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Watermark Country Club

5500 Cascade Rd SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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WM-AWMA 2019 Spring Conference

Federal and State Regulatory Changes on the Horizon

Morning Plenary Session

Keynote: Changes as Michigan's New Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Evolves from Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) – Aaron Keatley (MDEQ Chief Deputy Director)

How to Prepare for an Inspection and Navigate Enforcement Kaitlyn DeVries (MDEQ), Trista Gregorski (Holland BPW), and Ron Baylor (Miller Canfield)

Lunch/State of the Chapter and Awards
Environmental Aspects of the Budding Marijuana Industry – Bob Elmouchi (MDEQ), Kaitlyn Leffert (MDEQ), and Landon Bartley (City of Grand Rapids)

Afternoon:

Updates from the MDEQ Divisions

  • Sue Leeming – Remediation and Redevelopment Division
  • Jack Schinderle – Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division
  • Jay Olaguer – Air Quality Division
  • Jon Russell – Water Resources Division

Afternoon Breakout Track 1 - Air:
Moderator: Chris Occhipinti (NTH Consultants)

  • Updates on Litigation and Policy Changes Under the Trump Administration – Kurt Kissling (Warner Norcross + Judd)
  • Nonattainment Area Updates – Trace McDonald (MDEQ)
  • Updates on Permit to Install Exemptions: Meaningful Change, Rules 285, 290, and 291 – Trace McDonald (MDEQ)

Afternoon Breakout Track 2 - Waste:
Moderator: (Barnes & Thornburg LLP)

  • Recent Changes to Part 201 “Cleanup Criteria” - Sue Leeming (MDEQ-RRD)
  • How Do I Get Rid of That? Real World Examples of Waste Characterization, Disposal, and Disposal Alternatives – Kerry Puzio (Taplin Holdings)

Conference immediately followed by a Raffle* and Happy Hour



Thank you to our Event Sponsors:

BREAKFAST: Barr Engineering Co.
MORNING NETWORKING BREAK: F&V Engineering & Operations
LUNCH: NTH Consultants, Ltd.
AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK: Varnum LLP
PRIZE DRAWING*: Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.
HAPPY HOUR: Taplin Group


Registration/Breakfast 8:15-9:00 a.m.
Annual Business Meeting 8:30 a.m.
Conference begins at 9:00 a.m.
Full agenda here.

Refunds provided through 3:30 PM on Friday, April 26.

*We will be giving away an Apple Watch!! (Must be present to win.)


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