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2013 CERCLA & MTCA
Advanced Sediments Conference

Advanced SedimentsLaws, Policies, Site Updates | SMS Rule Implementation | Complex Sediment Remedy Feasibility Studies: Lower Duwamish Waterway, Portland Harbor Superfund Site | Sediment Expert Roundtable

May 13, 2013
Washington Convention Center
Seattle, Washington

 

     
7:30-8:00   Registration and Continental Breakfast
       
8:00   Welcome, Introductions & Conference Kick-off
     
  HOLLY DUNCAN
Environmental Law Education Center

LAWS, REGULATIONS AND PUBLIC POLICIES
8:00-8:30 WASHINGTON - Cleaning Up Contaminated Sites in Washington
    Priorities, Funding and Legislative Activities
    MTCA and Sediment Management Standards
     
 

James Pendowski, Manager, Toxics Cleanup Program
Washington Department of Ecology

       
8:30-9:00 ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP LAW
    Latest Legal Developments & Liability Under CERCLA & MTCA
    Liability, Divisibility, Contribution, Cost Recovery and More
     
  Steven G. Jones
Marten Law
       
9:00-9:30 NATIONAL SEDIMENT CHALLENGES
    Integrated Sustainable Approaches to Global Urban Sediment Management
    Sediment Management for Urban Rivers
    Recap of Battelle 7th International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments
     
  Eric A. Stern, Research Leader – Sediment Management
Battelle Memorial Institute
       

9:30-10:00 Break

 
CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS
10:00-12:00 WASHINGTON’S NEW SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT STANDARDS
    New SMS Rule: Overview and Implementation
    How Will the New Rule Be Applied?
    Ecology’s Implementation Approach for New SMS Rule
     
 

Chance Asher, Toxicologist
Toxics Cleanup Program
Washington Department of Ecology

       
    Establishing Regional Background under the New SMS Rule
    Regional Background Sampling & Technical Details
    Case Study:  Port Gardner
     
 

Tim Hammermeister
NewFields

       
    Ecology’s Statistical Approach to Establishing Regional Background
    Understanding Background Populations
    Sampling Stations and Sample Sizes
     
 

Lorraine Read
Terrastat Consulting Group

       
    Newly Adopted Freshwater Standards
    Benthic Freshwater Chemical Standards
    Differences Between Freshwater and Marine Standards
     
 

Teresa Michelsen, PhD
Avocet Consulting

       
    Questions and Discussion
       

12:00-1:00 Lunch (On your own)

 
CONTAMINATED SEDIMENT SUPERFUND SITES – PORTLAND HARBOR
AND LOWER DUWAMISH
1:00-1:30 Lower Duwamish Waterway
    Incremental and Residual Risks in the Lower Duwamish
     
  Kathy Godtfredsen, PhD
Windward Environmental, LLC
       
1:30-2:00 Portland Harbor Superfund Site
    The Rule of Diminishing Returns: A Large and Complex Sediment Remedy Feasibility Study in Portland Harbor, Oregon
     
  Carl Stivers
Anchor QEA
       

2:00-2:30 Break

 
WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE END GOAL OF A SEDIMENT REMEDIATION PROJECT?
2:30-4:30 PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION
     
  Moderator:  Eric A. Stern, Battelle Memorial Institute
       
  Recent Trends in Sediment Remediation:
    Making good decisions and applying what we’ve learned.
     
  Eric Blischke
CDM Smith
       
  Accelerating Progress at Contaminated Sediment Sites:
    Why is it so hard to do?
     
  John Toll, PhD
Windward Environmental, LLC
       
  Site Management Decision Strategies:
    Learning from the past to enhance remedy evaluation, selection & implementation.
     
  Clayton Patmont
Anchor QEA LLC
       
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