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Environmental Cleanup and Water QualityConference on
TOXICS

What are the RISKS to Human Health and the Environment from TOXIC Contaminants?

Science, Laws, Regulations, Programs, Priorities
Human Health & Ecological Risk Assessments
PFAS, Air Toxics, Diesel
Toxics Reduction Strategies

May 1, 2019
World Trade Center Two
Portland, Oregon

     
8:00-8:20   Registration & Continental Breakfast
     
8:20-8:30   Welcome and Conference Overview
      HOLLY DUNCAN
Environmental Law Education Center

LAWS REGULATIONS, PROGRAMS AND AGENCY PRIORITIES
   
8:30-9:00 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Programs and Priorities
    What are “Toxics” under Cleanup and Water Quality Laws and Programs?
    How is EPA responding?
     
 

DAN OPALSKI
Director, Office of Water & Watersheds
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

   
9:00-9:30 Protecting Public Health and the Environment
    Where do TOXICS fit into Oregon DEQ’s priorities & actions?
    Oregon Toxics Reduction Strategy
     
 

LEAH FELDON
Deputy Directo
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

 

9:30-9:45 Break

 
TOXICITY & RISK
   
9:45-10:15 Science of Toxicity
    How do we determine what is toxic?
    How do we understand risk under current regulations?
     
 

LISA SABAN, MS
Windward Environmental

       
10:15-10:45 Ecological Risk Assessments
    Oregon DEQ’s (New!) Ecological Risk Assessment Guidance Document
    Determining What Level of Remediation is Protective
     
 

MADI NOVAK
Remedial Action Project Manager/Toxicologist
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

 

10:45-11:00 BREAK

 
HOT TOPIC: PER- AND POLYFLOUROALKYL SUBSTANCES
   
11:00-11:30 US EPA PFAS Action Plan
    Concrete steps EPA is taking to address PFAS and protect public health
     
 

LINDA ANDERSON-CARNAHAN
Associate Director
Office of Environmental Assessment
US Environmental Protection Agency

   
11:30-12:00 PFAS: Compliance Update
    What you need to know about PFAS regulation and compliance
    Litigation: Who is getting sued?
     
 

CHRISTOPHER RICH
Perkins Coie LLP

 

12:00-1:00 LUNCH (Provided)

 
RISKS TO PUBLIC HEALTH
   
1:00-1:30 Assessing Health Risks to Sensitive Subpopulations
    Fish Consumption – A route for exposure for PBTs
    New TSCA Risk Evaluation Rules
     
 

DIANNE BARTON, PhD
Water Quality Coordinator
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Chair, National Tribal Toxics Council

   
1:30-2:00 Portland Harbor
    Addressing Public Health Through Environmental Cleanup
    Portland Harbor Superfund Site
     
 

JESSICA HAMILTON
Director, Portland Harbor Environmental
Port of Portland

   
2:00-2:30 Human Health Risks from Toxic Air Contaminants
    Air Toxics & Cleaner Air Oregon
    Diesel Update & Proposed Legislation (HB 2007
     
 

MARY PEVETO
President
Neighbors for Clean Air

 

2:30-2:45 BREAK

 
 
TOXICS REDUCTION STRATEGIES
   
2:45-3:15 Oregon DEQ’S Integrated Approach to Reducing Toxics
    Addressing PFAS & Emerging Contaminants in Oregon
    Programs, Plans and Statewide Strategies
     
 

KEVIN MASTERSON
Agency Toxics Coordinator
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

   
3:15-3:45 EPA Toxics Reduction Strategies
    Columbia River Basin and Lower Willamette River Strategies
    Watershed-Based Collaboration to Reduce Toxics
     
 

MARY LOU SOSCIA
Columbia Basin Coordinator
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

   
3:45-4:15 Local Government Response
    Municipalities’ Actions to Address Toxics
    Emerging Contaminants
     
 

ANDREW SWANSON
Clackamas County Water Environment Services

 
PANEL DISCUSSION
   
4:15-5:00 Are we effectively addressing the risks to human health and the environment from toxics? How can we do it better?
    MODERATOR:
     
 

HOLLY DUNCAN
Environmental Law Education Center

    PANEL:
     
 

DIANNE BARTON
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

   
     
 

ANDREW SWANSON
WES, Clackamas County

   
     
 

JESSICA HAMILTON
Port of Portland

   
     
 

MARY PEVETO
Neighbors for Clean Air

   
     
 

KEVIN MASTERSON
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

   
     
 

MARY LOU SOSCIA
US Environmental Protection Agency

 

 

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