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Environmental Cleanup and Water QualityAdvanced Conference
CERCLA + MTCA + Sediments

Contamination, Cleanup & Revitalization

  • What are we accomplishing and are we doing it fast enough?

 

September 18, 2017
Washington Convention Center
Seattle, Washington

     
7:45-8:15   Registration & Continental Breakfast
       

A REPORT FROM THE US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
 
8:15-9:00 Superfund Priorities & Latest Developments at US EPA
Recommendations from the Superfund Task Force
     
 

Cyndy Mackey, Director
Office of Site Remediation Enforcement
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
US Environmental Protection Agency
&
Jim Woolford, Director
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
Office of Land and Emergency Management
US Environmental Protection Agency

 

9:00-9:15 Break

 
LAWS, REGULATORY PROGRAMS, AND CLEANUP PROJECTS
 
9:15-9:45 Creative Legal Strategies for Sediment Cleanup & Cost Allocation
     
 

Kurt Peterson
Foster Pepper PLLC

 
9:45-10:15 Washington Department of Ecology’s Toxics Cleanup Program: Policies and Priorities
     
 

Richelle Perez
Policy & Technical Support Supervisor, Toxics Cleanup Program
WA Department of Ecology

 
10:15-10:45 Update on CERCLA Sediment Sites in the Northwest
     
 

Cami Grandinetti
Office of Environmental Cleanup
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

 

10:45-11:00 Break


 
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND CLEANUP
 
11:00-11:30 Protecting Our Investment in Cleaning up Sites – Climate Change Adaptation
     
 

Chance Asher
Sediment Policy Program Lead, Toxics Cleanup Program
WA Department of Ecology

 
11:30-12:00 Incorporating Climate Change Adaptation into Sediment Remedies
     
 

Benjamin Starr, P.E.
Integral Consulting

 

12:00-1:00 LUNCH (Provided)

 
IMPORTANT TECHNICAL ISSUES
 
1:00-1:30 Regulating Bioaccumulatives - Issues and Challenges
     
 

David Fox
Chief, Dredged Material Management Office
US Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District

 
1:30-2:00 Understanding Sediment Transport to Allocate Liability
     
 

Patrick McLaren, PhD., P. Geo
SedTrend Analysis Limited
Brentwood Bay, BC

 

2:00-2:15 Break


 
CASE STUDIES
 
2:15-2:45 City of Tacoma: Transforming and Revitalizing Contaminated Waterfront
     
 

Mary Henley
Environmental Services Project Manager
City of Tacoma

 
2:45-3:15 Port of Everett - Integrating Cleanup with Economic Development
     
 

Erik Gerking
Director of Environmental Programs
Port of Everett

 
3:15-3:45 Portland Harbor: Oregon’s Strategy for Moving forward with Cleanup & Revitalization along the Willamette River
     
 

Jim McKenna
Portland Harbor Policy Analyst
Governor Kate Brown’s Natural Resources Office

 

3:45-4:00 Break


 
THOUGHTS ON IMPROVING CLEANUP OF SEDIMENTS
 
4:00-5:00 Speaker and Audience Discussion of These Questions:
 
  • Technical, regulatory, legal, or societal – what do you see as the greatest challenge in cleaning up river systems?
  • If you could change one thing about how we clean up rivers, what would it be?
  • What are the best ideas out there that we could implement right now to make a difference?
  Moderator:
     
 

Teresa Michelsen, PhD
Farallon Consulting

 
 

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