The cleanup and management of contaminated sediments in Washington State is regulated by the state’s Sediment Management Standards rule. First adopted in 1991, it has been amended twice since then (1995 and 2013) and the guidance to support the rule continues to evolve.
Some chemicals that we use in our everyday lives including medicines and personal hygiene products (and their chemical additives) are present in the environment and are increasingly being associated with public health risks. As our understanding of these Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) grows, so does the list of regulatory concerns and cleanup challenges. Examine the latest technologies and techniques being deployed to meet the CECs challenge.
Ignacio Dayrit, Center for Creative Land Recycling
Alan Bogner, Washington Dept. of Ecology
Teri Griffith, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Tina Hochwender, Washington State Dept. of Commerce
Ellen Walkowiak, City of Tacoma
Learn how to determine and control who is responsible for the site’s cleanup from a legal liability standpoint, especially when the liability continues after the property transaction is completed – including apportioning liability among the deal parties under complex deal structures; legal, insurance, and regulatory risk/liability management tools; and obtaining money from past property insurers.