Here 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
On Wednesday, October 25, the Southwest Ohio Chapter (SWOC) of the Air & Waste Management (A&WMA) Association held a meeting in downtown Cincinnati at the awesome Great American Tower. The FBT offices in the Great American Tower feature a phenomenal view of the river, the baseball park and Cincinnati, very nice!
This meeting was sponsored by our friends at Frost Brown Todd (FBT) law! Many thanks to Kevin McMurray, Steve Wesloh, Thad Driscoll and Chris Kahn of FBT for some great presentations and being great hosts. Also, thanks very much to Brad Miller and Anna Kelly of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services (HCDOES) for an interesting and helpful insight into their thoughts on the latest air quality status in our area.
This meeting was kicked-off by the SWOC Chair,Andy Weisman, of RAPCA. Andy welcomed the crowd, discussed the Agenda and introduced our host, Kevin McMurray of FBT! As with almost every SWOC meeting, we had great speakers, a complimentary continental breakfast, a great venue, and a wonderful opportunity to network, learn and share ideas on recent key regulatory and technical issues affecting the environmental community.
This meetings Regulatory, Legal and Technical speakers included:
Kevin McMurray and Chris Kahn of FBT
Brad Miller and Anna Kelly of HCDOES
Steve Wesloh of FBT
Thad Driscoll of FBT
All of the speakers had excellent presentations, were well-received and several good questions were asked during the Q&A which followed each session. As always, (due to our educational chair, Jim Ryckman) we offered Professional Development Hours (PDH) and handed out those PDH certificates following the meeting.
Air Quality Update Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency
Clean Air Act Enforcement: US EPA Region 5 Initiatives- Steve Wesloh
RCRA Hazardous Waste Program Update - Thad Driscoll
Vapor Intrusion Hold Your Breath—Ohio EPA’s TCE Initiative - Kevin McMurray and Chris Kahn
This was the final meeting of the 2017 SWOC A&WMA year. We hope you enjoyed the many opportunities this year to enrich your career by gaining knowledge of the environmental regulatory, technical and legal “hot topics” within our industry. We welcome your input to each and every session as we continue to look for Value to you our very important members of this environmental community. We would ask that you remember that face-to-face meetings with your peers are a GREAT way to network within the industry and we welcome your attendance at the meetings and participation in the association.
We congratulate Thad Driscoll on his wedding (last week)! Also we want to thank our current Chair, Andy Weisman, on two counts, namely, doing a GREAT job as our Chair during 2016 and 2017, AND, on his recent promotion at RAPCA where he now is the head of the permit section for the Agency! Congrats Andy.