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7:30-8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
> Structured Networking: 7:45-8:20 [info]

Network while you eat! The Structured Networking is a hosted event designed to help you maximize networking with fellow attendees and solution providers.

8:30-9:15 Welcome & Keynote Address:
     Sheida Sahandy, Executive Director, Puget Sound Partnership
9:30-10:45 Session 1 – Concurrent Tracks
Industrial 1A Industrial Stormwater Management Fundamentals

Learn the basics 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, such as source control and site maintenance.

Moderator

 - Christine Nancarrow, Pacific Stormwater Solutions, LLC

Speakers

 - Ada Banasik, Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
 - Marie Quasius, K&L Gates LLP
 - Mike Peters, StormwateRx, LLC

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

 - Lee Holder, Golder Associates, Inc.

Speakers

 - Stephanie Barney, Washington Dept. of Ecology
 - Jim Berger, Conner Homes
 - Laura Weiden, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

Municipal &
Development
1C Integrating GSI Into a Municipal Program

Low impact development (LID) and green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) have become required considerations for municipal stormwater management. However, LID and GSI create challenges for code updates, conflicting stakeholder goals, private-owner coordination, and education needs – and also create a new set of on-going funding, tracking, inspection, maintenance, and enforcement obligations. Explore lessons learned and successful approaches through which Phase I & II permittees are incorporating LID/GSI into their programs over the long-term.

Moderator

 - Julie Brandt, Parametrix

Speakers

 - Kelli Jones, City of Kirkland
 - Jessica Knickerbocker, City of Tacoma
 - Travis Nelson, Pierce County Public Works

Cross-Cutting
Issues
1D Stormwater Regulation Update

Stormwater regulations are constantly evolving. Hear about the latest permit rules in Washington, including those related to construction, boat yards, and sand & gravel facilities – plus other issues that the Dept. of Ecology is looking at that may affect all permit holders.

Moderator

 - Ross Dunning, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

Speakers

- Jeff Killelea, Washington Dept. of Ecology
 - Chris Montague-Breakwell, 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 Assuring Treatment Results

The success of a treatment approach may depend as much on the process followed as the technology employed. Review a holistic decision making process for determining needs at Level 3 sites; evaluating treatment approaches, site conditions, and contaminant characterization; considering source control options; and balancing capital vs. ongoing O&M costs – plus Dept. of Ecology comments regarding engineering reports and common errors.

Moderator

 - Marsi Beeson, GeoEngineers, Inc.

Speakers

 - Diana Hasegan, GHD
 - Bo Li, Washington Dept. of Ecology
 - Marcia Medina, GHD
 - Stacy Patterson, Farallon Consulting, LLC

Construction 2B Working with Special Construction Situations

Various site characteristics and requirements can create special challenges for effective stormwater management. Explore approaches for dealing with small footprint urban sites, very large projects, and contaminated sites with their associated Administrative Orders.

Moderator

 - Nathan Holloway, Clear Water Services

Speakers

 - Tyrone Clager, Clear Water Services
 - Riley Conklin, Farallon Consulting, LLC
 - Tracie Walters, Washington Dept. of Ecology

Municipal &
Development
2C GSI Maintenance - What Have We Learned

Maintaining vegetated stormwater facilities presents many challenges and opportunities. Examine lessons learned from the field on how to successfully maintain GSI facilities, and how GSI designs can be adapted to ensure ease of maintenance and long-term success via the selection of appropriate plants for site conditions and aesthetics.   

Moderator

 - George Iftner, Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Speakers

 - Brendan Addis, Sound Native Plants 
 - Ben Alexander, Sound Native Plants
 - Drena Denofrio, Seattle Public Utilities
 - Kate Forester, Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Cross-Cutting
Issues
2D Regional Stormwater Monitoring Program

The Regional Stormwater Monitoring Program (RSMP) is a collaborative effort among western Washington municipalities and state agencies designed to monitor and share what works and doesn’t work in certain situations, and how best to improve overall stormwater management. Hear about current RSMP activities, along with initial results and findings.

Moderator

 - Derek Day, Washington Dept. of Ecology

Speakers

 - John Lenth, Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.
- Brandi Lubliner, Washington Dept. of Ecology
 - James Packman, Cardno GS, Inc.
 - Andy Rheaume, City of Redmond

12:30-2:00 LUNCH & Keynote Address:
     Dr. John Stark, Director, Washington Stormwater Center
2:00-3:15 Session 3 – Concurrent Tracks
Industrial 3A Inspectors' View from the Field

Hear first-hand from Ecology and City inspectors about their observations from actual sites, both positive and negative, including overall trends, source control issues, the effectiveness of BMPs, treatment successes, and recurring challenges.

Moderator

 - Lisa Rozmyn, Washington Stormwater Center 

Speakers

 - Kurt Baumgarten, Washington Dept. of Ecology
 - Mindy Collins, Washington Dept. of Ecology
 - Mark Schuler, City of Tacoma

Construction 3B Managing Key Contaminants

Review case studies that address the major contaminants from construction sites, including turbidity and pH – along with other contaminants of growing concern to regulators, such as heavy metals and hydrocarbons.

Moderator

 - Jason Ziemer, Clear Creek Systems, Inc.

Speakers

- Liisa Doty, WaterTectonics, Inc.
- Nathan Hardebeck, Clean Water Technologies, LLC
- Jason Martino, Clear Creek Systems, Inc.

Municipal &
Development
3C Addressing Infiltration Feasibility

While codes declare that infiltration/LID is the approach of choice, it doesn’t work everywhere due to soil properties, slope hazards, contamination, and other site characteristics. Examine the definition of infiltration “feasibility,” using GIS to map stormwater feasibility areas, and the use of deep infiltration in areas with glacial till and other low permeability soils.

Moderator

 - Robin Kirschbaum, Robin Kirschbaum, Inc.

Speakers

 - Scott Kindred, Kindred Hydro, Inc.
 - Curtis Koger, Associated Earth Sciences, Inc.

Cross-Cutting
Issues
3D The Impact of Third-Party Lawsuits

For some years now, Clean Water Act lawsuits by outside parties have been a de facto enforcement tool for stormwater permit compliance. Explore what can be learned by both sides from the outcome of these cases. Plus, bring your questions to an open forum with attorneys on both sides of the enforcement issue.

Moderator

 - Owen Reese, Aspect Consulting LLC

Speakers

  - Katelyn Kinn, Puget Soundkeeper
 - Mike Nesteroff, Lane Powell PC
 - David Ubaldi, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP  

3:15-3:45 Networking Break
3:45-5:00 Session 4 – Concurrent Tracks
Industrial 4A Industrial Treatment Project Showcase

What was the problem, what worked, and what did it cost? Hear a rapid-fire set of case studies that illustrate what is being learned in the field of industrial treatment for metals and solids/organics.

Moderator

 - Sean Hanrahan, PBS Engineering and Environmental, Inc.

Speakers

- Tom Atkins, Aspect Consulting LLC
- Michael Dole, GHD
- Kurt Marx, Marx Environmental Consulting
- Audrie Starsy, SoundEarth Strategies, Inc.
- Nathan Ward, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

Construction 4B Bid Specification for Stormwater Control

Too often, construction bid documents pay inadequate attention to the stormwater management portion of the project, leading to underpricing and poor outcomes. Learn about the elements of proper specifications, including performance based requirements, as well as reasonable cost expectations.

Moderator

 - Jill Marilley, HDR 

Speakers

 - Rhett Carpenter, The Integrated Group
 - Chris Masek, City of Bellevue
 - Kirk Moughamer, HDR
 

Municipal &
Development
4C Stormwater Control Transfer System

Review Washington’s program for moving stormwater flow and treatment from one drainage/basin to another higher priority one in order to meet area-wide environmental objectives – including Ecology’s guidelines and program case studies.

Moderator

 - Bruce Wulkan, Puget Sound Partnership

Speakers

 - Heather Ballash, Washington Dept. of Commerce
 - Anne Dettelbach, Washington Dept. of Ecology
 - Andy Rheaume, City of Redmond

Cross-Cutting
Issues
4D Bioretention Soil Mix - What Works

A great deal of attention is being placed on the actual components of bioretention soil mix (BSM) and which attributes enhance its effectiveness. Examine a set of research studies that address this question.

Moderator

 - Christian Nilsen, ICF International, Inc.

Speakers

 - Curtis Hinman, Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.
 - Douglas Howie, Washington Dept. of Ecology
 - Joe Kalmar, Landau Associates, Inc.

5:00-6:00 Cocktail Reception