• TRB 100th Annual Meeting - A Virtual Event

      January 2021

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Annual Meeting Event Detail




Workshop 164

Meet the Regulators: Emerging Issues in Hazardous Materials Management and Climate Change

Sunday, January 10 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM ET
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E. Cris Liban, Los Angeles County (CA) Metropolitan Transportation Authority,
Antoinette Quagliata, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Resource Conservation and Recovery (Changed to AMS20 on 4/15/2020) (ADC60)

 

This workshop will explore the emerging issues in environmental protection, sustainability, and climate change with a focus on ensuring compliance and long-term resilience.  The first part of the workshop will include a panel presentation and discussion of emerging issues by federal agency representatives from FTA, FHWA, FEMA, and EPA. The second part will involve an interactive break-out section with emphasis on regionally relevant issues.



This workshop will explore the emerging issues in environmental protection, sustainability, and climate change, with a focus on ensuring compliance and long-term resilience.  The goal is to gain awareness of, and discuss management solutions for, emerging issues and trends that will impact the planning, construction, and operations of transportation-related infrastructure with special focus on brownfields and their reuse, recycling and reuse of materials, climate change management and resiliency, resource management and conservation, and risk management and risk-reduction.  This session will explore the emerging issues in environmental protection, sustainability, and climate change with a focus on ensuring compliance and long-term resilience.  The first part of the workshop will include a panel presentation and discussion of emerging issues by federal agency representatives from the Federal Transit Administration, Office of the Secretary for Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. The second part will involve an interactive break-out section with emphasis on regionally relevant issues and management solutions being tried around the country.

Agenda:

1330-1340: Panel Introduction; Statement of Workshop Goals

1340-1440: Panel Presentations:

               Helen Serassio, Special Counsel, Federal Transit Administration Office of Chief Counsel

Camille Mittelholtz, Deputy Director for the Office of Safety, Energy and Environment, Office of the Secretary for Transportation

Michael Culp, Team Leader- Sustainable Transport and Climate Change Team, Federal Highway Administration Office of Natural Environment

1440-1540: Break-outs to discuss the implications of these emerging issues for projects and programs across the country, as well as management solutions tried by different agencies.

1540-1610: Report Back

1610-1630: Summary and Wrap-up

 



Title Presentation Number
US FTA: Environmental Management System Technology Transfer, State of Good Repair Rulemaking Update and Path Forward; Overview of Climate Adaptation Pilots; Emerging NEPA issues
Helen Serassio, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
P16-1500
OST Perspective
Camille Mittelholtz, Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST- retired)
P16-1498
US FHWA Perspective: Directive 5520 Implications, Climate change management and resiliency efforts, Overview of Sustainability Pilots Results and Tools
Michael Culp, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
P16-1499

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