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2019 Annual Air Quality Management Conference

Plan on joining us for our Annual Air Conference being held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Drury Lane Conference Center.  We’ve got a great conference planned with excellent speakers to provide information and discussion on current key issues. Click here to see the current conference agenda. Conference registration will open on Monday, August 26, 2019.

Announcing New e-Manifest User Fees Effective October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2021

The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act authorized EPA to implement a national electronic manifest system and required that the costs of developing and operating e-Manifest be recovered from user fees. In its 2018 User Fee final rule, EPA established a methodology by which the Agency would set user fees every two fiscal years. For FY2020/2021, the user fees are changing due to various factors, including changes in projected manifest usage rates as well as program costs during this period. These new user fees will be in effect from October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2021. For more information, including the new user fees for FY2020/2021, please visit EPA’s e-Manifest website here.


Provided by U.S. EPA Daily Digest

A&WMA-LMSS 2019 Annual Waste Conference Highlights – Session III – State Regulatory Agency Panel

Article provided by Laura Sugano, Roux Associates, Inc.


State Regulatory Agency Panel, the third session of the Annual Waste Conference, was moderated by Larry Falbe, Principal with Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. Charles Breitenfeldt, Compliance Assistance & Voluntary Programs Partners for Clean Air Coordinator with Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) began the panel with IDEM regulatory updates. He was followed by Jack Schinderle, Director of the Materials Management Division with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), presenting EGLE regulatory updates. Darsi Foss, Director of Remediation and Redevelopment Program with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), and Kyle Rominger, Deputy Chief of Bureau of Land with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), closed out the panel’s presentations with their respective regulatory updates.



2019 Waste Conference – Electronic Waste Recap

The following article was provided by Cathy Hill, CEO, HOBI International.

Electronic waste and the dumping of IT assets is a worldwide concern. And while putting a stop to growing technology is impossible, there are ways to control how we manage our e-waste.  The easiest method is to partner with an IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) compliant service provider who specializes in the process of streamlining the disposition of IT assets.


In short, ITAD refers to the methodical process of removing retired and non-working IT equipment with the secure disposition of IT assets that are compliant with local, national and global environmental regulations. Given the rapid advancement of technology, secure and responsible ITAD has never been more critical than it is now, particularly at the enterprise IT level.


2019 Summer Networking

EPA formalizes approach to avoid federal and state duplication of inspections and enforcement

In navigating the complex and ever-changing framework of federal, state and local environmental law, the regulated community is often subject to duplicative federal and state regulatory requirements. At times, this can lead to multiple requests from various agencies for information, notices of violation, and seemingly duplicative penalties. Further, the involvement of multiple state and federal agencies in a particular environmental matter can result in inefficiencies and the needless expenditures of company resources.


EPA Urges States to Submit CCR Programs Even as Coal Ash Regulatory Overhaul Continues

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 24 proposed to partially approve Georgia’s permit program for the disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCR). As it did so, it gave other states some advice: Follow Georgia’s lead and assume oversight of coal ash that power plants dispose within your borders.

The preliminary approval marks another important step in the Trump administration’s efforts to overhaul the federal coal ash regulatory structure under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. That law, enacted in 2016, grants the EPA the authority to approve state CCR permit programs in lieu of broad federal CCR regulations established under the agency’s final 2015 coal ash rule, the agency said on Monday.


EPA Air Chief Exits as Deregulatory Agenda Hangs in Balance

EPA’s air chief Bill Wehrum’s exit from the agency surprised many observers, as critical portions of his agenda remain unfinished.

But observers said Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator Anne Idsal, who is set to take over Wehrum’s responsibilities as acting assistant administrator, is likely to continue many of Wehrum’s priority actions.

Wehrum’s departure, announced June 26 in a statement from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler, comes as the agency’s air office works to finish rewrites of Obama-era regulations governing emissions from power plants, automobiles, and oil wells.

His departure also follows allegations from environmental groups, watchdog organizations, and House Democrats that he violated his ethics agreements.


Thank you to our sponsors for the 2019 6th Annual Summer Networking.





Special thanks to Freeborn & Peters for their donation of 2 tickets to the August 30th Cubs game against the Milwaukee Brewers.  The tickets will be raffled off at the event in support of the Stephen Rothblatt Memorial Scholarship.  Tickets are available on the registration page even if you can't join us (we hope you'll join us, though).