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.

 

Thursday
Sep302010

Agenda - SURF 15

SURF 15 - Building Bridges Among Stakeholders

Day 1 - Tuesday, October 5, 2010

7:45-8:30 am  Registration 

8:30 am          Session A – Singleton Room in Roberts Hall
                           US call-in number: 800-725-9697, code 9277564
                           UK call-in number: 0808-234-2303, same code

Welcome and Safety Moment (15 minutes)

Welcoming remarks (20 minutes)
    
Dave Ellis, President, SURF
     Dave Dzombak, Faculty Director, the Steinbrenner Institute
     Dave Nakles, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at CMU

Keynote Speaker (45 minutes)
     Deb Lange, Executive Director of the Steinbrenner Institute and of the Western Pennsylvania Brownfields Association

SURF Board of Trustees update (45 minutes)
     Dave Ellis, President, SURF

The SURF nomination and election process (30 minutes)
     Dick Raymond, Trustee, SURF

Break (20 minutes)

“Beyond Green: How Do We Get to Sustainable Remediation?”
     Carol Baker and the SURF Government Outreach Initiative

SURF committee introductions - missions, key issues, key tasks (15 minutes)                  

12:00 pm        Lunch (on your own at nearby campus or neighborhood establishments)

1:15 pm          Committee and Initiative break-out sessions (locations TBA)

Please promptly report back to the Singleton Room by 1:15 pm for escort to break-out rooms.  Remote attendees should dial in at 1:30 pm.

Committee/Initiative  -  Call-in Number  -  Code

Academic Outreach Initiative  -  877-656-5068  -  1999414                       

Regulatory Outreach Initiative  -  888-924-9240  -  5072925                       

Framework Initiative  -  800-591-2259  -  743738                         

Life-Cycle Assessment Initiative  -  866-203-7023  -  293145482                  

3:45 pm          Session B – Singleton Room in Roberts Hall
                           US call-in number: 800-725-9697, code 9277564
                           UK call-in number: 0808-234-2303, same code

Committee reports

News and updates

Reflections on Day 1

5:30 pm          Adjourn to dinner!

(Click here for PDF version of the agenda.)

Thursday
Sep302010

Agenda - SURF 15

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 6, 2010

8:00-8:30 am  Registration and refreshments

8:30 am          Session C – Singleton Room in Roberts Hall
                           US call-in number: 800-725-9697, code 9277564
                           UK call-in number: 0808-234-2303, same code

Welcome

Overnight revelations 

News and updates

Board of Trustees - Goals and objectives for 2011 (30 minutes)

“Green Chemistry and the Design of Green Oxidation Catalysts” 
     Dr. Colin Horwitz, Institute for Green Oxidation Chemistry at the Steinbrenner Institute

Break (20 minutes)

“SURF Life Cycle Assessment Initiative”
     Paul Favara, CH2M Hill  

“Water Usage and Management during Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale for Natural Gas Production”
     Kelvin Gregory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at CMU

12:00 pm        Lunch

1:15 pm          Session D – Singleton Room in Roberts Hall
                          US call-in number: 800-725-9697, code 9277564
                          UK call-in number: 0808-234-2303, same code

“Case Studies of Sustainable Remediation Solutions”
     John Smith, Alcoa  

“Models of Deliberative Democracy: Mechanisms for Citizen Input”
     Robert Cavalier, Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics and Political Philosophy, Department of Philosophy at CMU  

“The SURF Sustainable Remediation Site Database Project: Next Steps”
     Steven Murawski, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Path Forward and Closing

3:30 pm          Adjourn

(Click here for PDF version of the agenda.)

Monday
Jun212010

Agenda - SURF 14

Day 1 - Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Note: Times are tentative.

7:45 - 8:30 am  Registration  (Refreshments Available in the Food Court)

8:30  Session A – West Ballroom, Lory Student Center
        US Call-in number: 800-725-9697, code 9277564
        UK Call-in number: 0808-234-2303, same code

       Welcome

       Safety Moment

       SURF Board of Trustees Remarks
       Dave Ellis – DuPont

       Introductions

9:15  Dr. Wade Troxel, Associate Dean of Engineering, Director of the Center for Networked Distributed Energy and RamLab: Dr. Troxel will welcome the SURF organization to Colorado State University and provide and overview of sustainability initiatives at the university.

9:40  Steven Murawski – Baker & McKenzie LLP
       "Taking the SURF White Paper to the Next Level: Creation of a SR Site Database"

10:30  Carl Hammerdorfer, Director, Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise (GSSE) MBA, Executive Director, Center for Advancement of Sustainable Enterprise (CASE): "Our Common Future"... Addressing the other half of the sustainability challenge.

11:00  Scott Denson – SunPro Services
       "The Role of Yellow Iron in Sustainable Remediation"

11:30  Dr. Michele Betsill, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science
       "The Multiple Meanings of Sustainability: Values and the triple bottom-line"

12:00 pm  Lunch (Food Court)

1:00  Session B – Committee and Initiative Break-Out Sessions - Locations TBA

Committee/Initiative Call-in Number Code
Academic Outreach Initiative 877-656-5068 1999414
Regulatory Outreach Initiative 888-924-9240 5072925
Communications and Outreach Committee 866 634 1110 5290178682
Meetings and Program Committee 800-725-9556 7661188
Metrics Initiative 877-290-1337 7386917094
Framework Initiative 800-591-2259   743738
Life-Cycle Assessment Initiative 866-203-7023 293145482


3:15 Session C – West Ballroom, Lory Student Center
        US Call-in number: 800-725-9697, code 9277564
        UK Call-in number: 0808-234-2303, same code

3:30  Rick Wice – The Shaw Group
       "Remedial Process Optimization for Green Remediation: Air Force Plant 4, Texas"

4:05  Ralph Baker – TerraTherm
       "Improving the Sustainability of Source Removal"

4:40  Kevin McCoy, MS candidate Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dr. Tom Sale, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
       "Status and Direction of Alpha Student Chapter of SURF"

5:15  Reflections on Day 1

5:30  Adjourn to Dinner

Monday
Jun212010

Agenda - SURF 14

Day 2 - Wednesday, July14, 2010

Note: Times are tentative.

8:00–8:30 am  Registration and Refreshments

8:30  Session D – West Ballroom, Lory Student Center
        US Call-in number: 800-725-9697, code 9277564
        UK Call-in number: 0808-234-2303, same code

        Welcome

        Overnight Revelations 

        Board of Trustee Activity

9:00 Committees Report Back

10:15  Dave Ellis - DuPont
        "Sustainable Remediation at the Bell Landfill Superfund Site, Pennsylvania: Remedy Selection, ROD Change, and Implementation"

10:50  Maile Smith – Northgate Environmental Management
       "Using an Economic Model to Estimate Cross-Media Pollution: SF Bay Area Superfund Sustainable Remediation Case Study"

11:25  CSU Research Initiatives

12:00 pm  Lunch (Food Court)

1:00  Session E – West Ballroom, Lory Student Center
        US Call-in number: 800-725-9697, code 9277564
        UK Call-in number: 0808-234-2303, same code

1:15  Dr. Morgan DeFoort, Co-Director CSU's Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory
       "Got Impact?  Working Towards Global Change from Inside the University"

1:45  Dr. Tom Sale, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director of the Center for Contaminant Hydrology
       "Current Remediation Research at Colorado State University"

2:15  Path Forward and Closing

3:00  Adjourn

Note that there will be a tour of the CSU Center for Contaminant Hydrology Lab after the closing activities, tentatively followed by social activities (hiking or microbrewery visit).