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The Rise and Future of Green and Sustainable Remediation

The Rise and Future of Green and Sustainable Remediation
Product Code - EHAU03
Speaker(s): Leroy “Buddy” Bealer, Shell; Stephanie Fiorenza, Ph.D., BP; Karin Holland, Haley & Aldrich, Inc.; Marianne Horinko, The Horinko Group
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Emerging recently is a movement to include net environmental and societal benefits as criteria for decision making and site management practices of a remediation project. This concept, known as green and sustainable remediation (GSR), has been defined and adopted by many stakeholder organizations. Each definition is a slight variation on the following principle: green or sustainable remediation refers to decision making during cleanups that minimizes the environmental footprint of a cleanup while meeting regulatory requirements and weighing community goals and costs. These decisions may influence actions and technologies at all phases of the cleanup and may relate to everything from management practices (e.g., recycling materials at the site or powering site operations with renewable energy), to the very nature of the cleanup technology, to planning for the sustainable long-term use of the site.

The rise and proliferation of green and sustainable remediation exemplifies the strength of innovation and collaboration to rethink the status quo and, in doing so, advance shared environmental and cultural goals. Furthering the incorporation of GSR into the environmental remediation field, both domestically and internationally, is a pursuit deserving the heightened attention, effort, and collaboration of all stakeholders.

Educational Objectives:
•Consider the benefits of green and sustainable remediation for businesses, communities and the environment
•Analyze the advantages, concerns, challenges, and incentives surrounding green and sustainable remediation
•Discuss current efforts to advance a greater and more widespread understanding of green or sustainable remediation

Who Would Benefit From Attending This Program:

Environmental attorneys, environmental consultants, sustainability professionals, regulators charged with cleanup oversight, corporations and property owners with contaminated sites.

Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: A general understanding of environmental and natural resource law.
CPE Delivery method: Group Internet-Based Live
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge & Applications
Recommended CPE credit: 1.5 credit
Anticipated CLE credits: 1.5 credits (may vary based on locations requested)

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Leroy “Buddy” Bealer, Shell; Stephanie Fiorenza, Ph.D., BP; Karin Holland, Haley & Aldrich, Inc.; Marianne Horinko, The Horinko Group

Leroy “Buddy” Bealer
is employed by Shell and is the Soil and Groundwater Policy and Advocacy Region Manager for the Americas and Global Major Projects. He is leading the Sustainable Remediation Initiative (SRI) to promote sustainable remediation throughout the United States. SRI is a collaborative effort of the Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF), the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) and API Energy. Buddy works with global staff, consultants, industry, and regulators to support the development of policy based on state of the art science. He joined Shell in 1988 and held positions as a district engineer, environmental engineer, sales manager, and project manager. From 1997-2001, he managed a New Jersey based environmental remediation consulting office. Buddy was a charter member (2009) to the ITRC’s Green and Sustainable Remediation Team, is an active board member of SURF, an advisory board member of the Pennsylvania State University Sustainability Institute, and a contributing author to several sustainable remediation papers. Buddy earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1988 and an MBA from the University of Connecticut in 1997.

Stephanie Fiorenza, Ph.D., is a technology specialist for BP’s Remediation Engineering and Technology group in Houston, Texas with primary responsibility for site assessment and remediation of chlorinated solvent-impacted sites and bioremediation approaches throughout the U.S. Prior to joining BP in 2006, she managed pilot tests of innovative remediation technologies at U.S. Department of Defense sites. As a technical specialist, Stephanie maintains active research projects along with developing site-specific solutions for remediation projects. Some of these activities include conducting forensic investigations, assessing performance of a zero-valent iron barrier, developing new tools for vapor intrusion investigations, and applying enhanced bioremediation approaches in challenging environments. Stephanie has been involved with Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) since its inception.

In 2006, SURF became the focal point for sustainable remediation efforts within BP. She is an internet trainer for ITRC’s Green and Sustainable Remediation work group. Stephanie earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and a doctoral degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Karin Holland is a Senior Sustainability Specialist at Haley & Aldrich, Inc. She is responsible for leading the application of sustainability thinking to Haley & Aldrich's core services, including environmental remediation. Karin has assisted multiple clients with sustainable remediation projects throughout the remediation lifecycle, including the preparation of programmatic sustainability guidance for clients in the private and public sector. She is the former President of the Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) and chairs SURF’s Technical Initiatives Committee. Karin also is an internet based trainer for the Interstate Technical and Regulatory Council’s Green and Sustainable Remediation Team and was an active contributor to the ASTM Standard Guide for Greener Cleanups and the Standard Guide for Integrating Sustainable Objectives into Cleanup. She is a LEED-Accredited Professional, an EnvisionTM sustainability professional and verifier, and a Registered Lead ISO14001 Auditor.

Marianne Horinko is the President of The Horinko Group. Her expertise is in watershed-based approaches to cleanup and revitalization, corporate sustainability, and collaborative solutions to environmental progress through unique public-private partnerships. Prior to joining THG, she served as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2001 to 2004, and Acting EPA Administrator in 2003. Marianne brought new approaches to environmental protection using partnerships, flexibility, and innovation to create environmental improvement. During the first Bush Administration, Marianne was Attorney Advisor to Don Clay, EPA’s Assistant Administrator for OSWER. Subsequently, she served as President of Clay Associates, Inc., a national environmental policy consulting firm, where she launched the RCRA Policy Forum. Marianne is an alumna of the University of Maryland, College Park (B.S. in analytical chemistry, 1982) and Georgetown University Law School (J.D., 1986).