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2017 Spring Conference Agenda
Rebuilding Trust in Tumultuous Times
APRIL 27, 2017

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 TimesC. 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 – Bruce Feighner, MDEQ, Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division (DWMAD)

Networking and Raffle**: Aeron Chair donated by Herman Miller

Post Conference Gathering and YP Happy Hour - Location TBD

*Registration and refunds allowed through the end of business on Friday, April 21.
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