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Conference on
Environmental ProtectionEnvironmental Protection
What's Next
Laws ♦ Policies ♦ Science ♦ Technology

January 20, 2017
World Trade Center Two
Portland, Oregon

Panelists and Presentations

     
8:30-9:00   Registration
       

9:00-10:00 BIG PICTURE ~ ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS
 
    Thoughts on the Transition from the Obama Administration to the Trump Administration
    What does it mean for environmental regulation?
     
 

L. John Iani
Perkins Coie, Seattle, WA
Formerly, Regional Administrator,
US EPA Region 10

   
    Federal and State Environmental Laws: CERCLA, NRDA, PH, ROD, HHRA, ERA…
    How does it all fit together?
     
 

Carson Bowler
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

   
 

10:00-10:30 Break

 
10:30-12:00 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION & CLEANUP
 
    US EPA Environmental Cleanup Program
    Update on Portland Harbor and Beyond
     
 

Cami Grandinetti
Manager, Superfund Remedial Cleanup Program
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

 
   
    State and Federal Superfund Laws: Latest Developments
     
 

Patricia Dost
Pearl Legal Group PC

 
   
    Highlights of Oregon’s Environmental Cleanup Program: Funding, Priorities and New Initiatives
     
 

Bruce Gilles
Manager, Cleanup and Emergency Response
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

       

12:00-1:00 LUNCH (Provided)

 

1:00-2:30 DETERMINING RISKS TO FISH & WILDLIFE, HUMAN HEALTH AND
THE ENVIRONMENT

 
    Establishing Risk to Fish & Wildlife from Environmental Contaminants
    The Role of Systematic Planning to Manage Risk
     
 

Jeremy Buck
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Oregon Fish & Wildlife Office.

 
   
    Human Health Risk Assessment
    How to determine whether an environmental contaminant poses a risk to human health?
     
 

Mike Poulsen
Toxicologist, Northwest Region
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

 
   
    Determining and Managing Significant Ecological Risks
    How to determine whether ecological risks are significant? What drives cleanup actions?
     
 

Tiffany Johnson, J.D.
Environmental Cleanup Program Policy Analyst
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

 

2:30-3:00 Break

 
3:00-5:00 NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGES, HUMAN HEALTH & ECOLOGICAL
RISK ASSESSMENTS
 
    Coordinating Habitat Restoration and Sediment Remediation
    Streamlined Natural Resource Damage Assessment
    Successful Strategies and Case Studies from the Northwest, including Portland Harbor
     
 

Clay Patmont & Tom Schadt
Anchor QEA
Seattle, WA

 
   
    Beyond the Document: Risk Assessment as an Effective Tool
    Using Human Health Risk Assessment to Make Decisions About Remediation
    Lessons from the Portland Harbor
     
 

Laura Kennedy
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
San Francisco, CA

 
   
    Emerging Contaminants: Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care Products as Pollutants
    What are the environmental risks?
     
 

John Gondek, Ecotoxicologist
GEI Consultants
Glastonbury, CT

       
 

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