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Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Series

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Archived: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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Bringing Industrial Reuse to Superfund Sites

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM EST (19:00-20:30 GMT)

From cleanup to final settlement or leasing agreements, EPA plays a central role in facilitating the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites by bringing together key parties. EPA works with stakeholders to negotiate settlement agreements, resolve competing liens and ensure future reuse is compatible with the cleanup. Collaborative work on the Buckbee-Mears site in Cortland, New York, and the Tex Tin Superfund site in Texas City, Texas, positioned sites for successful industrial reuse outcomes, advancing economic development opportunities throughout the community.

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A photograph of Melissa FriedlandMelissa Friedland, EPA Superfund Redevelopment Initiative ( or 703-603-8864)

Melissa Friedland is the Superfund Program Manager for Redevelopment and supports the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative, EPA's effort to return contaminated Superfund sites to productive use. Ms. Friedland has been involved with the Initiative since its inception in 1999. She is also the National Program Manager for the Superfund Job Training Initiative in Regions 1 - 5. She has worked at EPA since 1980, beginning in the RCRA program, followed by enforcement, and moving to the Superfund program in 1985. Ms. Friedland has managed the Superfund community involvement program and has served on detail to EPA's New England regional office, the Department of the Navy and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She has also worked as a volunteer mediator with the District of Columbia government.

A photograph of Marla WiederMarla Wieder, EPA Region 2 ( or 212-637-3184)

Since 1995, Ms. Wieder has served as an Assistant Regional Counsel with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, negotiating the cleanup of major hazardous waste sites in New York and the Caribbean. Since 2013, she has also served as a part-time Regional Criminal Enforcement Counsel. She has received numerous awards for her efforts including 3 gold and 3 bronze medals from EPA for her work on the Motors Liquidation Company (f/k/a General Motors (GM) Corporation) Bankruptcy, the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site, and other sites. From 2000 through 2011, she served as an adjunct professor at Pace University School of Law where she taught a course concerning the law of hazardous waste management and remediation; she has also assisted with the U.S./Brazil Comparative Environmental Law Course and the Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE) since 2002. In 2007, she served as Visiting Co-Director of the Environmental Law Program at Pace. Prior to these positions, she worked for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Region 3.

Ms. Wieder co-authors the EPA Update column for the New York Environmental Lawyer (a publication of the New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA's) Environmental & Energy Law Section (EELS)) and contributed to a law review article entitled, Assessing Environmental Governance of the Hudson River Valley: Application of an IPPEP Model, 31 Pace Envtl. L. Rev., No. 1, Winter 2014. The article was later edited and included in Implementing Environmental Law, The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law series, Edward Elgar Publishing, August 28, 2015.

Ms. Wieder currently serves as Vice Chair of the NYSBA's EELS and was formerly the co-Chair of EELS's Solid Waste Committee.

In 2009, Ms. Wieder was awarded the Nicholas A. Robinson Alumni Achievement Award (Pace Law School) for her significant contributions to the field of environmental law.

Ms. Wieder regularly lectures and conducts training for EPA legal and technical staff on a variety of issues topics including, EPA's response & recovery efforts in the Caribbean in the wake of hurricanes Irma & Maria, hazardous waste, brownfields/redevelopment, environmental claims in bankruptcy, environmental policy and electronic waste.

A photograph of Casey Luckett SnyderCasey Luckett Snyder, EPA Region 6 ( or 214-665-7393)

Casey Luckett Snyder has served as the Region 6 Superfund Redevelopment Coordinator (SRP) since 2009. Currently, Casey is on detail to EPA's national Superfund Redevelopment Program at EPA Headquarters. In addition to her SRP positions, she's also a Superfund Remedial Project Manager, managing and overseeing the cleanup of several Superfund sites in Louisiana and Oklahoma.

Casey began her career with EPA in 2000. She spent four and a half years with the Region 6 Water Enforcement Branch, where she coordinated the Region's Onshore Oil and Gas Stormwater enforcement programs. In 2005, she joined the Region 6 Brownfields Program where she served as Brownfields Project Officer until 2011. In 2011, Casey transitioned to the Superfund Remedial Project Manager role, where her current responsibilities include overseeing the cleanup of multiple Superfund sites across Region 6. For the past 12 years, Casey has served as the Regional Superfund Redevelopment Coordinator where she identifies innovative and beneficial opportunities to assist Superfund site stakeholders with tools and resources to facilitate and support Superfund site reuse and redevelopment. Casey is a graduate of Texas A&M University. She received dual degrees – a B.S. in Engineering and a B.S. in Geography.

Edgard Bertaut, Tex Tin Steering Committee

A photograph of Robert PiniewskiRobert Piniewski, Project Navigator, Ltd. ( or 919-539-1928)

Bob has over 30 years of environmental experience, with the last 20 focused on Project Coordination at large, complex, multi‐party CERCLA sites throughout the Superfund process.

A photograph of Kristi UnzickerKristi Unzicker, Genesis Energy, L.P. ( or 713-860-2606)

Kristi Unzicker is the Manager of Environmental Compliance for Genesis Energy, L.P., she has been with the company since 2012. Ms. Unzicker has over 20 years of compliance experience with the State and Federal Government, as well as with a private companies.


A photograph of Michele MahoneyMichele Mahoney, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division ( or 703-603-9057)

Michele Mahoney is a Soil Scientist working on issues related to remediation and reuse of contaminated sites within EPA's Superfund program. In order to support practitioners, she researches and reports on knowledge related to treatment technologies for mining sites, use of soil amendments for remediation and redevelopment/reuse, ecological revitalization, ecosystem services, phytotechnologies, and urban gardening. Michele develops and delivers training for the world-renown EPA Clean-Up Information Network (, particularly a Mining Webinar Series, and topics related to Superfund Redevelopment, Ecological Revitalization, Ecosystem Services, and Phytotechnologies. She also creates and manages content development for the EcoTools and Mining pages on

Michele has worked with EPA for over 20 years. Prior to her current responsibilities, Michele served the Agency as the lead for food waste composting issues and as an environmental fate and ecological risk assessor for pesticide registration. Michele also has experience as a Contractor for EPA and a Laboratory and Field Researcher.

Michele earned a M.S. in Soil Science from the Washington State University, and a B.S. in Agronomy & Environmental Science from Delaware Valley University.

A photograph of Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division ( or 202-566-0832)

Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.

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