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2014 ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP CONFERENCE
CERCLA & MTCA ADVANCED SEDIMENTS TOPICS

Washington Environmental CleanupJune 9, 2014
Washington Convention Center
Seattle, Washington

Topics

  • Sediments Management Standards
  • 2013 Legislative Amendments
  • Regional Background
  • Bioavailability
  • Remedy Selection Technologies
  • Dredging & Capping
  • Environmental vs Navigational Dredging
  • Early Action in the Lower Duwamish
  • Sediment Remediation Technologies

     
8:00-8:50   Registration and Continental Breakfast
       
8:50-9:00   Welcome and Conference Overview
     
  Holly Duncan
Environmental Law Education Center

 
9:00-9:30 Environmental Cleanup at the Crossroads
    Are state and federal cleanup programs moving in the right direction?
    Fish consumption, human health, public policy goals
     
 

Rod Brown
Cascadia Law Group PLLC

       
9:30-10:00 Washington Toxics Cleanup Program
    Model Toxics Control Act, Sediment Management Standards ‐ Overview & Challenges
    Implementation & Coordination with Other Programs
     
 

Robert Warren, Northwest Region Office Section Manager
Toxics Cleanup Program, Washington Department of Ecology

       
10:00-10:30 Legal Update
    Timely CERCLA, MTCA, SMS & NRD ISSUES
    Latest Legal & Regulatory Developments
     
 

Steve Thiele
Stoel Rives LLP

       

10:30-11:00 Break

 
 
11:00-11:30 2013 Legislative Amendments to MTCA
    Overview
    Implementation and Challenges
    Proposed Changes to the Remedial Action Grant Program
     
 

Michael Feldcamp, Sr. Legal and Policy Analyst
Toxic Cleanup Program, WA Department of Ecology

 
11:30-12:00 Sediment Management Standards – Next Steps
    Implementing the Revised SMS Rule: Policy and technical challenges: Regional background, complying with lower cleanup levels, addressing recontamination
    Draft Sediment Cleanup Users Manual – SCUM II: Ecology's current thinking based on public comments
     
 

Chance Asher, Sediment Policy Lead
Toxic Cleanup Program, Washington Department of Ecology

       

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

 
 
1:00-1:30 Establishing Regional Background
    Update on New Sampling Framework Based on Public Comments
    Lessons Learned
     
  Teresa Michelsen, PhD
Avocet Consulting
       
1:30-2:00 Understanding Regional Background
    Practical Application of Regional Background under the SMS
    Case Studies: Port Gardner & Port Angeles
     
  Allison Geiselbrecht, PhD
Floyd | Snider
       

2:00-2:15 Break

 
 
2:15-2:45 Dredging and Early Action in the Lower Duwamish
    Dredging in the Duwamish to Restore Waterway
    Sediment Remediation ‐ Early Action at Plant 2
    Reducing Sediment Contaminant Concentrations
     
 

Brian Anderson
The Boeing Company ‐ Environmental Remediation

       
2:45-3:15 Dredging and Capping Technologies
    Dredging and Capping Technologies to Limit Re‐Distribution
    Applying Technologies at Northwest Sediment Sites
     
  Paul Fuglevand
Dalton Olmsted & Fuglevand
       

3:15-3:30 Break

 
       
3:30-4:00 Bioavailability of Contaminants
    Understanding and Assessing Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soils and Sediment
    Bioavailability Role in Remedies and Treatment Options
     
  John Wakeman
US Army Corps of Engineers – Seattle District.
       
4:00-4:30 Innovative Sediment Remediation Technology
    In Situ Sediment Treatment Using Activated Carbon: A Demonstrated Sediment Cleanup Technology
     
  Clay Patmont
Anchor QEA
       
 

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