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Spring Conference

  • Eberhard Center GVSU 301 Fulton Street West Grand Rapids, MI, 49504 United States (map)

Rebuilding Trust in Tumultuous Times

Morning Plenary Session

  • Communication in a Post-Trust Environment – David O'Donnell, MDEQ, Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD)
  • Risk Perception and the Public – Bruno Takahashi, Ph.D., MSU Knight Center for Environmental Journalism
  • The Regulator’s Tightrope: Agency Communications with the Public – Bob Sills, Toxicologist, MDEQ, Air Quality Division (AQD) 
  • Panel Discussion: Rebuilding Bridges
  • Handling Pressure Communications - Critical Skills for Today’s Turbulent Times – C. Leslie Charles, CSP, TRAININGWORKS

Luncheon Speaker: Heidi Grether, Director, MDEQ

Afternoon Breakout Track 1

  • New EPA Guidance for Air Quality Modeling – Chris Occhipinti, NTH Consultants
  • Part 201 Updates; Vapor Intrusion and Due Care – David O'Donnell, MDEQ, RRD

Afternoon Breakout Track 2

  • TSCA Update – Deb MacKenzie-Taylor, MDEQ, Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division (WMRPD) 
  • Updating Part 115 - A New Focus for Solid Waste Law – Steve Sliver, MDEQ, WMRPD

Keynote: Flint - What Really Happened – Bryce Feighner, MDEQ, Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division (DWMAD)

April 27, 2017 Spring Conference Agenda

Early-bird registration ends April 7.

Refunds provided through end of business on April 21.

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Earlier Event: March 24
Meeting with Jackie & Jill