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Environmental Cleanup and Water QualityConference on
PORTLAND HARBOR

Remediation + Revitalization + Redevelopment

Creating a Vision for the Harbor
and
Moving Projects Forward

May 17, 2019
World Trade Center Two
Portland, Oregon

     
8:30-8:50   Registration & Continental Breakfast
     
8:50-9:00   Welcome and Conference Overview
      HOLLY DUNCAN
Environmental Law Education Center

9:00-10:00 FEDERAL & STATE GOVERNMENT PRIORITIES & ACTIONS
    National Superfund Policies & Priorities & the Portland Harbor
     
 

Cyndy Mackey
Director, Office of Site Remediation Enforcement
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
United State Environmental Protection Agency

   
    Portland Harbor: Legislation, Funding and the Governor’s Priorities
     
 

Jim McKenna
Portland Harbor Policy Analyst
Office of Governor Kate Brown

 

10:00-10:30 Break

 
10:30-12:00 LEGISLATION, REGULATION & LIABILITY PROTECTION TO PROMOTE REDEVELOPMENT
    Brownfields Legal and Financial Incentives for Redevelopment: What Works; What Doesn’t!
     
 

David Ashton
Assistant General Counsel
Port of Portland

       
    Report from the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session: Legislation and Incentives to Promote Redevelopment
     
 

Randy Tucker
Legislative Affairs Manager
Metro

       
    Financial & Regulatory Incentives to Encourage Redevelopment: Liability Releases & Prospective Purchaser Agreements
     
 

Cheyenne Chapman, JD, LLM
Legal Policy Analyst, Land Quality Division
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

 

12:00-1:00 LUNCH (Provided)

 
1:00-2:00 CASE STUDIES
    McCormick & Baxter - Obstacles & Opportunities
    Historical Perspective to “Ready for Reuse”
     
 

Kevin Parrett & Sarah Miller
Environmental Cleanup, Northwest Region
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

       
    Former Portland Gas Manufacturing Site
    Implementation of Remedial Action & Next Steps
     
 

Sarah Greenfield & Heidi Nelson
Project Managers, Northwest region
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

 

2:00-2:15 BREAK

 
2:15-3:15 THREE PERSPECTIVES ON THE PORTLAND HARBOR
    A Tribal Perspective
     
 

Michael Karnosh
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde

   
    Portland Harbor Community
     
 

Cassie Cohen
Portland Harbor Community Coalition

   
    Property Owner/PRP Perspective
     
 

Bob Wyatt
Northwest Natural

 

3:15-3:30 BREAK

 
3:30-4:30 PANEL DISCUSSION – CREATING A VISION & MOVING PROJECTS FORWARD
    MODERATOR:
     
 

Dennis McLerran
Cascadia Law Group

    PANEL:
     
 

Cyndy Mackey
US EPA

   
     
 

Jim McKenna
Oregon Governor’s Office

   
     
 

Kevin Parrett
Oregon DEQ

   
     
 

Michael Karnosh
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde

   
     
 

Cassie Cohen
Portland Harbor Community Coalition

   
     
 

Bob Wyatt
Northwest Natural

 

 

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