There are unique challenges related to planning and implementing a coastal dredge project when the sediment to be dredged is found to be contaminated under state or federal regulations. The challenges often start with the logistics and requirements of the sample collection and analytical testing phase and obtaining all of the necessary permits to authorize the removal and disposal of the contaminated dredge material. In fact, sometimes the biggest challenge is identifying an economically viable and environmentally feasible disposal option for the contaminated materials.
This EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources program will provide an overview of the various challenges associated with addressing contaminated coastal and marine dredged material, including general permitting requirements, and then take a deeper dive into case studies and, finally, creative solutions for managing and disposing the contaminated sediment.
The program will bring together experts including consultants, contractors and regulatory agency representatives, to provide lessons learned and case studies of recent coastal dredging projects. The regulatory representatives will provide an agency perspective regarding considerations during project reviews. The consultant presentations will provide perspectives on how project development and permitting professionals account for the unique challenges associated with implementing a contaminated dredging project. The contractor presentation will drill down a little further and discuss innovative aquatic placement alternatives with beneficial use, such as Pneumatic Flow Tube Mixing, that are currently garnering attention of the industry and regulators alike.
A panel discussion will follow the formal presentations.
- Michele Simoneaux, Senior Project Manager, Stantec
- Geoffrey Schwartz, P.E., Senior Project Manager, GZA
- Paul Sokoloff, Project Manager, Stantec
- Eric Stern, Director of Sediment Management, Tipping Point Resources Group, LLC
- Steven Wolf, Environmental Scientist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District
- David Wong, Environmental Analyst, 401 Water Quality Certification Program, Massachusetts DEP
Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
|If registration occurs ——–>||Through September 13||Through September 25||After September 25|
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.
EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.
Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.