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Appendix E


Workshop 2 Agenda

Best Practices for Risk-Informed Remedy Selection, Closure and Post-Closure Control of Contaminated Sites: Workshop 2

January 9-10, 2014
The Keck Center, Room 100
The National Academies
500 5th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

This workshop will focus on the following topics:

  • Promotion of effective and efficient risk-informed decision making,
  • Approaches for assessing long-term performance of site remedies and closures,
  • Effective post-closure controls and the assessment of long-term stewardship options,
  • Identification of best practices for improving remediation/closure/post-closure of challenging sites.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

8:30 AM

Welcome, Highlights of Workshop 1, and Charge to Workshop 2 Participants

Paul Gilman (Chair, Planning Committee), Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Covanta Energy

DOE’s Environmental Management Perspectives on the Workshops

Mr. William (Bill) Levitan, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Site Restoration for Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Environmental Management

9:10 AM

Discussion

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Workshop 2 Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Best Practices for Risk-Informed Decision Making Regarding Contaminated Sites: Summary of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18747.
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9:30 AM

Session 1: Effective and Efficient Risk-Informed Decision Making

Moderator: Michael Kavanaugh, Principal, Geosyntec Consultants (Planning Committee)

History of Risk and Sustainability in Decision Making for Complex Sites

Bernard Goldstein, Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh

10:00 AM

Discussion

10:30 AM

BREAK

10:45 AM

Session 1 Case Studies: Risk Assessments and Decision-Making Frameworks

Moderator: Michael Kavanaugh

Federal Facility Cleanup Dialogue Series and Brownfields Discussions

Reggie Cheatham, Director of the Federal Facility Restoration and Reuse Office, Environmental Protection Agency

Risk-Based Approaches for Remediation Decisions

Paul Black, Ph.D., Principal, Neptune

11:30 AM

Discussion

12:00 PM

Morning Summary

Paul Gilman (Chair, Planning Committee)

12:10 PM

LUNCH

1:15 PM

Session 2: Approaches for Assessing Long-Term Performance of Site Remedies

Moderator: Patricia Culligan, Professor, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University (Planning Committee)

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Workshop 2 Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Best Practices for Risk-Informed Decision Making Regarding Contaminated Sites: Summary of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18747.
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Long-Term Land Use and Opportunities to Affect Decisions

Willie Preacher, Tribal DOE Program, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

A Risk-Management Framework for Decision Making

William Reckley, Branch Chief in the Japan Lessons Learned Project Directorate, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

2:00 PM

Discussion

2:30 PM

BREAK

2:45 PM

Session 2 Case Studies: Approaches for Assessing Long-Term Performance of Site Remedies

Moderator: Patricia Culligan

Bethpage/Northrop Grumman Airfield Remediation and Stewardship on Long Island

Richard Mach, Jr., Director of Environmental Compliance and Restoration Policy in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy

Institutional Controls on Lower Watts Bar Reservoir

Roger Petrie, Federal Facility Agreement (FFA) Projects Manager for the DOE Oversight Division of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

3:30 PM

Discussion

4:15 PM

Summary and Round Robin Discussion

Paul Gilman (Chair, Planning Committee)

5:00 PM

ADJOURN

Friday, January 10, 2014

8:30 AM

Welcome and Re-Cap of First Day

Paul Gilman (Chair, Planning Committee)

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Workshop 2 Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Best Practices for Risk-Informed Decision Making Regarding Contaminated Sites: Summary of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18747.
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9:00 AM

Session 3: Effective Post-Closure Controls, Monitoring, and Long-Term Stewardship (LTS)

Moderator: Rula Deeb, Principal at Geosyntec Consultants

Strategies for Long-Term Monitoring and Stewardship

Craig Benson, Director of Sustainability Research and Education and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geological Engineering, University of Wisconsin; and member of the Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP)

9:30 AM

Discussion

10:00 AM

BREAK

10:15 AM

Session 3 Case Studies: Post-Closure Controls, Monitoring, and LTS

Moderator: Rula Deeb

Infrastructure Issues and Technology Approaches for Achieving Successful “Rolling Stewardship” Dave Geiser, Director and Acting Deputy Director of DOE’s Office of Legacy Management

The Core Team Process: Making Risk-Informed Decisions for On-site Monitoring

Mary Flora, Director, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

11:15 AM

Discussion

11:45 AM

LUNCH

1:00 PM

Identification of Best Practices for Improving Remediation/Closure/Post-Closure of Challenging Sites

Moderator: Michael Kavanaugh

Identify “best-in-class” ideas for site remediation and long-term stewardship, either from the workshop or past remediation experiences, 5 minutes each

Tribal: Willie Preacher

State: Roger Petrie (TN)

Regulator: William Reckley

Federal: Dave Geiser

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Workshop 2 Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Best Practices for Risk-Informed Decision Making Regarding Contaminated Sites: Summary of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18747.
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Practitioners: Mary Flora/Craig Benson/Paul Black Citizen Stakeholder: Marolyn Parson

1:45 PM

Discussion

2:00 PM

BREAK

2:15 PM

Summary and Round Robin Discussion

Paul Gilman (Chair, Planning Committee)

Identification of best-in-class practices discussed in both workshops

3:00 PM

Wrap-up

Paul Gilman (Chair, Planning Committee)

3:15 PM

ADJOURN

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Workshop 2 Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Best Practices for Risk-Informed Decision Making Regarding Contaminated Sites: Summary of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18747.
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The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management's (EM) mission is the safe cleanup of sites associated with the government-led development of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. While many of these legacy sites have completed cleanup, the largest and most complex sites have not been fully remediated. The cleanup of these sites is proceeding under legally enforceable agreements with timelines for hundreds of milestones. EM is reviewing alternative approaches to increase effectiveness and improve cost efficiencies of its cleanup activities, especially for sites that will have residual contamination when active cleanup is complete.

This report is the summary of two workshops convened in October 2013 and January 2014 on best practices for risk-informed remedy selection, closure, and post-closure control of radioactive and chemically contaminated sites that present significant difficulty for remediation to unrestricted release. The workshop series aimed to explore best practices that promote effective, risk-informed decision making and future opportunities to improve remediation approaches and practices.In the Workshop #1 section of Best Practices for Risk-Informed Decision Making Regarding Contaminated Sites, the report examines holistic approaches for remediating sites with multiple contaminant sources and post-closure uses, and approaches for incorporating a sustainability framework into decision making regarding site remediation, closure, and post-closure control. In Workshop #2, the report focuses on post-closure controls, assessment of long-term performance of site remedies, and best practices for risk-based remediation decisions.

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