2020 Mine Drainage Task Force
March 31, 2020 - April 01, 2020  ·  Morgantown Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

The West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force was formed in 1978 and assigned to investigate the acid mine drainage (AMD) problem associated with surface mining in central West Virginia. Since then, the Task Force has broadened its scope to include areas outside of West Virginia with many diverse mine drainage issues. The objectives of the Task Force are to keep current on new developments in mine drainage research, treatment and control practices, and to present this information at annual symposia. Task Force Symposia have been held every year since 1980.

In recent years, the Task Force has expanded their studies of mine drainage (from metals and acidity) to include any constituent of environmental concern. Symposia presentations and poster sessions present the latest efforts at predicting, preventing, and controlling Total Dissolved Solids, Selenium, Sulfate, and other parameters perceived or responsible for diminished water quality. This includes challenges to water uses from both acid and alkaline mine drainage as well as documentation of protection and restoration of mined watersheds.

Today, the 29 Task Force members represent the coal mining industry, regulators, private consultants, and research scientists. The Task Force remains active by holding periodic meetings, sponsoring the spring symposium, and hosting a fall field tour. 


Tickets

Registration Options
General Admission Ticket 200.00 USD
General Admission Ticket & AMD Treat Workshop 225.00 USD
General Admission Ticket - Student 50.00 USD
AMD Treat Workshop ONLY 25.00 USD
Speaker or Task Force Member 200.00 USD
Exhibitor (Nonprofit) 400.00 USD
Exhibitor (Commercial) 500.00 USD
Agenda
Tuesday, March 31
8:00 AM
8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Ben Faulkner, Chairman of the Task Force, Princeton, WV Moderators: Randy Maggard, Murray American Energy, Inc., Monongah, WV
9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
Harold Ward, Deputy Secretary West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Charleston, WV
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tom Shope, Regional Director, Appalachian Region Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Pittsburgh, PA
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mike Lazorcik and Joe Sassaman Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Harrisburg, PA
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Dave McCoy and Mike Sheehan West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Philippi, WV
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tom Clark and Brianna Hutchison Susquehanna River Basin Commission Harrisburg, PA
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
Moderators: Ron Hamric, Arch Coal, Morgantown, WV Jennie Henthorn, Henthorn Env. Serv., St. Albans, WV
1:35 PM - 2:00 PM
1:35 PM - 2:00 PM
Jason Bostic West Virginia Coal Association Charleston, WV
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Charles Cravotta US Geological Survey New Cumberland, PA
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Joe Mills Skelly and Loy Morgantown, WV
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Ben Hedin and Rosemary Capo University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Paul Ziemkiewicz West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 1
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM
Tiff Hilton, WOPEC, Lewisburg, WV
8:05 AM - 8:30 AM
8:05 AM - 8:30 AM
Tim Danehy Biomost, Inc. Mars, PA
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Bob Hedin Hedin Environmental Pittsburgh, PA
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Travis Tasker St. Francis University Loretto, PA
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Paul Behum Office of Surface Mining Alton, IL
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Jon Dietz Tetra Tech, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Jon Dietz Tetra Tech, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Charles Cravotta US Geological Survey New Cumberland, PA
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
LOCATION
Morgantown Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Two Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26505
Location: Morgantown Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Two Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26505