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Environmental Cleanup and Water QualityAdvanced Conference on
Environmental Cleanup & Restoration

CERCLA + MTCA + NRDA + SEDIMENTS

 

October 22, 2018
Washington Convention Center
Seattle, Washington

     
8:00-8:45   Registration & Continental Breakfast
     
8:45   Welcome and Conference Kick-Off
      HOLLY DUNCAN
Environmental Law Education Center

LAWS AND REGULATORY PROGRAMS TO CLEANUP ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION
   
8:45-9:30 Big Picture Kick-Off Presentation
    “Climate, Toxics, Stormwater and Threats to Salmon and Orca Recovery - A Time for Bold State Action”
     
 

Dennis McLerran
Cascadia Law Group PLLC

   
9:30-10:00 Washington Toxics Cleanup Program
    MTCA and the Cleanup Rule: What’s Happening Now and What’s Coming Next
     
 

Jeff Johnston, PhD
Manager, Information & Policy Section
Toxics Cleanup Program, WA Department of Ecology

   
10:00-10:30 Latest Developments at US EPA
    CERCLA Enforcement & Implementation – Policies & Priorities
     
 

Dean Ingemansen
Manager, CERCLA Unit
Office of Regional Counsel
US EPA REGION 10

 

10:30-11:00 Break

 
LEGAL ISSUES & SITE UPDATES
   
11:00-11:30 Legal Developments
    Important Appellate Decisions and Their Impact on Environmental Cleanup
     
 

Ivy Anderson
Assistant Attorney General
WA Attorney General's Office

       
11:30-12:00 Sediment Remediation
    Superfund Sediment Sites in Puget Sound: Status and Activities
     
 

Elly Hale
Remedial Project Manager
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

 

12:00-1:00 LUNCH (Provided)


 
IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE CLEANUP
   
1:00-1:30 Sediment Remedy Effectiveness
    Retrospective Evaluation of Sediment Cleanup Remedy Effectiveness
     
 

Clay Patmont
Anchor QEA LLC

   
1:30-2:00 Climate Change and Cleanup
    Climate Change Adaptation Guidance & Strategies for Resilient Cleanup Remedies
     
 

Chance Asher
Policy Analyst/Toxicologist
Toxics Cleanup Program, WA Department of Ecology

 

2:00-2:30 Break

 
REMEDIATION & RESTORATON: Presentations and Panel Discussion
   
2:30-3:00 Natural Resource Damage Assessment: CERCLA + MTCA + NRDA
    Assessment, Recovery, and Settlement of Natural Resource Damages Claims
     
 

Loren Dunn
Beveridge & Diamond PC

   
3:00-3:30 Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration in Washington
    MTCA & NRDAR: Habitat Improvements and Restoration Activities
     
 

Celina Abercrombie
Habitat Restoration Specialist
Toxics Cleanup Program, WA Department of Ecology

   
3:30-4:00 Cleanup and Habitat Restoration in an Urban Waterway
    Integrating CERCLA, RCRA & NRDA in the Lower Duwamish River
     
 

Cliff Whitmus
Principal Scientist
Wood.

   
4:00-4:30 Speaker and Audience Discussion of These Questions:
    Legal, regulatory, technical – what are the biggest challenges to integrating CERCLA, MTCA, RCRA, and NRDA?
    What are some successful strategies to coordinate environmental remediation and habitat restoration of contaminated sediment sites?
     
 

Moderator:
Teresa Michelsen, PhD
Avocet Consulting

 

 

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