Dec. 5–7, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV
You are personally invited to attend:
PCW 603 - From Start to Finish: Closing Coal Ash Ponds
Date: Monday, December 4, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Room: N236 | Cost: $425.00
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Mark Rokoff, PE, Vice President, AECOM;
Greg Landry, PE, Chief Dewatering Engineer, Moretrench
Justin Pierce, Director, Engineering and Manufacturing, MPW Industrial Services
Brad Tolbert, Director, Industrial Water Division Sales, MPW Industrial Services
Tim Pickett, Chief Technology Officer, Frontier Water Systems

Who Should Attend
Operations managers and engineers responsible for coal-fired power plants, including environment, health and safety professionals; risk management and compliance professionals; consulting engineers; contractors; regulatory officials; and academic faculty and researchers.

Course Overview and Objective
This workshop will educate attendees on the range of options for closing coal ash ponds and the technical implications of each, emphasizing cost effectiveness as well as schedule and risk reductions. A team of professionals will explain the process for decommissioning coal ash ponds, ranging from the regrading of onsite materials and the installation of an impermeable cap to the benefits of pumping and treating of ponded and interstitial water before closure. This workshop will include a discussion on the use of biological treatment to reduce selenium and metals. The failure to remove selenium and metals from discharge water has shut down several coal ash pond closures but is preventable. In the end, attendees will learn how to develop comprehensive closure plans for their ponds amid a regulatory environment that continues to evolve.

Course Highlights
Cost-effective construction and closure designs
Physical, environmental and geotechnical safety
Pond dewatering
Engineering for and meeting high discharge flow rates
Meeting discharge permit requirements
Microbiological treatment

Instructors' Biographies
Mark Rokoff, PE, Vice President, AECOM
Mark Rokoff serves as the national practice lead for coal ash management projects as well as the lead for power services for AECOM’s environmental business line in the Americas. He has performed and been involved with geotechnical, civil and geo-environmental engineering designs as well as construction-related projects.

Greg Landry, PE, Chief Dewatering Engineer, Moretrench
Greg Landry supervises design, analysis, cost estimation, installation and management of dewatering and groundwater control systems. He also oversees Moretrench’s groundwater modeling team. Greg is a long-time instructor for the American Society of Civil Engineers’ short course on Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control.

Justin Pierce, Director, Engineering and Manufacturing, MPW Industrial Services
Justin Pierce is responsible for engineering and manufacturing companywide at MPW, including the industrial water division. Pierce led the development of the industry’s first combined reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration mobile trailer in 2016. Water & Wastes Digest named him one of its top young professionals in 2017.

Brad Tolbert, Director, Industrial Water Division Sales, MPW Industrial Services
Brad Tolbert is director of sales for MPW’s industrial water division, which supplies mobile purification services to customers in 44 states and three provinces with a fleet of deionization, reverse osmosis, media filtration, ultrafiltration and clarifier units and trailers totaling more than 330.

Tim Pickett, Chief Technology Officer, Frontier Water Systems
Tim Pickett co-founded Frontier Water, which is a pioneer and leading supplier of premium engineered equipment packages for high-rate treatment of selenium, nitrate and metals from heavy industry.

4-Hour course registration fees include workshop materials, certificate of completion, lunch and coffee breaks

Certificates of completion may be submitted to your professional organization for Professional Development Hours.

POWER-GEN International is pleased to be an authorized continuing education provider by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. Many states recognize courses the FBPE authorizes, so check with your state governing board to see if the courses you take are eligible for professional development hours. Attendance at a two-day course awards 16 PDH, a full day course awards 8 PDH and a half day course awards 4 PDH. Certificates of attendance are provided to all attendees at the conclusion of the day. Those attendees wishing to obtain PDHs are required to achieve a passing grade on an examination at the conclusion of the course. FBPE CEP #0007125
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