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Annual Spring Conference

West Michigan A&WMA
23rd Annual Spring Conference

2018 Event Sponsors:
BREAKFAST: Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.
BREAKS: Barr Engineering Company
LUNCH: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
HAPPY HOUR: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
PRIZE DRAWING: Taplin Group, LLC

You are invited to join us at our Annual Spring Conference! The agenda is as follows:

Morning Plenary Session:

  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Division Directors
    – Mary Ann Dolehanty, Acting Director, Air Quality Division
    – Kathy Shirey, Acting Director, Remediation and Redevelopment Division
    – Jack Schinderle, Director, Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division
  • New Environmental Clean-up Funding Initiatives – Susan Wenzlick, Brownfield Redevelopment Unit, MDEQ

Luncheon Keynote: EPA Priorities and Goals in the Trump Administration – Cathy Stepp, EPA Region V Administrator; Introduction by MDEQ Director, Heidi Grether

Afternoon Breakout Track 1 - Air:

  • Impacts of Ozone Nonattainment Designations – Erica Wolf, MDEQ
  • Air Quality Permit to Install Exemptions - Navigating Meaningful Change, Rule 290/291, and Other Recent Changes – Tracey McDonald, MDEQ; Stephanie Jarrett, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber

Afternoon Breakout Track 2 - Remediation:

  • Vapor Intrusion - Department of Health and Human Services Perspective – Lisa Quiggle, Acting Manager, MDHHS 
  • Emerging Contaminants - PFAS Sampling and Analysis – Brian Rice, Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering; Nathan Eklund, Pace Analytical Services

Afternoon Plenary Session:

  • Process and Politics of New Environmental Legislation - Panel Discussion
    – John Dulmes, Michigan Chemistry Council
    – Maggie Palone, Public Sector Consultants

Conference immediately followed by a Prize Drawing* and Happy Hour

Early-bird registration ends April 13.
Refunds provided through end of business on April 20.
*$500.00 gift certificate to the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. The Certificate will be good for any of the services available, lodging, dining, golf, spa, etc.  Must be present to win.