Portland Harbor Workshop Series

Learn about how the Superfund site cleanup impacts the greater Portland Harbor area during this quarterly workshop series presented by Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. Panelists will discuss a broad range of topics related to the cleanup and redevelopment of the Portland Harbor Superfund site. The series will take place quarterly in 2022. Join us for individual sessions or all four.


Portland Harbor Series Overview

The Portland Harbor Workshop Series will dive into the following topics:  

  • February 11, 2022: What’s next in Portland Harbor? A discussion on cleanup, redevelopment, and the return to productive use.
  • Where do contaminated sediments go and how do they get there? How infrastructure impacts the harbor cleanup.
  • Upstream dioxins: What was done and what was found.
  • Lessons learned: Tools for the successful redevelopment of Portland Harbor.

Registration Fee: $20* per session

*MFA understands that people face difficulties given the current economic climate. Please contact us for additional registration options, if needed. MFA wants to ensure that anyone wishing to attend this webinar series is able to do so.

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Workshop 1 Agenda

What’s Next in the Portland Harbor?  

February 11, 2022 | 12 to 2 p.m. via Zoom Webinar 

Panelists will discuss future topics for Portland Harbor, including opportunities and challenges for properties in Portland Harbor, how brownfields redevelopment can get a jump start, and the benefits of a collaborative redevelopment process. This discussion is intended to be informative for people actively involved in the cleanup and those who are interested in learning more. Check back here for updates on future sessions.



Caleb Shaffer

Caleb Shaffer, Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Caleb Shaffer is the Portland Harbor Team Lead for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In his 20-year career at EPA, he has managed various hazardous and solid waste programs. Caleb has undergraduate degrees in Environmental Science and Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and both a Master of Science in Environmental Management and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.

David Rabbino, Environmental, Land Use, and Litigation Attorney, Jordan Ramis PC

David Rabbino represents clients in some of the largest Superfund sites across the country as well as matters with state and county regulators. He represents plaintiffs and defendants for nonprofit, for-profit, and local government entities. David’s experience includes environmental regulatory matters including permitting, compliance, and enforcement matters, and he has significant experience in environmental coverage actions.

Sarah Greenfield, P.E., Environmental Engineer, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Sarah Greenfield is DEQ’s Portland Harbor in-water coordinator responsible for working with a team of DEQ project managers to provide technical support for EPA’s in-water cleanup and integrate source control activities being overseen by DEQ. Ms. Greenfield is an engineer with more than 10 years of experience in environmental cleanup specializing in sediment remediation.

Laura Kerr, Environmental and Natural Resources Attorney, Stoel Rives

Laura Kerr is an attorney in Stoel Rives’s Environment, Land Use, and Natural Resources practice group, where she counsels clients on complex challenges arising under federal and state environmental laws. She advises about environmental compliance, cleanup of contaminated properties, and managing environmental risks in transactions. She also regularly defends clients in federal and state environmental enforcement actions.

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Erik Bakkom, PE

Principal Engineer

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