Welcome, Election, and Plenary
What’s the Buzz in Materials Management?
This session will include an overview of the top issues that the four Task Forces (Beneficial Use; Radiation; Solid Waste Disposal and Conversion; and Sustainable Materials Management) within the Materials Management Subcommittee are working on, along with the opportunity for attendees to discuss and recommend future work needed in Materials Management.Presentation
Materials Management Roundtable
EPA Updates: • Opening Remarks • National Recycling Strategy and National Recycling Goal • U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report on Recycling • Sustainable Management of Food • Electric Arc Furnace Slag • Non-Hazardous Secondary Material (NHSM) Scrap Tire Fact Sheet Emerging Wastes (batteries, solar panels, wind turbines)Presentation
Containment Sumps Repairs
As more States and Territories reach their implementation dates, with many seeing a high rate of sump testing failures, there is a need for quality repair options and procedures. While certainly offering some level of assurance of product performance, no testing regimen can fully account for installation workmanship or guarantee the performance of products after long term exposure in actual field conditions. This session will discuss some of the options that are out there and what some States require for repair to sumps. Issues dealing with used sump test water will also be discussed.Presentation Bios and Abstracts
Unintended Consequences of Petroleum Remediation
Remedial technologies are used in every State to address contamination, but are there consequences to remediation? This session will focus on sites where a remedial technology was implemented to clean up the petroleum contamination, but other unintended contamination resulted from the remediation.Presentation Bios and Abstracts
State Revenues and Impacts to the Tanks Programs
This session will focus on the reduction of State revenues and potential impacts to the State UST programs in the future. Attendees will learn how the switch to electric vehicles will not only affect state funds but will also make connections to issues of environmental justice. Find answers to questions like “How many fuel consuming cars are being replaced by electric vehicles?” and “Who will UST funds be serving?”. Following presentations from the NGA and Coltura, attendees are invited to participate in a Q&A session to discuss the future of the State UST fund programs.Presentation Bios and Abstracts
Planning for Resiliency and Sustainability of Remedies in a Changing Climate
This session will focus on the Investigation and Remedy Selection Focus Group project on climate resiliency and sustainability of remedies by presenting case studies on how States have dealt with climate change during the cleanup of a site.Presentation
EPA OBLR Virtual Roundtable
EPA OBLR Updates (current topics): • Grant Timing and Schedules • Transition Information and Questions • What are the challenges States are facing?
Hazardous Waste Roundtable
EPA Updates: • Opening Remarks • National Permitting Oversight Policy (NPOP) • National RCRA Permitting Priorities • Corrective Action 2020 Goals Results and 2030 Goals Implementation Planning • PFAS Petitions • e-Manifest Program and Implementation • Generator Compendiums • Generator Improvements Rule Citation Crosswalk • SQG Re-Notification • Pharms Rule FAQs • Lithium Ion Battery Webpages • RCRA EJ Community of PracticePresentation
Radiation Regulatory Framework 101: Regulatory Authority of States, NRC, and EPA
Disposal of very low-level radioactive waste can have an impact on hazardous waste and solid waste facilities. The session will discuss what agencies regulate radioactive material, what exactly they regulate and how they interact.Presentation
What is Environmental Justice?
The Environmental Justice (EJ) movement emerged in the early 1980s due to the recognition of the presence and impacts of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities for toxic substances being disproportionately found in racial minority and high-poverty communities across the country. With this recognition came Executive Order 12898 in 1994, which established EJ offices in the U.S. EPA, Department of Justice, and other federal agencies. Many of the same issues brought to the forefront in the 1980s are still being faced in these communities. In this session, U.S. EPA will highlight their initiatives on EJ as well as EPA’s general EJ programs, policies, and implementation within OLEM. Additionally, representatives from State agencies will highlight their agency’s approaches to EJ and how they are being implemented within their agency’s waste programs.Presentation Bios and Abstracts
Incorporating Environmental Justice at Federal Facility Cleanups
Building off of the first session on EJ, this session will focus on a more specific examination of EJ at federal facility cleanups. Representatives from the EPA OLEM, U.S. Department of Energy and State of Alaska will share information about successes and challenges in implementing EJ principles and policies at federal facilities. The session will end with a moderated discussion among participants to share recommendations on how to address EJ at federal facilities in the future.Presentation Bios and Abstracts