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SWANA WASTECON 2021, Orlando, Florida

November 1, 2021

Meet many SCS professionals at SWANA WASTECON 2021, which will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida (Orlando area), November 1-4, 2021.

SWANA’s WASTECON® helps public sector solid waste leaders and their teams plan sustainable futures for their communities.  WASTECON has been retooled into an enlightening and engaging executive-level event. The conference has been curated especially for solid waste leaders to immerse themselves in the latest executive topics.  Each solid waste leader contributes to this diverse learning and networking experience that makes this a truly unique industry event.

More details to be posted at the conference takes shape, including presentations to be delivered by SCS professionals.

For more information about WASTECON, visit WASTECON.org

 

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SWANA Technical Conference 2021, Kansas City

April 12, 2021

Meet SCS professionals at the SWANA Technical Conference 2021, to be held at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, MO, April 12-15, 2021.

More details will be posted as the conference takes shape.

Visit SWANA’s Event website

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WASTECON 2020, Dallas, Texas

December 7, 2020

Meet many SCS professionals at SWANA WASTECON 2020, which will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, December 7-10, 2020.

SWANA’s WASTECON® helps public sector solid waste leaders and their teams plan sustainable futures for their communities.  WASTECON has been retooled into an enlightening and engaging executive-level event. The conference has been curated especially for solid waste leaders to immerse themselves in the latest executive topics.  Each solid waste leader contributes to this diverse learning and networking experience that makes this a truly unique industry event.

More details to be posted at the conference takes shape, including presentations to be delivered by SCS professionals.

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RETA 2020 National Conference, Orlando, FL

October 26, 2020

The Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA) will host its 2020 National Conference at the Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Florida, on October 26-29, 2020.

The annual RETA National Conference offers four days of hands-on training, workshops, technical presentations, and opportunities to mingle with RETA exhibitors and sponsors. This educational conference offers professional development hours (PDH) for RETA certified attendees.

SCS Tracer, a specialty group of SCS Engineers, will again be a sponsor of the conference. SCS Tracer professionals will be available at our booth to answer your questions related to compliance with Process Safety Management/Risk Management Program (PSM/RMP), and the services we offer to ammonia refrigerated and manufacturing facilities.

 

 

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NAEP Annual Conference and Training Symposium, Fort Lauderdale

May 18, 2020

The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) will host their 2020 Annual Conference and Training Symposium at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 18-22, 2020.

Environmental Professionals from across the United States will participate in this conference which will cover a variety of topics, including NEPA, resiliency and adaptation.

Check back for more details as the conference takes shapes and speakers/topics are added to the exciting agenda!

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WasteExpo 2020, New Orleans

May 4, 2020

Meet SCS Professionals, visit our booth, get inspired, and find the answers to your waste & recycling challenges at WasteExpo, May 4-7 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Enjoy an interactive conference program, see over 600 exhibitors, and network with 14, 500 of the best and brightest in the industry. SCS professionals Michelle Leonard, Tracie Bills, Lisa Coelho, Amber Duran, Viraj deSilva, and Michelle Hoffman will be in attendance and SCS Senior Vice President Pat Sullivan at booth 3101.

WasteExpo 2020 will feature more educational sessions than ever before!  Conference sessions include SCS presentations such as these:

Monday, May 04
3:15 – 4:15 pm and continuing from 4:30 – 5:30 pm

PFAS Super Session: What is PFAS & How Do We Treat It?
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been produced in the U.S. since the 1940s and are used in a wide variety of products and applications. PFAS are persistent in the environment and resistant to environmental degradation. The potential bioaccumulation of PFAS is a concern, and EPA considers PFAS to be emerging contaminants.

This super-session, chaired by Dr. Viraj deSilva of SCS Engineers will address all things PFAS, and is split into two parts:

  • Part I – Laying the Foundation 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM: Laying the Foundation: Part I will set the stage for PFAS as the panel discusses background information, historical legal challenges, and sampling and analytical challenges and opportunities.
  • Part II- Treatment Options 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Treatment Options: Part II will focus specifically on treatment options – including underground injection, destruction, and separation.

Room: 352, Session Numbers:  M513 and M513b, Recycling & Landfill Tracks


 

Tuesday, May 05
9:00 am – 10:15 am

Evaluation of Organics Management Options; Composting Odor Control; Equipment Maintenance
Moderator: George Savage, CalRecovery, Patrick Sullivan and Raymond Huff of SCS Engineers with a Comparison of Organic Waste Management Options in Terms of Air Quality and GHG Impacts. This session also covers how to eliminate compost facility odors and maintenance strategies.

Room: 353, Session Number: TORG111, Organics Management Track


 

Tuesday, May 05
9:00 am – 10:15 am

The Effects of Organic Diversion Policies on Food Donation
Moderator: Hannah Cather, Food Recovery Network with Tracie Onstad Bills of SCS Engineers presenting on the RecycleSmart Edible Food Generator Survey for the Contra Costa County Solid Waste Authority. Also covered will be Leveraging Organic Waste Mandates, Public-Private Partnerships Support Wasted Food Diversion Efforts, and Vallarta Supermarkets Recycling, Organics, and Food Waste Donations.

Room: 356, Session Number: TFRF111, Food Recovery Forum Track


 

Tuesday, May 05
10:30 am – 11:50 am

Reducing Food Waste and Increasing Recovery in Municipal, Regional, and State Programs
Spotlight Session – Open to All WasteExpo Attendees
Moderator: Evan Edgar and speaker Lisa Coelho of SCS Engineers discuss the Santa Clara County Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM) of Food Waste Reduction Program and Food Recovery Efforts. Also included are presentations on Los Angeles County’s Three-Pronged Approach by Michelle Leonard of SCS Engineers, Accelerate Food Waste Reduction Through Collaboration, Eating the Food Scraps Elephant: How Madison, WI is Tackling the Problem of Food Scraps a Bite at a Time through Prevention and Diversion, with John Welch, Director Waste & Renewables, Dane County.

Room: 356, Session Number: TFRF211, Food Recovery Forum Track


 

Tuesday, May 05
12:55 pm – 2:05 pm

Panel Discussion on the Future of Organics in California
Learn about California’s SB 1383 implementation that will require 75% diversion of organic waste from landfills by 2025. Hear from industry policy leaders and composters in an interactive panel discussion regarding collection, contamination, permitting, and markets of transforming organic wastes into compost and energy products.

This lively discussion will include questions from the audience on how to develop over 100 facilities at a cost of $2 to $3 billion. Moderator Evan Edgar with Tracie Onstad Bills of SCS Engineers and Bill Camarillo.

Room: 353, Session Number: TORG311, Organics Management Track

 

Visit the event website for more details and registration information.

 

 

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SWANAPalooza 2020, Atlanta, Georgia

March 23, 2020

Meet many SCS professionals at SWANAPalooza 2020 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia, March 23-26, 2020.

SWANApalooza is SWANA’s leading technical conference for professionals to explore environmental solutions for integrated solid waste management. This year’s theme is “Connecting Our Resources” and is designed to showcase technologies and solutions to transform waste into a resource.

The conference will cover such topics as PFAS; Landfill Fire Mitigation; Zero Waste to Landfill; Diversion Programs; Treating MSW; Injury Prevention; Solid Waste Collection Optimization; Solutions to Recycling Challenges; Biogas and RNG; Waste-to-Energy Facilities; Federal Air Quality Regulations for Landfills; Landfill Methane Program; Transforming Waste Plastics; and much more!

SCS professionals speaking at the conference include: Pat Sullivan, Dr. Viraj deSilva, David Hostetter, Sam Rice, Dan Cooper, Greg Hansen, and dozens of SCSers will be in attendance and at booth 102!

PFAS Management Research in Solid Waste Landfills
Tuesday, March 24, 2020: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

MODERATOR   Dr. Viraj deSilva, Wastewater Treatment Director, SCS Engineers
PANELISTS    Dr. Morton Barlaz, Professor and Head of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, NC State University; Dr. Bryan Staley, PE, President & CEO, Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF); Dr. Thabet Tolaymat, PE, EPA’s Solid Waste R&D Expert, USEPA Office of Research and Development

This keynote session examines the findings and state of research being conducted by the U.S. EPA, North Carolina State University, and the EREF to further understand the environmental risks posed by PFAS in solid waste management and to identify practical approaches to manage PFAS. Covered topics include methods to sample and analyze PFAS, PFAS modeling, leachate treatment technologies, and lifecycle and economic assessments.


 

Managing Landfill Gas Well Liquids for a Pump Perspective
Tuesday, March 24, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Panelists from the engineering, operations and manufacturing world will discuss the use of pumps for extracting liquids from landfill gas wells. Although initially designed to simply collect the gas, landfill gas extraction wells are now being utilized to remove significant volumes of landfill liquids. While wells may be quipped “dual” extraction wells, a reliable well manufactured and maintained pump is needed for proper liquids extraction…

SPEAKER(S) Dan Cooper, Greg Hansen


 

PFAS Treatment and Concentrated Waste Management Alternatives in Solid Waste Landfills
Tuesday, March 24, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

This session will compare the benefits, costs, and potential drawbacks to three treatment options for PFAS in landfill leachate: high-pressure membranes, ion exchange resins, and granular activated carbon. Using case studies and an interactive approach, presenters will help audience members analyze the benefits of the various treatment systems for their particular sites…

MODERATOR Viraj deSilva


 

Navigating the Maze of Federal Air Quality Regulations for Landfills
Wednesday, March 25, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

The panel discussion includes a review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for landfills, including the most recent versions of the landfill New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines (EG) [40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 60, Subparts XXX and Cf]; the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) [40 CFR Part 63 Subpart AAAA]; and the Federal Plan for implementation of the EG [40 CFR Part 62, Subpart OOO]. The diverse panel includes industry experts, legal experts, and regulators.

SPEAKER Patrick Sullivan


 

How Innovative Technologies are Improving Landfill Operations
Wednesday, March 25, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Come and see how innovative technologies are used to improve the operations and maintenance of landfills. There will be a lively discussion on current (SCADA systems, drones, automatic wellheads, sensors, IoT, etc.) and emerging (big data, AI, aerial methane monitoring, etc.) technologies. Specific examples will be given on how these technologies are and will be applied to landfills and their outcomes…

SPEAKER(S) Dave Hostetter, Sam Rice


 

SWANApalooza presents the latest news and technology in the industry, as well as on-site training, local facility tours, and networking with top industry leaders.  The conference also provides six 3-day training courses on Landfill Gas Systems Operations and Maintenance; Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO); Managing Composting Programs; Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems; Transfer Station Management; and Zero Waste Principles and Practices.

Beginning this year, SWANApalooza is incorporating municipal waste-to-energy operational issues, technology, and research initiatives into its programming.

Visit the conference website for more information and to register for this premier technical conference!

 

 

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2020 IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference & Heavy Equipment Expo, Orlando

March 15, 2020

The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) will host its 2020 Natural Refrigeration Conference & Heavy Equipment Expo at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida on March 15-18, 2020.

As the largest exposition dedicated to the natural refrigeration industry, the annual IIAR Conference & Expo is a great opportunity to network with other attendees in the ammonia refrigeration industry, including design engineers, contractors, end users, academics, scientists, trainers, and regulatory agencies. The conference also offers continuing education hours and professional development sessions.

Look for the SCS Tracer Environmental Team at Booths 826-828! Mark Carlyle, Eric Girven, Bill Lape, and Jodie Rukamp will be on hand to answer your questions related to compliance with the Process Safety Management/Risk Management Program (PSM/RMP) regulations.

SCS Tracer Environmental, a specialty group of SCS Engineers, offers a wide range of PSM/RMP consulting services, such as:

  • Ammonia refrigeration operator training,
  • PSM/RMP implementation training,
  • Mechanical Integrity Inspections,
  • Three Year PSM/RMP Compliance Audits,
  • Five Year PSM/RMP Revalidations,
  • PSM/RMP prevention program development,
  • Ammonia sensor calibration, and
  • Various engineering calculations.

 

 

 

 

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SCS Engineers Landfill and Solid Waste Seminar – Roanoke, VA

March 13, 2020

Join SCS Engineers for our 27th Annual Virginia Landfill & Solid Waste Seminar!

This half-day seminar will provide updates on the latest regulatory, policy, and technological developments in solid waste, landfill, and landfill gas industries. The $100 registration fee includes continental breakfast, seminar materials, lunch, and certificate of completion.

Participants described the seminars as “well organized and beneficial”; with “good coverage of the issues in the industry and real-world examples,” and “thought-provoking presentations.”

To register, download the Flyer and Registration Form.

AGENDA

  • Welcome and Introductions by Paul Mandeville, PE
  • Liquids Management: What Are Our Options? with Darrin Dillah, Ph.D., PE & Parita Shah
  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) 2020 Regulatory Update with Kathryn Perszyk, VDEQ
  • Best Available Control (BACT) for Landfill Gas Collection Systems: What Does This Look Like in 2020? with Alex Mandeville, EIT & Bob Dick, PE, BCEE
  • Efficiency Assessments for Landfill & Other Solid Waste Facility Operations with Daniel Jansen
  • Groundwater Sampling: Do You Know What’s Being Done at Your Site? by Jennifer Robb
  • How Recycling Programs Have Adapted and Improved in Response to Difficult Market Conditions with Stacey Demers, LEED AP

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The seminar is intended for solid waste management professionals, landfill managers, waste/recycling managers, supervisors, and operators. For attendees already possessing landfill experience, topics will provide a fresh perspective and cover important regulatory and technological updates. For those new to the field, topics will cover essential information on all aspects of landfill development, operations, monitoring, and management.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Full event attendance provides four (4) CPE/T contact hours toward DPOR requirements for Class I and Class II license renewal, as well as three (3) Continuing Education Units for the SWANA Certification Program.

 

 

 

 

 

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CDRA 2020 C&D World Conference, Las Vegas

March 11, 2020

The Construction  & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) is celebrating 25 years at the 2020 C&D World Conference at Bally’s Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, March 11. The event will be co-located wtih ConExpo-Con/Agg.

The conference will feature educational sessions, a keynote on the economic forecast for the construction industry, a power panel on recycling plants creating end products,  an awards ceremony, and much more.

SCS Recycling expert, Tracie Bills, will be in attendance.

Register today at cdrecycling.org

 

 

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