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

Word from the Chair:

NEWSLETTERThis is the first newsletter for the SWOC of the A&WMA in many years.  The newsletter is intended to provide the SWOC members information regarding what’s planned for the Chapter throughout the year and maybe provide a bit of information of local significance or a link to an interesting article or two that was not in EM.  So we’re going to start with just a page every quarter and see where it goes from there. From small things, big things one day come!  
Andy Weisman, 2016-2017 SWOC Chair

Spring Meeting Recap…

The SWOC of A&WMA has just held (on Tuesday, May 2nd) our Spring 2017 meeting, hosted at the Thompson Hine offices off Austin Road and I-75 just south of Dayton in Miamisburg, Ohio. This was a very strong regulatory oriented update and review of both Air and Waste regulations and discussed not only the regulations, but how changes in the environmental framework could affect all the stakeholders in the market. 

Very good Q&A was shared during each of the discussions leading to a better understanding of key issues. 

Andy Weisman, Chair of the SWOC, started off the meeting following a great networking time during our continental breakfast. After networking, we were fortunate to have three excellent speakers whose information is summarized below. All three presentations are available for you to download if you click below…

Excellent presentations included: 

  • Updates from the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA), from Jenny Marsee, the RAPCA Supervisor. During this update, Ms. Marsee discussed the following:
    • A RAPCA Overview
    • Air Quality and Monitoring Data
    • NAAQS update
    • Low Reid vapor pressure fuel change requirement
    • Funding challenges for RAPCA, and
    • Other areas of coverage and concern for RAPCA
  • Updates on Environmental Hot Topics and “The Winds of Change” (Due to changes in the administration and subsequent actions), was presented by Wray Blattner, partner in charge of the Thompson Hine Dayton area office. During this update, Mr. Blattner discussed the following: 
    • Executive Orders of the Trump Administration
    • EPA Budget reductions
    • Congressional Review Act
    • Clean Power Plan
    • Ozone NAAQS
    • Methane and VOC NSPS for Oil & Gas
    • Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunctions
    • Mercury Air Toxics MACT
    • Risk Management Program, and 
    • EPA Request for Comment on “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda”
  • Updates on RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements and Final Recycling Rules was presented by Nathan Hunt of Thompson Hine. During this update, Mr. Hunt discussed the following: 
    • Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule
    • Generator Categories
    • Planned or Unplanned Episodic Events
    • Conditions for Maintaining Generator Status
    • Consolidating VSQG wastes into LQG, and
    • Rigorous SQG and LQG Labeling

Mark The Date

All of us in the Southwest Ohio Chapter (SWOC) of the A&WMA welcome you to attend the next meeting which will be our “All-Ohio” Meeting held in Downtown Columbus at the Doubletree Hotel. This phenomenal meeting always sells out quickly, so look for meeting announcement, RSVP quickly to save your spot, and remember to mark down Thursday, August 10th as a Must Attend Event. Speakers already committed include:  OEPA Director Craig Butler, Bob Hodanbosi, Chief, Division of Air Pollution Control;  Mike Hopkins, Assistant Chief, Permitting;  and Mike Born from Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick (SLK) who will have a panel of experts covering significant air issues.

More details to follow…


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