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2015
ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP CONFERENCE
CERCLA & MTCA | Advanced Sediments

Environmental CleanupJune 8, 2015
Washington Convention Center
Seattle, Washington

CERCLA & MTCA | Advanced Sediments Topics

  • Climate Change Impacts & Adaptation
  • Allocation of Liability
  • Cost Recovery and Insurance Litigation
  • Calculating Costs of Sediment Remediation
  • Case Studies:
    • Upper Columbia River
    • Bellingham Bay
    • Lower Dwamish Waterway

     
8:30-9:00   Registration and Continental Breakfast
       
9:00   Welcome, Introducstions & Conference Overview
     
  Holly Duncan
Environmental Law Education Center

State and Federal Regulatory Programs: Where Do We Go From Here?
9:00-9:30 EPA’s Environmental Cleanup Program – National and Regional Highlights
    Update on Cleaning Up Contaminated Land, Sediment & Water
    Policies & Priorities
     
 

Rick Albright, Director
Office of Environmental Cleanup
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

   
9:30-10:00 Washington’s Toxic Cleanup Program
    Policies, Priorities & Funding
     
 

Jim Pendowski, Manager
Toxics Cleanup Program
Washington Department of Ecology

   
10:00-10:30 How Do the Legal and Regulatory Pieces Fit Together?
    CERCLA, MTCA, SMS, WPCA – Coordinating Cleanups with State and Federal Laws
    Sediment Management Standards ‐ Implementation and the Big Issues
     
 

Ivy Anderson
Washington Attorney General’s Office

       

10:30-11:00 Break

 
Climate Change and Environmental Cleanup
11:00-11:30 Climate Change Adaptation and the Superfund Program
    Potential Climate Change Impacts to Superfund Sites in the Pacific Northwest
    Possible Adaptation Measures to Increase a Site’s Resilience to Climate Change Impacts
    Resources Available
     
 

Beth Sheldrake, Superfund Manager
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
&
Michael Cox, Regional Climate Change Advisor
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

 
11:30-12:00 Considering Climate Change in Environmental Cleanup
    Considering Climate Change Impacts during Remedy Design for Sediment Remediation
    Incorporating Climate Change Projections and Risk Management Into CERCLA Decisions
     
 

Barry Kellems, P.E.,
Integral Consulting Inc.

       

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Provided)

 
Cost: Who Pays and How Much?
1:00-1:30 Allocation of Liability & Cost Recovery at Sediment Sites
    Allocation Arbitration & Mediation
    Cost Recovery Litigation Under CERCLA & MTCA
    Insurance Claims and Litigation Involvement Sediment Cleanup Sites
     
 

Kurt Peterson
Cascadia Law Group

       
1:30-2:00 Real Costs of Sediment Remediation
    Examining Feasibility Level vs Actual Sediment Remediation Costs
    Emerging Trends in Costs
    Factors to Consider in Predicting Costs
     
 

Reid Carscadden, P.E.
Integral Consulting Inc.

       

2:00-2:30 Break

 
Case Studies from Different Perspectives
2:30-3:00 Upper Columbia River
    A Perspective on the Superfund Process
    Remedial Investigation & Feasibility Study
    Upper Columbia River Soil Study & Next Steps
     
 

Kris McCaig
Teck American Incorporated

       
3:00-3:30 Planning for the Future in Bellingham Bay
    Bellingham Bay Demonstration Pilot
    Setting the Stage for Redevelopment
     
 

Mike Stoner
Director of Environmental Programs
Port of Bellingham

       
3:30-4:00 Cleaning up the Duwamish
    Lower Duwamish Waterway – Record of Decision
    How did we get here and what’s next?
     
 

Alison Hiltner & Elly Hale
Remedial Project Managers
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

       
4:00-4:30 Sediment Cleanup in Washington
    Fidalgo Bay, Anacortes – Before and After
     
 

Peter Adolphson
Senior Toxicologist, Toxics Cleanup Program
Washington Department of Ecology

       
 

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