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Breakfast with the Regulators - April 24th

On Thursday, April 24th, the SW Ohio Chapter held a "Breakfast with the Regulators" meeting at the Thompson-Hine building off Austin Road in Miamisburg, Ohio. Thompson-Hine sponsored the meeting which featured several excellent speakers.

As many of you know, the keynote speaker was John Paul, Director of RAPCA. Mr. Paul will be retiring this summer, and this was a chance to hear him speak once more in his RAPCA role. With a retrospective approach, Mr. Paul presented an excellent overview of some of the significant strides made in improving the overall Greater Dayton/RAPCA footprint of counties. Mr. Paul's presentation is attached here for your review and enjoyment.

Also, Mr. Paul, in recognition of both the outstanding job he has done leading RAPCA, and in appreciation for his numerous talks conducted at the request of the SW Ohio Chapter of A&WMA received a plaque from the group and a small gift as a token of our appreciation and respect for his contributions to the overall environment in our area. Arnie Beringer, outgoing SWOC Chair, and Terri Sexton, incoming SWOC Chair, both individually thanked John Paul for helping to direct their early careers in both a professional and inspiration way.
Director Paul, Thank You for your service to the community!

Mr. Paul was followed by our host, Wray Blattner of Thompson-Hine. Wray covered a number of the hot and upcoming topics that will affect many of us in the regulated community. Wray can be contacted to support your legal environmental needs at Wray.Blattner@ThompsonHine.com, and/or 937-443-6539. His firms direct website to contact him is at: http://www.thompsonhine.com/professionals/blattner-wray.

Following Wray, Mr. Greg Hemker of EHS was kind enough to share the latest information about the recently adopted "solvent wipe" rule and how this could very easily affect your manufacturing business. Greg's presentation can be found here for future information on this topic.

A big thank you also to Jim Ryckman who set up and maintains our Professional Development Hours (PDH) program where you receive PDH credits for each of the SW Ohio Chapter meetings attended.

Once again, we thank each and every one of you who made the meeting for taking the time to come, to network, and to learn new and important information that will help your firm.




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