxics Criteria
    Aquatic Life Criteria for Toxic Pollutants
    Follow up from Biological Opinion and EPA's Action
    Turbidity, Temperature & More
     
  JENNIFER WIGAL ‐ Standards and Assessment Manager
Water Quality Division, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
       
  Revised Toxic Water Quality Standards – What is the Impact?
    Practical Impact of Standards on NPDES Permits, Water Quality Based Effluent Limits, Pretreatment & Beyond
    Reasonable Potential Analysis
    Effective Pollution Control Options
     
  ROBERT BAUMGARTNER ‐ Manager, Regulatory Affairs Division
Clean Water Services
       

2:00-2:30 BREAK

 
2:30-3:00 LITIGATION AND OREGON'S WATER QUALITY STANDARDS
    Resolving Legal Uncertainties & Potential Consequences
    Temperature, Mercury TMDLs, Oregon Toxics Criteria, Copper
    Future Process
     
  MICHAEL CAMPBELL ‐ Stoel Rives LLP
       
3:00-4:00 LITIGATION – PANEL DISCUSSION
    Discussion of the Major Legal Issues, Resolving LItigation and the Path Forward
Moderator: MICHAEL CAMPBELL ‐ Stoel Rives
       
     
  STEPHEN HIGGS ‐ Perkins Coie LLP
     
  ALLISON LaPLANTE ‐ Staff Attorney, Earthrise Law Center
     
  LARRY KNUDSEN ‐ Attorney‐in‐Charge, Natural Resources Section,
Oregon Department of Justice
     
  AND OTHERS!
       
 

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