Lunch and Learn: CLM webinar - Simon Hunt and Andrew Hart - 12 June

Wednesday 12 June, 12-1pm on ZOOM

Free for WasteMINZ members and $49 plus GST for non WasteMINZ members

Simon Hunt, Technical Director at EHS Support New Zealand Ltd: Glen Innes Service Station 2007 Fuel Loss 

Most of the contractors involved with the upgrade of a service station in Glen Innes in 2007 were initially prosecuted by legacy Auckland Regional Council because of a fuel loss from the underground petroleum storage system. Following a lengthy court case and subsequent appeal several of the contractors had their enforcement overturned. The commercial, professional, and personal implications for the several of the companies and individual staff members involved with the case was significant. 

Simon has over 30 years of international environmental experience gained in consulting and the oil industry. He is an owner and a technical director of EHS Support New Zealand Ltd and holds a BSc Hons in Geology and a Masters in Environmental Technology from the UK, he is a Chartered Geologist and Certified Environmental Practitioner-Site Contamination Specialist (CEnvP-SCS). Simon has been involved in writing many of the New Zealand contaminated land guidelines and currently serves on the SEAC Committee overseeing the CEnvP-SCS.

Andrew Hart, Technical Principal at WSP New Zealand Limited: PSIs – More Than a HAIL Identification Process? 

Contaminated land investigations are, for the most part, an iterative process starting with a Preliminary Site Investigation followed by one or more phases of intrusive investigation. As such, the PSI stage is critical in establishing the boundaries of subsequent phases of investigation. However, it is arguable that under the current regulatory framework, PSIs are primarily focused on documenting whether there is, has or likely to have been a HAIL activity rather than a robust assessment of potential contamination sources. Based on insights from a civil litigation project, Andrew will discuss the need to think beyond HAIL as part of establishing a robust and defensible conceptual site model for subsequent investigation stages.

Andrew is a Technical Principal based in WSP's Auckland office with 18 years of experience within the contaminated land industry across New Zealand and Australia. Andrew focuses on providing strategic advice on the management of contaminated land liabilities and has successfully achieved regulatory closure on complex legacy industrial and manufacturing sites.