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

"All-Ohio" A&WMA Conference

On October 22, 2015, the SWOC participated in the "All-Ohio" A&WMA conference where both the Southwest Ohio Chapter (SWOC) and the Northern Ohio Chapter (NOC) joined together to present a one-day, technical and regulatory meeting featuring some of the key environmental people in the State! Industry, Legal, and Regulatory stakeholders in Ohio were represented at the meeting providing a diverse set of viewpoints and great technical information. This meeting was generously sponsored by Mr. Mike Born of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, with coordination and support from Mr. Bob Hodanbosi of OEPA. Thank you to our sponsors!!!


Terri Sexton, SWOC Chair, moderated the meeting by welcoming everyone, and starting the meeting off with introductions and some background information.

Other featured presentations/speakers included:

  • Mike Born, from Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.
  • A tremendous panel that Mike pulled together featuring Chris Imbrogno of Carmeuse Lime, Bob Hodanbosi and Chris Beekman of OEPA, Brian Kolts of First Energy, and Mr. Born. This panel was focused primarily on the new 1-hour SO2 regulation.panel
  • Mr. Hodanbosi also presented on the Clean Power Plan as part of a "Clean Air Act Update".
  • Assistant Director Laura Factor represented OEPA and the Director's office (as our Keynote Luncheon speaker) with an overview of regulatory and policy issues affecting Ohio, the Region and beyond.Factor
  • Mike Vaughn, the Environmental Branch Chief at Wright-Patterson AFB, presented on Pollution Prevention in Federal Infrastructure and Facilities.
  • Dan Harris, Program and Rule Development, Division of Materials and Waste Management, Ohio EPA, presented on the newest Beneficial Reuse Proposed Rule.Harris
  • David Foulkes, OEPA, Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) discussed the capabilities and values of using OCAPP as a potential resource to support environmental programs.Foulkes

We have included many of the Technical Presentations here for your review.

We had great attendance at this important meeting that brings the two Ohio A&WMA Chapters together on a once every 18 months schedule approximately. This, like all the SWOC meetings, offer great Technical, Regulatory and Networking opportunities for environmental professionals. We encourage you to mention A&WMA to your friends and to recommend they sign up. They can do that by contacting Bob McCullough at bmccullough@QSEMsolutions.com and he will send out a PDF application form, or, by sending them directly to the on-line sign-up link at this site, http://www.awma.org/membership/join-a-wma.

We welcome and encourage your participation at these events. Also, remember, due to our Educational Chair, Jim Ryckman, we offer Professional Development Hours (PDH's) for attending these informative, and fun, meetings. You can learn, network, stay up with the latest regulations, connect with colleagues, and, get your PDH credits!

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