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Air & Waste Management Association’s ACE 2021 is Virtual

June 14, 2021

The Air & Waste Management Association’s 114th Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) will be held virtually, June 14-17, 2021.  The conference theme is “Environmental Resiliency for Tomorrow”.

The conference was originally scheduled to take place in Orlando, however in the interest of safety, conference organizers have created a fully-virtual, interactive format with unparalleled technical content delivered through many livestream sessions, on-demand videos, and recorded presentations, as well as interactive Q&A and networking opportunities for authors, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors.  There are also special events for women, students, and young professionals.

ACE 2021 will unite professionals from major industry, private sector, consulting, government and education for an exciting event that will explore the ever-expanding environmental challenges and provide solutions to becoming and remaining resilient for tomorrow. This is an ideal opportunity for professionals to share their knowledge to advance the industry, and for environmental companies to showcase their products, services, and solutions with professionals motivated to build a more resilient and sustainable world.

The livestream program will feature 23 technical sessions, including:

  • EPA Priorities 2021‐2022
  • PFAS Emerging Contaminant Regulatory Trends, Research and Remediation Updates
  • New Source Review (NSR): Issues and Recent Developments
  • Energy-Water-Waste Nexus
  • Regional Haze and Aerosol Optical Properties
  • Electric Power industry ‐ Clean Air Act Accomplishments
  • PM2.5 Implementation Issues
  • AERMOD Modeling System Updates with U.S. EPA
  • Corporate Sustainability: Plans, Programs, Metrics, and Analytics
  • Climate Risk, Modelling, and MET data
  • E‐Enterprise for the Environment
  • How Does it Work? Recycling
  • Innovative Uses of Earth observations within NASA HAQAST v2.0
  • Waste Issues Roundtable
  • PM, VOC, NOx and Mercury Control Technologies

Technical program highlights:   

  • The live Keynote Plenary Session will feature high level representatives from the Biden administration that will discuss their plans to tackle climate change as well as industry representatives that will share their vision on facing the climate challenges of the future.
  • 51st Annual Critical Review (live) on Cancer and PFOA, by Scott M. Bartell and Verónica M. Vieira, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of California, Irvine.
  • The Mini-Symposium on Environmental Resiliency  
  • Over 25 panels featuring experts who will discuss the latest issues in technology and regulation including:
    • Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
    • EPA Priorities 2021-2022
    • New Source Review
    • GHG/CO2 Control Technologies & Strategies
    • Regional Haze and Aerosol Optical Properties
    • COVID-19 Impacts
    • Clean Air Act Accomplishments for the Electric Power Industry
    • Air Permitting, Legislation, and Policy Developments
  • How Does It Work? Introductory Sessions for young professionals and students 
    • How Does It Work? Solid Waste and Recycling
    • How Does It Work? Energy Production
    • How Does It Work? Environmental, Social, Governance
    • How Does It Work? Stack Testing
  • Combined technical and student poster session with audio and video recordings, live Q & A and more

Register today!  Registration is open and conference details are taking shape.  Click for updates and registration information.

 

 

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 12:00 am

45th Annual A&WMA Information Exchange Virtual Conference

December 8, 2020

Please join the Air & Waste Management Association for their annual Information Exchange (virtual conference), December 8-10, 2020.

The conference will feature information exchange, discussion, and solutions from and among industry and regulatory leading experts. This year’s virtual program will cover policy updates, regulatory changes, and research on the latest environmental topics.

U.S. EPA speakers from the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) and Office of Research and Development (ORD) will present their latest information on environmental rules, policies, and research on current topics, including:

  • Power Sector Rules – Nick Hutson, EPA/OAQPS
  • Major MACT to Area (MM2A) Reclassifications – Rod Truesdell, EPA/OAQPS
  • RTR Program – Brian Shrager, EPA/OAQPS
  • NSPS Program Overview – Jodi Howard, EPA/OAQPS
  • NAAQS – Pat Dolwick, EPA/OAQPS
  • Summary of EPA’s Current Work with Air Sensors & Satellites – Kristen Benedict and Barron Henderson, EPA/OAQPS
  • New Source Review – Tanya Abrahamian, EPA/OAQPS
  • National Emissions Inventory – Rich Mason, EPA/OAQPS
  • COVID-19 Impact on Air Quality – Liz Naess, EPA/OAQPS
  • PFAS Method Development – Jeff Ryan, EPA/ORD
  • PFAS Modeling – Ben Murphy, EPA/ORD
  • PFAS Incineration – Bill Linak, EPA/ORD
  • Sensor Advancement – Andrea Clements, EPA/ORD
  • Wildfire Smoke Stakeholder Engagement – Amara Holder, EPA/ORD

Additional speakers from industry, NGOs, agencies and academia will share their expertise and the latest solutions for maintaining compliance and reducing environmental impacts, including:

  • North Carolina Division of Air Quality Program Update – Michael Abraczinskas, North Carolina Division of Air Quality
  • Framework for Measurement and Modeling of Multi-pollutant Exposure Assessment – Chris Frey, North Carolina State University

Two panels are also in development on the topics of PFAS and Global Climate Change.

Click for registration and conference details

 

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am

A&WMA 13th MEGA Virtual Symposium: Navigating the Emerging Energy Environment

November 17, 2020

Join Air & Waste Management for their virtual symposium on “Navigating the Emerging Energy Environment”, November 17-18, 2020.

This 13th annual MEGA  Symposium will examine the various perspectives of the electric power industry as it transitions to a cleaner footprint through advanced, cost-effective and reliable energy solutions. The focus will be on the challenges presented with new generation technologies such as renewable and batteries, traditional fossil-based power generation, as well as the intersection of new and traditional generation.  With two simultaneous tracks on Policy & Regulation and Science & Technology, the symposium will also examine existing compliance requirements for the fossil fuel sector resulting from dynamic regulatory changes for solids, air, and water.

Click for registration information, keynote speakers, updated program and technical session tracks

 

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am

2020 A&WMA Virtual Conference Begins June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

Air & Waste Management Association’s 113th Annual Conference  – “ACE 2020 Gateway to Innovation”, has been transformed into a virtual conference that will begin on June 30.

A&WMA’s ACE 2020 Virtual Conference will allow you to stay up to date on timely and critical topics – all within an online environment that can be accessed from anywhere. The same great information and knowledge in their technical program will be available, with enhanced online features that will allow you to connect with presenters, attendees, exhibitors and sponsors.

The ACE 2020 Virtual Conference runs Tuesday, June 30 through Thursday, July 2 with an engaging lineup of scheduled live-streamed sessions each day and hundreds of on-demand presentations that will be available through June 2021.

The Virtual conference will include dozens of livestream events and presentations and numerous on-demand sessions, including the following by SCS professionals:

  • 809664 – Uncertainty EPA has Created with New NSPS XXX and Cf Rules, with Pat Sullivan Gabrielle Stephens, and Cassie Drotman
  • 796213 – An Overview and Next Steps for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, with Ray Huff, Cassie Drotman, and Haley DeLong
  • 799398 – Assessment of Factors that affect Hydrogen Sulfide Corrosion of Manhole Shafts, including Dr. Gomathy Iyer
  • 807200 – Air Permitting Challenges for the Commodity Fumigation Industry, featuring Jeff Marshall and Ryan Christman

Click for more information and to register

 

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am

If you find landfill air regulations confusing, register for the A&WMA Webinar – Nov. 7

October 24, 2018

You’re not alone.

 

Air rules are complicated. Landfill emissions differ from typical industrial sources resulting in rules that vary in significant ways. If you’re a landfill owner responsible for compliance, a regulator charged with monitoring landfills, or new to the industry, join us for this informative Air & Waste Management Association live presentation. The webinar will help you will learn how the rules affect landfills, understand what must be submitted and when, and the steps to take for compliance.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 3:12 pm