The 2021 IEACA Environmental Conference will take place virtually October 5-6. This year’s theme is Working Together for Environmental Justice and Economic Prosperity.
The 2021 Annual Environmental Conference is presented by the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) and the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA).
While originally scheduled to be an in-person conference, the 37th Annual Environmental Training Symposium & Conference will now be virtual, and will feature 12 sessions on two tracks running simultaneously over two days. It will also include virtual networking opportunities on the conference app and several dedicated in-person events such as the San Diego Bayside Water Projects Yacht Cruise, allowing attendees to sign up for networking events that make the most sense for them. Panels will cover topics including air, hazardous materials, health & safety, sustainability, and water quality, with expert speakers from Southern California.
Past annual IEA conferences have hosted about 500 attendees from various professions such as environmental, health, and safety experts, NGO representatives, environmental engineers from public and private sectors, environmental consultants and attorneys, government affairs representatives, DoD, and many more.
For more information and registration, visit the conference website
The Industrial Environmental Association is excited to announce their 2nd Annual Vernon Environmental Conference on July 20-21, 2021. SCS Engineers is a sponsor of this virtual event!
This year’s theme is: Working Together for Environmental Justice and Economic Prosperity. Attendees include environmental, health, and safety professionals, NGO representatives, environmental engineers, environmental consultants and attorneys, and representatives from state and local regulatory agencies.
Meet Chuck Pryatel, the newly appointed Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) Secretary.
Chuck Pryatel is a Senior Project Advisor for SCS Engineers with over 30 years of experience in environmental regulatory compliance. He manages projects that include hazardous materials and waste compliance audits, preparation of spill prevention control and countermeasure plans, hazardous waste tank system assessments and certifications, and assists as a regulatory liaison resolving complex environmental issues. His experience includes completing environmental site assessments, subsurface investigations, preliminary endangerment assessments, health risk assessments, and environmental mitigation and clean-ups.
Prior to his private sector work Chuck served in positions of leadership at the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health including Chief of the Hazardous Materials Division and Chief of the Site Assessment and Mitigation Division.
Chuck has a Masters of Business Administration from San Diego State University and a Bachelors of Arts in Biology from the University of California San Diego. He is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist in the State of California.
The Industrial Environmental Association was formed in 1983 to promote responsible, cost-effective environmental laws and regulations, facilitate environmental compliance among member companies and provide related education activities for the community at large. The IEA’s evolution, however, has included an expanding role as the “voice” for manufacturing and associated companies in San Diego and Southern California, not only on legislative matters but on a variety of environmental issues that affect the quality of life of businesses in the region.
The Industrial Environmental Association actively insists on strong environmental compliance efforts among member companies as a matter of written policy. The IEA organizes a number of educational opportunities for member companies and the greater community including information exchanges, technical workshops, written papers, committees, and an annual conference.
IEA activism aims to prove with deeds as well as words that industrial companies care about the community, both environmentally and economically. IEA believes that industry must be involved in the process of environmental policy-making, and urges reliance on scientific, analytical data to evaluate regulations. The IEA willingly works closely with city and county government officials in an effort to realize environmental and community health protection.
SCS Engineers’ Vice Presidents Tom Rappolt and Dan Johnson have collectively been named the 2015 IEA Associate of the Year by the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) of San Diego. An award will be presented at the 31st Environmental Awards Luncheon on October 29, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center.
IEA promotes responsible, cost-effective environmental laws and regulations, facilitates environmental compliance among member companies and provides educational activities for the San Diego community and Southern California.
“This award recognizes SCS Engineers’ many years of support for IEA and our mission,” said Meridith Marquis, President of IEA. “Several SCS staff members have provided critical technical expertise, helped IEA members and staff in evaluating the impacts of regulatory and legislative proposals, and actively participated in several IEA committees and conferences.”