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Overview of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site

September 26, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Jacobs Engineering
5995 Rogerdale Rd
Houston, TX 77072
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Overview of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site

Presented by Gary Baumgarten, Project Manager
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6

(See speaker biography below.)

The San Jacinto River Waste Pits (the “site”), a set of waste impoundments originally constructed in the 1960s for liquid pulp and paper mill wastes located in Channelview, Texas, was added to the Superfund National Priorities List in April 2008.  The primary hazardous substances documented at the site are polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans.  In October 2017 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published its Record of Decision (ROD) for the site.  The ROD presents the selected remedy for the site along with a comparative analysis of remediation alternatives that were considered.

The presentation will provide an overview of the site characterization work conducted since April 2008, the main findings of the site characterization work, the factors used to evaluate the alternative remedies, remediation alternatives evaluated, and the selected remedy. The presentation will also include some discussion of the technical basis for the remedy selection, including the fate and transport of hazardous substances and human health risk assessments that were conducted to support the assessments.

Agenda:     

11:30 a.m.  Registration, Networking, and Lunch
12:00 noon Program and Q&A
12:50 p.m.  EWRI Announcements
1:00 p.m.    Adjourn

Professional Development Hours:  One PDHs offered for this event.

Cost:
ASCE Members:         $30
Non-Members:           $50
Registration includes lunch.

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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:

Gary Baumgarten
Project Manager
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6

Gary Baumgarten is a project manager at EPA’s Dallas Region 6 office and oversees the investigation and cleanup of Superfund sites. Gary has worked at EPA for over 30 years and has been a project manager for the last 25 years. Prior to becoming a project manager, Gary worked in the Toxics Release Inventory and air enforcement programs. During his time as a project manager, he has worked on a variety of Superfund projects including contaminated sediment sites, former wood treater facilities, dry cleaners and mining operations. Gary has recently been assigned as the project manager overseeing the design and remedy implementation at the San Jacinto River Waste Pits site.

Besides working as a project manager, Gary has participated as a regional representative for EPA’s National Association of Remedial Project Managers. In addition, he has participated with EPA Headquarters in the development of sediment remediation guidance and is currently the Region 6 technical representative on EPA’s Contaminated Sediments Technical Advisory Group.

Gary’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University. When not at work, Gary enjoys running, camping, photography and working with high school students at his church.


 

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