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Conference on
Toxics and Water QualityNatural Resource Damages

Assessment & Restoration

June 6, 2016
Washington Convention Center
Seattle, Washington

Topics

  • Legal & Technical Issues & Strategies
  • Remediation & Restoration
  • Contaminated Sediment Sites
  • Liability, Apportionment & Defenses

Case Studies

  • Lower Duwamish
  • Puget Sound
  • Portland Harbor
  • And more

     
8:30-9:00   Registration and Continental Breakfast
       

NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGES – LEGAL AND TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES AND MECHANICS
9:00-9:30 Goals and Objectives of Natural Resource Damages Assessment and Restoration
    Priorities of NOAA’s Damage Assessment Remediation and Restoration Program
    Case Studies and Success Stories
     
 

Craig O’Connor
Section Chief and Special Counsel for Natural Resources
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

   
9:30-10:00 Big Picture: NRDA Practice under CERCLA, OPA & the Clean Water Act
    A Short History of NRD Claims
    The Trustees’ Perspective ‐ Trusteeship, Multiple Trustees, Funding
    Contribution, Insurance, Litigation v. Settlement Options
     
 

Bradley M. Marten
Marten Law

       

10:00-10:30 Break

 
10:30-11:00 Tools and Techniques for Conducting NRDA
    Approaches to Resolving NRDA Claims
    Liability Management Related to NRD and Contaminated Sediments
     
 

Michael Johns, PhD
Windward Environmental LLC

 
11:00-11:30 Tribes as Trustees
    NRD Claims on Behalf of Tribes
    Tribe as Trustee: Special Issues for Tribes Participating in NRD Process
     
 

Connie Sue Martin
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

 
11:30-12:00 Technical Strategies for Defense
    Divisibility and Liability Apportionment
    Source Identification and Strategies to Limit Liability
    Defining Baseline/Background
     
 

Walter J. Shields, PhD
Exponent

       

12:00-1:00 LUNCH (Provided)

 
1:00-2:00 PANEL DISCUSSION – Responses and Defenses to NRD Claims
    How to approach NRD claims
    What to do when you or your client receives a Notice of Intent from NOAA
    Negotiating with State and Federal Agencies
      Bradley M. Marten, Marten Law, Moderator
     
 

Michael Johns, PhD, Windward Environmental
Connie Sue Marten, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Walter Shields, PhD, Exponent
Ted Yackulic, Assistant Regional Counsel, US EPA Region 10

 

2:00-2:15 Break

 
REMEDIATION AND RESTORATION PROJECTS IN THE NORTHWEST
2:15-3:00 Elliott Bay Trustee Council – Restoration Goals
    Update on Lower Duwamish Waterway
    How did we get here? Where do we go from here?
    Questions and Discussion
     
 

Rebecca Hoff
Office of Response & Restoration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

       
3:00-3:30 Puget Sound
    How much NRD restoration has been done in the Puget Sound area?
     
 

Donna Podger
State NRDA Trustee
WA Department of Ecology

       
3:30-4:00 Lower Duwamish Waterway
    Bluefield Site Restoration Project
    Producing NRD Credits
     
 

Shawn R.T. Severn PhD, President
Bill Granger, Sr. Project Manger
Bluefield Holdings

       
4:00-4:30 Portland Harbor
    Alder Creek Restoration Project
     
 

Julie Mentzer
Wildlands, PNW

       
 

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