Thursday, November 2, 2017

(Subject To Change)

7:00 am                      
Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 am                      
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Chris Petersen, GEI, GRA President
Murray Einarson, Haley & Aldrich, Inc., Conference Chair

8:15 am - 9:00 am      
Keynote Presentation -
Overview of the New California SCAP Program for Funding Dry Cleaner Cleanups
Kathryn Dominic, California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)

Session 1. Site Assessment & Remediation
Moderator: Richard Makdisi, Stellar Environmental Solutions, Inc.

9:00 am - 9:25 am      
Fast, Cheap, or Good: Remedy Selection and Implementation for a Persistent PCE Plume
Maile Smith, Northgate Environmental

9:25 am - 9:50 am      
DNAPL Source Zone Characterization – Finding the Proverbial Needle in the Haystack
Randy St. Germain, Dakota Technologies

9:50 am - 10:20 am - Break in Exhibit Area

10:20 am - 10:45 am  
SPGIT (Spatial Prioritization Geographic Information Tool) – Evaluating Drinking Water for Dry Cleaner Discovery Using GIS
Rick Fears, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)

Session 2. Vapor Migration, Intrusion & Mitigation
Moderator: Pete Scaramella, Haley & Aldrich

10:45 am - 11:10 am
First things First: A CalEPA Consensus Approach to Evaluating and Managing VI Risk for Building’s Occupants
Claudio Sorrentino (DTSC) and Cheryl Prowell (San Francisco RWQCB)

11:10 am - 11:35 am
Summary of Applied Research on Vapor Intrusion at a former dry cleaning facility at Vandenberg AFB
Todd McAlary, Geosyntec Consultants

11:35 am - 12:00 pm 
Vapor Intrusion Pathway Investigations and Risk-Based Decision Making – Looking Beyond Generic Screening Levels
Robbie Ettinger, Geosyntec Consultants

12:00 am - 1:30 pm    
Lunch & Invited Speaker

Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Assessing DNAPL Releases and Implications for Cleaning up Dry Cleaner Sites
Seth Pitkin, Cascade

Session 3. Role of Leaking Sewer Lines
Moderator: Emily Vavricka, EEC Environmental

1:15 am - 1:40 pm      
Sewer Line Exfiltration of PCE from Dry Cleaners - Assessing Mass Released and Potential for Production Well Detections 
Thomas Mohr, Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD)

1:40 pm - 2:05 pm      
The Role of Municipal Sewer Systems in Collecting and Dispersing VOC Plumes
Olivia Jacobs and Jim Jacobs, Clearwater Group

2:05 pm - 2:30 pm      
Forensic Age Dating of PCE Releases from Sewers
Robert Morrison, Soil Physicist

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Break in Exhibit Area

Session 4. Legal Issues & Funding Mechanisms
Moderator: Kevin Brown, SF RWQCB

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm      
Twenty Years of Lessons Learned: A Perspective from North Carolina’s Dry-Cleaning Cleanup Program
Peter Doorn, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ)

3:25 pm - 3:50 pm      
How Much Does a Cleanup Cost? - Legal and Technical Challenges of  Funding Dry Cleaner Cleanups
Peter Krasnoff, West Environmental Services & Technology, Inc. (WEST)

3:50 pm - 4:15 pm      
Significant developments in liabilities in Dry Cleaner Cleanups
Jim Arnold, The Arnold Law Practice

4:15 pm - 4:40 pm      
Who is a Discharger?
Tamarin Austin, State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)

Session 5. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Murray Einarson, Haley & Aldrich

4:40 pm - 5:25 pm      
Invited Panelists:

  • Peter Doorn, NCDEQ
  • Kathryn Dominic, SWRCB
  • Seth Pitkin, Cascade
  • Ed Firestone, Castellon & Funderburk LLP
  • Eric Silver, Regency Center
  • Claudio Sorrentino, Department of Toxic Substances Control

5:25 pm - 5:30 pm - Closing Remarks


Early Registration has Ended

Onsite registration will be available, space permitting.
Please complete the onsite registration form and bring it to registration desk

* Background Image Reprinted from Groundwater with permission of the National Ground Water Association. Copyright 2005.