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7:30-8:30 Registration & Networking – Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:15 Welcome & Keynote Address:
Dick Pedersen, Director, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
9:30-10:45 Session 1 – Concurrent Tracks


Industrial
Stormwater Fundamentals
1A Introduction to Stormwater Management
Learn the basic elements of industrial stormwater management, including general permit requirements, creating a good Stormwater Pollution Control Plan (SWPCP), proper reporting, the Best Management Practice (BMP) concept, and what to expect during an inspection by a regulator.

Moderator
- Ayn Generes, Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions
Speakers
- Nathan Hardebeck, Clean Water Technologies
- Stacy Hibbard, Clean Water Services


Effective
Control
Strategies


1B Successfully Controlling Solids & COD
The presence of solids and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) elements create a significant pollution control challenge. Explore case examples from two log yards and a shipbuilding facility of how this issue has been successfully addressed, including BMPs, Low Impact Development (LID), and treatment – along with a discussion of outcomes, project costs, and O&M requirements.

Moderator
- Guy Neal, PBS Engineering and Environmental, Inc.
Speakers
- Ben Fuentes, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
- John Macpherson, University Mechanical Contractors
- TJ Mothersbaugh, WaterTectonics, Inc.


Regulatory &
Compliance
Issues
1C Oregon Regulatory Perspectives
Hear from Oregon Department of Environmental Quality staff about current and pending revisions to the industrial, construction, and municipal stormwater permits; along with a look into underground injection control (UIC) and how it can be permitted for use as a stormwater management strategy.

Moderator
- Audrey Herschberger, Golder Associates, Inc.
Speakers
- Erich Brandstetter, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Lisa Cox, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Matt Kohlbecker, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality

10:45-11:15 Networking Break
11:15-12:30 Session 2 – Concurrent Tracks


Industrial
Stormwater
Fundamentals


2A Sampling, Testing & Reporting Doing it Right
Stormwater discharge sampling, testing, and results reporting are at the core of both permit compliance and the selection of BMPs and treatment approaches. Learn about site-specific sampling strategies, proper sampling techniques, water chemistry, lab testing, asking for (and getting) the right information from your lab, correct reporting, recordkeeping strategies, and preparing for inspections.

Moderator
- Sean Hanrahan, PBS Engineering and Environmental, Inc.
Speakers
- Tom Long, Farallon Consulting, LLC
- Kent Patton, APEX Laboratories, LLC
- Jon Wilson, City of Eugene



Effective
Control
Strategies
2B Green Infrastructure & Volume Reduction Strategies
An effective approach for avoiding or correcting benchmark exceedances involves reducing the volume of stormwater, and thus the amount of pollutants, discharged from a site. Examine volume reduction methods such as green infrastructure (infiltration) and underground injection, when they are applicable, and how they fit into the Tier II Waiver process including regulatory perspectives and two case studies from industrial sites.

Moderator
- Michael Pronold, City of Portland BES
Speakers
- Ada Banasik, Maul Foster & Alongi
- Matt Kohlbecker, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Daniel Scarpine, Aquarius Environmental


Regulatory &
Compliance
Issues
2C Tier II Implementation Effective Project Management
Tier II corrective action can range in complexity from simple facility modifications to the installation of more extensive treatment systems. Explore best practices and first-hand experience implementing these types of projects, including team selection, budget and schedule planning, permitting, design, construction management, compliance reporting, and operations and maintenance.
Moderator
- Derik Vowels, Parametrix
Speakers
- Stephanie Colleran, TriMet
- Michael Henjum, Bonneville Power Administration
12:30-2:00 LUNCH & Keynote Address:
Brian Doyle, Author & Editor of Portland Magazine at University of Portland
2:00-3:15 Session 3 – Concurrent Tracks


Industrial
Stormwater
Fundamentals


3A Tier I Action Implementing Operational BMPs
When a discharge sample from a site exceeds a pollutant discharge benchmark, the facility must take Tier 1 Corrective Action that includes investigating the cause and then implementing basic BMPs. These operational and structural actions represent an essential first step – and doing them right is crucial for avoiding a Tier II designation. Learn how to select and implement the approaches best suited to your site’s circumstances and operations, and how to ensure they perform over the long run.

Moderator
- Craig Heimbucher, Integral Consulting, Inc.
Speakers
- Cedomir Jesic, Cardno
- Joe Kalmar, Landau Associates, Inc.
- Kendra Skellenger, Anchor QEA


Effective
Control
Strategies


3B Successfully Controlling Metals - Passive Methods
Dissolved metals, primarily copper and zinc, present perhaps the most vexing pollution control challenge for stormwater. Examine passive (little to no external energy required), site-specific, engineered treatment methods that have been used to address this problem, ranging from building your own rain garden box to innovative bioretention/biofiltration systems – with case studies from industrial sites and port facilities that include numerical outcomes, installation and O&M costs, and lessons learned.
Moderator
- Sheila Sahu, Geosyntec Consultants
Speakers
- Alan Flemming, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
- Myles Gray, Oregon State University
- Kurt Harrington, Amec Foster Wheeler


Regulatory &
Compliance
Issues
3C Enforcement & Legal Issues
Join a conversation with agency regulators, environmental advocates, and industry attorneys about enforcement strategies, third-party lawsuits, and the unique legal issues tied to stormwater regulation.
Moderator
- Laura Maffei, Cable Huston LLP
Speakers
- Scott Jerger, Field Jerger LLP
- Christopher Rich, Perkins Coie
- Mark Riedel, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Reuben Snyder, City of Portland BES
3:15-3:45 Networking Break
3:45-5:00 Session 4 Concurrent Tracks


Industrial
Stormwater
Fundamentals


4A Tier II Action Moving to Treatment
Sites that fail to meet discharge benchmarks are designated as Tier II facilities and must begin taking corrective actions designed by a licensed professional. Learn what the designation means, structural and volume reduction options for reducing the need for treatment and/or obtaining a Tier II Waiver, the types of passive and active treatments available, and the elements of a proper treatment plan - with case studies from a transportation company, metal extruding plant, and lumber mills.

Moderator
- Deonne Knill, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
Speakers
- Cal Noling, StormwateRx, LLC
- Lia Ovelar, Maul Foster & Alongi
- Lael Rogan, Sapa Extrusions North America



Effective
Control
Strategies


4B Successfully Controlling Metals - Active Methods
The most challenging dissolved metals problems require active filtration technology. Review case studies from a pipe manufacturer, a galvanizing plant, and a metal parts manufacturer which used mechanical filtration, pH adjustment, coagulation, and co-precipitation; to remove zinc, copper, lead, nickel, and chromium. The technology discussion will also include the costs of installation, water quality benefits achieved, and O&M requirements.

Moderator
- Eric Bradley, WaterTectonics, Inc.
Speakers
- Walt Weyler, Clarus Water Solutions
- Tim Whitson, Northwest Pipe
- Jason Ziemer, Clear Creek Systems, Inc.


Regulatory &
Compliance
Issues
4C Upland Source Control Preventing Sediment Recontamination
Actions to clean up shoreline sediment contamination are threatened by the potential of recontamination by runoff from upland properties. Examine how suspect sites are evaluated, the responsibilities of property owners, the challenge of reconciling both EPA and DEQ jurisdictions and permit regulations, and how the stormwater pathway is being addressed for the Portland Harbor and the Columbia Slough.
Moderator
- Jim Anderson, GSI Water Solutions, Inc.
Speakers
- Alex Liverman, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Brendan Robinson, ERM
- Joan Snyder, Stoel Rives, LLP
5:00-6:00 Cocktail Reception