Wednesday, December 4, 2019
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Join fellow A&WMA members and guests to celebrate the Holiday Season. We’ll be at a new location this year:
Little Toasted, 300 S Riverside Plaza, Chicago
This event is always an enjoyable, relaxing, fun evening that provides the opportunity to meet fellow environmental professionals in a non-business setting. You will have a chance to network with your peers and their guests while enjoying cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres (included in registration fee).
Attendees are invited to bring a guest and help us celebrate the holiday season. There is a small fee ($20) to attend this year, but if you’re a Student we invite you to join us for $10. You can register to attend by clicking on the registration link below.
Sponsorship Opportunities are available for $100
The ink is barely dry on the reclassification of the Chicago ozone nonattainment area from moderate to serious, under the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) intends to seek redesignation to attainment. According to IEPA staff, the agency has data supporting a request for redesignation to attainment of the 2008 NAAQS based on the latest 2019 monitoring values. The IEPA’s goal is to submit the request for redesignation to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in January 2020.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is in the midst of a comprehensive policy review regarding the use of Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) in settlements of environmental enforcement actions. This review could potentially have far-reaching implications for companies that seek to settle such actions brought by either the federal government, or in the case of a citizen suit, a non-governmental organization (NGO). It remains to be seen if the ongoing SEP policy review will result in additional limits on the use of SEPs in settlement, thus limiting the flexibility in achieving penalty mitigation that has been a hallmark of environmental enforcement case resolutions for nearly three decades.
Join us at the 2019 Annual Holiday Reception on Wednesday, December 4, 2019
at a new location: Little Toasted