Welcome to the Southwest Ohio Chapter of
the Air & Waste Management Association

Breakfast with the Regulators - Dec. 4th

On Thursday, December 4th, the SWOC of A&WMA will have our final Technical and Networking Event of 2014 and YOU are cordially invited.

The Agenda for this meeting is as follows:

7:30-8:15 AM-Registration, Breakfast and Networking.

8:15-8:30 AM-Welcome and Introductions-Terri Sexton, SWOC Chair

8:30-9:30 AM-Regulator's Overview and Update-Brad Miller, Assistant Director, and Anna Kelly, Monitoring & Analysis Supervisor, Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services (HCDOES)

9:30-10:30 AM-Enforcement Trends, Regulatory Updates, New EPA Guidance and Other Practical Advice You Can Use- Steven Wesloh, Bill Hayes, Chris Kahn, Thad Driscoll, Frost Brown Todd, LLC

10:30 AM-Adjourn

This meeting will be part of our very well received "Breakfast with the Regulators" series where HCDOES will be represented by long-time A&WMA friends, Brad Miller, Assistant Director and Anna Kelley, Monitoring and Analysis Supervisor for the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services (HCDOES).

We will also have the pleasure of hearing Steven Wesloh, Bill Hayes, Chris Kahn and Thad Driscoll, all of FBT. As many of you may remember, this is reprising a meeting we held a few years ago that was a great meeting. So, we urge you to RSVP to bmccullough@QSEMsolutions.com to reserve your spot at this event!

The meeting is being graciously hosted by Frost Brown Todd LLC at their beautiful offices at 3300 Great American Tower at 301 East Fourth Street in downtown Cincinnati. Parking is attached to the building at the Queen City Square Garage 11 Level provides the Most Generous Parking Ratio in Downtown Cincinnati

Queen City Square's incomparable parking features include:

Over 2,250 parking spaces. Four entrance/exit points (one on each of the four surrounding streets) on three different garage levels minimize congestion. The numerous access points nearly eliminate congestion delays – and resulting frustration – and allow drivers to proceed in the optimal direction faster

TUCSWOC A&WMA Meeting at
the University of Cincnnati

On September 19th, the University of Cincinnati hosted the Southwest Ohio Chapter (SWOC) of the A&WMA from 12-2:30 for a technical and networking meeting at Tangeman University Center. This meeting was facilitated by Terri Sexton, SWOC Chair, and featured several excellent talks by UC students as part of the UC "Seminar Series". The students are all involved in interesting and technically challenging projects.

Presentations were shared by Kaiqi Li, Marissa Liang, Worrarat (Lynn) Thiansathit, and Yang Liu. We also had the opportunity to hear Carol Clinton, PhD discuss sustainablity. Pictures of those speakers are included below, please click on the thumbnail to see a larger version.

  • Kaiqi Li
  • Marissa S. Liang
  • Terri Sexton At UC
  • Worrarat Thiansathit
  • Yang Liu
  • Carol Clinton PhD Presenting on Sustainability

We want to thank Dr. Tim Keener for pulling together this meeting, for being our UC host, and his excellent work now and over the past many years in developing technically astute engineers and in his support for the Air & Waste Management Association.

We also had the opportunity to hear Carol Clinton, PhD, P.E., LEED AP, and President of E3 Strategic Partners (who is also A&WMA Education Council Chair). Carol gave a very insightful and interesting paper on "Sustainability at Multi-national Companies" which provided a look into how many corporations are implementing sustainability practices in their organization.

Many thanks to UC and Carol for your presentations!

2014 “All-Ohio” A&WMA one day seminar

On Tuesday, July 29th, the SWOC in conjunction with the NOC, joined together for the “All-Ohio” A&WMA one day seminar. This meeting was hosted by the Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus. Our hosts at Battelle were Karen Riggs and Brian Boczek. A little information about Battelle:

Battelle is the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization, with over 22,000 employees at more than 60 locations globally. A 501(c) (3) charitable trust, Battelle was founded on industrialist Gordon Battelle’s vision that business and scientific interests can go hand-in-hand as forces for positive change.

Today, Battelle manages the world’s leading national laboratories and maintains a contract research portfolio spanning consumer and industrial, energy and environment, health and pharmaceutical and national security. We are valued for our independence and ability to innovate within virtually any business or research climate. From large government agencies and multi-national corporations to small start-ups and incubator projects, Battelle provides the resources, brainpower and flexibility to fulfill our clients’ needs.

Onto the Meeting:

By all accounts, everyone enjoyed what was an informative, interesting and varied group of speakers that included:

  • Terri Sexton, Navistar, SWOC Chairperson
  • Karen Riggs, Battelle, Topic: Battelle Background
  • Pamela Allen, Chief of the Division of Materials and Waste, Ohio EPA, Topic: Waste Management Update
  • Bob Hodanbosi, Chief of the Division of Air Pollution Control, Ohio EPA, Topic: Air Quality Update
  • Craig Butler (our featured luncheon speaker), Director of the Ohio EPA, Topic: Directors’ Update
  • Tom Kelly, Battelle, Topic: Status/Restrictions in the Use of Drones for Autonomous Air Sampling and Potential Applications in Ohio
  • Arnie Beringer, CEECO Equipment, Topic: Air Pollution Control Equipment Technologies
  • Neeraj Gupta, Battelle Topic: Making CO2 utilization and Storage Ready for Commercial Deployment in the Midwestern United States
  • Kathy Milenkovski, Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC, Attorneys at Law, Topic: Environmental Potpourri: an update on various regulatory and enforcement matters.

The overall program was packed with information that enlightened the attendees from the excellent regulatory information provided by our OEPA speakers, to the interesting background and diverse scientific projects at Battelle, to an excellent opportunity to network across the broad spectrum of manufacturing, academia, consultants, other scientific community, and regulatory agency staff. 

Dir. Butler



Thanks also go out to Jim Ryckman, our educational chair, who set up and maintains our Professional Development Hours accreditation. All attendees received 6.25 hours of credits for attending this interesting, and engaging meeting.

As presentations are sent in, we will post them on this SWOC website for your ease of review.

We look forward to you attending our upcoming meetings. As the dates and venues are finalized, we will send out an e-mail to give you an opportunity to be part of the great networking and technical aspects of your Southwest Ohio Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association.




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