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 The US EPA Sffice of Research and Develop-
 ment (ORD) is conducting this workshop jointly
 wlfji the AgencyVOffice of Pollution", Pesti-
 cic|es arjiJ Toxic Substances (OPPfS), Office
 p| So|id .Waste  and Emergency Response
 (OSWER), Office of International Activities
 (OIA), and the Northeast Waste Management
 Officials' Association "(NEW MO A)'!.

 The Workshop is designed to achieve three
                                           if ho Siieuld Ittend
                                              Researchers, Scientists, and Academia
                                              National and International  Scientific Com-
Convey public and private sector per-
spectives on IKe management of mercury
in products, processes, and wastes;
Present ongoing efforts that address
mercury prevention, elimination,
noncombustion treatment and disposal;
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Identify data gaps and information needs
to improve mercury risk management in
proQucts, processes^ waste, and the
                                              Internationa},' Federal, State, and Local
                                               Decision Makers
                                              Environmental Consulting Industry
                                              Trade Associations
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                                   PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

                          Wednesday, March 22 - Thursday, March 23, 2000
                                       8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
                    (This program is subject to change. Please check the website for updates)
    Wednesday, March 22, 2000   7:00 AM - 4:30 PM  Registration & Name Badge Pickup
                                  8:00 AM - 2:30 PM  Plenary Session

                                   ORD's Mercury Research Strategies
                                   The Mercury Marketplace: Sources, Demand, Price and
                                        the Impacts of Environmental Regulations
                                   Disposal of Mercury Waste and Stockpiles
                                   Waste Minimization & Elimination
                                   Federal Government Perspective
                                   International Perspective
                                   Industry Perspective
                                   Regional Perspective
                                   State Perspective
                                   Model State Legislation

Wednesday, March 22, 2000    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Concurrent Technical Sessions
Session A:
Treatment and Disposal Technologies
Management of Mercury Stocks in the Netherlands

Mercury Mixed Waste Treatment

Remediation of Mercury Contaminated Soils, Media
and Groundwater: NASA, Lewis Research Center

ORNL Sampling Operations Summary and Pre-
liminary Data Report for Pathways of Mercury in
Solid Waste Disposal, Brevard County Landfill
                   Session B:
                   Prevention, Collection and Elimination
                   Phase-out of Mercury Containing Products

                   Mercury Collection Programs in Sweden

                   Mercury Reduction in Electronics

                   Mercury Stockpile Management
Thursday, March 23, 2000
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM   Registration & Name Badge Pickup
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM   Concurrent Technical Sessions

Session A:
Treatment and Disposal Technologies
Demonstration of Mercury Treatment Technologies
to Meet DOE Customer Needs

Recovery & Recycle of Mercury From Mercury Cell
Chlor-Alkali Plants Wastewater Sludge
Deployment of the Sulfur Polymerization &
Stabilization Process as Applied to Mercury
Contamination in Solis
Mercury Stabilization in Chemically-Bonded
Phosphate Ceramics

Leaching and Stabilization Research
Treatment of Wastes Contaminated with Mercury

Treatment of Mercury Bearing Wastes with
Thermal Desorption Technology

Permanent Mercury Disposal in Sweden

Deep Rock Disposal in the U.S.

Subseabed Emplacement: Long-Term Ultimate
Disposition of Mercury Wastes Under the Seabed in
the Mid-Plate/Mid-Gyre Regions of the Deep Ocean
                   Session B:
                   Prevention, Collection and Elimination
                   Speed Bumps on the Road to Commercial-
                   ization of New Environmental Technologies

                   Commercializing a Safer Substitute for

                  "A^Pool-forAssesstng tife^eycle^lmpacts"
                   Hg and Substitutes

                   A PBT Technology Information Clearing-
                   house (with special emphasis on information
                   relating to environmental technology devel-
                   opment and commercialization)

                   Mercury Sniffing Dogs: The Swedish

                   Thermostat Recycling Corp. Collection
                   Programs as a Model: Lessons Learned

                   Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

                   EPA/AHA Agreement: Reduction of Mercury
                   Wastes from Hospitals/Health Care Facilities





SAMMS Technology


Thursday, March 23, 2000  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Concurrent Panel Discussions            '_

(Panels will address four questions regarding risk management of non-combustion sources of
mercury. Audience participation in encouraged.)

Panel A:                                         Panel B:
Treatment and Disposal Technologies               Prevention, Collection and Elimination
            Focus of Concurrent Panel  Discussions                                           "
            (1)  Identification of Data Gaps and Information Needs

            (2)  EPA (ORD) Recommendation for Research Activities
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM  Combined Session - Presentation of Concurrent Panel Findings

4:20 PM - 4:30 PM  Closing Remarks
    Workshop on Mercury in Products, Processes, Waste and the Environment
                              Workshop Registration Form 
         To check on a revised agenda or to
         register for the workshop online visit: http://www.epa.gov/ttbnrmrl

 Seating is Limited.   Please Register Early.         You may a/so mai/ or fax thjs form to:
 There is no registration fee for this workshop.          SMC, attn. Lisa Enderle
                                                  1710 Good ridge Drive, T3-3-1,
 Registration Due Date: Monday, March 13, 2000     McLean, VA 22102
 For more information, please call: (703) 676-7967      FAX: (703) 676-7945
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   You will receive confirmation of your registration via e-mail or fax within 5 business days.
 Hotel  Information

 Omni Inner Harbor Hotel
 101 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202  Reservations: (410) 385-6700
        A limited number of guest rooms are available.
        Government Rate: $110.00/Single+ tax (Government ID is required at check-in)
        Corporate rate: $149.00/single or double+ tax
        Be sure to mention the "US EPA Mercury Workshop" to receive the special workshop rate.
 Hotel Registration Cut-off Date: Monday, March 3, 2000