Conference on Antidegradation Policy

Conference on Antidegradation Policy

On December 2 and 3, 2009, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation hosted a conference on Alaska's Water Quality Antidegradation Policy at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Anchorage, AK. The purpose of the conference was to inform policy makers, wastewater discharge permittees, permit writers and interested public regarding options for implementing procedures. The Antidegradation Policy is part of the Alaska Water Quality Standards in 18 AAC 70 which protects Alaska's waters from pollution. This conference was informational only and no regulations were proposed.

Summary of Conference PDF Document

Agenda:
Title: Presenter: Video:
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Welcome & Introductions Larry Hartig, Commissioner, ADEC
State Antidegradation Policy PDF Document Jim Powell, Chief, Water Quality Standards, ADEC Video Link
Federal Antidegradation Policy PDF Document Bill Beckwith, EPA R10 Video Link
Key Antidegradation Concepts & Current Policy Issues PDF Document Jerry Diamond and Barry Tonning, Tetra Tech Video Link 1
Video Link 2
Antidegradation - The Law PDF Document Cam Leonard, Assistant Attorney General, Alaska Department of Law Video Link
Oklahoma Water Resources Board PDF Document Derek Smithee, Chief,
Water Quality Programs Division
Video Link
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency PDF Document Bill Cole, Research Scientist, Water Quality Standards Unit, Environmental Analysis & Outcomes Division Video Link
Case studies in Antidegradation from South Carolina PDF Document Mike Montebello, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Video Link
Case studies in Antidegradation from Kentucky PDF Document Albert Ettinger, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Chicago Video Link
Day 1 Wrap Up Jerry Diamond and Barry Tonning, Tetra Tech
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Review of Day 2 Agenda Jerry Diamond and Barry Tonning, Tetra Tech
Key Points from State Case Studies Jerry Diamond and Barry Tonning, Tetra Tech
Panel Discussion of States' Implementation Approaches Jerry Diamond and Barry Tonning, Tetra Tech Video Link
Timber Jon Tillinghast, Representing Sealaska Corporation Video Link
Stormwater Bill Cole, Research Scientist, Minnesota Video Link
Mining Industry PDF Document Robert Napier, Environmental Coordinator Red Dog Mine, Teck Video Link
Environmental Albert Ettinger, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Chicago Video Link
Oil & Gas Sharmon Stambaugh, Program Manager, Waste Water Discharge Authorization, ADEC Video Link
Panel Q&A and Discussion (Stakeholders & States) Jerry Diamond and Barry Tonning, Tetra Tech Video Link
Facilitated Small Group Discussions: Options for Implementing Antidegradation Policy Barry Tonning, Tetra Tech
Facilitated Report Back and Full Group Discussion: Options for Implementing Antidegradation Policy Barry Tonning, Tetra Tech Video Link
Wrap Up Jerry Diamond, Tetra Tech; Jim Powell, Chief, Water Quality Standards, ADEC
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