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

TUCSWOC A&WMA Meeting at
the University of Cincnnati

Here is the Agenda for the SOWC A&WMA Meeting at UC on Friday the 19th! The meeting will be in Room 400 of the Tangeman University Center on the UC campus.


12:00 – 2:30 Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Room400: Tangeman University Center (TUC)
12:00 – 12:20
Registration and Networking
12:20 – 1:15
UC "Seminar Series" presentations, Students
Box Lunches
1:30 – 2:00
Carol Clinton, PhD, P.E., LEED AP, President, E3 Strategic Partners and A&WMA Education Council Chair – "Sustainability at Multi-national Companies"
2:00 – 2:20
John Leazer, Ph.D., Director, Sustainable Technology Division U.S. EPA – "Sustainability" from EPA perspective
2:20 – 2:30
Closing Remarks, Next Meeting


Box Lunches provided at No Charge to Attendees.

There is a $10 Parking Fee at the University, but this is a No Charge Event Courtesy of your A&WMA Chapter as another way of saying Thank You for all your involvement with the Chapter.

A map or directions can be accessed on Google Maps via this link, and a campus parking map (PDF) is here.

RSVP to bmccullough@QSEMsolutions.com to save your space at this interesting meeting.

See you at UC in September! Remember, RSVP soon.

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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