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Breakfast with the Regulators - April 24th

As a follow-up to our earlier "placeholder" announcement, here are more details on the 1st SWOC meeting of the year! On April 24th for our "Breakfast with the Regulators" series. John Paul, RAPCA Director, will be our featured, and honored, speaker. As all of you know, Director Paul has been a big supporter of A&WMA and is an excellent speaker who is well-versed in everything AIR. You don't want to miss this talk!

Greg Hemker of EHS Technologies has also agreed to present. Mr. Hemkers talk will be on recently adopted "solvent wipe" rule. A good topic that can affect many manufacturers.

The meeting is being hosted by Wray Blattner and Thompson-Hine right off the east side of the Austin Road exit of I-75 in Miamisburg. This will be the easiest access to a meeting you have ever experienced.

Austin Landing I
10050 Innovation Drive
Suite 400
Dayton, Ohio 45342-4934

Phone: 937.443.6600


Agenda for Breakfast with the Regulators April 24th, 2014 Meeting, Thompson-Hine Sponsor, Miamisburg, Ohio:

    • 7:45-8:15-Registration/Breakfast
    • 8:15-8:30-Welcome/Introductions-Arnie Beringer, SWOC Chair Emeritus, Introduction of the New Chairperson, Terri Sexton and information on other voting results
    • 8:30-9:15-John Paul Presentation
    • 9:15-9:30-Q&A
    • 9:30-9:35-Break
    • 9:35-9:40-Wray Blatner/Thompson-Hine
    • 9:40-10:10-Greg Hempker, EHS
    • 10:10-10:20-Q&A
    • 10:20-10:30-Wrap-up

Costs To Attend:

  • $15 for Members
  • $10 for Student, Government including Academia.
  • $50 for non-members with the exception/incentive if you join A&WMA between now and then, up to including the meeting date, the meeting fee is waived.

2013 All-Ohio Conference

On November 6th, 2013, the Southwest Ohio Chapter (SWOC) of the Air & Waste Management Association, in conjunction with the Northern Ohio Chapter (NOC) had our "All-Ohio" meeting representing all A&WMA members in the State of Ohio! This meeting was held in downtown Columbus at the fabulous Riffe Center on the 31st floor which offered a great view of the city, the river, the overall air quality, and provided an overall excellent venue to hear dynamic and technically, and regulatory savvy speakers!

Mike Born of SLK discusses the latest regulatory news about EPA's recent 111 (d) rule and how it will impact power plants, and our electricity costs".

This program was generously sponsored by Mr. Mike Born, of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick (http://www.slk-law.com/About-Shumaker), a full-service business law firm with more than 220 attorneys in its five offices located in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa. Mr. Born heads up the environmental practice for the Columbus office.

This excellent program featured presentations by several people including:

  • Aparna Dial-Director, Energy and Sustainability, The Ohio State University
  • Mike Born-Environmental Practice Lead, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick
  • Bob Basl-Chair of East Central Section, A&WMA
  • Bob Hodenbosi-Chief, Division of Air Pollution, OEPA
  • Mike Hopkins-Assistant Chief, Division of Air Pollution, OEPA
  • Scott Nally-Director, OEPA
  • Chris Elliott-President, Ohio Soil Recycling and Jon Ransom, EMS
  • Dave Jordan-Partner, ERM
  • Pam Allen-Director, DMWM, OEPA

The meeting was facilitated by Arnie Beringer of CEECO Equipment who started off the program. Arnie is finishing up not one, but two, terms as Chairman of the SW Ohio Chapter, A&WMA. We ALL fully appreciate the commitment that Arnie has made to bring leadership to the group, and value of membership to the local chapter. See this attached picture of Arnie being presented a well-deserved plaque recognizing his efforts to make a very positive impact on the chapter. Arnie's plaque is being presented by Jason Simon, Chapter Treasurer. Great job Arnie!

Arnie  jason & Arnie

We urge you all to share the value of being a member of A&WMA and the excellent technical, regulatory and networking opportunities that come from membership in A&WMA!

Soon, we will have our newest chair in place, Terri Sexton of Navistar, and elections for other key office positions (Vice-Chair and Second Vice-Chair). Look for ballots to be sent out soon.

Thanks to all who attended. We know from the comments, everyone who did really enjoyed the presentations and networking. If you were not able to make this meeting, we look forward to connecting with you at Chapter meetings during 2014!

Fall 2013 Meeting

On September 12, 2013, the Southwest Ohio Chapter (SWOC) of the Air & Waste Management Association had our Fall Meeting at the fabulous GE Aircraft Engine Training Center and Aviation Engine Museum!

The program featured presentations by Debbie Walker and Joane Rheinhold of GE; Brad Miller and Anna Kelly of the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency; Terry Harris of SunCoke; and Tom Herman of Zeon Chemical representing the AWMA Scouting Council.

This meeting was sponsored by GE, which generously allowed us to use their meeting facility.

The presenters talks included:

  • The meeting was facilitated by Arnie Beringer of CEECO Equipment who started off the program.
  • An overview of the GE commitment to environmental and sustainability programs, and some very topical information on a recent air permit that GE recently submitted.
  • Brad Miller and Anna Kelly provided an excellent overview of hot air topics both in SW Ohio, the State and from a Federal perspective.
  • Terry Harris reviewed some of the both environmental and public awareness and resistance factors associated with the SunCoke facility near AK Steel.
  • Tom Herman, as the Chair of the AWMA Scouting Council, KY. Chapter, reviewed information about the scouting jamboree, and how Tom, Jim Ryckman, and others volunteered their time to help introduce the scouts to the concept of sustainability and the importance of the environment and importance of STEM education.
  • It is important to note, that once again, Jim Ryckman of WPAFB, our Educational Chair, arranged for Professional Development Hours (PDH) for the attendees!

For those who were able to attend, you had an opportunity to see the on-site, GE jet engine test cells, and get a first-hand look at how the test cell program works, how testing is conducted, and how emissions are measured, all important parts of aviation air quality.

We are fortunate to have Brad, Anna's, and Terry's presentations. If you want to review their presentations, and the meeting agenda, please click here. > Please click here to see the presentations

Meeting Agenda

Overview of Hot Air Topics - Brad Miller & Anna Kelly

Sun Coke Energy- Mr. Hauser

Also, remember, we have the big "All-Ohio" A&WMA presentation on November 6 in Columbus! Look for an e-mail for details and to sign up quickly to reserve your spot.

Call for New Members

Please contact Bob McCullough of QSEM Solutions! at bmccullough@qsemsolutions.com or 513-742-8888 to refer and sign up potential new members so that they can be part of the positive experiences that we offer in our Chapter. Lets all do our part to ramp up membership in our chapter to amplify the A&WMA experience!





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