2022 Annual Forum

6/21/2022 - 6/23/2022
Salt Lake City, Utah

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General Session

Federal Update EPA
Jennifer McLain, Ph.D., Director, Office of Ground Water & Drinking Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Federal Update DOE: Overview & Introduction
David Alleman, Director, Oil and Gas Research at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

FECM Perspectives on Carbon Management
Emily Grubert, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary, Carbon Management, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), U.S. Department of Energy

The Latest on Federal Orphan Well Closure Funding
Adam Peltz, Environmental Defense Fund

Carbon Capture & Storage

US DOE Update on CarbonSAFE Commercial Storage Facilities
John Litynski, US DOE, Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management

Ensuring States are ‘Carbon Capture Ready’: Building the Supportive Policy Environment for Commercial-Scale CO2 Storage
Matt Fry, Great Plains Institute

Carbon Sequestration Injection Well Permitting in Wyoming, USA
Lily Barkau, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

CCS Opportunities in the Upper Midwest
John Satterfield, Summit Carbon Solutions

Flue Gas Injection as an Alternative to CO2 Capture: Subsurface Risk Considerations and Financial Tradeoffs
Brandon Schwartz, The Pennsylvania State University

Practical Considerations for Carbonated Brine Injection
Bob Van Voorhees, Robert F Van Voorhees PLLC

Fiber-Optic Monitoring of CO2 Storage Wells: State-of-the-Art Review
Talib Syed, TSA, Inc.

Early Phase Execution for Carbon Capture and Sequestration “CCS” Projects Today
Lloyd Hetrick & Grant Billings, Tetra Tech, Inc.


Elimination of PFAS at Landfills Via Class I Injection
Tom Tomastik, ALL Consulting, LLC

The Role of Underground Injection in Management of Aqueous PFAS
Frank Marine, Texas Molecular

Implications of PFOA and PFOS on Class V UICs
Brandon Kernen, NHDES

Aquifer Storage & Recovery | Managed Aquifer Recharge

GWPC ASR-MAR Workgroup Overview
Chi Ho Sham, ERG & Lorrie Council, TCEQ (Co-Chairs)

More Managed Aquifer Recharge (MMAR) – A Solution to Combat Droughts and Climate Change in the West
R. Jeffrey Davis, Integral Consulting

Aquifer Characterization for Brackish Groundwater Production and Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR): A Case Study on the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer in Central Texas
Andrea Croskrey, Texas Water Development Board

Managed Aquifer Recharge for Sustainable Groundwater-Irrigated Agroecosystems Utilizing Riverbank Filtration and Groundwater Transfer and Injection
Andy O’Reilly, USDA Agricultural Research Service

The ASCE/EWRI Standard Guidelines for Managed Aquifer Recharge
Gordon McCurry, McCurry Hydrology, LLC

Statewide Mapping of California's Aquifers with Airborne Electromagnetics
Timothy K Parker, Ramboll

Class VI

Sensitivity of Aquifer Chemistry to Changes in Carbon Dioxide Partial Pressure: Implications for Design of Groundwater Monitoring Protocols
Kacey Garber, SCS Engineers

Addressing the Challenges of CCUS and Pursuing a Plan to Success
Tom Tomastik, ALL Consulting LLC

Design of a Science-Based Testing and Monitoring Plan to Meet the Requirements of UIC Class VI Permits
Susan Hovorka, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas, Austin

U.S. EPA Tools to Support Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class VI Permitting Authorities, Permit Applicants, and the Public
Bill Bates, US EPA, Office of Ground Water & Drinking Water

Groundwater Data & Characterization

Water Quality Site Selection and Database Management of Wells and Springs in Utah for the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network
Janae Wallace, Utah Geological Survey

Ohio EPA’s Ambient Ground Water Quality Characterization Program (AGWQMP)
Katharine Schleich, Ohio EPA

Alabama WaterSTAR: A New Tool for Groundwater Assessment and Data Storage and Sharing
Greg Guthrie, Geological Survey of Alabama

Class II & Gas Storage

New Mexico’s Closed Loop Gas Capture Pilot Program
Adrienne Sandoval, NM Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department

A State-Wide Automated Web-Based Tool for Estimating Injectate Migration from Class II Wells in Texas
Rohit R. Goswami, RRG Professional Engineering

Class I UIC

Microbially Influenced Corrosion in Injection Wells: A Case Study in a Class I Well for Coal Combustion Residuals
Stephanie Hill, SCS Engineers

Determining Annulus Fluid Leaks in Class I Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Injection Wells via Tracking Annulus Fluid Levels
Tim Hampel, Ohio EPA

Produced Water

Produced Water Reuse – From an ESG and Production Enhancement Standpoint
Rick McCurdy, Select Energy Services

Trends in the Fit-For-Purpose Treatment and Reuse of Produced Water
Deborah Dixon, NM Produced Water Research Consortium

Alternative Produced Water Management Strategies in a Seismically Restricted World: Issues & Opportunities
Nate Alleman, ALL Consulting

Source Water Protection & Drinking Water

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Source Water Protection
Kara Goodwin, US EPA

Mo' Money for Groundwater by way of SDWA and on to CWA 319: A Tour of Nebraska's new Drinking Water Protection Management Plans
Tatiana Davila, NE Department of Environment and Energy

AWWA Stormwater Management for Water Utility Standard
Chi Ho Sham, ERG

Induced Seismicity Panel: What Has Changed and What is Important for Decision Making? (Organized by RISC)

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