847.202.0418  |  info@lmawma.org

847.202.0418  |  info@lmawma.org

Welcome to our new website. We hope you’ll find it easier to navigate.

We will also be moving to a more digital format by publishing a Blog instead of a newsletter. We hope to be able to provide more timely information on environmental developments utilizing the Blog.

November 27, 2018 Environmental Breakfast

Illinois Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Energy: Past, Present and Future

With Special Guest Speaker: Brad Klein, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law & Policy Center

The A&WMA Lake Michigan States Section and the Union League Club Environmental Committee are pleased to invite you to join us on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 for a presentation by Brad Klein, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law & Policy Center where he works on energy and environmental litigation and policy across the Midwest. Recent legislative changes have made Illinois a hot bed of renewable photovoltaic (PV) solar energy activity. Come and hear to how this was done from a lead attorney involved in the process.


Annual Air Conference – October 30, 2018

The 2018 Air Quality Management Conference was a great success with excellent speakers, outstanding attendees and exhibitors and multiple opportunities for networking.  Thank you to everyone for joining us.


Rothblatt 50/50 Raffle

Rothblatt Scholarship 50/50 Raffle Raises $275, PLUS a BONUS $275!!!!

Each conference and event is an opportunity to network and engage with our colleagues and reconnect with friends.  The Annual Air Conference was just that!  We had a great group of people to gather and share information and network.  We also took the opportunity to raise funds for the Rothblatt Memorial Scholarship.

Members of the scholarship committee held a 50/50 raffle to raise funds to support the annual scholarship.  After the split, we raised $275 for the scholarship.  But WAIT – our 50/50 raffle winner, Therese Dorigan, generously turned around and donated her prize money back into the scholarship fund!  This brings the total funds raised to $550!!!

Many thanks to all of you who purchased raffle tickets, and a special thank you to Therese for her generous contribution!

If you would like to make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE contribution click here.

Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to the Air & Waste Management – Lake Michigan States Section’s brand new Blog! Our Website Committee has made big changes and we have a brand new look! Many thanks to our Website Committee for their many hours of hard work on this project: Robin Pelsis, Deb Jacobson, Kathy Doyle, Allen Peterson, and our webmaster extraordinaire, Steve Jaquez at EZ Web USA LLC.

Our Blog Committee is excited to have the capability to bring you the latest information about new developments in air and waste regulation, compliance, and enforcement. Thanks to our Blog Committee: Deb Jacobson, David Seitz, Allen Peterson, Andrew Dorn, Anne Zwick, George Nassos, David Rieser, Kathy Doyle, and Larry Falbe.

We are always looking for volunteers who want to give back to the environmental profession within our region, so if you are interested in helping out, please contact Robin Pelsis at robin.pelsis@lmawma.org.

U.S. EPA “Adjacent” in the context of Clean Air Act Permitting

U.S. EPA is providing an opportunity for stakeholders to review and comment on draft guidance on its interpretation of “adjacent” in the context of Clean Air Act permitting. New Source Review and Title V operating permit programs apply to “stationary sources” where emissions exceed certain thresholds. To determine what comprises a single “source,” three factors must be satisfied: (1) the operations must be under common control; (2) the operations must be located on “contiguous or adjacent” properties; and (3) the operations must fall under the same major standard industrial classification (SIC) code. In this guidance, for all industries other than oil and natural gas production and processing, U.S. EPA provides an interpretation of “adjacent” that considers only physical proximity. The concept of functional interrelatedness would not be considered in making the determination of whether operations that satisfy the common control and SIC code criteria, and do not lie on contiguous property, are “adjacent.” (more…)

2015 Ozone NAAQS Attainment Challenge For Lake Michigan Basin

Reaching attainment with the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone has proven to be a vexing issue for areas near the shores of Lake Michigan, despite substantial reductions in precursor emissions over the past several decades and will prove to be even more difficult with the adoption of the 2015 standard. (more…)

The A&WMA-LMSS Corporate Sponsorship Program provides your organization with the ability to stay on top of emerging environmental issues and support the professional development of your environmental professionals. As a participant in this program, your organization will receive substantial benefits and will be recognized among our membership.

Thank you to our 2018 Platinum Sponsor. Your support is much appreciated!

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While at the 2018 Annual Air Conference take a moment to check out the supporting vendors and learn how they can assist you.