Opening Plenary Session
On Monday, the opening plenary session will feature speakers from EPA headquarters,
EPA Region 9, and local environmental government agencies. All participants are encouraged to attend to learn about updates to the Superfund program.

History of the Removal Program
During the opening plenary session on Monday, a history of the Removal Program will be presented. The presentation will focus on specific historical, technical, and regulatory issues that OSCs face when conducting emergency responses and removal actions. The presentation will:

Inform OSCs about milestones that have shaped how removal actions
   and emergency responses are conducted
Highlight the impact of new legislation
Provide OSCs with institutional knowledge about issues that have been addressed
    in the past Daily Plenary Sessions

These daily sessions, offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, provide OSCs an opportunity to learn about new policy initiatives as well as additional resources. Topics will include:

Regional Backup Sessions
Counter Terrorism Information Technology Work Group
Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the Endangered Species Act and Oil Spills

Regional Backup Sessions (For EPA personnel only)
On Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to noon, Removal Managers and EPA OSCs will meet with their counterparts of each EPA region's backup region to discuss how each region is organized, exchange telephone numbers and logistical information, and discuss response infrastructure. The following regions will meet together:

Regions 1 and 2    Regions 3, 4, and 5    Regions 6 and 7    Regions 8, 9, and 10