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Environmental Cleanup and Water Quality2018
Oregon Water Conference

  • Clean Water Act + Water Quality
  • Litigation + Enforcement + Third Party Lawsuits
  • Standards + TMDLs + NPDES Permits
  • Stormwater Permitting
  • 1200-Z, Benchmarks, Limits
  • Portland Harbor & Columbia Slough
  • Industrial & Municipal Compliance Stories

April 20, 2018
World Trade Center Two
Portland, Oregon

Facultiy Bios (pdf file opens in separate tab)

     
8:30-9:00   Registration & Continental Breakfast
       
     
9:00   Welcome, Introductions and Conference Kick-Off
      HOLLY DUNCAN
Environmental Law Education Center

 
9:00-10:30 CLEAN WATER ACT REGULATORY ISSUES AND UPDATES
  Big Picture: Air, Land and Water in Oregon
    Oregon DEQ Priorities and Programs
    Compliance and Enforcement
     
 

LEAH K. FELDON
Deputy Director
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

       
  Current Clean Water Act Issues
    Water Quality Standards, Human Health Criteria; WOTUS; NPDES Permits
    Columbia River Temperature TMDL
    Willamette River Toxics Reduction
     
 

MARY LOU SOSCIA
Office of Water and Watersheds
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

       
  Hot Topics at Oregon DEQ
    Water Quality Program Priorities
    TMDLs, Water Quality Standards & NPDES Permitting
     
 

JENNIFER WIGAL
Water Quality Division
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

 

10:30-11:00 Break

 
 
11:00-12:00 LITIGATION, ENFORCEMENT & THIRD-PARTY LAWSUITS
  Important Legal Developments
    Clean Water Act Litigation
    Recent Legal Decisions and Impact on Industry & Municipalities
     
 

LAURA MAFFEI, RG
Cable Huston LLP

       
  Clean Water Act Citizen Suits
    Important Role of Third Party Lawsuits
    Process and Priorities
     
 

LAUREN GOLDBERG
Attorney, Columbia Riverkeeper

 

12:00-1:00 LUNCH (Provided)


 
 
1:00-2:00 WATER QUALITY STANDARDS
    Oregon DEQ’s Plan and Priorities for Water Quality Standards
    Variance Overview: What is it? Requirements for Variance and Process.
     
 

ARON BOROK
Water Quality Standards
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

       
    Water Quality Standard for Mercury
    Clean Water Services’ Mercury Variances Application
     
 

RAJEEV KAPUR
Water Resources Program Manager
Clean Water Services

 

2:00-2:15 BREAK

 
2:15-3:15 NPDES PERMITTING
  Water Quality Permitting Program
    Oregon DEQ’s Efforts to Improve the Program
    Addressing the NPDES Individual Permit Backlog
     
 

KEITH ANDERSEN
Special Advisor to the Director for Water Program Improvement
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

       
  Industrial Stormwater Permitting
    Oregon DEQ's Reconsideration of the 1200-Z Permit
    Discharge Benchmarks vs. Limits
    Permits for Nonindustrial Facilities – Portland Harbor & Columbia Slough
     
 

MICHAEL CAMPBELL
Stoel Rives LLP

 

3:15-3:30 Break


 
3:30-5:00 CLEAN WATER ACT – PERMITTING COMPLIANCE STORIES & ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
    Water Quality Compliance at an Industrial Facility: Lessons learned from 20 Years at West Linn Paper Company which recently shut down after 128 years of operation.
     
 

PENNY MACHINSKI, PE
Environmental Manager (formerly)
West Linn Paper Co.

 
    Water Regulation & Permit Compliance: – What is coming on a national and statewide level, and innovative ideas for regulation and compliance.
     
 

ALICE BRAWLEY-CHESWORTH, PE
Bureau of Environmental Services
City of Portland

 
    Water Quality Permits: Knowing your permits... and knowing when to fight about them!
     
 

CHRIS STOREY
Assistant Director
Water Environment Services
Clackamas County

 
 

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