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Tuesday, April 18, 2023
10:15 am
Environmental Justice in Michigan (Intermediate)  Kathleen Anderson, Axis Environmental Consulting Corporation.

The speaker will discuss the emerging topic of Environmental Justice and what it means to industry and manufacturing companies in Michigan and how it will affect obtaining EGLE permits in the future.

11:30 am
PFAS Update (Intermediate)  Jeffrey A. Bolin, Dragun Corporation.

This session will provide an update on PFAS regulation (state and federal), a cleanup criteria update, remediation advances, litigation updates, and impacts on various industrial markets.

1:45 pm
Environmental Compliance for the Non-Environmental Manager (Basic)  Laurie A. Rudolph, Quaker Houghton.

More and more managers, such as HR and Quality, are being given responsibility for environmental compliance, but don’t have a background or much experience with environmental issues.  This session will provide an introduction to basic environmental regulations and risks, giving the attendee a place to start.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
9:00 am  (This program is co-sponsored by the Public Utilities Division)
Transforming Electric Generation:  DTE’s Renewable Energy Outlook (Basic) Terri Schroeder, Director Renewable Energy, DTE Energy.

This presentation will cover DTE’s energy outlook as the traditional coal plants are retired.

10:15 am (Handout)
Managing Your Drinking Water Systems (Basic)  Sabrina Fouche, Consultant, D-5 Waterworks Operator and Jenna Sendra, Vice President, D-5 Waterworks Operator, Arch Environmental Group, Inc.

From the Flint drinking water system to recent issues at several school districts and cities across the State, unsafe drinking water continues to make the news.  Learn to develop effective sampling programs for drinking water, including lead, copper, and legionella sampling.  Learn about regulatory changes and requirements, as well as additional information regarding non-regulatory voluntary sampling recommendations to keep your building’s water supply safe.

11:30 am
Building Water Health:  Developing and Executing a Sustainable Water Program (Intermediate)  Joseph Ham, B.S.E., DuBois Chemicals.

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 session will cover the proliferation and transmission of Legionella and other waterborne pathogens.  It will also cover expectations for compliance, understanding risk, development and validation of a water safety program, ongoing execution and documentation, and water remediation strategies.

1:45 pm (Handout)
Legionella: Re-opening Buildings Following the Pandemic (Basic)  David Woods, Senior Project Manager, Forensic Analytical Consulting Services, Inc.

As the peak of the pandemic is winding down, many states and local agencies are lifting public health ordinances related to limitations on building occupancy.  This is great news for business with respect to a return to “normalcy”; however, buildings that have had lower or no use during the pandemic have likely been subject to drinking water stagnation or low flow for extended periods of time.  This presentation will discuss water quality risks as buildings reopen related to Legionella and lead.

3:15 pm
Methamphetamine and Fentanyl Decontamination Overview (Basic)  Kristy Thornton, COH, Forensic Analytical Consulting Services.

This session will be a review of decontamination techniques and re-occupation standards.

  • Chair: Laurie Rudolph, Safety and Risk Reduction Specialists
  • Division: Dana Bradt, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy 
  • Regina Carriere, CSP, CAWC, Retired Sr Loss Control Consultant
  • Pierre Gonyon, CHSP, St. Joseph Mercy Health System
  • Jessica Jannaman, TE Connectivity
  • Robert Kirkby, CIH, Michigan State Police
  • Steve Roach, ASP, Arch Environmental Group, Inc.
  • Barry Williams, CSP, AT&T
  • David Woods, Forensic Analytical Consulting Services, Inc.