AGENDA*

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2019

Pre-Conference Activity — MMA PAC Golf Tournament
Dancing Rabbit Golf Club (click here for details)

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Booth Setup
— Silver Star Convention Center (Exhibit Hall)

5:00 – 6:30
Welcome Reception
— Wine & beer in Exhibit Hall

Dinner on your own

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast
(Exhibit Hall Open)

8:30
Welcome & Introduction

8:45
Keynote Address
— Mary Walker, EPA Region 4 Administrator 

9:30
PFAS/PFOA Panel 
— Trudy Fisher, Butler Snow (moderator); Heidi Grether, Former Director of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality; and Chris Paul, Golder Associates

10:30 

Break (Exhibit Hall Open)

11:00
General Duty Clause
— John Hargrove, Bradley

12:00 p.m.
Lunch
in Exhibit Hall; Current Drug Trends — Jimmie Nichols, retired Director of Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and Field Representative & Security Coordinator for Congressman Michael Guest

Environmental Track Breakout Session:

1:15
MDEQ Agency Update
— Gary Rikard, Executive Director, MDEQ

2:00
How Deep and Wide? — Current Issues on the Scope of the Clean Water Act 
— Spencer Varnado, Geosyntec Consultants; Alex Mathes, Geosyntec Consultants; John Milner, Brunini; Gene Wasson, Brunini; and Laura Heusel, Butler Snow

3:00 

Break (Exhibit Hall Open)

3:30
Title V Program Changes 
— Chad Lafontaine, MDEQ; and Chris Sanders, MDEQ

4:15
Mississippi Recycling Market Update
— Gene Smith, FV Recycling, LLC; and Mark Williams, MDEQ

5:00 – 6:30
Reception
in Exhibit Hall with wine, beer & heavy hors d’oeuvres; Corn Hole Tournament — sponsored by Montrose Air Quality Services (MAQS)

7:30
Band
in Starlight Lounge — sponsored by E3 Environmental

Health & Safety Track Breakout Session:

1:15
OSHA Agency Update
— Courtney Bohannon, Area Director, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

2:00
Proven Strategies for Improving Safety Culture
— Jude Carter, The Marlin Company

3:00
Break
(Exhibit Hall Open)

3:30
Risk Assessments: Identifying and Understanding Risk Factors That Impact the Bottom Line
— Anthony Wenzel, Environmental Compliance & Safety; and Chuck Butler, Fisher Brown Bottrell 

4:15
Welding Fume Control Solutions — Michael Clemente, The Lincoln Electric Company 

5:00 – 6:30
Reception
in Exhibit Hall with wine, beer & heavy hors d’oeuvres; Corn Hole Tournament — sponsored by Montrose Air Quality Services (MAQS)

7:30
Band
in Starlight Lounge — sponsored by E3 Environmental

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
(Exhibit Hall Open)

8:15
Roundtable Discussions

9:00
e-Manifest: Changes to the Hazardous Waste Manifest System
— Rachele Taylor, Terracon

9:45
Break
(Exhibit Hall Open)

10:15
Pollution Control Equipment Update — Mike Clark, CECO Environmental

11:00 

Ethics Training — Donna Hodges, MDEQ

12:00 p.m.
Lunch
(Exhibit Hall) with vendor giveaways and door prizes!

1:00
Adjourn & Exhibit Booth Breakdown




*Agenda is subject to change; as of September 18, 2019.

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