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Overview, Lessons Learned and Best Practices Derived from Independent Optimization Reviews of Superfund Mining Sites

Sponsored by: U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

Archived: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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This webinar presents an overview of the EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) "Mine Site Optimization Initiative," and summarizes the lessons learned identified and best practices derived from independent optimization reviews performed on over 30 Superfund mine sites and mining district sites nationwide. The initiative is being performed under the EPA's National Strategy to Expand Superfund Optimization Practices from Site Assessment to Site Completion, which expanded and formalized optimization practices as an operating business model for the Superfund remedial program. The webinar will present case studies of mine site reviews performed, a summary of specific lessons learned identified for site characterization, and an update on the development of best practices resources to support consistent and safe approaches to characterization of mine sites with the potential for sudden, uncontrolled release of mining-influenced waters.

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Presenters:

Kirby BiggsKirby Biggs, U.S. EPA(biggs.kirby@epa.gov)
Kirby Biggs is the National Optimization Coordinator for EPA OSRTI?s Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (TIFSD). He leads the Superfund National Optimization Strategy Program development and implementation and co-led development of the Strategy. Kirby leads TIFSD?s National Optimization Team of HQ and Regional staff, managing multiple site-specific optimization projects. These projects involve EPA, states, and public sector entities conducting Superfund technical support projects throughout the Superfund Pipeline using targeted investigation technical support, independent design reviews, remedial system evaluations, and long-term monitoring and optimization studies. Kirby also sponsors development of optimization internet seminars and delivers webinars and classroom optimization courses. He identifies and develops new techniques, methods, procedures and practices to facilitate the closeout of sites and to return them to productive use.

Jody EdwardsJody Edwards, Tetra Tech(jody.edwards@tetratech.com)
Jody Edwards is a Principal Hydrogeologist and Senior Project Manager with Tetra Tech, where he has managed optimization review services support to EPA OSRTI since 2009. A registered Professional Geologist with 31 years' experience in contaminated site characterization and cleanup, Mr. Edwards specializes in leading and performing independent optimization reviews of site cleanups. He is currently leading mining specialist teams in reviewing mine sites and mining district sites to determine the potential for large, uncontrolled releases of mining-influenced water; determining contingency, notifications and emergency action planning (CNEAP) preparedness; identifying planned site activities that warrant performance of failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA); and providing recommendations for preventing or mitigating such releases. Mr. Edwards is also a nationally-recognized expert in the application of innovative best practices such as US EPA's Triad Approach, 3-dimensional visualization and analysis, high-resolution site characterization, and dynamic work strategies using real-time measurement technologies; the use of project life cycle conceptual site models; facilitating stakeholder alignment on program/project goals and objectives; and developing innovative strategies for site characterization, remediation and monitoring.


Moderators:

Michele MahoneyMichele Mahoney, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (mahoney.michele@epa.gov)
Michele Mahoney works on contaminated site remediation and reuse within EPA's Superfund program. She provides support to practitioners on the use of soil amendments for remediation and redevelopment/reuse, ecological revitalization, terrestrial carbon sequestration, and urban gardening. She also researches and compiles information on mining site remediation technology and land reuse, and manages content development for the EcoTools and Mining pages on CLU-IN.org. Michele recently led the development of a resource guide on treatment technologies for mining-influenced water.

Michele has worked with EPA for over 14 years. Prior to her current responsibilities, Michele served the Agency as the lead for food waste composting issues and as an environmental fate and ecological risk assessor for pesticide registration.


Jean M BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (balent.jean@epa.gov)
Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.


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