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11th Symposium on Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites

The applications of engineering and science associated with cleaning up hazardous waste sites continue to evolve rapidly. Our goal is to facilitate an interactive engagement between professionals from government and the private sector related to relevant and topical issues affecting our field. We will make every effort to mirror all aspects of past symposiums in terms of format and spirit. We are engaging with past organizers and participants to promote this, and have retained John J. Smith the past chair of the planning committee to assist the Post. As a SAME event, registration fees will be covered by private sector sponsorships and registration fees. The registration fee is being waived for government employees.

DCHWS seeks Young Member Participation for 2018!  

Participant demographics from recent symposiums demonstrate that attendees and speakers are senior engineers and scientists with many years of experience and significant technical sophistication in the area of hazardous waste site remediation. 

While our field continues to evolve and many senior engineers and scientists approach retirement, a need for information transfer to younger professionals in the field is critical. Recognizing the pending change in the workforce, we would like to encourage participation and support professional development of less experienced professionals. For non-Government employees, we are offering a special SAME Young Member discounted rate of $200 for those age 39 and under (as defined by SAME). This additional participation will benefit attendees by bringing new and fresh ideas in a rapidly evolving industry of engineering and science associated with cleaning up hazardous waste sites. 


We plan to open and structure our evening session on Project Management with a focus on educating younger professionals in this area.  Although focused on younger, more junior professionals, we believe this session will be informative and of benefit to everyone.  We urge you to encourage participation from your newer and less experienced staff and welcome them to this program and to SAME. We continue to welcome your feedback and look forward to seeing you and your new colleagues at our event!

Event Registration Fees

Registration is now open. Conference fees will be covered by private sector sponsorship and registration fees. The registration fee is being waived for government employees. Registration fees are as follows:

 Attendee Type Unit Price
Private Sector $250
Military/Government Free*

*Military/Government attendees need to be approved through their chain of command.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship are now available. Please click on Register Now and you will be able to add a sponsorship ($1,000 or $750 small business) or exhibit space ($1,000 full conference, $500 evening reception) during the registration process. Sponsorship and exhibitor details are included on the registration page.

Important Dates

  • September 15, 2017 – Abstract Submission and Registration Opens
  • November 30, 2017 – Abstract Submission Deadline
  • December 22, 2017 – Publish Agenda
  • April 1, 2018 – Presentations Due
  • April 18, 2018 - DCHWS Starts

Abstract Submission

We invite all interested parties to submit abstracts for consideration to the DCHWS Abstract Committee.

Submit an Abstract

We have traditionally allowed the community of practitioners to be the barometer indicating what topics resonate most keenly within the field of environmental science and engineering related to hazardous waste cleanup. In an effort to be responsive to our audience we have reviewed last year’s evaluation forms and extracted a set of suggested potential topics. Please do not feel bound by these.

Project Management Approaches/Lessons Learned

  • Innovative remedial design and remedial action delivery models (structure, contract mechanisms, etc) to achieve efficiencies in a resource constrained environment.
  • Adaptive Management approaches during remedial design and remedial action with a focus on planning during the Record of Decision. 
  • Remedial Design/Remedial Action project risk management (with a focus on RA cost and schedule risk drivers)
  • Large project management approaches and experiences (with focus on sediments, watersheds or large residential cleanups).
  • Benefits and experiences developing remedy completion strategies during remedial design and remedial action phases of the remediation process.

Technology

  • Experiences employing a combination of technologies to address source/groundwater contamination.
  • Challenges or application of innovative technologies used to conduct characterization or remediation activities in highly populated areas (vapor intrusion, groundwater, and residential/high access areas).
  • Role of the conceptual site model in making project management decisions with a focus on design investigation needs, interpretation of design investigation results and strategies for modifying remedial approach.
  • Emerging technology considerations for remediation with a focus on “full-scale” applications

Miscellaneous Experiences with Hazardous Waste Cleanups

  • Sustainability considerations, approaches and results.
  • Project delivery considerations and lessons learned when dealing with tribal resources

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Sponsors

CDM Smith logo OBG logo REGENESIS logo Stell Environmental logo
TTI Environmental logo Koman logo Sevenson logo Charter logo
U.S. Environmental logo

Exhibitors

  • Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Arcadis US, Inc.
  • BEACON
  • CDM Smith
  • EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
  • Lewis Environmental, Inc.
  • North Wind Group
  • O'Brien & Gere
  • Panther Technologies
  • REGENESIS
  • Sevenson Environmental Services Inc.
  • Terra Systems, Inc.
  • TRS Group, Inc.
  • U.S. Environmental Rental Corp.

Steering Committee Members

  • Michelle Kaufman, CDM Smith
  • Jeanne Litwin, CDM Smith
  • Jim Romig, CDM Smith
  • Lyle Trumbull, OBG
  • Gordon Araujo, REGENESIS
  • Mike Badeau, Stell Environmental
  • Amy Basehoar, KOMAN
  • Jaimie Wright, KOMAN
  • Karen Buniak, TTI Environmental
  • John J. Smith, J. J. Smith Environmental Consulting, LLC
  • Rad Delaney, Prime AE
  • Kate Garufi
  • Mark S. Wheeler
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10th Symposium on Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites

The applications of engineering and science associated with cleaning up hazardous waste sites continue to evolve rapidly. Our goal is to facilitate an interactive engagement between professionals from government and the private sector related to relevant and topical issues affecting our field. We will make every effort to mirror all aspects of past symposiums in terms of format and spirit. We are engaging with past organizers and participants to promote this, and have retained John J. Smith the past chair of the planning committee to assist the Post. As a SAME event, registration fees will be covered by private sector sponsorships and registration fees. The registration fee is being waived for government employees.

Registration for DCHWS

Event Agenda

Monday, April 3rd 
 
3:00 pm - Registration Opens
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Moderator/Panelist Briefing - John J Smith (Ormandy Ballroom)
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Evening Discussion Session - Perspective on what our field might look like in 5 years
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Welcome Reception

Tuesday, April 4th

8:00 - 8:30 am Welcome and Announcements
John J Smith, President, J J Smith Environmental Consulting, LLC
BG Joseph Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA(Ret.), Executive Director, SAME
Jim Woolford, Director, USEPA OSRTI


8:30 - 10:00 am Panel 1: Project Management
Moderator: Kate Garufi, USEPA Headquarters

1. Risk Management Considerations
Author: Kent Sorensen, CDM Smith

2. Contracts, Regulations, and Decisions: Striking a Balance – Are We Solving the Problem(s) or Just Playing the Game?
Author: David Herwig, Hydrogeologic, Inc.

3. Creating and Executing Practical Performance Specifications for Deep In-situ Solidification/Stabilization
Author: Daniel Amate, GZA Environmental

10:00 - 10:30 am - Break

10:30 - 12:00 pm - Panel 2: CSM in Groundwater RD/RA
Moderator: Tamzen MacBeth, CDM Smith

1. Shifting Perspectives to Develop a Conceptual Site Model of Bedrock Contamination
Author:  David Side, Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.

2. Design and Implementation of In Situ Groundwater Remedy for SVOCs in a Karst Limestone Aquifer
Author: Carrie McCoy, Black & Veatch

3. Conceptual Site Model for Mercury Impacted Soil and Groundwater Used for Effective Remediation
Author: David Russell, AECOM

12:00 - 1:30 pm LUNCH - On your own

1:30 - 3:00 pm - Panel 3: Materials Handling Considerations in Design and Construction
Moderator: John Bartholomeo, Sevenson Environmental

1. Rapid Solidification of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Leachate & Wet Ash Wastes
Author: Richard Traver, Pace Engineering, LLC

2. Review of Variations on In Situ Soil Mixing and Considerations for Combining with Other Technologies
Author: Tom Simpkin, CH2M

3. Identifying and Managing Key Cost Drivers from Site Investigation through Design at Contaminated Sediment Sites
Author: Doug Crawford, OBG

3:00 - 3:30 pm - Break

3:30 - 5:00 pm - Panel 4: Case Studies for In-situ Remediation
Moderator: Brad Williams, HDR

1. Leachability Evaluation Used in Treatability Bench Study and Implementation of In Situ Stabilization / Solidification
Author: Beth Liu, EA Engineering

2. In-situ Thermal Procured under MATOC/PRAC Contract Vehicle to Ensure Closure at New Jersey Superfund Site
Author: Andrew Small, TRS Group, Inc.

3. Accelerated Biodegredation with Liquid Activated Carbon reduces CVOC concentrations by 98-100% at an Industrial Site in South Carolina
Author: Gordon Araujo, Jr., REGENESIS

5:00 - 7:00 pm - Group Networking Reception

Wednesday, April 5th

8:00 - 9:30 am - Panel 5: Mining
Moderator: Bob Cianciarulo, USEPA Region 1

1. Design of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Collection and Treatment Facilities at the former Brewer Gold Mine Site, Jefferson, South Carolina
Author: Ed Hicks, Black & Veatch

2. Design Considerations for Waste Rock Cleanup Sites
Author: Brett Kay, Nobis Engineering, Inc.

3. Lessons Learned in ARD/AMD Source Control with Bactericides in an Eastern Coal Mine Setting
Author: James Gusek, Sovereign Consulting, Inc.

9:30 - 10:00 am Break

10:00 - 11:30 am - Panel 6: Sediment Projects
Moderator: Matt Lambert, USEPA Headquarters

1. Managing Key Cost Drivers During Construction at Contaminated Sediment Sites
Author: Kendrick Jaglal, OBG

2. Alternative Approaches for Implementation of USEPA’s Selected Remedy and Transport of Dredged Material on the Lower Passaic River
Author: Sharon Bailey, Louis Berger

3. Lessons Learned during nine years of Remedial Design and Remedial Action on OUs 2-5 of the Fox River Remediation Project
Author: Richard Feeney, Tetra Tech

11:30 - 12:00 pm – Closing Remarks
John J Smith/Audience Comments/ Adjourn

Sponsors

 

Exhibitors

  • Amec Foster Wheeler
  • AquaBlok, Ltd.
  • Arcadis US, Inc.
  • Beacon Environmental Services
  • CDM Smith
  • Conti Federal Services, Inc.
  • Directional Technologies, Inc.
  • EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
  • HDR
  • North Wind Group
  • OBG
  • Penn E&R
  • PeroxyChem
  • REGENESIS
  • Terra Systems, Inc.
  • Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • TRS Group, Inc.
  • U.S. Environmental Rental Corp.

Steering Committee Members

  • Michelle Kaufman, CDM Smith
  • Jeanne Litwin, CDM Smith
  • Jim Romig, CDM Smith
  • Lyle Trumbull, OBG
  • Gordon Araujo, REGENESIS
  • Mike Badeau, Stell Environmental
  • Amy Basehoar, KOMAN
  • Karen Buniak, TTI Environmental
  • John J. Smith, J. J. Smith Environmental Consulting, LLC
  • Rad Delaney
  • Kate Garufi
  • Mark S. Wheeler


9th Design & Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites

April 20-22, 2016, DoubleTree Hotel, Philadelphia, PA. Hosted by SAME Philadelphia Post

As a result of the resounding success of our 2015 Design and Contruction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites (DCHWS) and the tremendously supportive feedback we received from attendees, SAME has begun preparation for the 2016 event. The enthusiastic participation of the attendees is a major element of the symposium’s success.

The applications of engineering and science associated with cleaning up hazardous waste sites continue to evolve rapidly. Our goal is to facilitate an interactive engagement between professionals from government and the private sector related to relevant and topical issues affecting our field. We will make every effort to mirror all aspects of past symposiums in terms of format and spirit. We are engaging with past organizers and participants to promote this, and have retained John J. Smith the past chair of the planning committee to assist the Post. As a SAME event, registration fees will be covered by private sector sponsorships and registration fees. The registration fee is being waived for government employees.

Presentations

Panel 1: Modeling/Site Characterization

Moderator: Angela Carpenter, Chief, Special Projects Branch, USEPA Region 2

State of the Art in Developing Conceptual Site Models for DNAPL Groundwater Plumes
Tamzen W. Macbeth (CDM Smith)

In Situ Fracturing Analysis Using the High Resolution Injection Tool for Design Optimization of Sodium Permanganate Injection
James Soukup, PG (Weston Solutions Inc.), Scott Wisher, PG (CASCADE), Eliot Cooper, PE (CASCADE)

Use of Membrane Interface Probe and Passive Flux Meters for High Resolution Site Characterization and Measurement of Mass Flux/Discharge
Kenneth J. Cottrell, CPG, PG (HydroGeoLogic, Inc.)

Panel 2: Site Completion Strategies

Moderator: Katherine Garufi, Senior Environmental Engineer, USEPA HQ

Alternative Treatment Strategies for Ineffective Pump and Treat Remedies
Vic Cocianni (Schlumberger Technology Corporation), Craig Zeller (USEPA, Region 4), Bob Goodson (CH2M), David Urann (CH2M), Cathy Barnett (CH2M)

Application of Multiple Remedial Techniques and Approaches (In-Situ/ExSitu) at the Ewan Property Superfund Site
David Russell, LSRP (AECOM)

A Multi-Pronged Approach for Multiple Contaminated Media
Chris Wolfe, P.E. (HGL), Dave Iseri, P.G. (HGL)

Panel 3: Bioremediation Considerations for Groundwater Remedies

Moderator: Kent Sorenson, CDM Smith

The In-Situ Solar Powered Biogeochemical Reactor – How sustainable thinking can improve remediation technology
Paul Favara, PE (CH2M), Carol Mowder, PE, F.SAME (CH2M)

Anaerobic Bioremediation of a Chlorinated Solvent Groundwater Plume - Lessons Learned
Matt Alexander, Ph.D., BCEE (Leidos), Richard Cronce, Ph.D. (Leidos), Nigel Robinson (EPA Region 1), Todd Daniels (USACE Kansas City), Kershu Tan, PE (CDM Smith)

Groundwater Remediation at 25 Bedrock Sites in Southeastern Pennsylvania
Thomas Cornuet, PG (OBG)

Panel 4: Project Delivery Considerations for In-situ Thermal Treatment

Moderator: Gary Angyal, OBG

Integrated, Performance-Based Design Approach for Combined Excavation/In-situ Thermal Remediation Remedy
Thomas M. Connors (HDR)

ERH Remediation of Karst Aquifers
Barry Hodges (USACE SAS)

Lessons Learned from Electrical Resistance Heating
Bonnie Arthur (EPA Region 9)

Panel 5: Construction Project Management

Moderator: Robert L. Delhome, President, Charter

Lessons Learned – Transforming a Landfill to an Eco-recreation Destination
Jennifer Brunton, PE, CFM (Louis Berger)

A 63-acre Distressed Property Makeover
Jeffrey Levesque, PE (OBG), Gary Angyal, PE, LSRP (OBG), Steven Pernick, PE, LSRP (OBG)

Maximizing Abandoned Mine Cleanups – The Upper Ten Mile Creek Mining Area Superfund Site
David Shanight (CDM Smith), Chapin Storrar (CDM Smith), Neil Marsh (CDM Smith), Gunnar Emilsson (CDM Smith)

Panel 6: Sediment Projects - Lessons Learned

Moderator: Craig Zeller, Senior Remedial Project Manager, EPA Region 4

Multiple Dredging Methods to Remediate On-site and Off-site PCB Sediment and Soil Impacts
Mary Lou Rochotte, CPG, PMP (KEMRON Environmental Services, Inc.)

Sustainable Remediation of Abandoned/Degraded Jacks Marina Site
Peg McBrien, P.E.,PWS (Louis Berger), Lisa Magee, P.E. (Philadelphia Regional Port Authority [PRPA]), Sachin Apte, P.E. (Louis Berger), Bethany Bearmore, P.E. (Louis Berger)

Active Cap Materials and Placement at East Branch Grand Calumet River: Evaluation of Sorption Characteristics of Sediment Capping Materials
John A. Collins (AquaBlok)

Sponsors

  • Black & Veatch
  • CDM Smith
  • ch2m
  • Charter Contracting Company, LLC
  • Ecology and Environment, Inc.
  • Envirocon
  • Global Remediation Solutions
  • Great Lakes Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions
  • HDR CBI LLC, a joint venture
  • KOMAN Government Solutions, LLC
  • Louis Berger
  • O'BRIEN & GERE
  • PeroxyChem
  • REGENESIS
  • Remedial Construction Services
  • Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc.
  • Stell Environmental
  • Tetra Tech
  • TTI Environmental

Exhibitors

  • ARCADIS, Inc.
  • Beacon Environmental Services
  • CDM Smith
  • EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
  • Equity Environmental Engineering
  • Handex Consulting and Remediation
  • HDR CBI LLC, a joint venture
  • Louis Berger
  • OBG
  • REGENESIS
  • Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc.
  • Terra Systems, Inc.
  • Tetra Tech
  • US Environmental

8th Symposium on Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites

 

The SAME Philadelphia Post hosted the 8th Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites (DCHWS) Symposium to a sold out crowd of 320 people on April 15-17, 2015 at the DoubleTree in downtown Philadelphia. The Post resumed this popular and important forum for environmental professionals. The USEPA and USACE sponsored this event annually for 7 years. Circumstances arose that precluded the continuance of that arrangement. As a result, and in response to widespread interest from government and private sector professionals, the Philadelphia Post undertook the effort to reactivate this event as the primary sponsor, along with co-sponsorship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The applications of engineering and science associated with cleaning up hazardous waste sites continue to evolve rapidly. The Post’s goal was to facilitate an interactive engagement between attendees, 40% of which were from government and 60% from the private sector, related to relevant and topical issues affecting the environmental cleanup field. A total of 10 PDHs were offered for those attending the sessions that spanned the 2 ½ day event. In addition to resounding success of the program, the event was, in many aspects, “green”. The Post hosted a mobile app to eliminate paper waste and recycled name badges for use at other Post events. Survey results have been overwhelmingly positive, and planning has already begun for next year’s event! 

Click on the photos below to access all of presentation PDFs from The "8th Symposium on Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites". The Session DescriptionsSpeaker Biographies, and Attendee List are also available.

Session 1: RD/RA – Multiple Technologies/Performance Based

Session 2: Lessons Learned

Session 3: Sustainability Considerations during RD/RA

Session 4: Site Evaluation Techniques

Session 5: Project Management

Session 6: Sediment Remediation

Posters

 
Monitoring methods used to evaluate an evapotranspiration landfill cover in S.W. Idaho
Pete Johansen (Idaho Department of Environmental Quality), Jim Kelsey and John Kay (Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc)


Complete and Accelerated Biodegradation of Petroleum and Chlorinated Contaminants by an In Situ Colloidal Biomatrix 
Ben Mork, Stephanie Rittenhouse, Kristen Thoreson, Craig Sandefur, and Gordon Araujo (Regenesis)

Vineland Chemical Superfund Site (O'Brien & Gere)
Teterboro Landfill (O'Brien & Gere)
Innovative Re-use of Waste Heat durign In Situ Thermal Remediation (CDM Smith)
Design and Implementation of Sustainable Remediation (EA Engineering)
Former Dupont Chambers FUSRAP Site (ECC)
Using Geomorphology to Optimize Sediment Sampling, Budget & Schedule (Tetra Tech)
Combined Remedies for Improved DNAPL Clean-up Performance (Thermal RS)
Wirelesss Data Transmission (US Environmental)
Volumetric Load Scanning 
Remediation of Lead-Impacted Soil (Watermark)