Agenda - SURF 24

SURF 24 - Updates and Case Studies in Sustainable Remediation

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


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.



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


Agenda - SURF 22

Draft Agenda

Day 1, Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Time   Activity   Organization   Speaker/Facilitator
7:30   Registration        
8:30   Welcome Remarks, Introduce 2013 Board of Trustees   SURF    Mike Rominger, Karin Holland
9:00   SURF Goals and Objectives for 2013   SURF Presidents (2012, 2013)   Nick Garson, Karin Holland
10:00   Break        
10:15   Re-inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt)   Stanford University   Richard Luthy
11:15   Remaking Civilization on Dirty Sites   Town-Green   Stephen Coyle
12:00   Lunch        
13:00   Technical/Outreach Initiative Overview   SURF   TBC
13:15   Breakout Session 1        
    Government Outreach (Krutch Theater)       Buddy Bealer
    Academic Outreach* (Room 102)  
  Mike Miller, Pamela Dugan
14:15   Starting a Student Chapter at Stanford University: Challenges and Opportunities   Stanford University   Diana Lin, Jay Thompson
15:00   Break        
15:15   Breakout Session 2        
    SR Resource Index (Krutch Theater)       Mary Kean, Pamela Dugan
    Water Conservation & Reuse* (Room 102)       Paul Hadley, Patrick Keddington
16:30   Breakout Session 3        
    SR Certification & Rating System (Krutch Theater)       Dick Raymond, Diana Hasegan
    SR Research Initiative* (Room 102)       Stew Abrams
17:30   Adjourn        
18:00   Networking & Group Dinner         

Day 2, Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Time   Activity   Organization   Speaker
7:30   Registration        
8:30   Convene   SURF   Mike Rominger
8:45   Redefining remediation goals with long-term monitoring data   UC Berkeley   Jim Hunt
9:15   Committee and TI Reports and Updates   SURF   Committee/TI leads
10:15   Break        
10:30   Breakout Session 4        
    SR Resource Index (Krutch Theater)       Mary Kean, Pamela Dugan
    Water Conservation & Reuse* (Room 102)       Paul Hadley, Patrick Keddington
11:30   Comprehensive Detection of Perfluorochemical Precursors at AFFF-Contaminated Sites for Improved Remediation Strategies   UC Berkeley   Erika Houtz
12:00   Lunch        
13:00   Breakout Session 5        
    Government Outreach (Krutch Theater)       Buddy Bealer
    Student Chapter Competition Initiative* (Room 102)       Mike Miller, Pamela Dugan
14:00   Discussion and Closing Exercise   SURF   TBC
14:45   Wrap Up   SURF   Mike Rominger
15:00   Adjourn        


All presentations and other discussions will be held in the main meeting room (Krutch Theater in Building 14).  Breakouts marked with an asterisk* will be held in Room 102.

Click here to download a PDF version of the draft agenda.


Agenda - SURF 21

Draft Agenda (subject to change)

Day 1 - Wednesday December 12, 2012

Time   Activity   Organization   Speaker
7:30   Registration and Refreshments        
8:30   Welcome Remarks     SURF    Karin Holland, Mike Rominger
9:00   Keynotes  
  Senators Lamar Alexander and Chris Coons
9:30   Meeting Purpose   SURF   Karin Holland
9:45   SURF UK   Shell UK   Jonathan Smith
10:15   Break        
10:30   SURF Brazil   AECOM Brazil   Sander Eskes
11:00   Panel - Producing Documents   Various   Dave Woodward - Facilitator
12:15   Lunch        
1:00   Current state of Remediation and Brownfield Projects in Japan   Shimizu Corporation   Ryuzo Tazawa
1:30   Japan   Environmental Control Center, Japan   Ning Wang
2:00   China   Institute of Soil Science,Chinese Academy of Sciences   Mengfang Chen
2:30   SURF Australia/New Zealand   AECOM Australia   Garry Smith
3:00   Break        
3:15   SURF Canada    CN   Stella Karnis
3:45   Taiwan   Taiwan EPA   Hao-Chun Hung
4:15   Panel - Balancing the Three Legs of Sustainability   Various   Sander Eskes - Moderator
5:30   Adjourn        
6:30   Group Dinner         


Day 2 - Thursday December 13, 2012

Time   Activity   Organization   Speaker
7:30   Registration and Refreshments        
8:30   Convene       Mike Rominger
8:45   What I Heard on Day 1   Former EPA Administrator   Marianne Horinko
9:15   Other Day 1 Enlightenments       Mike Rominger
9:45   NICOLE   Honeywell UK   Lucy Wiltshire
10:15   Break        
10:30   ISO   University of Nottingham   Paul Nathanail
11:00   Panel - Improving the Practice   Various   Paul Favara - Facilitator
12:15   Lunch        
1:00   Panel - Standardizing Guidance for Sustainable  Remediation   Various   Karin Holland - Facilitator
2:15   London Olympic Site Redevelopment   CH2MHIll   Paul Favara
2:45   Break        
3:00   US EPA   US EPA   Carlos Pachon
3:30   EU Common Forum   EU Common Forum   Dominique Darmendrail
4:15   Wrap Up       Karin Holland, Mike Rominger
4:30   Adjourn        


Please click here for a printable version of the Agenda.


Agenda - SURF 20

Draft Agenda - Subject to Change

Available presentation abstracts are located here.
A printable version of the draft Agenda (*.pdf) is available here.

Day 1, Tuesday, July 24, 2012        
Time   Activity   Organization   Speaker
7:30  -8:15   Registration        
8:15 - 9:00   Welcome Remarks   SURF and CSU   Mike Rominger, Karin Holland, Tom Sale
9:00 - 9:45   Sustainable Remediation 101   SURF   Dave Ellis
9:45 - 10:00   Introduction to SURF Chapters and Student Presentations   Academic Outreach Initiative   Pamela Dugan, Mike Miller, and SURF Student Chapter Presidents
10:00 - 10:15   CO2 Traps – A New Tool for Measuring Natural LNAPL Loss Rates at Petroleum Impacted Sites    CSU   Kevin McCoy
10:15 - 10:30   Developing monitoring protocols and baseline data for assessment of a novel, full-scale combined sewer overflow treatment wetland pilot project in Syracuse, NY    Syracuse   Zeno Levy
10:30 - 11:00   Break        
11:00 - 11:15   Biologically Enhanced DNAPL Dissolution in Three-Dimensional Experimental Fracture Network    CSM   Peggy Altman
11:15 - 11:30   Slow Release Permanganate Candles for Sustainable In Situ Chemical Oxidation    Clarkson   Gerlinde Wolf
11:30 - 11:45   Green and Sustainable Remedy Selection & Design for Indian Ridge Marsh, Chicago,    UIC   Erin Yargicoglu 
11:45 - 12:00   Dump the Pump: Replacing Pump-and-Treat with an Engineered Attenuation Zone   CSU   Mitch Olson
12:00 - 1:30    Student-Professional SURF Mentor Luncheon/Round Table Discussion        
1:30 - 1:45   Optimization of an Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor for Decentralized Communities - Dustin Whyman    Clarkson   Dustin Whynman
1:45 - 2:00   Hydrocarbon Sheens – Governing Processes and Innovative Solutions    CSU   Alison Hawkins
2:00 - 2:45   Student Chapter Panel Discussion: If sustainable remediation were the law of the land, how would this affect your research and future professional plans?   Academic Outreach Initiative   Mike Miller, Moderator
2:45 - 3:15   Break (students depart for New Belgium Brewery tour)        
3:15 - 5:00   SURF committee and initiative discussions        
4:00 - 5:30   Brewery tour for students        
6:00   SURF Professionals and Students meet for informal dinner   Downtown Fort Collins    
Day 2, Wednesday, July 25, 2012        
Time   Activity   Organization   Speaker
7:30  -8:15   Registration        
8:15 - 9:00   Welcome Remarks     CSU, SURF   Tom Sale, Karin Holland
9:00 - 9:30   CSU Welcome     CSU   Hank Gardner - Associate Vice President of Research
9:30 - 10:30   Session 1: “The Resurgence of Oil and Gas Development - Implications for Sustainable Remediation: Subsurface Setting"   CSU   Moderator: Tom Sale
    Comments on Relevance to SURF     CSU   Tom Sale
    Tutorial: Hydrocarbons in Shale     CSU   Sally Sutton, Geosciences
    Environmental  implications of drilling and well  completions    CSU   Tom Sale
10:30 - 10:50   Break        
10:50 - 12:00   Session 2: “The Resurgence of Oil and Gas Development - Implications for Sustainable Remediation: Air and Water Setting"   CSU   Moderator: Tom Sale 
    Water: Use and Treatment     CSU   Ken Carlson, Civil and Env. Engineering
    Air:  Volatile Compounds and Greenhouse Gases    CSU   Allen Robinson, Atmospheric Sciences
    Managing air emissions from well heads, processes units, tank batteries, and engines    CSU   Bryan Wilson, Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch        
1:00   Session 3: “The Resurgence of Oil and Gas Development - Implications for Sustainable Remediation: Policy"        
    Vision for the Center for New Energy Economy    The Center for New Energy Economy   Bill Ritter, Former Governor of Colorado
2:30   Break        
3:00   News and Updates        
    ITRC Framework Update     BP   Stephanie Fiorenza
4:00 - 6:00   Student Posters        
    In Situ Remediation of Chlorinated Solvent Source Zones via ZVI-Clay Soil Mixing   CSU   Mitch Olson
    STELA: Sustainable Thermally Enhanced LNAPL Attenuation   CSU   Daria Akhbari
    High resolution characterization of LNAPL impacted sites in support of sustainable remediation   CSU   Maria Irianni Renno
Decision Support System for Modeling Matrix Diffusion Processes
Jennifer Wahlberg
    The Effect of Vadose Zone Dynamics on the Vapor Intrusion Exposure Pathway: Development of New Conceptual Models and Implications for Sustainability   CSM   Ben Petri
    TBD   CSM   Alejandra Tarrall
Carbonate minerals: Unlikely sources of metals in groundwater at elevated pCO2
Assaf Wunsch
    Sustainable Biocover for Methane Oxidation at Landfill Sites    UIC   Bala Yamini Sadasiva
    Zebra Mussels: A Nuisance or A Valuable Asset to Aquatic Systems?   Syracuse   Theodore Williams
    Optimization of an Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor for Decentralized Communities   Clarkson   Dustin Whynman
    The Development and Use of Remotely Operated Nutrient Sensors for in-situ Water Monitoring   Clarkson   Lysie Taylor
6:00   Group Dinner - The Rio Grande        
Day 3, Thursday, July 26, 2012        
Time   Activity   Organization   Speaker
7:30 - 8:15   Registration        
8:15 - 8:30   Welcome and Reflections   SURF   Mike Rominger
8:30 - 9:45   Introduction to Initiatives and Committees       Initiative Leaders 
    Breakouts       Initiative Leaders
10:00 - 10:30   Report Back       Initiative Leaders
10:30   Novel approaches to utilizing natural gas as the energy source for in-situ thermal remediation   G.E.O   Grant Geckeler 
    Shale Gas - Water Issues   Environ   John Imse 
    SURF Business Items       Karin Holland
12:00   Lunch        
4:00   Rocky Mountain Arsenal Tour