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Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON 
255 Front St West, North Building 
June 13-15, 2018


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
(Professional Development Training Day)

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Full Day Professional Development Training Session

  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control in the Context of Federal Contaminated Sites Management

8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Morning Professional Development Training Sessions

  • Understanding the Impacts of Confounding Uncertainties with PFAS - from Assessment to Communication with Stakeholders
  • Management of Working Harbours (French)
  • Module 5 – Defining and Using Background Conditions in ERAs
  • Introduction to Stakeholder Engagement and Communication: Using Social Methodology to Strengthen Your Relationships with the Public
  • Costing of Federal Contaminated Sites

10:30 am – 10:50 am
Refreshment Break

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Afternoon Professional Development Training Sessions

  • Understanding the Impacts of Confounding Uncertainties with PFAS - from Assessment to Communication with Stakeholders  (French)
  • PFAS Remedial Strategies
  • Health Canada Guidance Updates: What You Need to Know Before You Start Your Next Risk Assessment
  • FCSAP Site Closure
  • Tier 2 Pathway Specific Screening

2:30 pm – 2:50 pm
Refreshment Break

4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception in the Trade Show Area


Thursday, June 14, 2018

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – 8:45 am
Welcoming Remarks

  • Workshop Co-Chairs and RPIC President

8:45 am – 9:00 am
Opening Address

  • RPIC ADM Champion

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Opening Keynote

  • International PFAS Panel Discussion

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Health Break in Tradeshow and Poster Area

10:10 am – 10:20 am
FED Talk - How Integrated Technology Can Enable Decision-making at Federal Contaminated Sites 

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Lessons Learned in the FCSAP Program: Custodian and ESD Perspective
  • Responding to the Evolving PFAS Regulatory Landscape
  • Program Management at National Defence – Beyond Financial Management
  • Former Camp Ipperwash – A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to the Completion of a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
  • Design Challenges Associated with the Remediation Residential Properties Contaminated with LLRW as Part of the Port Hope Area Initiative

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Considerations for a Future Federal Contaminated Sites Program
  • Recent Developments in Alternatives for PFAS Groundwater Treatment including an Emerging On-site Destruction Technology
  • A Programme Approach to Contaminated Sites Closure - The DND Case Study 
  • Considerations for Deploying No-Purge Passive Sampling Techniques at Remote Sites
  • In Situ Decommissioning of the Nuclear Power Demonstration Reactor

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Estimating FCSAP Post-2020 Funding Demands – A Predictive Tool for Calculating the Number of Sites and Costs
  • Remediation of Poly- and Perfluoro Alkyl Substances: New Remediation Technologies for Emerging Challenges
  • Innovative Data Quality Management Techniques
  • Innovative Assessment Technique to Support a Mitigation Plan for Stabilizing a Complex Series of Stopes at the Giant Mine Site
  • The Faro Mine Legacy – 70 Million Tonnes of Tailings and 320 Million Tonnes of Waste Rock

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Dessert Break in Tradeshow and Poster Area

1:10 pm – 1:20 pm
FED Talk - Challenges of Treating PAH Compounds of Low Limits 

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Overview of the Impacts of Climate Change on Contaminated Site Management in Canada
  • PFAS Dark Matter: Per- and Polyfluorinated Precursors in Soil and Water
  • Overview of the Federal Contaminated Sites Inventory
  • Permeable Reactive Barriers for Petroleum Hydrocarbons

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Climate Change Influence on the Microbial Community Response to Petroleum Contamination in the Arctic
  • Toxicology, Risk Assessment, and Regulation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
  • Probabilistic Cost Estimating as a Guide to Effective Mine Closure Planning
  • Quantitative Field Screening: High Resolution Site Characterization with Reflectance Spectroscopy
  • Procuring Performance: Reactive Barrier Construction Considerations

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Climate Change Adaptation and (Already) Remediated Sites – An Approach Model to Guide You in the Steps to Determining the Potential Impact of Climate Change To Already Remediated Site
  • Novel Visualization Tool to Assess Sources, Contaminant Distribution, and Fate and Transport of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
  • Program Management Framework for Assessment, Remediation and Risk Assessment of Multiple Sites – Three Active Highway Maintenance Yards, Alaska Highway, British Columbia
  • Application of the Abandoned Military Site Remediation Protocol for Detecting Phase Separated Contaminants in Drums Left at Abandoned Facilities – Former Military Sites, Meth Labs, Sinking Derelict Barges
  • Environmental Remediation at the Moisie Former Royal Canadian Air Force Radar Station, Sept-Iles, QC

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Health Break in Tradeshow and Poster Area

3:10 pm – 3:30 pm
FED Talks

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • The Development of Effective Stakeholder Communication Tools: Esquimalt Harbour Remediation Project
  • Key Factors Influencing PFASs Fate/Transport and Impacts on PFAS Remediation Strategies
  • Guidance on Risk Management… at Last! Changes to the Contaminated Sites Risk Management Guidance Document
  • Coupled Modeling Approach to Support Contaminant Fate and Transport Analysis in Fractured Rock
  • Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination of Chlorinated Solvents at the Former Gloucester Landfill and a Brief History of Site Activities

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Bioaccumulations Modeling and Sediment Risk Management Planning for Working Harbours
  • Emerging Contaminants: Overcoming Multiple Challenges Related to the Sampling of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Groundwater in Order to Observe Protocol
  • Framework for Developing a Risk Management Strategy for Small and Remote Contaminated Sites
  • Design and Application of a Low Impact Mobile Drill Rig for Assessment of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in a Remote and Eco-sensitive Environment using Laser Induced Fluorescence
  • The Toronto Port Lands Project: Approaches to Addressing Complex Brownfield Redevelopment Challenges

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Risk Management of a Remote Small Craft Harbour in British Columbia
  • The In Situ Remediation of PFOA-Impacted Groundwater Using Colloidal Activated Carbon
  • Annual Program Management
  • The Application of Habitat Equivalency Analysis (HEA) to Quantify Natural Resources and its Use as a Decision-Making Tool for Contaminated Sites
  • Creating a New River Through Toronto’s Port Lands: Soil Remedies for a Brownfield Site

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Reception at the InterContinental Hotel

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Awards and Recognition Evening at the InterContinental Hotel


Friday, June 15, 2018

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – 8:45 am
Welcoming Remarks

  • Workshop Co-Chairs

8:45 am – 9:30 am
Opening Keynote

  • FiIRESTORM, Edward Struzik, Queen’s University

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • How Mobile Technologies Can Benefit Both Field and Staff and Custodians – Results from a Recently Deployed App
  • Bats in Belfries: Considering SARA-listed Bats on Federal Lands
  • Rayrock Remediation Project – Strategies for Obtaining and Maintaining a Social Licence to Operate
  • Multi-stakeholder Collaboration: Randle Reef Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Remediation of the Goose Bay Stillwater Lakes and Dumps

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Creating and Enhancing On-the-Fly Spatial and Attribute Queries of Historical Environmental Records in a Geographic Information System
  • The Challenges of Conducting a Traditional Dig and Dump Remediation Excavation in a Sensitive Site Setting – Columbia National Wildlife Area
  • Indigenous Involvement in the Rayrock Remediation Project
  • The Randle Reef Sediment Remediation Project: Stage 1 and Stage 2 Construction Status Update
  • A Modified Site Investigation and Risk Assessment Approach to Closure of Small Remote Waste Disposal Site

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Health Break in Tradeshow and Poster Area

10:40 – 10:50
FED Talk - Build in Canada Innovation Program - Bringing New Innovations to Government Operations

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Risk Assessment and Management of PFAS: Australian Lessons for Canadian Projects
  • Faro Mine Remediation Project: Working with Partners to Achieve Mine Closure
  • Human Health Risk Assessment for the Consumption of Country Foods in Hopedale, NL
  • Assessing Risk to Amphibians on Contaminated Sites in Canada
  • Laser Induced Fluorescence and Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids: A Perfect Match?

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: From Operational Use of AFFF to Challenging Stakeholder Communications
  • Remediation of Tundra Mine
  • Development of a Country Foods Dietary Survey Instrument and Collection of Voluntary Country Food Samples in Support of the Giant Mine Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Aquatic Site Characterization and Monitoring Using Passive Sampling Technology in Point Pelee National Park
  • Innovative Sampling Techniques to Support Natural Recovery

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Dessert Break in Tradeshow and Poster Area

1:10 – 1:20
FED Talks

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Sustainable Decommissioning with Unintended Consequences: a Phenolic Compounds Case Study
  • Jericho Diamond Mine: Site Stabilization of a Remote Site
  • What Have We Learned from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and How Can We Integrate These Learning in Consideration of the Psycho-Social Impacts from Federal Contaminated Sites Projects
  • Archaeology of the Seabed Sediments During Remediation in Esquimalt Harbour, Canadian Forces Base, Esquimalt
  • Techniques for Understory Kelp Salvage and Recolonization of Disturbed Sites to Mitigate Temporal Habitat Loss

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Using Stable Isotope Probing to Confirm Biodegradation of 1,4-Dioxane During In-Situ Remediation
  • Faro Mine Remediation Project – North Fork Rose Creek Realignment Urgent Work Project
  • Indigenous Community Workforce Engagement Programs
  • Development of a Prioritization Matrix for Assessing the Potential for Sediment Contamination at Sites in the Trent Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal
  • Plant-based Solutions for Remediating Salt-Contaminated Sites

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Consideration of Impacts from Aqueous Film Forming Foam During Aviation Construction Projects
  • Alternative Closure Methods for Mine Openings at Remote Legacy Mines
  • Historical Review in Northern Communities: Is it Possible?
  • Use of Aquatic Food Chain Modeling to Inform Sediment Remediation Planning
  • Use of an Ecosystem Approach for Sustainable Remediation of a Fuel Spill at a Logging Camp on a Remote First Nation Reserve

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Health Break in Tradeshow and Poster Area

3:10 pm – 3:20 pm
FED Talk - Technology Advances for Cloud-based Site Monitoring 

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Partnership and Engagement to Bring Innovation to Parks Canada’s Approach to Preventing and Managing Contamination
  • Assessment and Remediation of a Former US Air Force Station at a Remote Northern Site in Hopedale, NL: A 10-Year Success Story
  • Ennadai Lake Remediation Project: The Historical Relocation and the Community Engagement
  • Risk Assessment Synthesis for a Large and Complex Sediment Site
  • Sediment Clean-up Using Activated Carbon – Case Studies for Recent Application and Success

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Innovative Strategy for Remediation of an Abandoned Coal Mine in a First Nation Community
  • Winter is Coming! Northern/Remote Site Challenges – Site Access, Operations and Logistical Challenges
  • How the Giant Mine Remediation Project Continues to Engage in Preparation for Remediation of the Site 
  • Colwood Jetties Remediation Project – Key Construction Challenges and Lessons Learned
  • Remediation of Chlorinated Solvents in Groundwater using Carbon Amendments: Analytical Challenges and Solutions

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Concurrent Oral Presentations

  • Is There a Better Way? Reconsidering Our Remediation Approach by Evaluating Sustainability
  • Working in the Great White North – Contingency, Contingency, Contingency: Things to Consider When Completing Environmental Site Investigations and Risk Assessments
  • Faro Mine Remediation Project – Indigenous Engagement
  • When Site Specific TRVs are Not an Option - Improving Consistency of Risk Assessments for the Canadian Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan
  • Case Studies: Overcoming Annoying Contaminant Rebound Using Adsorptive Technologies