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April 15, 2019

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Bob Glazier and Chris Saranko Presented at the USWAG Coal Combustion Residuals Workshop

Bob Glazier (Maryland) and Chris Saranko (Georgia) presented at the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG) Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Workshop in Arlington, Virginia in March 21, 2019.

Geosyntec assembled a team of 11 key leaders from multiple branches/regions to attend this workshop. Geosyntec attendees in addition to Bob and Chris included: Cuneyt Gokmen, Ben Amos, Whitney Law, Joe Ivanowski, and Grant Walter (Georgia); Rob Ferree (Michigan); Nandra Weeks (Florida); and Carrie Pendleton and Mike Houlihan (Maryland).

Bob is a Principal Environmental Consultant based in Maryland with more than 30 years of experience focused on site remediation, risk assessment, and environmental permitting associated with solid and hazardous waste landfills as well as power generation and manufacturing facilities.

Chris is a Principal Senior Board-Certified Toxicologist based in Georgia with more than 15 years of experience focused on evaluating potential risks associated with exposures to chemicals in the environment, the workplace, and consumer products.

The CCR Workshop was designed to provide attendees with an understanding of the CCR Rule, a key regulatory compliance.

USWAG is a trade association of more than 110 utility operating companies, energy companies and industry associations, including the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the American Public Power Association (APPA), and the American Gas Association (AGA).

Presentation Descriptions

Title: Is My Site a Candidate for a Groundwater Natural Attenuation Remedy? A Geochemist's Perspective.
Presenter: Bob Glazier
Description: The presentation discussed site-specific considerations that factor into selection of monitored natural attenuation (MNA) from a geochemist's technical perspective including more detailed information on the groundwater geochemical environment, existing attenuation mechanisms, and their longevity to permanently sequester CCR constituents.

Title: A Survey of Existing State Risk-Based Regulatory Programs that May Enhance or Impede Potential Risk-Based Flexibilities under State CCR Permit Programs.
Presenter: Chris Saranko
Description: The presentation provided a current snapshot of the evolving landscape of state CCR regulations with an emphasis on provisions for states to utilize risk-based approaches to the management and closure of CCR units. The presentation described similarities and differences between various state CCR regulatory programs and discussed some of the implications of these programmatic differences for the management of CCRs as the regulatory landscape matures. Chris addressed a critical part of the changing regulations that is central to our client's objectives for managing their liabilities and was at the forefront of many discussions at the meeting. 

More Information

About the event: USWAG CCR Workshop
About the EEI: http://www.eei.org/about/Pages/default.aspx
For consultation regarding coal combustion residuals, contact Bob Glazier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Chris Saranko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Bob: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/robert-glazier
Learn more about Chris: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/christopher-saranko