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Events | April 26, 2023
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Air & Waste Management Association + West Michigan Chapter: 27th Annual Spring Conference

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

In-person Event Location:
Watermark Country Club
1600 Galbraith Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP was among the sponsors for the Air & Waste Management Association + West Michigan Chapter’s 27th Annual Spring Conference on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at the Watermark Country Club. The theme of the event was “Compliance and Beyond: Navigating a Changing Regulatory Landscape.”

Warner Partner John Byl co-presented “Updated EGLE Enforcement Process and Recent Air Cases,” with Jenine Camilleri of Air Quality Division of EGLE in an afternoon session.

Event Agenda

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.         

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

8:30 a.m.                    

Annual WM-AWMA Business Meeting (All Are Welcome)

8:45 a.m.                    

Welcome, Introduction and Announcements

8:50 - 10:00 a.m.       

Updates from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy Division Directors:

Annette Switzer, Air Quality Division

Liz Browne, Materials and Management Division

Mike Neller, Remediation and Redevelopment Division

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.     

Networking Break and Young Professionals Networking Session

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.     

Is Your Company Subject to Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards? CSI Nathan Schmidt, US Department of Homeland Security

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.     

EPA Update on Environmental Justice and Equity in Region 5
Alan Walts, Director, Tribal and Multi-media Programs Office, EPA

11:45 - 1:15 p.m.       

Lunch, Presentation and State of the Chapter & Awards:

Future of Electric Vehicles
Charlie Tyson, Technology Activation Director, Office of Future Mobility and Electrification, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

State of the Chapter & Awards

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.         

Air Breakout Session: Citizen Odor Complaints – AQD Evaluation/Response and Community Expectations
Chris Ethridge, Air Quality Division, EGLE

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.         

Waste Breakout Session: Case Study: The Circularity of PFAS
Kyle Konwinski, Varnum Law

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.         

Afternoon Networking Break

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.         

Air Breakout Session: Ozone Non-attainment and the New Part 6 Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Rules
Chris Occhipinti, NTH
Trace McDonald and Marissa Vaerten, Air Quality Division, EGLE

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.         

Waste Breakout Session: Part 115 Rule Changes and Impacts to West Michigan Businesses
Rhonda Oyer or Liz Browne, Materials Management Division, EGLE

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.         

Updated EGLE Enforcement Process and Recent Air Cases
Jenine Camilleri, Air Quality Division, EGLE
John Byl, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

4:00 p.m.                    

Raffle Drawing (Must Be Present To Win)

4:05 p.m.                    

Happy Hour

For more information or to register for the event, click here.