Technical Program

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The ACE2017 Technical Program is the heart of the conference. Technical presentations and panels cover the latest topics and provide solutions to environmental challenges of today and the future. 

This year, we have over 300 sessions organized into the following technical tracks to help you get the most out of your week. 

  • Air Quality - Control Technology, Emisions Studies, Measurements and Monitoring, and Modeling 
  • Climate Change
  • Education
  • Federal, Public Sectors and Tribal
  • Health and Environmental Effects
  • Heavy Industry and General Manufacturing
  • Nanoparticles
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power Generation
  • Regulatory
  • Sustainability and Resource Conservation
  • Transportation
  • Waste Management
  • Young ProfessionalsTri-State

Regulatory Track

Multiple sessions and panels led by industry experts, consultants, and government will be offered throughout the week so you can get up to speed on the latest developemnts. Sessions include: 
  • EPA Priorities for 2017-2018
  • DoD Environmental Compliance Issues and Policy
  • Energy & Environment – Trump Administration and Beyond
  • Environmental Justice Projects and Case Studies
  • Environmental Regulation and Management in the Oil & Gas Sector
  • Next Gen Enforcement, EPA Oversight, Agency Ethics, and Due Process
  • Clean Air Act Regulatory and Policy Developments
  • The 2017 NSR Manual: Key Updates and New Topics to Guide You Through Major NSR Permitting
  •  BACT Development and Implementation
  • International Compliance and Regulatory Issues
  • Landfill/Biogas Issues
  • Modeling Issues in PSD/Nonattainment/Minor NSR Permitting
Tri-State Regulatory Forum 
Regulators from Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) will gather together to discuss their regulatory agenda and priorities for 2017 and beyond.  Learn how the new Administration is affecting their rulemaking policies and what enforcement activities are scheduled in the future.  Each regulatory agency will present in a panel forum.  Q&A will follow the presentations.

Mini-Symposium:  Environmental Management in the Energy Sector

This year’s mini-symposium will focus on managing environmental impacts from the energy sector, in line with the Annual Conference theme. It will consist of a single track of sequential paper and panel sessions throughout the 3-day technical program addressing environmental issues associated with meeting increased energy demand through the expansion of traditional and alternative energy sources. The mini-symposium will provide diverse perspectives from representatives of industry; air quality, environmental, and health practitioners; regulators; policy makers; and environmental organizations. Sessions include panels on EPA’s priorities, regulatory outlook in the energy sector, and updates on EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Other sessions will include platform and panel sessions on environmental impacts from oil and gas production (including shale extraction), and environmental management in electrical generation, including a platform on fossil-fuel energy sources and a panel on energy-from-waste technologies. The mini-symposium format provides attendees with many unique learning and interaction opportunities with experts and fellow attendees sharing common interests in this important segment of our economy.
For more mini-symposium information, contact Jayme Graham at Jayme.Graham@AlleghenyCounty.US; or John Koehler at