Friday
Aug292014

SURF 27 - SUSTAINABILITY IN ACTION

November 11-12, 2014 @ The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

On Tuesday, November 11, registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 8 a.m.  The group dinner is at 5 p.m. at the Jolly Pumpkin (see Logistical Information for details).

On Wednesday, November 12, registration begins at 8 a.m., with the meeting starting at 8:30 a.m. The meeting adjourns at 4:30 p.m.

Agenda topics and presenters are provided below.

  • Panel Discussion – Sustainable Strategies for Managing Contaminated Properties
    Kevin Lund (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality)
    Grant Trigger (RACER Trust)
  • Sustainable Remediation across a Portfolio
    Sharron Reakoff (Pacific Gas & Electric Company)
  • Benefits of Systematic, Collaborative Sustainability Approach in Hinkley (California)
    Kristin Mancini (ARCADIS)
  • Enhancing Sustainability in Brownfield Redevelopment
    James Harless (Soils and Materials Engineers)
  • Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) Modules for Remediation
    To Be Announced

  • Sustainable Remediation Initiative: The Year of Implementation
    Melissa Harclerode (CDM Smith)
  • SusRem 2014 Conference Debrief
    Amanda McNally (AECOM)
Wednesday
Jul022014

SURF 26 Webinar Agenda

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9am-11am PDT

 

Time

Activity

Organization

Speaker/Facilitator

9:00

Welcome Remarks

SURF

Mike Rominger, Nick

Garson

9:05

Committee/Technical Initiative updates

SURF

John Simon, Melissa

Harclerode

 

9:15

ISO Update

University of

Nottingham, SURF UK

Paul Nathanail

9:30

Imagine H20

Imagine H20

Scott Bryan

10:00

DoD's Sustainability Analysis Guidance &

Streamlined LCA Tools

USACE

Enviance

Paul Yaroschak

Craig Commarata

10:30

Evaluating the Economics, Social and

Environmental Impacts of Remedy Options

Using Sustainable Return on Investment

URS, SURF

Andrea Bohmholdt

10:55

Closing Remarks

SURF

Nick Garson

Thursday
Jan022014

Agenda - SURF 25

SURF 25: Building Public and Private Partnerships for Sustainable Remediation

SURF 25 will be held from February 5 through 7, 2014, starting at 12:30 pm on Wednesday (2/5), running a full day on Thursday (2/6), and adjourning at noon on Friday (2/7). The meeting will be hosted by Parsons, at their corporate headquarters in Pasadena, California.

Attendees will be on their own for lunches, but light refreshments will be provided during morning and afternoon breaks.  A group dinner is planned for Thursday evening; details are provided on the bulletin board.

In alignment with the meeting theme, special discounted registration rates have been extended to government and academia attendees.  See the meeting registration page for details.

Draft Final Agenda

Day 1, Wednesday, February 5, 2014

12:30     Registration                                                       

12:45     Convene: Welcome Remarks – SURF, Mike Rominger

13:00     Committee & Initiative Updates - SURF, Chairs

13:30     Breakout Session 1:  Social Aspect Technical Initiative - Melissa Harclerode, CDM Smith

14:30     Return of Brownfield Redevelopment & Phase I & II ESA Market – Canaan Crouch, Sullivan Curtis Monroe LLC, Thierry Montoya, Alvarado Smith APC

15:15     Break                                                   

15:30     Breakout Session 2: Case Study Initiative – John Simon, Gnarus LLC

16:30     Introduce 2014 SURF Board of Trustees – SURF, Mike Rominger

17:15     Adjourn                                                              

              (Will discuss/coordinate Weds. networking/dinner options on-site)                                               

Day 2, Thursday, February 6, 2014                                                                                           

7:30        Registration                                                       

8:30        Convene: Intro to SURF – SURF, Mike Rominger

8:45        Welcome Presentation – Virginia Grebbien, President, Parsons Environment & Infrastructure

9:15        Keynote Presentation: From Ecology to Resiliency: The Growing Need for Partnership – Ted Bardacke, Deputy Director of Sustainability for the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

10:00     Break                                                 

10:15     Summary of Day 1 Activities – SURF, Mike Rominger

10:30     Forming Sustainable Partnerships at Remediation Sites – Deborah Taege, Boeing

11:15     LEED Rating System: 10 Pros & Cons – Dominique Smith, USGBC-LA           

12:00     Lunch                                                   

13:00     Water Conservation/Reuse Initiative Panel: Implementation and Next Steps – Jake Torrens, AMEC, Carl Lenker, Gannett Fleming             

14:00     Transformation of a Superfund Site to an Ecological Habitat Using Sustainable Remediation Principles and Public and Private Partnerships – Mary Rager, Pollinator Partnership, Bruce Wilkinson, Haley & Aldrich

15:00     Break                                                   

15:30     Creating a Powerful Property through Partnerships – Dina Toto, DuPont, Andy Meserve, Tangent Energy Solutions

16:00     Stakeholder Engagement in Sustainable Remediation – a Case Study - Stella Karnis, CN

16:30     Case Study Initiative – Current Status and Future Plans – John Simon, Gnarus LLC            

17:00     News and updates                                                         

17:30     Adjourn                                                              

18:00     Networking & Group Dinner                                                        

Day 3, Friday, February 7, 2014                                                                                 

7:30       Registration                                                       

8:30       Convene: Summary of Day 2 Activities – SURF, Mike Rominger

9:00       Comparison of Four Environmental Footprint Assessment Tools:  Can You Have Confidence in the Results? – Paul Favara, CH2MHILL

9:30       SURF Strategic Planning for 2014 – SURF Board of Trustees, Nick Garson           

10:15     Break                                                    

10:30     Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Planning – The Role of Remediation and Partnering – Randy Britt, Parsons                   

11:00     PRESENTATION (Title TBA)          

11:30     Discussion and Closing Exercise – SURF, Mike Rominger

12:00     Adjourn

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Friday
Nov082013

Agenda - SURF 24

SURF 24 - Updates and Case Studies in Sustainable Remediation

Date: November 12, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Agenda:

1:00 - 1:15 pm - Welcome and SURF announcements (vacant leadership positions, survey results, call for Board nominations for 2014)
       
1:15 - 1:40 pm - Case Study 1 – Evaluating Remediation Sustainability: Does it Matter Which Tool You Choose? (Matt Vanderkooy, GeoSyntec)

1:40 - 2:05 pm - Case Study 2 – Benchmarking Sustainable Remediation Decision-Support Tools for Use in a Tiered Assessment Framework (Curt Stanley, Shell)

2:05- 2:30 pm - Open discussion: questions for the SURF Board of Trustees, SURF 25 planning, Technical Initiative updates, etc.

SURF 24 will be a webinar meeting available to members only.  Check  your email inbox for information.

Wednesday
Apr102013

AGENDA - SURF 23

SURF 23: Societal Perspectives in Sustainable Remediation

SURF 23 will be held from July 23-25 -- all day on Tuesday (7/23) and Wednesday (7/24) and until lunchtime on Thursday (7/25).  Breakfast, lunch, and snacks can be purchased nearby at the food court or local restaurants.  Click here for a local's "download" of places to eat near the meeting location.  Please plan accordingly and BYOC (bring your own coffee)! 

A group dinner is planned for Tuesday evening; details are provided on the bulletin board. On Wednesday evening, a poster session featuring SURF student chapter members' work will be held. Light appetizers and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided.

A summary of meeting presentations and student posters is available under "Presentation Summaries." Click here to download a PDF version of the agenda.

Day 1, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

7:30 a.m.    Registration (BYOC or pick up coffee in the food court)

8:00 a.m.    Welcome Remarks
                 
Mike Rominger (Meeting Facilitator) and Krishna Reddy (UIC)

8:30 a.m.    Introduction to SURF
                  Nick Garson (SURF President)

9:00 a.m.    Community Involvement betweeen EPA and an Environmental
                  Justice Community

                  Heriberto Leon (U.S. EPA), Rosita Clarke-Moreno (U.S. EPA),
                  and Jerry Mead-Lucero (PERRO)

10:00 a.m.  Break

10:30 a.m.  Remediation Projects in Densely Populated Urban Communities:
                  Case Study Loewenthal Site

                  Jerry Mead-Lucero (PERRO)

11:15 a.m.  The Surplus Roundtable: Bounding Environmental Liability -
                  Maximizing Asset Value

                  Robert Colangelo (The Surplus Property Roundtable)

12:00 p.m.  Lunch (Food Court or Nearby Restaurants)

1:30 p.m.    Triple Bottom Line in Cook County's Environmental Programs
                  Deborah Stone (Cook County Illinois Dept. of Environmental Control)

2:15 p.m.    Sustainable Development as Common Sense
                  Jim Van der Kloot (U.S. EPA Region 5)

3:00 p.m.    Break

3:30 p.m.    Estimating Societal Impacts of a Remediation Project's Lifecycle using
                  Environmental Footprint Evaluation Tools
                  Melissa Harclerode (CDM Smith)

4:30 p.m     Adjourn

5:00 p.m.    Group Dinner

 

Day 2, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

8:00 a.m.    Registration (BYOC or pick up coffee in the food court)

8:30 a.m.    Welcome Remarks and Recap
                  Mike Rominger (Meeting Facilitator)

9:00 a.m.    Sustainable Remediation Work Group: Leveraging the Synergy of
                  ITRC, API Energy, and SURF
                  Buddy Bealer (Chair, Government Outreach Initiative)

9:30 a.m.    ASTM's New Sustainable Remediation Standard Guide
                  Helen Waldorf

10:00 a.m.   Break

10:30 a.m.  ASTM's New Greener Cleanup Standard Guide
                  Deborah Goldblum (U.S. EPA Region 3), Heather Nifong (Illinois EPA),
                  and Stephanie Fiorenza (BP)

11:15 a.m.   Panel Discussion: Regulatory Perspectives
                   Buddy Bealer (Moderator), Jennifer Borski (Wisconsin DNR), Brad
                   Bradley (U.S. EPA Region 5), Deborah Goldblum (U.S. EPA Region 3),
                   and Heather Nifong (Illinois EPA)

12:00 p.m.    Lunch

1:30 p.m.      Five-Minute Flash Talks: Updates on SURF Student Chapters
                    Yamini Sadasivam and Erin Yargicoglu (UIC), Emily Gonthier and
                    Joshua Knapp (Clarkson University), Melissa Tracy (Colorado
                    State University), and Ching-Hong Hsieh (Stanford University)

2:00 p.m.      Technical Initiatives and Committee Working Sessions
                    Pamela Dugan and Mike Miller (Academic Outreach Initiative)

3:00 p.m.      Break

3:30 p.m.      Technical Initiatives and Committee Working Sessions (cont'd)
                   
Buddy Bealer (Government Outreach Initiative), Grant Geckeler
                    (Finance Committee), and Jake Torrens (Membership Committee)

5:00 p.m.      Student Poster Session (light appetizers and nonalcoholic beverages provided)
                    UIC - Erin Yargicoglu, Yamini Sadasivam, and Marat Goldenberg
                    Clarkson University - Emily Gonthier, Caitlin Barilec, and Joshua Knapp
                    Colorado State University - Melissa Tracy
                    Stanford University - Ching-Hong Hsieh

6:30 p.m.      Adjourn

 

Day 3, Thursday, July 25, 2013

8:00 a.m.      Registration (BYOC or pick up coffee in the food court)

8:30 a.m.      Technical Initiatives and Committee Reports
                    Pamela Dugan and Mike Miller (Academic Outreach Initiative), Buddy
                    Bealer (Government Outreach Initiative), Grant Geckeler (Finance
                    Committee), and Jake Torrens (Membership Committee)

9:00 a.m.      Quantifying Social Aspects of Sustainable Remediation: Classroom Examples
                    Krishna Reddy (UIC)

9:45 a.m.      Measuring Social, Community, and Public Health Aspects
                    Susan Kaplan (UIC)

10:30 a.m.     Break

11:00 a.m.     Walking Tour
                     Krishna Reddy

12:00 p.m      Adjourn