Friday
Jun222012

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
CSU
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
CSM
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
             
    Adjournment        
             
12:00   Lunch        
             
4:00   Rocky Mountain Arsenal Tour        
Friday
Nov042011

Agenda - SURF 19

Draft Agenda - Subject to Change

Day 1 - January 31, 2012    
Time   Activity Organization Speaker
7:30-8:15 am   Registration    
         
8:15-8:45 am   Welcome Remarks
Morning keynote speaker
SURF
SSI
Mike Rominger
Prof. David Woodruff
         
8:45-9:10 am   Presentation: Overview of the state of Sustainable Remediation DuPont Dave Ellis
         
9:10-9:35 am   Presentation: TBC UCSD/Scripps Dr. Dimitri Deheyn
         
9:35-10:00 am   Presentation: San Diego Airport case study San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
AECOM
Paul Manasjan
Steve McCabe
         
10:00-10:30 am   Break    
         
10:30-11:00 am   Presentation: How relationships enhance sustainable projects Vulcan Materials Co., Western Division Angela Driscoll
         
11:00-12:00 pm   Panel: How can remediation and redevelopment practitioners work more closely together?
Moderator: Richard Opper, Opper & Varco, LLP
CPEO
Atlantis Group, LLC
City of Chula Vista Redevelopment Agency
Lenny Siegel
Marcela Escobar-Eck
Eric Crockett
         
12:00-1:30 pm   Luncheon and keynote speaker Port of San Diego Scott Peters
         
1:30-1:55 pm   Presentation: International View on Sustainable Remediation University of Nottingham, United Kingdom Paul Nathanail
         
1:55-2:55 pm   Panel: Regulatory perspectives
Moderator: Chuck Pyratel, SCS Engineers 
San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
State regulator, representing himself
Hunton & Williams
Julie Chan
Paul Hadley
Malcolm Weiss
         
2:55-3:20 pm   Break    
         
3:20-3:50 pm   Presentation: Programmatic Sustainable Remediation PG&E
Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
Sharron Reackhof
Karin Holland
         
3:50-4:50 pm   Panel: How can different professional organizations work better together?
Moderator: Stephanie Fiorenza, BP
SURF
USGBC
SSI
ASLA
ISI
SDEP
Paul Favara
Doug Kot
David Woodruff
Glen Schmidt
Peter Binney
TBC
         
4:50-5:00 pm
Closing remarks SURF Mike Rominger
         
5:15-7:15 pm   Evening reception
Student poster session
   





Day 2, February 1, 2012    
Time   Activity Organization Speaker
7:30-8:30 am   Registration    
         
8:30-8:50 am   Welcome Remarks SURF Mike Rominger
Paul Favara
         
8:50-9:15 am   Presentation: Lynwood Redevelopment Project, remedy evaluation using SURF worksheets  Geosyntec Consultants Michaye Vice
         
9:15-9:40 am   Presentation: Relationship between and EMS and sustainable remediation AFCEE
Haley & Aldrich
Erica Becvar
Karin Holland
         
9:40-10.05 am   Presentation: Adaptation Planning at the Port of San Diego Port of San Diego Cody Hooven
         
10:05-10:35 am   Break    
         
10:35-12:00 pm   Working Group Session 1    
         
12:00-1:00 pm   Lunch (on your own)    
         
1:00-1:30 pm   SURF election results    
         
1:30-2:00 pm   Presentation: Potential impacts of greenwashing  Hunton & Williams Ann Marie Mortimer
         
2:00-2:30 pm   Presentation: A Sustainability Infrastructure Rating System for Horizontal Civil Engineering Features Merrick & Company Peter Binney
         
2:30-3:00 pm   Break    
         
3:00-4:15 pm   Working Group Session 2    
         
4:15-4:45 pm   Working Group Session Reports    
         
4:45-5:00 pm
Closing remarks SURF Mike Rominger
         
6:00-9:00 pm   SURF dinner - Piatti in La Jolla    





Day 3, February 2, 2012    
Time   Activity Organization Speaker
7:30-8:30 am   Registration    
         
8:30-8:50 am   Overnight revelations SURF Mike Rominger
         
8:50-9:15 am   Sustainable remediation updates    
         
9:15-9:40 am   Presentation: Sustainable application to full-scale remediation results in water conservation Haley & Aldrich
The Boeing Company
Patrick Keddington
Jennifer Wiley

         
9:40-10.05 am   Presentation: Sustainable redevelopment/ sustainable remediation case study Northgate Maile Smith
         
10:05-10:20 am   Break    
         
10:20-11:40 am   SURF Committee Reports
Q&A, Group Brainstorming Session
   
         
11:40-12:00 pm   Clarkson University Outreach Initiative Clarkson University
AECOM
Michelle Crimi
Scott McDonough
         
12:00-1:00 pm   Lunch (on your own)    
         
1:00-1:30 pm   Presentation: Incorporating sustainable remediation into petroleum UST projects Shell Global Solutions Jonathan Smith
         
1:30-2:00 pm   Presentation: Sustainability evaluation of a P&T remedy using SRT and CleanSWEEP AECOM Assaf Rees 
 

   
2:00-2:30 pm
Brown to Green: Returning Contaminated Property to Productive Use  SCS Engineers David Laney
         
2:30-3:00 pm   Closing Comments and Adjournment    
         
3:00-5:00 pm   Field trip    

To download a PDF copy of the agenda, click here.

Tuesday
Aug022011

Agenda - SURF 18

DRAFT Agenda - Subject to Change

Wednesday - September 21, 2011

7:45 am – 8:30 am

Registration

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Welcome & Logistics

 

Mike Rominger

 

Introductions

 

Dave Woodward, AECOM, 2011 SURF Vice President

 

Nick Garson, Boeing EHS Remediation Group 

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Sustainable Remediation Opportunities and Challenges in the Urban Environment

 

John Ryan, AECOM

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Break (refreshments)

9:45 am – 12:00 pm

Panel Discussion: How are your organizations integrating sustainability into site cleanups?

 

Nick Garson, Moderator; Pat Serie, Recorder

 

Steven Shestag, Boeing

 

Jim Pendowski, Ecology (tentative)

 

Dan Opalski, EPA

 

Stephanie Jones Stebbins, Port of Seattle

 

Tanwir Chaudhry, Navy

 

Carol Dona, Army Corps of Engineers

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Unique challenges of sustainable cleanups in the Northwest  

 

Dave Schuchardt, City of Seattle – Sediment Cleanups

 

Sean Sheldrake, EPA Region 10 – Implementing EPA’s Policy

2:00 pm –2:45 pm

Integrating Social Aspects in SR

 

Pat Serie, EnviroIssues; Renee Dagseth, Region 10 EPA – Beyond Outreach: Approaches & Tools That Work

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Break (refreshments)

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Economic Considerations

 

Dave White, King County – Economic Impacts on the Regional Economy Related to Site Remediation

 

John Means, Ecology – Economic Vitality and Environmental Cleanup in Washington State: Qualitative and Quantitative Case Studies

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Update on State Initiatives

 

Karin Holland, Haley & Aldrich – Current Status of State Guidance and Policies

Walking the Talk: SURF's Nine Step LCA Process Tested

Todd Krieger, DuPont

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner

 

McCormick & Schmicks, 1103 First Avenue (at Spring Street)

 

 

Thursday - September 22, 2011

8:oo am – 8:15 am

Reflections on Day 1

8:15 am – 8:45 am

Update on U.S. & Global Initiatives

 

Dave Woodward, AECOM - SURF the Globe: An Update on Global Initiatives

Mike Kavanaugh, Geosyntec - Update on National Academy Report on Sustainability and the EPA

8:45 am – 10:00 am

SURF Committee/Initiative Breakouts

 

Integration of Sustainable Remediation and Sustainable Redevelopment Initiative

 

Main Conference Room

 

Academic Outreach Initiative

 

AECOM Conference Room

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Break (refreshments)

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Reports from Committee/Initiative Breakouts

10:45 am – 11:15 am

SURF Business, Updates, and Adjournment

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Field Trip to Boeing Everett Plant

 

All attendees must be registered in advance.  Boeing will provide a tour bus for this trip. The bus will leave from the SURF venue after lunch (12:30 pm sharp) and return to the same location by 4:30 pm.

Please note that footwear must completely cover your feet and have low, wide heels (no sandals or high heels).

 

Download a PDF copy of the agenda here.

Wednesday
Apr132011

Agenda - SURF 17

Thursday, May 19, 2011

8:30 am – 9:15 am:  Welcome and Introductions

9:45 am – 10:45 am:  SURF Committee Session 1

Academic Outreach Initiative:  The Lake Michigan Room
800-725-9697, code #9277564

Metrics Initiative:  Smaller Room TBA
888-369-1427, code #3672610

11:00 am – 12:00 pm:  SURF Committee Session 2

Communications and Outreach Committee:  The Lake Michigan Room
800-725-9697, code #9277564

Framework Initiative:  Smaller Room TBA
800-591-2259, code #743738

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm:  Lunch (on your own) 

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm:  Panel Discussion 

The Incorporation of Green and Sustainable Remediation into Projects at the State and Federal Level within Region 5

Moderator:
Brad Bradley, Superfund Greener Cleanup Coordinator for EPA Region 5

Invited Panelists:
Jennifer Borski, Wisconsin DNR

Rebecca Bourdon, Minnesota PCA
Mark Ducharme, Michigan DEQ
Gary King, Illinois EPA

Nancy Zikmanis, Ohio EPA

The Lake Michigan Room
Audio: 800-725-9697, code #9277564

Presentations (if applicable)
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6:15 pm:  Dinner at Parthenon in Greektown
       314 South Halsted Street
       312-726-2407

Friday, May 20, 2011

8:30 am – 12:00 pm: Featured Speakers

Keynote Address: Robert Colangelo, Executive Director, National Brownfields Association
Building Sustainable Communities: The Economics of Cleaning Brown to Green

Henry Henderson, Midwest Director, NRDC
Structure for a Sustainable World

Nancy Zikmanis, Ohio EPA
Sustainability is Alive and Well in Ohio

Paul Anderson, IIT
Sustainable Remediation Database Project Update

Dick Raymond, Terra Systems
The PLACES Program

The Lake Michigan Room
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12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Committee Reports, SURF 18 and Beyond, Reflections and Adjournment

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Thursday
Dec232010

Agenda - SURF 16

SURF 16 Agenda Outline

The program on February 3 will kick off at 8:30 am and will be devoted to educational and informative presentations and discussions.  The meeting will begin with a Keynote Address from Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, the leader of USF's School of Global Sustainability. Additional presentations will follow.  We are also looking forward to having an invited panel of guests discuss past, present, and future responses to the Deepwater Horizon spill.  The day’s program will end at about 5:00 pm, and then we'll proceed to dinner.

The program on February 4 morning will start at 8:30 am and be devoted to SURF committee activity and SURF business matters.  The afternoon of February 4 will center on a presentation by Dave Dzombak from Carnegie Mellon University as part of the USF College of Engineering 2011 Eminent Scholars Lecture Series.  Dr. Dzombak is the 2010-2011 Distinguished Lecturer of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP).  Professors and masters students from USF, UF, and UCF will be attending the lecture, which will be followed by a reception and poster session from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. We encourage all of our SURF community to participate in this academic outreach opportunity.

Meeting registration is now closed.  Logistical information is available on the SURF meeting bulletin board.  Click here for a PDF version of the agenda.

The detailed agenda follows:

Day 1 – February 3, 2011

Assemble in the Marshall Student Center (MSC) Room 2709

US Call-in number: 800-725-9697, code 9277564
UK Call-in number: 0808-234-2303, same code

7:45 am – 8:30 am

Registration

Refreshments in the Food Court area

8:30 am – 9:15 am

Welcome

Introductions

David Ellis, DuPont, 2010 SURF President

Thomas Snelling, Chief Green Officer, City of Tampa

9:15 am – 10:00 am

Keynote Address

Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, Director, School of Global Sustainability, University of South Florida

10:00 am – 10:20 am

Break

10:20 am – 11:00 am

Presentation: Remediation Research at the University of South Florida

Sarina Ergas, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida

Maya Trotz, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida

11:00 am – 11:20 am

SURF Board of Trustees Election Results

11:20 am – 12:00 pm

Presentation: Florida Phosphate Mining Industry

Michelle Sims, Environmental Administrator, Bureau of Mining and Minerals Regulation, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Brian K. Birky, Ph.D., Research Director, Public & Environmental Health, Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch at Marshall Center

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Jack Kindinger, Director, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey

Gil McRae, Director, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Capt. Gary Petrae, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration

William Hogarth, Ph.D., Director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida

R. Timothy Short, Manager, Chemical Sensors Group, SRI International

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Presentation: Sustainable Remediation at the Sanford Gasification Plant Superfund Site

Mark Fleri, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, WRScompass

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

News and Updates

Committee Reports

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Sustainable Remediation Considerations for the Aerospace Industry

Ben Foster, PG, Vice President, ARCADIS

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner

Columbia Restaurant - Ybor City

2117 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33605
813-248-4961

 

 Day 2 – February 4, 2011

Assemble in the Marshall Student Center (MSC) Room 2708 (different room from Day 1)

US Call-in number: 800-725-9697, code 9277564
UK Call-in number: 0808-234-2303, same code

7:45 am – 8:30 am

Registration

Refreshments in the Food Court area

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Welcome

Overnight Reflections and Revelations

News and Updates

9:00 am – 9:30 am

SURF 2011 Objectives 

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Government Outreach Initiative

10:00 am – 10:20 am

Break

10:20 am – 11:15  am

Technical Initiatives Committee

Gathering ideas for SURF’s next Technical Initiatives

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Academic Outreach Initiative

Gathering ideas for academic research to further SURF’s Mission

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Reflections and Path Forward

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Lecture:  Dr. Dave Dzombak (location TBA)

Dr. Dave Dzombak, Carnegie Mellon University.  Dr. Dzombak is speaking as part of the USF College of Engineering 2011 Eminent Scholars Lecture Series, and is the 2010-2011 Distinguished Lecturer of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP). 

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Poster Session and Reception (location TBA)

Professors and masters students from USF, UF, and UCF are participating in a poster session following Dr. Dzombak’s lecture.