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Expert Led Webinar - Maximize Asset Value, Minimize Risk: Strategies for Decommissioning, Decontamin
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Featuring subject experts from our Affiliate Council, NAEM’s webinars address the most timely, relevant topics for EHS and Sustainability practitioners today.

Maximize Asset Value, Minimize Risk: Strategies for Decommissioning, Decontamination, and Demolition

Maximize Asset Value, Minimize Risk:
Strategies for Decommissioning, Decontamination, and Demolition

May 24, 2012
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members

Do you know how much is your closed facility is worth?

Facility closures are often necessary during a company's growth, yet many organizations may not have an established approach that maximizes asset value and minimizes risks.

Learn how planning and action during facility closures can help you save hundreds of thousands of dollars in asset value while avoiding environmental risks. Hear compelling evidence and case studies that illustrate the challenges of decommissioning and maintaining closed facilities.

The webinar will address:

  • The facility closure process
  • Evaluating the true cost of a closed facility
  • Environmental risks at closed facilities
  • Recommended practices to limit asset and environmental damage on the property
  • Comparing continued maintenance to demolition costs
  • Estimating scrap and assets value
  • Managing excess properties
  • Asset retirement obligations


  • George F. Arsnow, Senior Project Manager; CDM Smith Inc.
  • Robert Klotzbach, Partner, Global Practice Leader- Decommissioning, Decontamination, and Demolition; ERM

Speaker biographies:

George Arsnow

George Arsnow

George Arsnow is Senior Project Manager with CDM Smith Inc., where he is responsible for project performance, quality assurance and the development of solutions at the program, project, and organizational levels. An experienced EHS professional with 21 years of experience, Mr. Arsnow has conducted complex negotiations to attain work product approvals and Administrative Orders, and communicates project status and direction to regulators and client management teams.

Robert Klotzchach

Robert Klotzchach

Robert Klotzchach is the Global Practice Leader of Decommissioning, Decontamination and Demolition for ERM. Mr. Klotzbach has more than 30 years of experience in industrial and chemical manufacturing facility decontamination and demolition, with five years of offshore oil industry experience in the US, Europe, Africa, South America and the Middle East. His emphasis over the years has been on managing and remediating facilities dealing with hazardous chemicals and substances on and offshore. The majority of work has been performed in the industrial chemical processing industry, high technology industry, power sector and the oil industry. Mr. Klotzbach supports the development, design, bidding and technical management of environmental-related remediation and demolition, dredging and platform installation and removal projects.

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