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7:30-8:30

Registration & Networking – Continental Breakfast
 - Networking Breakfast [info]

8:30-9:15 Welcome & Keynote Address
     Paula Kehoe, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
9:30-10:45 Session 1 – Concurrent Tracks
Industrial
Stormwater Fundamentals
1A Understanding the Industrial Stormwater Permit

Learn the basic elements of industrial stormwater management, including general permit requirements, the implications of Tiers I & II, how to understand and implement a Stormwater Pollution Control Plan (SWPCP), and the essential role of proper monitoring and sampling procedures.

Moderator  

- E. Jay Murphy,  Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality                     

                                                  
Speakers

- Ada Banasik, Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
- Sarah Glathar, Farallon Consulting, LLC
- Christopher Rich, Perkins Coie LLP

Effective
Control
Strategies
1B Assuring Treatment Results

The success of a treatment program may depend as much on the process followed as the technology employed. Review a holistic decision making process for determining needs at Tier II sites, including evaluating treatment approaches, site conditions, and contaminant characterization; considering source control options; balancing capital vs. ongoing O&M costs; and dealing with codes and permitting.

Moderator

- Aaron Leritz, Bridgewater Group, Inc.           

Speakers

- Sean Hanrahan, PBS Engineering and Environmental, Inc.
- Michael Peters, StormwateRx, LLC

Municipal
Stormwater Management
1C Municipal Stormwater Permit Fundamentals

Review the basic concepts behind municipal stormwater permitting, including what is expected under the Phase II permit, addressing Minimum Control Measures, and how new EPA rules may create additional requirements.

Moderator

- Deonne Knill, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants  

Speakers

- Mark Riedel-Bash, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality 
- Priscilla Woolverton, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality   

Regulatory & Compliance
Issues
1D Oregon Regulatory Perspectives

Hear from Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality representatives about current and pending revisions to the industrial and construction stormwater permits, along with a discussion of emerging issues and regulatory drivers.

Moderator

- Margaret Oscilia, Farallon Consulting, LLC

Speakers

- Erich Brandstetter, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Michael Kennedy, 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 What Do You Have & Where Did it Come From?

Stormwater management should begin with a good understanding of the problem to be solved. Learn how to decode lab data and how it ties to permit reporting requirements, what to do if initial benchmarks are exceeded (Tier 1 corrective action), and correlations observed from stormwater sampling programs that can help identify the source of pollutants.

Moderator

- Derik Vowels, Volwels Consulting, LLC

Speakers

- Alan Bingham, Clean Water Services
- Craig Heimbucher, Integral Consulting Inc.
- Reuben Snyder, City of Portland

Effective
Control
Strategies
2B Treatment Case Studies - Part 1

Explore an illustrative set of case studies that demonstrate successful treatment of challenging pollutants – covering alternatives that were evaluated as part of the selection process, operational results, and installation and O&M costs.

Moderator

- Marcia Medina, GHD 

Speakers

- Ross Dunning, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
- Kendra Skellenger, Anchor QEA, LLC
- Jason Ziemer, Clear Creek Systems, Inc.

Municipal
Stormwater Management
2C EPA's Phase I & Phase II Audits - What are We Learning?

EPA has conducted its first audits of Oregon’s Phase I permit holders. Examine the findings and discuss what other municipalities, including Phase II permittees, can learn from them.

Moderator

- Derek Sandoz, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality 

Speakers

- Roger Dilts, Clean Water Services
- Robert Grandinetti, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Keri Handaly, City of Gresham
- Rian Sallee, Washington Dept. of Ecology

Regulatory & Compliance
Issues
2D Inspectors' View From the Field

Hear first-hand from DEQ and other agency inspectors about their observations from actual industrial sites, both positive and negative, including overall trends, source control issues, the effectiveness of BMPs, treatment successes, and recurring challenges – plus how to prepare for an inspection and work in partnership with your agency.

Moderator

- Lael Rogan, SAPA Group 

Speakers

- Daryl Houtman, City of Portland 
- Michael Kennedy, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Jonathan Wilson, City of Eugene

12:30-2:00 LUNCH & Keynote Address
     Matt Zaffino, Chief Meteorologist, KGW-TV
2:00-3:15 Session 3 – Concurrent Tracks
Industrial
Stormwater
Fundamentals
3A BMPs - Doing the Easy Stuff First

A great deal of site pollution can be controlled through Best Management Practices (BMPs). Generally low-tech in nature, and often inexpensive, they represent an essential first step in any control program. Learn how to select the approaches best suited to your site, and how to make sure they work over the long run.

Moderator

- David Harvey, Gunderson, LLC

Speakers

- Tim Dean, City of Portland
- Kathryn Ewing, ERM
- Tammie Wilson, Vigor Marine  

Effective
Control
Strategies
3B Treatment Case Studies - Part 2

Review additional case studies that demonstrate successful treatment of problematic pollutants – covering alternatives that were evaluated as part of the selection process, operational results, and installation and O&M costs.

Moderator

- Marc Leisenring, Geosyntec Consultants  

Speakers

- Joe Kalmar, Landau Associates, Inc.
- Calvin Noling, StormwateRx, LLC
- Sheila Sahu, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

Municipal
Stormwater Management
3C Minimum Control Methods - What Works

The minimum measures outlined in the municipal permit range from public education to preventing pollution from municipality’s own operations. Explore research that has been done to evaluate the effectiveness of some of these measures.

Moderator

- Tim Logan, Landau Associates, Inc.  

Speakers

- Alexandra Liverman, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Peg Staeheli, SvR Design Company 
- Ronald Wierenga, Clackamas County   

Regulatory & Compliance
Issues
3D The Science of Stormwater

The magnitude of the stormwater challenge is driving research and innovation. Hear about new technologies, approaches, and other developments that are advancing the state of the industry.

Moderator

- Christopher Sheridan, Apex Companies, LLC

Speakers

- Diana Dishman, Integral Consulting, Inc.
- Jenifer McIntyre, Washington Stormwater Center
- Tyler Radniecki, Oregon State University

3:15-3:45 Networking Break
3:45-5:00 Session 4 – Concurrent Tracks
Effective
Control
Strategies
4B Treatment Systems - Operations & Troubleshooting

Pollution control systems, whether passive or active, cannot simply be left on their own after they are installed. Examine the importance of proper monitoring and O&M for various types of systems – along with a discussion of what to do if the current approach isn’t working, and how to go about the process of troubleshooting, correcting, and reporting.

Moderator

- Kurt Harrington, Cascadia Associates, LLC 

Speakers

- Bill Collins, Tidewater Transportaion and Terminals
- Mckayla Garrett, Intel Corporation
- David Harvey, Gunderson, LLC

Municipal
Stormwater Management
4C Community Partners in Pollution Reduction

Municipalities cannot take on the huge task of controlling non-point source pollution by themselves. Explore the important role played by non-governmental entities who are also working to reduce the discharge of toxics into our waterways.

Moderator

- Paula Calvert, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality  

Speakers

- Ann Boyce, ECOSS
- Chris Hathaway, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
- Anna Huttel, Salmon-Safe, Inc.
- Renee O'Neill, Oregon State University
- Joel Salter, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

Regulatory & Compliance
Issues
4D Enforcement & Legal Issues

Join a conversation with agency regulators, environmental advocates, and industry representatives about enforcement strategies, third-party lawsuits, and staying out of trouble. Take this opportunity to pose your own questions to representatives on both sides of the enforcement issue.  

Moderator

- Michael Pronold, City of Portland

Speakers

- Courtney Brown, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Scott Jerger, Field Jerger LLP
- Laura Maffei, Cable Huston LLP 

5:00-6:00 Cocktail Reception