Environmental Management Division Classes

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

10:15 am (co-sponsored by the Industrial Hygiene Division)

PFAS – Panel Presentation and Discussion, Part 1 (Intermediate)  Abigail Hendershott, Michigan DEQ; Bethany Annett, Fibertec Environmental; and Matthew C. Schroeder, Dragun Corporation.

PFAS contamination has quickly become a concern with contamination of our water resources and potential impacts to public health.  This program will be scheduled for two program blocks featuring panel member presentations followed by roundtable Q & A discussion with attendees.  This expert panel will examine the emerging issues with PFAS, the regulatory environment, the decision process to investigate the presence of PFAS, sampling QA/QC considerations and strategies and data interpretation.  The panel members and attendees will explore remediation considerations, best practices for the ongoing use of PFAS compounds and thinking to the future.

11:30 am (co-sponsored by the Industrial Hygiene Division)

PFAS – Panel Presentation and Discussion, Part 2 (Intermediate)  Abigail Hendershott, Michigan DEQ; Bethany Annett, Fibertec Environmental; and Matthew C. Schroeder, Dragun Corporation.

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1:45 pm

SARA Title III or Release Reporting (Basic)  Michael Young, Michigan DEQ.

Attendees will be presented with an overview of SARA Title III regulations and environmental raw material reporting and release reporting basics.

3:15 pm

Vapor Intrusion – Site Investigation for the Protection of Public Health (Basic)  Joseph Rogers, Senior Geologist, Michigan DEQ, Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division and Lisa Quiggle, Health Education Manager, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Vapor intrusion occurs when spilled vapor forming chemicals from sources like gas stations and dry cleaners migrate through the environment, volatilize in the ground under buildings, and enter buildings resulting in indoor exposure.  This presentation will discuss how vapor intrusion sites are being investigated to protect the public and new tools developed to coordinate response activities across the MDEQ, DHHS and local health departments.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

9:00 am

Legionella Water Safety Requirements:  ASHRAE 188 (Intermediate)  Joseph Ham, B.S.E., District Sales Manager, Eldon Water.

With the cases of Legionnaires’ Disease on the rise, the publishing of ASHRAE standard 188 has put the responsibility on the building owners to maintain safe water throughout a facility.  This presentation will focus on how to develop and implement a Water Safety Plan.  The program will include an introduction to Legionella and other waterborne pathogens, expectations for compliance, understanding risk, development and validation of a water safety program, ongoing execution and documentation, and water remediation strategies.

10:15 am

Lead and Copper in Drinking Water – What you Need to Know (Basic)  Lauren Koloski, D-5 Waterworks Operator, Arch Environmental Group, Inc.

From the Flint drinking water system to issues at several school districts, lead in drinking water continues to make the news in Michigan and across the country.  In response, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) recently finalized changes to the State of Michigan’s Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) for drinking water.  Learn about these regulatory changes and the new requirements, as well as additional information regarding non-regulatory voluntary sampling recommendations.

11:30 am

Waste Inspection Process/Common Violations (Basic)  Mary Ann St. Antoine and Jenny Bennett, Hazardous Waste/Liquid Industrial By-products Inspectors, Michigan DEQ, Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division.

In this session attendees will learn what to expect during a hazardous waste and liquid industrial by-products inspection.  Inspectors will describe the records they will request, the operations they will want to see, and some of the most common, egregious violations they observe.  Inspection will cover violations related to waste characterization, accumulation, recordkeeping, and disposal.

1:45 pm

DEQ:  Hazardous Waste Characterization and Generator Status (Basic)  Jenny Bennett, Hazardous Waste/Liquid Industrial By-products Inspector, Michigan DEQ, Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division.

In this session attendees will learn the basic steps for determining if a waste is a hazardous waste, liquid industrial by-product or non-hazardous solid waste.  Attendees will also learn how to calculate a site’s hazardous waste generator status.  These concepts are vital to understanding how to properly manage and dispose of waste.

3:15 pm  To be Determined

  • Chair:  Pierre Gonyon, CHSP, St. Joseph Mercy Health System
  • Division:  Regina Carriere, CSP, CAWC, Accident Fund Insurance Company
  • Beverlie Cote, Ebenspaecher Exhast Technologies of the Americas
  • Jessica Jannaman, DURA Automotive Systems, LLC
  • Matthew Karl, Fibertec IHS
  • Robert Kirkby, Michigan State Police
  • Steve Roach, Arch Environmental Group, Inc.
  • Laurie Rudolph, Safety and Risk Reduction Specialists
  • Matt Tomlinson, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Barry Williams, CSP, AT & T
  • David Woods, Fibertec IHS
Future Meeting Dates

April 16-17, 2019, Grand Rapids, MI
April 7-8, 2020, Grand Rapids, MI
April 13-14, 2021, Lansing, MI
April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI

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