TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 – AGENDA DETAILS

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GUIDE TO SESSION   TRACKS...

Regulations &
Best Practices

General survey sessions for those new to the topic, or wanting a refresher.
Advanced Topics
Raising the Bar

Advanced sessions exploring technical topics
in greater depth.
Hot Topic
Conversations

Round Table discussions
that take on complex and controversial topics.
Sustainable
Business

Sessions addressing sustainability from a
business perspective.

 

7:00-8:15


Registration & Continental Breakfast | Structured Networking (7:30-8:05)
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8:15-9:30 SESSION 1 – Concurrent Tracks 
 

Regulations & Best
Practices


 

1A   Environmental Management - An Enterprise Perspective
As an environmental manager, navigating the alphabet soup of regulations at your facility can be a challenge. Review the types of activities that trigger various regulations, different approaches you can take to manage environmental compliance for both site improvements and ongoing operations, and how to effectively influence the environmental aspects of your business activities. 

Moderator
- Suzanne Lacampagne, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Speakers
- John Harland, PPRC
- Kent Kading, AECOM
- Randi Wexler, Crete Consulting

 

 Advanced Topics,
Raising the
Bar


1B   Environmental Aspects of Property Transactions
The due diligence phase of a property sale or transfer typically includes an examination of potential environmental issues, ranging from contamination to asbestos. Explore buyer and seller perspectives on identifying potential problems, ascertaining their seriousness and/or level of risk, and how to deal with potential liabilities.

Moderator
- Ame Lewis, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Speakers
- Hong Huynh, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
- John McCorkle, Cardno
- Patrick Rowe, Sussman Shank LLP


 

Hot Topic
Conversations


1C   Western Drought - Reshaping the Northwest
Join a discussion about the implications of western drought with leading voices on water supply and quality issues. Explore ideas for securing a stable water future for the Northwest in the face of competing demands, significant uncertainty, and calls for equity among stakeholders.

Moderator
- Kirk Maag, Stoel Rives LLP
Speakers
- Cliff Bentz, Oregon State Representative
- Tom Byler Oregon Water Resources Dept.
- April Snell, Oregon Water Resources Congress
- Joe Whitworth, The Freshwater Trust



Sustainable
Business


1D   Sustainability Programs - Where to Begin?
Your company is now ready to take the sustainability concept seriously, but where do you start? Learn from other organizations about the decisions involved in terms of scope, pace, and strategy – and how best to build and maintain crucial executive support.

Moderator
- Kelley Martin, Integral Consulting, Inc.
Speakers
- Marie Hagenlock, Gerber
- Lian Jewell
- Jarrod Kell, OECO


9:45-10:45


Welcome & Keynote Panel: Environmental Leadership - Regulatory Perspectives
   
 Dennis McLerran, EPA Region 10  |  Dick Pedersen, Oregon DEQ  |  Sally Toteff, Wash. Dept. of Ecology 

10:45-11:15 Networking & Trade Show Break 
11:15-12:30 SESSION 2 – Concurrent Tracks 


Regulations & Best
Practices


 

2A   Stormwater Permitting Fundamentals
Examine the basic stormwater permitting requirements in Oregon and Washington, along with a step-by-step approach to address the increasingly rigorous standards, including best management practices (BMPs), what to do if your facility fails to meet the discharge benchmarks using passive approaches, and how to prepare for an inspection.

Moderator
- Steve Misner, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
Speakers
- Stacy Hibbard, Clean Water Services
- Nathan Holloway, Clear Water Services
- Jeff Killelea, Washington Dept. of Ecology




Advanced Topics,
Raising the
Bar


2B   Inspections & Audits - Preparation, Duties & Rights
Environmental, health, and safety inspections can be conducted by a variety of regulatory agencies on an announced or surprise basis. Learn how to best prepare for any inspection, the limits to agency authority, how to respond in the face of negative findings, and the role of internal audits.

Moderator
- Jeff Hunter, Perkins Coie
Speakers
- Debbie Deetz Silva, Evraz
- Robin Johnston, Amec Foster Wheeler
- Dan Lobato, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality



Hot Topic
Conversations


2C   EPA's Clean Power Plan - Carbon Regulation Arrow or End Run?
EPA’s 111(d) “Clean Power Plan” rule governing CO2 emissions from existing power plants is an administrative strategy to limit greenhouse gas production in an environment when political action is unlikely. Discuss the strategic and practical implications of this state-by-state approach and the range of possible outcomes. 

Moderator
- Michael O'Brien, Renewable Northwest
Speakers
- Angus Duncan, Bonneville Environmental Foundation
- Brendan McCarthy, Portland General Electric
- Collin McConnaha, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Mary Wiencke, PacifiCorp
- Tom Wood, Stoel Rives LLP



Sustainable
Business
2D   Making the Business Case for Sustainability
The business case for sustainability requires awareness of more than financial considerations, but in many organizations investment decisions are still primarily driven by financial merit and cost-cutting potential. Explore perspectives, tips, and case studies on how to make the sustainability business case and how organizations benefit from investment decisions that go beyond financial criteria.

Moderator
- Ed Munro, Conveyor
Speakers
- Steve Emery, EarthH2O
- Craig Riley, AECOM
- Steven Schein, Presidio Graduate School


12:30-1:30



LUNCH & Program: Ed Edmo, Native American Storyteller


1:30-2:00 Networking & Trade Show Break
2:00-3:15 SESSION 3 – Concurrent Tracks


Regulations & Best
Practices


 

3A   RCRA / Dangerous Waste Fundamentals
Learn the basics of hazardous waste regulation and what it means to generators of hazardous waste in Oregon and Washington, including the underlying RCRA statute and state regulations, the major differences between the two states, EPA's proposed new regulations, plus the nuts and bolts of hazardous waste management – such as waste identification, generator status, accumulation, labeling, record keeping, and emergency preparedness requirements.

Moderator
- Marco Serell, Tektronix
Speakers
- Brian Allen, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Dave LeBrun, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Dee Williams, Washington Dept. of Ecology



Advanced Topics,
Raising the
Bar


3B   Industrial Stormwater - Meeting the Metals Challenge
Dissolved metals, primarily copper and zinc, present perhaps the most vexing pollution control challenge for stormwater, with many facilities now facing active treatment to meet benchmarks. Review case studies demonstrating a variety of technologies, along iwth the costs of installation, water quality benefits achieved, and O&M requirements.

Moderator
Scott Stewart, Blount
Speakers
- Alan Flemming, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
- Matt Hillyard, Integral Consulting, Inc. 



Hot Topic
Conversations


3C   Moving Energy in the Northwest
The Pacific Northwest is strategically placed between coal, oil, natural gas, and wind resources; and energy markets in Asia and California. Join a discussion about the dynamics of balancing economic activity, jobs, open markets, environmental impacts, safety, and local control.

Moderator
- Mandy Putney, EnviroIssues
Speakers
Sarah Edmonds, PacifiCorp
- Ryan Rittenhouse, Friends of the Columbia Gorge
- Curtis Robinhold, Port of Portland 

 

Sustainable
Businesss

3D   Sustainability in Facility, Shop Floor & Field Operations
While a corporate-level sustainability mission looks good on paper, the tough part is making sustainability play out within a production or commercial facility, or in field operations. Explore how operating units can manage for sustainability on a day-to-day level, through purchasing and process choices, operational efficiencies, and ongoing employee behavior – plus the need for appropriate goals and effective communications.

Moderator
- Christina Williams, Portland State University
Speakers
- Soren Hill, Gunderson
- Allyson Jackovics, Port of Seattle
-
Brian Kennedy, Providence Park

3:15-3:45 Networking & Trade Show Break
3:45-5:00 SESSION 4 Concurrent Tracks 


Regulations & Best
Practices


 

4A   Air Quality Permitting Fundamentals
Review the basic permitting provisions in the federal Clean Air Act and Oregon and Washington law, including new source review, performance standards, and enforcement. Learn how to determine when an air quality permit is required, how to apply for a permit, and then manage the permit over time – including keeping track of monitoring, data management, and how your process changes may impact the permit.

Moderator
- David Kunz, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
Speakers
-
Greg Grunow, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Paul Mairose, Southwest Clean Air Agency


Advanced Topics,
Raising the
Bar


4B   Emerging Contaminants & New Remediation Challenges
Remediation practitioners are regularly faced with new challenges, whether a contaminant with new toxicity information, analytical techniques with lower detection limits, or a compound that is newly considered to be a contaminant of concern. Explore emerging contaminants in our water supply, Oregon DEQ’s response to EPA's new TCE toxicity data, how renewed concerns about short-term TCE exposure via vapor intrusion have affected site management strategies, and innovative sustainable remediation techniques.

Moderator
- Lisa Smith, Geosyntec Consultants
Speakers
-
Dave Harvey, Gunderson
- Henning Larson, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Paul Tratnyek, Oregon Health & Science University

- Nadine Weinberg, ERM


Hot Topic
Conversations


4C   Legislative Perspectives on the Environment
This year’s legislative sessions are behind us, but in a number of ways they just set the environmental agenda for future sessions. Hear from front row players as to their perspectives on environmental issues facing the Oregon & Washington legislatures – as well as the role that may be played by executive actions and citizen initiatives.

Moderator
-
Mike Freese, Associated Oregon Industries
Speakers
- Brandon Houskeeper, Association of Washington Business
- Mark Landauer, MJL Consulting
- Palmer Mason, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality

- Amanda Rich, The Nature Conservancy



Sustainable
Businesss
4D   Procurement & Supply Chain Sustainability
Supply chain responsibility has become an important element of corporate responsibilityand getting visibility into the social, environmental, and economic impacts and benefits of an organization's own supply chain is difficult, but important work. Hear how organizations are tackling the challenge, including perspectives from some purchasers.

Moderator
- Domenic Calbro, U.S. EPA Region 10
Speakers
- Karen Hamilton, King County Washington
- Shawn Postera, Multnomah County

- Mark Rossolo, UL Environment
5:00-6:30 Cocktail Reception