EBC 14th Annual Dredging Conference: Cleaning Up Past Contamination – Rivers, Ports, Harbors, and Lagoons


Date: November 13, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Meeting

New England has a long history of industrialization attributed to the region’s resources and abundant lakes, rivers, coastal ports, and waterfronts. With that industrialization came a legacy of past disposal and discharge practices used to handle manufacturing by-products and waste. At the time, these disposal and discharge practices were considered acceptable and, in some cases, even permitted. However, today there is a better understanding of the true impacts these practices have had on the environment.

With this understanding and implementation of federal and state regulations, the industry has moved away from past practices and is pushing ahead to remediate that contamination.

This EBC Dredging Conference will focus on the dredging and removal of contaminated sediments and debris from the bottom of lakes, rivers, harbors, and other water bodies to address past practices.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Please send an email to EBC staff ([email protected]) following the conclusion of the program to receive a certificate.

Final Agenda – 14th Annual Dredge Conference – Cleaning Up Past Contamination


Program Chair:

  • Andrew Timmis, Director of Business Development – Environmental Group, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.

Speaker Agenda:

“It’s Time to Close the Books on the Silver Lake Reclamation Project” How to Decommission a 28-acre Temporary Containment Site for Dredged Materials Containing Elevated Arsenic Levels

  • Tom Jenkins, P.E., Vice President, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

A Review of the PCB Remediation Project on the Grasse River in Massena, NY

  • Paul LaRosa, P.E., Principal Engineer, Anchor QEA

Recognizing and Resolving the Challenges to Ensure the Safe and Effective Removal of Contaminated Sediment at the Fireworks Site

  • Ronald J. Marnicio, PhD, PE, Project Manager, Tetra Tech

Dredging in America’s Home-Town: The Project That Could Not Fail

  • Nick Mucci, Business Development Manager, Clean Earth

Liberty Utilities Former Mount Hope Street Manufactured Gas Plant Remediation Project

  • Steven S. Atter, P.E., Northeast Remediation Practice Lead, AECOM

Attendee List

Rick Beach GZA GeoEnvironmental Sediment Practice Leader
Anders Bjarngard GZA Principal
James Brinkman Geosyntec Consultants Principal
Matt Cadwallader Woods Hole Group Business Development Manager, Energy
Timothy Cady Charter Contracting Company, LLC Director/Program Services
Matthew Cardin BHI Env. Permitting Manager
Neal Carey GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Associate Principal
Sean Carroll Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Senior Project Manager
Charles Crocetti Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Senior Vice President
Matt Dmyterko O&G Industries Inc Administrator
Dwight Dunk Epsilon Associates, Inc. Principal
Michael Empey Jay Cashman, Inc. / Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co, LLC Sr. Vice President Business Development
Leslie Fields Woods Hole Group Coastal Geologist/Project Manager
Adam Finkle Woods Hole Group Coastal Scientist
Billie-Jo Gauley Anchor QEA Senior Geologist
Sean Gilson MHF Services Account Representative
Shane Gray Charter Contracting Company, LLC Project Manager
Marisa Guarinello INSPIRE Environmental Senior Scientist
Bill Heiple Stantec Associate
Lucas Hellerich Woodard and Curran Practice Leader
Mark Joyce Charter Contracting Company, LLC Director, Business Development
Nic Leblanc Englobe Business Development Director Northeastern US
Lisa Lefkovitz Battelle Project Manager
Paul Leofanti Charter Contracting Company, LLC Director, Estimating & Project Management
Victoria Man ZUVIC Inc. Director of Environmental Services
Peter McGlew Aries Engineering, LLC Principal Hydrogeologist
Daniel Mendelsohn RPS Principal Consultant
Kyle Merkosky Charter Contracting Company, LLC Project Manager
Chester Myers Massachusetts Port Authority Senior Waterfront Project Manager
jim occhialini Alpha Analytical vice president, specialty services practice leader
Michael Paonessa EnviroVantage, Inc. Director of Remediation
Alan Pepin GEI Consultants, Inc. Sr. Project Manager
Anthony Pisanelli Charter Contracting Company, LLC Senior Vice President
Sarah Pope Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Project Engineer
Chris Pray GEI Consultants, Inc. Senior Project Manager
Joanna Sebik Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Asst PM
David Shea Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Senior Vice President
Jon Simpson Charter Contracting Company Director of Environmental Services
Julie Sullivan City of Quincy Environmental Scientist
Chad Sumner SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC Principal
Jessica Wall Anderson & Kreiger Legal Assistant
Richard Warren O&G Industries, Inc Assistant Vice President, Facilities
Kevin Wikar Keller NA / HBWD Area Manager
Steven Wolf US EPA Region 1 Financial Specialist
David Wong MassDEP Environmental Analyst

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsor

PowerPoint Presentations

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC 14th Annual Dredging Conference: Cleaning Up Past Contamination – Rivers, Ports, Harbors, and Lagoons completed on November 13, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – 14th Annual Dredge Conference – Cleaning Up Past Contamination

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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