On Wednesday, May 25th, the Southwest Ohio Chapter of the A&WMA held a complimentary half-day seminar at RAPCA HQ in downtown, Dayton. This meeting was led by Andy Weisman, the SWOC Chairperson. Several excellent RAPCA speakers presented on their areas of expertise and coverage in the RAPCA operating area. Speakers included: Jenny Marsee, RAPCA Agency Administrator; Eileen Moran, Unit Supervisor, Andy Weisman, the SWOC Chairman; Jason Simon, Chapter Treasurer; Christine Swetz, Sarah Gostomsky, and Kelli Steward.
Topics ranged from the overall RAPCA responsibilities, the state of the air quality in this area and Ohio; what to expect on an inspection from RAPCA; resources at the Agency to support industry; industry responsibilities to meet their regulatory obligations; permitting essentials; consequences of not meeting your permit and other obligations; how to work with the Agency for the best results for all parties; open burning issues; asbestos essentials especially before demolition and remodeling; mold and other miscellaneous areas that are addressed by RAPCA staff.
This was an excellent meeting that really got into the basics of how to interact with the Agency, how to prep for audits, how to stay within the confines of your permit and efficient ways to help stay in compliance.
Many thanks to the RAPCA staff for your hospitality and professionalism!and to Jim Ryckman, our Chapter Educational Chair, for his efforts in receiving approval for our SWOC meetings as certified for Professional Development Hours (PDH's) for our members!
All of the presentations from this meeting can be accessed here.
Also, please note that the SWOC bylaws were ratified by the A&WMA members following the presentations and you can find the Final Chapter Bylaws here. (Voting information can be found here)