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

Word from the Chair:

NEWSLETTERHere is the NEWEST newsletter for the SWOC (3rd Quarter).  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.  

Andy Weisman, 2016-2017 SWOC Chair

All-Ohio Meeting

Every other year, the Southwest Ohio Chapter (SWOC) and Northern Ohio Chapter (NOC) come together for the “All-Ohio” Air & Waste Management (A&WMA) meeting. This is a tremendous meeting,  bringing together stakeholders across a broad spectrum from both Chapters for excellent Technical, Regulatory and Networking opportunities! This edition of the “All-Ohio” was held at the Doubletree Downtown Columbus on August 10th  from 8:30-3:30. 

Sponsored, as in the past several All-Ohio meetings, by Mike Born of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick (SLK), it was a great opportunity to meet with fellow environmental professionals from the manufacturing, regulatory, legal, academic, government, and consulting arenas. The meeting was kicked-off by Andy Weisman, SWOC Chair, and Keith Gaydosh, NOC Chair, and by excellent opening remarks by Mr. Born of SLK. 

The line-up of Regulatory, Legal and Technical speakers included-

  • Bob Hodanbosi, the OEPA Chief of the DAPC,
    and Mike Hopkins, the Assistant Chief for Permitting for OEPA
  • Mike Born from SLK law hosting a panel discussion entitled “Future Regulation of Future Generation in Electricity”. The panelists in addition to Mike were Bob Hodanbosi, Chief Ohio EPA DAPC; Adam Ward, AMP Partners; Andrew Roebel, Duke Energy; and Caitlin Scheibel, Buckeye Power. 
  • Assistant OEPA Director Laura Factor reviewing activities and initiatives and sharing updates from Ohio EPA. 
  • Ms. Karen Hale, Compliance Specialist III, Division of Materials and Waste Management OEPA discussing the “Universal Waste Rules under development at Ohio EPA”. 
  • Dr. Carol Clinton, President, E3 Strategic Partners; and Ted Schneider, President, Goldberg Schneider LPA, reviewing “Compliance Audits, Common Issues Identified". 
  • Dr. Ashok Kumar; Professor and Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering, from the University of Toledo, reviewing “Application of ArcGIS interpolation techniques and modeling of particulate matter to solve air quality problems”.  

"All Ohio", Bob Hodanbosi

Updates from Ohio EPA DAPC, Mike Hopkins,

"Universal Waste Rules under development at Ohio EPA", Karen Hale

"Compliance Audits, Common Issues Identified" Dr. Carol Clinton, and Ted Schneider

"Application of ArcGIS interpolation techniques and modeling of particulate matter to solve air quality problems", Dr. Ashok Kumar

All of the speakers had excellent presentations, were well-received and active Q&A followed each of the talks. One of the other professionally enriching aspects of the All-Ohio (and all of the SWOC A&WMA meetings) is that (due to Jim Ryckman’s efforts as our Educational Chair), everyone who attends receives Professional Development Hours (PDH) credits! This is no small feat and we thank Jim for his efforts in providing this valuable educational bonus to our attendees! Offering PDH’s is another way that your SWOC strives to offer VALUE to our members in excellent meetings, the latest regulatory updates, interaction with the regulators, other manufacturing firms, academia, government and key consulting partners. 

To refer other interested parties to join A&WMA have them contact Bob McCullough at bmccullough@QSEMsolutions.com, or join on-line at https://www.awma.org/join

Save The Date-

All of us in the SWOC welcome you to attend the next meeting, currently scheduled for Wednesday, October 25th from 8:30-10:30, this time held in Cincinnati at the law offices of Frost, Brown, Todd (FBT) at 301 East Fourth Street which is the Great American Tower, Suite 3300. The meeting, hosted by FBT, will feature excellent presentations by Brad Miller and Anna Kelly from HCDOES, and some insightful talks by FBT staff. We have held our meeting at this location in the past, and the quality of the presentations and information is excellent so we urge you to send an RSVP to bmccullough@QSEMsolutions.com to reserve your space. As always, due to our Educational Chair, Jim Ryckman, attendees will also receive PDH certificates. 

See you on 10/25 in the AM! 

More details to follow…


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