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7:00-8:30 Registration & Networking – Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:15 Welcome & Keynote Address:
     Maia Bellon, Director, Washington Department of Ecology
 
9:30-10:45 Session 1 – Concurrent Tracks


Industrial
1A Industrial Stormwater Management Fundamentals
Learn the basic elements of industrial stormwater management, including general permit requirements and their enforcement, creating Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), proper sampling techniques, and the most common Best Management Practices (BMPs) for industrial sites.
Moderator
-  Nate Holloway, Clear Water Services
Speakers
- Nathan Hardebeck, Clean Water Technologies, LLC
- Thomas Long, Farallon Consulting, LLC
- Michele Riggs, Cedar Grove Systems




Construction

1B Construction Stormwater Management Fundamentals
Review the basic elements of construction stormwater management, including general permit requirements and their enforcement, creating Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), proper sampling techniques, and the most common Best Management Practices (BMPs) in construction settings.
Moderator
- George Iftner, Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Speakers
- George Hubbard, Sound Transit
- Carl Menconi, Environmental Project Consulting LLC
- Jacqui Schultz, Washington Dept. of Ecology


Municipal

1C An Asset Management Approach to Aging Stormwater Infrastructure
The scale of the infrastructure replacement challenge requires a system-wide approach to the problem. Explore how master planning and asset management thinking can be used to prioritize retrofit and replacement projects, in keeping with overall goals such as avoiding combined sewer overflows (CSOs).
Moderator
- Lisa Rozmyn, Washington Stormwater Center
Speakers
- Wes Chin, King County
- Michael Rose, City of Tacoma
- Bruce Wagner, Pierce County




Cross-Cutting
Issues


1D Stormwater Regulation Update
Stormwater regulations are constantly evolving. Hear about the latest permit rules related to industrial facilities and construction sites, along with an analysis of their practical implications and impacts on permit holders.
Moderator
- Jeff Gaarder, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates 
Speakers
- Jeff Killelea, Washington Dept. of Ecology
- Amy Moon, Washington Dept. of Ecology
10:45-11:15 Networking Break
11:15-12:30 Session 2 – Concurrent Tracks


Industrial

2A WA Dept. of Ecology Perspectives on Industrial Sites
Hear first-hand from Ecology inspectors and permit reviewers about their observations from actual sites, both positive and negative, including lessons learned under the new permit rules, examples of tough challenges met, plus the Department’s enforcement approach and what inspectors look for when visiting.

Moderator
- Michael Peters, StormwaterRx, LLC
Speakers
- Kurt Baumgarten, Washington Dept. of Ecology
- Robert Wright, Washington Dept. of Ecology



Construction

2B Successfully Controlling Turbidity
Turbidity is the most common issue that construction sites need to address. Explore ways in which permit holders have successfully tackled challenging situations, ranging from BMPs to active treatment technologies – along with case study results that include both numerical outcomes and costs.
Moderator
- Patrick Domres, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
Speakers
- Liisa Doty, WaterTectonics, Inc.
- Ben Fuentes, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
- TJ Mothersbaugh

-
Chris Ott, City of Tacoma



Municipal
2C System Maintenance  The Power of Cleaning
Municipalities have learned that cleaning is a key element of a successful stormwater management program. Assess the impacts of basic measures such as drainage system cleaning and street sweeping on overall stormwater discharge.
Moderator
- Scott Kindred, Kindred Hydro, Inc.
Speakers
- Shelly Basketfield, Seattle Public Utilities
- Rex Davis, Seattle Public Utilities
- Lorna Mauren, City of Tacoma

- Don McQuilliams, City of Bellevue


Cross-Cutting
Issues
2D 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 this is being addressed at several key industrial areas along Puget Sound.
Moderator
- Barry Kellems, Integral Consulting, Inc.
Speakers
- Kym Anderson, Port of Seattle
- Dana de Leon, City of Tacoma
- Mary Henley, City of Tacoma
- Beth Schmoyer, City of Seattle
12:30-2:00 LUNCH & Keynote Address:    
[presentation] Jenifer McIntyre, Aquatic Ecotoxicologist, Washington State University Stormwater Program
2:00-3:15 Session 3 – Concurrent Tracks


Industrial

3A Successfully Controlling Metals
Dissolved metals, primarily copper and zinc, present perhaps the most vexing pollution control challenge. Examine methods that have been used to address this problem, ranging from BMPs to active treatment methods, based on case studies that include numerical outcomes, costs, and lessons learned.
Moderator
- Walt Weyler, Clarus Water Solutions
Speakers
- Lee Holder, Golder Associates, Inc.
- Joe Kalmar, Landau Associates, Inc.
- TJ Mothersbaugh, WaterTectonics, Inc.


Construction

3B Contaminated Construction Sites  Design, Permitting & Complexities
The presence of soil and groundwater contamination adds significant complexity to stormwater management. Learn to anticipate contaminated stormwater considerations during project planning and design, ahead of the permitting process. Explore how to address contaminated and potentially contaminated construction stormwater and groundwater during the NPDES permitting process and through construction to final stabilization.
Moderator
- Tracie Walters, Washington Dept. of Ecology
Speakers
- Josh Elliott, Maul Foster & Alongi
- Amy Moon, Washington Dept. of Ecology
- Jason Ziemer, Clear Creek Systems, Inc.


Municipal

3C Maintaining Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Now that GSI and LID have become common practice, much is being learned about how to maintain these installations for continued optimal performance. Review best practices covering vegetation, permeable pavement, and other system elements – along with the long-term cost implications.
Moderator
- Scott Kindred, Kindred Hydro, Inc.
Speakers
- Drena Donofrio, City of Seattle
- Mindy Fohn, Kitsap County Public Works
- Mark Palmer, City of Puyallup
- Bob Southwick, Kitsap County Public Works 
- Peg Staeheli, SvR Design Company


Cross-Cutting
Issues


3D Defining "Known" and "Reasonable" for Stormwater
Industrial and construction sites are held to an AKART (All Known & Reasonable Methods of Prevention, Control & Treatment) standard for bringing their discharges under control. Discuss what these terms mean, and how they are being applied in the stormwater context.
Moderator
- Tanyalee Erwin, Washington Stormwater Center
Speakers
- Ross Dunning, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
- John Lenth, Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.
- Lisa Rozmyn, Washington Stormwater Center
3:15-3:45 Networking Break
3:45-5:00 Session 4 Concurrent Tracks


Industrial

4A Successfully Controlling Solids & Organics
The presence of multiple pollutants, such as the solids and organic material created by log yards, food processing, and solid waste facilities, presents a significant control challenge. Explore case examples on how this issue has been successfully addressed, using methods ranging from BMPs to active treatment – along with a discussion of specific outcomes and project costs. 
Moderator
- Jason Ziemer, Clear Creek Systems, Inc.
Speakers
- Tom Atkins, Aspect Consulting LLC
- Anita Fichthorn, Port of Tacoma

- Ben Fuentes, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
- Joy Michaud, Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.
- Alex Smith, Port of Olympia


Construction

4B Construction Planning for Stormwater
Stormwater management is often given little thought in the overall planning of a construction project. As a result, control can be poorly designed and spec’d, under-bid, and under supervised. Review the elements of an up-front approach that leads to successful and cost-effective stormwater management outcomes.
Moderator
- Cynthia Walcker, Washington Dept. of Ecology
Speakers
- Janice Fahning, Snohomish County Public Works
   Fahning - Supplemental Materials
- Gary Stensland, PBS Engineering & Environmental, Inc.
- Travis Walken, Granite Construction, Inc.


Municipal

4C Funding Stormwater Infrastructure & Programs
Learn about funding strategies being used by municipalities to implement their stormwater management responsibilities, along with state and federal funding resources.
Moderator
- Bruce Wulkan, Puget Sound Partnership 
Speakers
- John Palmer, Environmental Protection Agency
- Andy Rheaume, City of Redmond
- Don Robinett, City of SeaTac


Cross-Cutting
Issues


4D "Stump the Lawyers"   Answers to Your Stormwater Questions
Legal issues accompany any environmental issue, and stormwater is no exception. Third-party lawsuits, downstream liability exposure, and risk management strategies raise a host of legal questions. Bring yours to an open forum with attorneys on both sides of the enforcement issue.
Moderator
- Mike Arnold, ERM
Speakers 
- Bradford Doll, Tupper Mack Wells PLLC
- Katelyn Kinn, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
- Mike Nesteroff, Lane Powell PC
 
5:00-6:00 Cocktail Reception