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2013 ADVANCED WORKSHOP ON TOXICS REDUCTION
Advanced Workshop - Toxics ReductionScience - Policy Choices - Regulations

Toxic Pollutants in Fish, Sediment and Water | Water Quality Standards and Fish Consumption Rates |Fish Advisories & Health Impacts of Contaminated Fish | Sources of Contaminants | Implementing Human Health Water Quality Criteria for Toxics | Practical Effects on Industries & Municipalities | Positive Actions to Reduce Toxics

October 31, 2013
World Trade Center
Portland, Oregon

 


 
LEGAL AND REGULATORY OVERVIEW
1:00-1:30 Oregon Water Quality Standards
    Implementing Oregon's Revised Human Health Criteria for Toxic Pollutants
    Practical Impacts on Regulated and Permitted Entities
    NPDES Permit Guidance – What's Next?
     
  Jennifer Wigal
Deputy Administrator for Water (New Title and Position)
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
&
Dennis Ades
Manager, Surface Water Quality
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
       
1:30-2:00 Litigation and Legal Overview of Toxic Reduction Efforts
    Implementing Water Quality Standards - Legal and Regulatory Updates
    Variances, NPDES Guidance Documents & Impacts on Industries and Municipalities
    Temperature Litigation - What does it mean for toxic reduction efforts?
     
  Laura Maffei
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
       
2:00-2:30 Implementing Water Quality Standards and Technical Compliance Options
    Implementing Human Health Standards in New Permits
    Reasonable Potential Analysis for Toxicity
    Pollution Reduction Plans, Monitoring and More
     
  Alice Brawley‐Chesworth, PE
Bureau of Environmental Services, City of Portland
       

2:30-2:45 Break

 
TOXIC POLLUTANTS IN FISH, SEDIMENT AND WATER
2:45-3:15 Steps to Decrease Toxic Discharges
    Impacts of Toxic Pollutants on Public Health, Fish and Wildlife
    Regional Issues and Policy Choices
    Water Quality Standards in Oregon, Washington and Idaho
     
  Dianne Barton, PhD
Water Quality Coordinator, Columbia River Inter‐Tribal Fish Commission
Chair, National Tribal Toxics Council
       
3:15-3:45 Health Impacts of Contaminated Fish
    Oregon's Fish Advisory Program
    Sources of Contaminants
    Health Effects of Contaminated Fish
    Recent Fish Advisories in the Columbia River
     
  David Farrer, PhD
Public Health Toxicologist, Oregon Health Authority
       

3:45-4:00 Break

 
PLANS, STRATEGIES AND POSITIVE ACTIONS
4:00-5:00  
    Positive and Collaborative Actions To Reduce Toxics in the Environment
    Steps for Governments, Nonprofits, Industries and Citizens to Help Reduce Toxics
     
  Mary Lou Soscia
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
       
     
  Kevin Masterson
Agency Toxics Coordinator
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
       
     
  Bob Baumgartner
Manager, Regulatory Affairs Division
Clean Water Services
 

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