The cleanup and management of contaminated sediments is a challenging and continuously evolving discipline. Hear the latest on Ecology’s strategies for developing regional background for freshwater and Puget Sound embayments including the use of existing sediment quality data. The Port of Tacoma will provide an update and discuss lessons learned from the Hylebos Waterway Superfund sediment cleanup project and Arcadis will present a case study involving remediation of NAPL-containing freshwater sediments using standard and cutting-edge technologies.
Mike Ehlebracht, Hart Crowser
Chance Asher, Washington Dept. of Ecology
Robert Healy, Port of Tacoma
Barbara Orchard Aragon, Arcadis
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
Robert D’Anjou, Cascade Thermal
David Fleming, TRS Group, Inc.
Clint Jacob, Landau Associates, Inc.
Josephine Molin, PeroxyChem
In-situ remediation as a method for addressing soil or groundwater contamination has been utilized for years and while there have been advancements in technologies and techniques along the way, there have also been many lessons learned. Our panel of experts will draw on their experiences from the field and lead a discussion of practical methods that have been developed and adapted (primarily through trial and error) to further increase the success of in-situ projects and how these methods can be easily implemented. Attendees will also be encouraged to share their lessons learned from the field.
Ashley Cedzo, REGENESIS
Rick Cramer, Burns & McDonnell
Mike Noll, GHD
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
David Major, Savron
Todd Miller, Kennedy / Jenks Consultants
Timothy 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.
Patricia Botsford-Martin, Port of Skagit
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
Russ Olsen, Washington State Pollution Liability Insurance Agency
Vapor Intrusion (VI) continues to be an important exposure pathway with evolving regulatory and technical conditions to consider. Join us for a review of the latest guidance from Department of Ecology, a discussion of VI assessment, and a presentation on VI mitigation methods.
Jennifer Wynkoop, Landau Associates, Inc.
Mark Gordon, Washington Dept. of Ecology
Ben Martich, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Maggie Radford, Jacobs
As our understanding of Emerging Contaminants grows, so does the list of regulatory concerns and cleanup challenges. Panelists will examine the ongoing issues with PFAS (firefighting foam) including the importance of regulations that must evolve as we grapple with the scope of the problem. The discussion will also include how low cleanup levels on major sites are resulting in new chemicals becoming a risk and the latest strategies to address them.
Meg Strong, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
Marcy Nadel, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
John Toll, Windward Environmental, LLC
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
Tina Hochwender, Washington Dept. of Commerce
Margaret Olson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Our panel of experts will lead a discussion on the importance of understanding environmental exposures and risk management and offer solutions on how to protect you and your company and mitigate risk in continuously shifting and often unstable environmental landscapes.
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.
Susan Morales, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Eric Christensen, Cairncross & Hempelmann
Teri Stripes, City of Spokane
Ellen Walkowiak, City of Tacoma
Listen to the pros and cons from a developer’s perspective on redeveloping contaminated or blighted property. Learn about Cleanup/Redevelopment Liability Control Tools, examine technical/legal tools to control liability during property transfer, source control, and cleanup. Explore ways that due diligence can go beyond the standard Phase I box and refers to MTCA Model Remedy and implementation Memo tools. Consider the use of insurance and parcel redevelopment to generate income for cleanup.
Travis Klaas, Pacific Groundwater Group
Erica Doctor, Vandeberg Johnson & Gandara, LLP
Janet Knox, Pacific Groundwater Group
Connie Sue Martin, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC