Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites (DCHWS) 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Monday, April 03, 2017
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Event Agenda

Monday, April 3rd 
3:00 pm - Registration Opens
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Moderator/Panelist Briefing - John J Smith (Ormandy Ballroom)
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Evening Discussion Session - Perspective on what our field might look like in 5 years
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Welcome Reception

Tuesday, April 4th

8:00 - 8:30 am Welcome and Announcements
John J Smith, President, J J Smith Environmental Consulting, LLC
BG Joseph Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA(Ret.), Executive Director, SAME
COL George C. Cressman, Jr., P.E., MS, USA(Ret.), Philadelphia Post President, SAME

8:30 - 10:00 am Panel 1: Project Management
Moderator: Kate Garufi, USEPA HQ

1. Risk Management Considerations
Author: Kent Sorensen, CDM Smith

2. Contracts, Regulations, and Decisions: Striking a Balance – Are We Solving the Problem(s) or Just Playing the Game?
Author: David Herwig, Hydrogeologic, Inc.

3. Creating and Executing Practical Performance Specifications for Deep In-situ Solidification/Stabilization
Author: Daniel Amate, GZA Environmental

10:00 - 10:30 am - Break

10:30 - 12:00 pm - Panel 2: CSM in Groundwater RD/RA
Moderator: Tamzen MacBeth, CDM Smith

1. Shifting Perspectives to Develop a Conceptual Site Model of Bedrock Contamination
Author:  David Side, Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.

2. Design and Implementation of In Situ Groundwater Remedy for SVOCs in a Karst Limestone Aquifer
Author: Carrie McCoy, Black & Veatch

3. Conceptual Site Model for Mercury Impacted Soil and Groundwater Used for Effective Remediation
Author: David Russell, AECOM

12:00 - 1:30 pm LUNCH - On your own

1:30 - 3:00 pm - Panel 3: Materials Handling Considerations in Design and Construction
Moderator: John Bartholomeo, Sevenson Environmental

1. Rapid Solidification of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Leachate & Wet Ash Wastes
Author: Richard Traver, Pace Engineering, LLC

2. Review of Variations on In Situ Soil Mixing and Considerations for Combining with Other Technologies
Author: Tom Simpkin, CH2M

3. Identifying and Managing Key Cost Drivers from Site Investigation through Design at Contaminated Sediment Sites
Author: Doug Crawford, OBG

3:00 - 3:30 pm - Break

3:30 - 5:00 pm - Panel 4: Case Studies for In-situ Remediation
Moderator: Brad Williams, HDR

1. Leachability Evaluation Used in Treatability Bench Study and Implementation of In Situ Stabilization / Solidification
Author: Beth Liu, EA Engineering

2. In-situ Thermal Procured under MATOC/PRAC Contract Vehicle to Ensure Closure at New Jersey Superfund Site
Author: Andrew Small, TRS Group, Inc.

3. Accelerated Biodegredation with Liquid Activated Carbon reduces CVOC concentrations by 98-100% at an Industrial Site in South Carolina
Author: Gordon Araujo, Jr., REGENESIS

5:00 - 7:00 pm - Group Networking Reception

Wednesday, April 5th

8:00 - 9:30 am - Panel 5: Mining
Moderator: Bob Cianciarulo, USEPA Region 1

1. Design of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Collection and Treatment Facilities at the former Brewer Gold Mine Site, Jefferson, South Carolina
Author: Ed Hicks, Black & Veatch

2. Design Considerations for Waste Rock Cleanup Sites
Author: Brett Kay, Nobis Engineering, Inc.

3. Lessons Learned in ARD/AMD Source Control with Bactericides in an Eastern Coal Mine Setting
Author: James Gusek, Sovereign Consulting, Inc.

9:30 - 10:00 am Break

10:00 - 11:30 am - Panel 6: Sediment Projects
Moderator: Matt Lambert, EPA Headquarters

1. Managing Key Cost Drivers During Construction at Contaminated Sediment Sites
Author: Kendrick Jaglal, OBG

2. Alternative Approaches for Implementation of USEPA’s Selected Remedy and Transport of Dredged Material on the Lower Passaic River
Author: Sharon Bailey, Louis Berger

3. Lessons Learned during nine years of Remedial Design and Remedial Action on OUs 2-5 of the Fox River Remediation Project
Author: Richard Feeney, Tetra Tech

11:30 - 12:00 pm – Closing Remarks
John J Smith/Audience Comments/ Adjourn


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

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    Checks can be made payable to SAME Philadelphia Post and mailed with a copy of this invoice to:

    SAME c/o Jim Romig, CDM Smith
    993 Old Eagle School Road, Suite 408
    Wayne, PA 19087

Thank you to our sponsors! 
Thank you to our steering committee!
Mike Badeau, Stell
Amy Basehoar, KOMAN Holdings
Karen Buniak, TTI Environmental
Jeanne Litwin, CDM Smith
Jim Romig, CDM Smith
Michelle Dendrinos, CDM Smith
Lyle Trumbull, OBG
Gordon Araujo, REGENESIS
John J. Smith, J. J. Smith Environmental Consulting, LLC
Mark S. Wheeler
Kate Garufi
Rad Delaney
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