VEC, VT DEC & VTC bring you their Spring Conference:

“Evolving Regulations and Emerging Contaminants”
Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Judd Hall, Vermont Technical College-Randolph, VT
5 CEUs available. Please sign-in at conference to receive credits.

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The conference will cover new and proposed regulations related to groundwater, contaminated and Brownfield properties, hazardous waste, as well as an update on Vermont’s testing and regulation of emerging contaminants such as PFOA. It will be led by a combination of VT DEC regulators and industry professionals, and geared toward environmental consultants, attorneys, developers, real estate professionals, and the regulatory community.


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View Evolving Regulations and Emerging Contaminants Agenda below:
8:00am – 8:45am-Registration & Networking

8:45am – 8:50am-Welcome – Miles Waite, President, VT Env. Consortium (VEC)

8:50am – 9:15am-Opening Remarks Patricia Moulton, President, Vermont Tech (VTC) & Julie Moore, Secretary, VT Agency of Natural Resources
9:15am – 10:15am-VT DEC Rule UpdatesPatricia Coppolino, DEC Waste Management and Prevention Division (DWMPD); Matt Moran, DEC Commissioner’s Office, VT Dept. of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC)
o Investigation and Remediation of Contaminated Properties Rule (I RULE)
 Extended talk to cover Background Soil Study
o Hazardous Waste Management Regulations Update –
o Others Rules & Topics: (Net Metering Rule, Solid Waste Management Rules, Natural Resources Damage Act, LEAN / ANR On Line)
o How to Manage Urban Soils – Kurt Muller, P.E., Senior Engineer, The Johnson Company
10:15am – 10:45am-Break, networking. Please visit Exhibitors.
10: 45am – 12:00pm-Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS):
Richard Spiese (VT DEC) Moderator, 
o Considerations for PFAS Investigations – Richard Spiese
o Bennington / Pownal Updates – Jonathan Kim, Ph.D, Geologist/Environmental Scientist, VT Geological Survey; David Bond, Cultural Anthropologist, Bennington College
o Lessons Learned – Consultant’s Perspective – Steve LaRosa, Senior Project Manager, Weston & Sampson Engineers
12:00pm – 1:15pm Lunch in Dining Hall, networking. Please visit Exhibitors after lunch.
1:15pm – 2:30pm- Groundwater Protection Rule and Strategy:
Michael Smith & Scott Stewart (VT DEC) Co-Moderators

o New Primary VGES – Michael Smith or Scott Stewart, VT DEC
o Groundwater Reclassification – Kasey Kathan, VT DEC DWMPD
 Backlog of Vermont Sites
 Streamlined Process
o Bedrock Groundwater Quality Assessment
 New Methods (FLUTE, etc.) –Mark Higgins, Principal Scientist, Flute
2:30pm – 3:00pm- Break, networking. Please visit exhibitors.
3:00pm – 4:15pm- Emerging Topics: VT Environmental Consortium to Moderate
o Stormwater Infiltration at Hazardous Sites – Peter Smiar, P.E., VHB
o PCBs in Building Materials – Tom Broido, Principal Scientist, ATC Group Services
4: 15pm Closing Remarks 
Questions regarding events can be sent to or call 802-747-7900.