The cleanup and management of contaminated sediments is a challenging and continuously evolving discipline. Through the use of case studies, panelists will discuss Ecology’s current guidance as well as the latest strategies and remedies for addressing the sediments management and cleanup challenge.
Mike Ehlebracht, Hart Crowser
Chance Asher, Washington Dept. of Ecology
Robert Healy, Port of Tacoma
Expert practitioners will share compelling real-world examples covering a detailed range of in-situ technologies for groundwater remediation and leading-edge approaches for contaminant mass removal in soils involving both petroleum and chlorinated compounds. Case studies will include project sites specific to the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Nels Cone, Northstar
Clint Jacob, Landau Assoicates, Inc.
Tamzen Macbeth, CDM Smith Inc.
Josephine Molin, PeroxyChem
Ashley Cedzo, REGENESIS
Rick Cramer, Burns & McDonnell
Craig Sandefur, REGENESIS
New technologies and approaches are continually being developed to improve the contamination remediation process. Through the use of case studies, learn about several recent innovations in the field including the use of unmanned aerial systems; technologies for the identification and characterization of groundwater seepage at sediment sites; and tools for specific formations such as fractured bedrock. Speakers will discuss their strengths, application scenarios, and their challenges gaining acceptance in this often risk-averse arena.
Tom Mergy, PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc.
Brian Giroux, Piteau Associates Engineering
Grant Herbert, Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
Benjamin Johnson, Anchor QEA, LLC
The active cleanup of petroleum hydrocarbons, the natural and enhanced degradation of petroleum products in the environment, and the evaluation of degradation metabolites continue to be central topics in environmental remediation. New technologies and methodologies are emerging to measure and treat petroleum and traditional methods continue to be improved. Case studies and discussions will highlight strategies to manage petroleum clean-up sites and emerging research into the potential toxicity of petroleum degradation metabolites.
Jeremie Maehr, Kennedy / Jenks Consultants
Mark Gordon, Washington Dept. of Ecology
Dave Major, Savron
Todd Miller, Kennedy / Jenks Consultants
Tim Patterson, Chevron Corporation
Washington State is breaking new ground with its integrated approach to financing and managing LUST cleanups. Join us for this panel discussion to learn about the Washington State Pollution Liability Insurance Agency’s holistic approach to supporting UST owners and operators with pollution liability insurance coverage; loans and grants to upgrade infrastructure and complete cleanups; and technical assistance to move contaminated sites to closure under MTCA. A program overview will be followed by a diverse panel of UST loan and grant recipients sharing real-world stories of successes achieved with these integrated tools and resources.
John Funderburk, SoundEarth Strategies, Inc.
Kristin Evered, Washington State Pollution Liability Insurance Agency
Roger Jensen, Nordic Properties, Inc.
Chris Liu, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
Nnamdi Madakor, Washington State Pollution Liability Insurance Agency
Patsy Martin, Port of Skagit
Russ Olsen, Washington State Pollution Liability Insurance Agency
Jennifer Wynkoop, Landau Associates, Inc.
Mark Gordon, Washington Dept. of Ecology
Ben Martich, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Maggie Radford, CH2M and Jacobs
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.
Meg Strong, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
Marcy Nadel, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
While public entities have access to state and federal grants, these rarely cover the full cost of cleanup and redevelopment. Explore creative sources of funding that can be used in combination with EPA grants – while still maintaining EPA grant eligibility. Learn how these sources have been successfully used and how best to work with the agencies and organizations involved.
Ignacio Dayrit, Center for Creative Land Recycling
Alan Bogner, Washington Dept. of Ecology
Teri Griffith, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Tina Hochwender, Washington Dept. of Commerce
Parker Bunbury, Woodruff-Sawyer & CO.
Jenny Han, Beazley
Benjamin Praiser, Restorical Research
Jeremy Roberts, Woodruff-Sawyer & CO.
Land recycling requires financial, economic, regulatory, liability and funding solutions. The 300+ room, 4-star Tacoma Marriott Convention Center hotel, under construction next door, took years of risk taking and partnership notably with foreign investors new to the local market. In Spokane, the Yard’s redevelopment is following a similar path of utilizing partnerships with EPA, Ecology, Businesses, and Development Authorities. It takes a plan, partnerships, and a leveraging of multiple funds to make it happen. Hear the inside stories on how remediation and redevelopment evolve. AND BRING YOUR CHALLENGES for our expert panel to offer solutions.
Deborah Burgess, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Teri Stripes, City of Spokane
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.
Travis Klaas, Pacific Groundwater Group
Erica Doctor, Vandeberg Johnson & Gandara, LLP
Janet Knox, Pacific Groundwater Group
Connie Sue Martin, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC