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					                                      MID-YEAR MEETING
                                        April 28-29, 2010
                                    Westin Bonaventure Hotel
                                    404 South Figueroa Street
                                         Los Angeles, CA




Recycling Matters

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Dear Colleagues:

As the ASTSWMO Past President, I would like to welcome you to California, the Golden State. California is a
very diverse State, both geographically and culturally.

California is the third largest State in the Union and the most populous. California is the country’s top
agricultural State, growing half of the food for the country. Almost all almonds, artichokes, dates, figs,
kiwifruit, olives, persimmons, pistachios, prunes, raisins, and walnuts are grown in California. California
contains the lowest and the highest points in the continental U.S., as one can travel from 282 feet below sea
level in Death Valley to 14,494 foot Mount Whitney in less than a day. California is home to the oldest, largest
and tallest living things. The bristlecone pines of the eastern Sierras are 4,600 years old, the General Sherman
Tree in Sequoia National Park is the largest and the California coast redwoods are the tallest.

Four out of twelve of the largest U.S. cities are in the State of California and you are in the second largest city
in the U.S., Los Angeles. When Los Angeles was founded in 1781, 44 people lived in El Pueblo de Nuestra
Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de la Porciuncula (Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Small
Portion). The population grew, but the name shrank to simply “Los Angeles.”

Because the Los Angeles area is so large and diverse, it has something to offer everyone. There is no shortage
of things to see and do. A few of the family-friendly things to do include: Disneyland, Universal Studios, the
Los Angeles Zoo, the Coca Cola Building (a LA Cultural Historic Monument), the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and
Six Flags Magic Mountain. Sports enthusiasts might like to see the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Los Angeles
Angels of Anaheim play baseball. They both have home games during or within a day or two of the Mid-Year
Meeting. You can still get playoff tickets to see the LA Lakers (NBA) or the LA Kings (Stanley Cup) at the Staples
Center during the week of the ASTSWMO Mid-Year Meeting. Unfortunately, the LA Galaxy Soccer Team is at an
away game during the week of the Meeting. To catch the LA Galaxy (and David Beckham), you will need to
come to Los Angeles a week early. Art lovers need to check out the Getty Center, the Walt Disney Concert
Hall, Norton Simon Museum, LA County Museum of Art, or any of the multitude of other museums in LA.

Within 2 miles of the Bonaventure Hotel are: the Walt Disney Concert Hall where the LA Philharmonic
Orchestra plays, the Music Center-Performance Arts Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Staples Center, Olvera Street (the birthplace of Los Angeles), Little Tokyo, Chinatown,
Shrine Auditorium, Dodger Stadium, and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Within 15 miles of the
Hotel are: USC, Natural History Museum, California Science Center, the LA Zoo, Griffith Park (planetarium and
observatory), Hollywood Bowl, Kodak Theater (new home of the Academy Awards and offers tours), Rose
Bowl, Universal Studios, Rodeo Drive (shopping at its finest), UCLA, Santa Monica (beaches and Third Street
Promenade), Old Town Pasadena Historic District, J. Paul Getty Museum (the Getty Museum has been
described as a work of art with a museum inside - it’s a must see as far as I’m concerned). Most of these sights
have events going on during the dates of the Mid-Year Meeting or you can get tickets for tours.

Enjoy the Mid-Year Meeting and enjoy your stay in the City of Angels. If you have time, I encourage you to
investigate other parts of the Golden State. You won’t be disappointed!


Peggy Harris
ASTSWMO Past President



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Day One – Wednesday, April 28, 2010

7:00 – 8:30      Registration – Catalina Foyer
                 A continental breakfast will be available to all attendees.

8:30 – 9:00      Welcome and Opening Remarks
                 Emerald Bay Room
                 Moderated by: Gary Baughman (CO), ASTSWMO President

                 Speakers:
                    • Welcome to California:
                           o Peggy Harris (CA), ASTSWMO Past President
                           o Mark Leary, Deputy Director, CalRecycle
                    • Secretary-Treasurer Report: Cheryl Coleman (SC), ASTSWMO Secretary-Treasurer

9:00 – 10:15     Plenary Session: National Perspectives on Recycling and Product Stewardship
                 Emerald Bay Room
                 Moderated by: Karen Hale (OH), ASTSWMO Program & Information Exchange Subcommittee
                 Chair

                 Per the theme of the meeting, “Recycling Matters,” this session will offer perspectives on
                 recycling and product stewardship.

                 Speakers:
                    • Kathy Frevert (CA), ASTSWMO Product Stewardship Task Force Member: ASTSWMO
                        Product Stewardship Framework Policy Document
                    • Betsy Smidinger, EPA ORCR: EPA Recycling Activities

10:15 – 10:45 BREAK – Catalina Foyer

10:45 – 12:00 Plenary Session: Source Control - Why Recycling Matters
              Emerald Bay Room
              Moderated by: Stan Phillippe (CA), Green Chemistry Task Force Chair

                 This session will feature two speakers and their perspectives on why recycling is important as
                 well as controlling debris at the source.

                 Speakers:
                    • Captain Charles Moore, Algalita Marine Research Foundation: Plastic Debris
                    • Jonathan Bishop, Chief Deputy Director, California Water Resources Control Board:
                        Trash & TMDLs

12:00 – 1:30     Lunch
                 Avalon Room
                 Featured Speaker: Margo Reid Brown, Acting Director, CalRecycle




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1:45 – 3:00      Program Breakouts

                 Hazardous Waste Session
                 San Gabriel BC Room
                 Topic: Definition of Solid Waste (DSW)
                 Moderated by: Ron Shell (AL), HW Recycling TF Chair

                 This session will provide an update on the current regulatory status of DSW (history &
                 timetable for pending actions), including a discussion of how implementation has progressed
                 in States that are already using the new rule.

                 Speaker:
                    • Charlotte Mooney, EPA ORCR

                 Federal Facilities Session
                 Santa Barbara B Room
                 Topic: Radiation Updates: Tritium Exit Signs, Depleted Uranium, and More!
                 Moderated by: Dale Rector (TN), Radiation Focus Group Chair

                 This session will feature an update of the work being conducted by the ASTSWMO Radiation
                 Focus Group.

                 Speakers:
                    • Dale Rector, TN
                    • Jennifer Opila, CO

                 Solid Waste/Sustainability Session
                 Santa Barbara C Room
                 Topic: Recycling Requirements
                 Moderated by: Ralph Bohn (UT), Solid Waste Subcommittee Vice-Chair

                 This solid waste session will focus on the theme of the meeting and will feature speakers from
                 California discussing recycling and zero waste programs.

                 Speakers:
                    • Marshalle Graham (CA): California’s Commercial Recycling Requirements
                    • Alex Dmitriew, Commercial Recycling Assistant Coordinator, City of San Francisco, CA:
                        San Francisco’s Zero Waste Policies and Programs

                 CERCLA and State Response Session
                 San Gabriel A Room
                 Topic: CERCLA and Brownfields
                 Moderated by: Ken Kloo (NJ), CERCLA and Brownfields Subcommittee Chair

                 This session will offer attendees the opportunity to hear from ASTSWMO and EPA on various
                 projects being conducted by ASTSWMO as well as updates from EPA OSRTI and OBLR.

                 Speakers:

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                 Ken Kloo, CERCLA and Brownfields Subcommittee Chair
                    • Focus Group Updates

                 Jim Woolford, Director, EPA OSRTI
                     • Integrated Cleanup Initiative
                     • Community Engagement

                 Patricia Overmeyer, Land Revitalization Manager, EPA OBLR
                 All Appropriate Inquiry Listening Session
                      • AAI Final Rule
                      • AAI Questions

                 Tanks Session
                 Santa Barbara A Room
                 Topic: Biofuels
                 Moderated by: Mahesh Albuquerque, CO and Mark Barolo, EPA OUST

                 This session will focus on the recent State experiences with biofuels, as well as EPA’s efforts in
                 researching impacts of biofuels on UST systems and releases. A speaker from EPA OUST will
                 outline the focus of their three main avenues of research regarding biofuels. Presentations by
                 States will focus on sharing issues/problems/challenges with biofuels. The presentations will
                 be followed by time allotted for questions, answers and general discussion. The session will
                 also provide an update on EPA ORD Biofuels Research Efforts.

                 Speakers:
                    • Mark Barolo, EPA OUST
                    • Laura Fisher, CA
                    • Leslie Harp, KY

3:00 – 3:30      BREAK – Lobby Foyer

3:30 – 4:45      Program Breakouts

                 Joint Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste and Sustainability Session
                 San Gabriel BC Room
                 Topic: Nanomaterials
                 Moderated by: Stan Phillippe (CA), Green Chemistry Task Force Chair

                 This session will focus on the regulation of nanomaterials in products and waste as well as how
                 California is approaching the topic through its Nanotechnology Initiative.

                 Speakers:
                    • Tim Malloy, UCLA
                    • Jeffrey Wong, Ph.D. (CA): California Nanotechnology Initiative

                 Federal Facilities Session
                 Santa Barbara B Room


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                 Topic: Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC): Program Updates
                 Moderated by: Isabella Alasti (CA), State-Federal Coordination Focus Group

                 This session will provide an update on the BRAC Program. EPA FFRRO will provide a briefing on
                 its current and future role in supporting environmental restoration under the BRAC Program.
                 Navy and Air Force representatives will present overviews of their BRAC Programs and provide
                 information on their policies and plans for legacy BRAC, and highlight site-specific cases.

                 Speakers:
                    • John Reeder, EPA FFRRO
                    • Laura Duchnak, U.S. Navy, BRAC PMO West
                    • Philip Mook Jr., U.S. Air Force, AFRPA Western Region

                 CERCLA and State Response Session
                 San Gabriel A Room
                 Topic: Green Disposal and Remediation
                 Moderated by: Ken Kloo (NJ), CERCLA and Brownfields Subcommittee Chair

                 The two speakers for this session will review the green and sustainable decommissioning /
                 deconstruction of the Middletown Regional Hospital Campus. The focus will be on the reuse
                 and recycling of materials and waste generated from the site as well as ho the Atrium Medical
                 Center achieved local and global economic, social and environmental benefits through reuse
                 and recycling.

                 Speakers:
                 Nita Nordstrom, OH and John McKinney, Director, Atrium Medical Center
                     • Middletown Hospital Remediation and Reuse

                 Tanks Session
                 Santa Barbara A Room
                 Topic: LUST Economic Stimulus Session
                 Moderated by: Stephen Reuter (NM), LUST Task Force Vice-Chair and Adam Klinger, EPA OUST

                 This session will focus on how States are using the ARRA LUST funding to do cleanups, handle
                 the additional reporting requirements, and expend the funds. There will be presentations by
                 States describing success stories, which will document how these States have overcome
                 various obstacles. If a State has undergone an audit, then they will discuss and share the
                 questions that are being raised in order to improve the process for States who have yet to be
                 audited. There will be a period of time after the formal presentations for questions and
                 answers and general discussion.

                 Speakers:
                    • Adam Klinger, EPA OUST
                    • Gary King, IL
                    • Dorothy Malaier, AL

5:30 – 7:00      Reception and Awards Ceremony for ASTSWMO Members and Mid-Year Meeting Attendees


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                 Hollywood Ballroom




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Day Two – Thursday, April 29, 2010

7:30 – 8:30      Registration - – Catalina Foyer
                 A continental breakfast will be available to all attendees.

8:30 – 10:00     Roundtable Sessions

                 Hazardous Waste Session
                 Emerald Bay Room
                 Moderated by: Butch Dye (MD), ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste Subcommittee Vice-Chair, Maria
                 Vickers, Acting Director, EPA ORCR, and Sandra Connors, Acting Deputy Director, EPA OECA
                 Topics:
                     • Integrated Cleanup Initiative
                     • National Enforcement Strategy for Corrective Action
                     • State Training Needs (ORCR and OECA)
                              o RCRA Practitioners Training
                              o Enforcement & Permitting
                              o ORCR Training
                              o State Needs
                     • Performance Track – lessons learned
                     • Update on auto sector closures
                     • Financial assurance requirements beyond the initial 30-year post-closure period and
                         what HQ is doing with respect to developing guidance on the issue.
                     • EPA's Community Engagement Initiative and EJ
                     • CA 550 issue
                     • Issues and challenges the States are facing as they populate the financial assurance
                         module in RCRAInfo, and progress to date
                     • Financial Assurance/National Program Managers Guidance
                     • E-waste/CRT export enforcement update
                     • Impact of Mercury Export Ban on generators of mercury waste

                 Federal Facilities Session
                 San Gabriel BC Room
                 Moderated by: Rick Moss (CA), Federal Facilities Subcommittee Vice-Chair and John Reeder,
                 Director, EPA FFRRO
                 Topics:
                     • Integrated Cleanup Initiative
                     • Community Engagement Initiative

                 CERCLA and State Response Session
                 Santa Barbara AB Room
                 Moderated by: Ken Kloo (NJ), ASTSWMO CERCLA and Brownfields Subcommittee Chair; Jim
                 Woolford, Director, EPA OSRTI; and David Lloyd, Director, EPA OBLR
                 Topics:
                 David Lloyd, Director, EPA OBLR
                     • FY11 Presidential Budget
                     • 2011 Brownfields Conference

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                     • ARRA Activity Update
                     • Cities in Transition Update
                     • Area Wide Planning
                     • Urban Agriculture
                     • HUD/DOT/EPA Initiative
                 Jim Woolford, Director, EPA OSRTI
                     • FY 10/11 Budget
                     • ARRA Update
                     • Reuse of sites for Renewable Energy projects and liability
                     • Site Assessment update, including Subpart O
                     • Vapor Intrusion update - including status
                     • Dioxin update
                     • State budget issues- O&M
                     • Bankruptcy Impacts on Cleanup
                     • Green Remediation
                            o Strategy
                            o Standards

                 Ken Kloo, ASTSWMO CERCLA and Brownfields Subcommittee Chair
                    • Effect of State Budgets on NPL Listing Decisions

                 Solid Waste/Sustainability Session
                 Avalon Room
                 Moderated by: Charles Johnson (CO), ASTSWMO Municipal D Waste Task Force Chair and
                 Betsy Smidinger, EPA ORCR
                 Topics:
                     o EPA’s Life Cycle Analysis work, and what linkages there may be to the solid waste and
                         recycling programs
                     o Sustainable financing for recycling
                     o Community Engagement as it relates to solid waste and recycling
                     o Update regarding the definition of solid waste in the context of the Clean Air Act
                         112/129 rulemaking
                     o Renewable fuel rule

                 Tanks Session
                 Santa Barbara C Room
                 Moderated by: Russ Brauksieck (NY), Tanks Subcommittee Chair and EPA OUST representative
                 Topic: State & EPA Updates, 8:40 – 9:15
                     • Status of Performance Measures
                     • Budget Update
                     • State Priorities
                     • EPA Administrator and OSWER AA Priorities

                 Moderated by: Russ Brauksieck (NY), Tanks Subcommittee Chair and Mark Barolo, EPA OUST
                 Topic: Prevention, 9:15 – 10:00
                    • EPAct Requirements
                    • Inspection Deadline Update

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                              o   Update on deadline
                                       OUST effort to improve Inspector Training
                                       What additional assistance do States need to meet the three-year
                                          inspection cycle? What type of assistance would be most helpful?
                                       Discussion on Inspection Deadline Extension
                              o Operator Training
                                       How has implementation gone so far? What has the reaction been
                                          from the operators? Has the implementation been burdensome on
                                          the State?
                                       ICC National Operator A and B exams
                      •   Federal Regulations Revisions
                              o Update on progress
                              o Update on Part 281 revisions, impacts on SPA
                      •   Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel USTs
                              o Highlight recent concerns and efforts to determine causes

10:00 – 10:30 BREAK & CHECK-OUT
              Beverage refreshment will be available in both the Catalina and Lobby Foyers.

10:30 – 12:00 Roundtable Sessions Continued

                 Hazardous Waste Session
                 Emerald Bay Room
                 Moderated by: Butch Dye (MD), ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste Subcommittee Vice-Chair, Maria
                 Vickers, Acting Director, EPA ORCR, and Sandra Connors, Acting Deputy Director, EPA OECA
                 Topics: To be continued from previous roundtable session.

                 Federal Facilities Session
                 San Gabriel AB Room
                 Moderated by: Rick Moss (CA), Federal Facilities Subcommittee Vice-Chair and John Reeder,
                 Director, EPA FFRRO
                 Topics:
                     • Update on EPA FFRRO Program and Priorities

                 Solid Waste/Sustainability Session
                 Avalon Room
                 Moderated by: Charles Johnson (CO), ASTSWMO Municipal D Waste Task Force Chair and
                 Betsy Smidinger, EPA ORCR
                 Topic: Construction and Demolition (C&D) Materials Recycling

                      •   EPA’s C&D Materials Recovery Roadmap status – Kim Cochran, EPA ORCR
                          The two sub-issues being addressed by the Roadmap are:
                              1. Specifications, Standards and/or Guidelines Needed for Use of Drywall and
                                 Wood in Manufacturing Applications
                              2. Data, Information, and Analysis Needed for C&D Materials
                      •   Deconstruction of materials with lead-based paint; Guidance; State experiences



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                      •   Deconstruction in general – what’s happening? Green building and LEED – how is
                          LEED pushing the infrastructure to push goals? What are the roadblocks to LEED?

                 CERCLA and State Response Session
                 Santa Barbara AB Room
                 Moderated by: Ken Kloo (NJ), ASTSWMO CERCLA and Brownfields Chair; Jim Woolford,
                 Director, EPA OSRTI; and David Lloyd, Director, EPA OBLR
                 Topics:
                     • Continuation of previous discussion

                 Tanks Session
                 Santa Barbara C Room
                 Moderated by: Jeff Kuhn (MT), LUST Task Force Chair and Adam Klinger, EPA OUST
                 Topic: Corrective Action - LUST
                     • Integrated Cleanup Initiative
                     • Petroleum Vapor Intrusion (PVI)
                             o Current efforts and proposed timetable for completion of OUST PVI Guidance
                                 document and associated products
                     • OUST EDB Lead Scavengers Memo
                             o Status of sampling recommendation to States
                     • EPA OUST Backlog Study
                             o Status of OUST’s review of State backlogs
                     • Proposed performance measure on MNA
                             o How are States currently reporting MNA sites that have completed significant
                                 remediation efforts? Discussion of what some States and EPA Regions are
                                 doing to document sites that are approaching closure.

12:00            Adjournment of Mid-Year Meeting

12:15 – 1:30     ASTSWMO Board of Directors and Senior EPA Leadership Luncheon
                 Hollywood Ballroom

1:30 – 3:00      Continuation of ASTSWMO Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting
                 Hollywood Ballroom

3:00             Adjourn




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                                      FUTURE ASTSWMO MEETINGS


ASTSWMO currently has the following meetings scheduled for 2010:

The next Munitions Response Forum meeting will be held May 12-13, 2010, in Boise, ID.
ASTSWMO Contact: Charles Reyes

The 2010 Remediation and Reuse Symposium will be held May 12-13, 2010, in Portland, OR.
ASTSWMO Contact: Sam Puffenbarger

The 2010 LUST Training Workshop will be held on June 8-9, 2010, in San Diego, CA. ASTSWMO
Contact: Julius Shapiro

The 2010 Hazardous Waste Managers Meeting will be held on June 29-July 1, 2010, in Salt Lake
City, UT. ASTSWMO Contact: Dania Rodriguez

The 2010 State Superfund Managers Symposium will be held August 10-12, 2010, in Indianapolis,
IN. ASTSWMO Contact: Sam Puffenbarger

The 2010 ASTSWMO Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held on October 27-28, 2010, in Bethesda,
MD. ASTSWMO Contact: Dania Rodriguez




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