IT3/HWC Technical Program

Learn the latest on thermal treatment technologies and hazardous waste policy and solutions

Conference Agenda posted! (updated 11/19) Check out the presentations, speakers, and sessions.

Keynote Panel

From Natural Disasters to Pandemics: Remaining Operational and Compliant

During natural disasters and uncertain times, like we are in now during a pandemic, ensuring facility compliance can be challenging.  In some cases, it may not even be possible. Most companies have solid contingency plans for certain types of natural disasters, like weather, when you know it is coming, or even have plans for unplanned events like fires. But it was hard to think that a small microscopic virus could have upended our lives this way. Ensuring compliance was almost impossible for all aspects of businesses when supplies for normal daily items, like gloves or chemicals that are typically in abundant supply, simply disappear. Then, to think the unthinkable: if your employee base couldn’t work. These are the new operating conditions we have to think about. This session will look at options to ensure you stay operational and in compliance by properly preparing, recordkeeping and reporting, and working with regulators to ensure that issues are communicated so your compliance record doesn’t hang in the balance.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Selin Hoboy, Vice President, Government Affairs and Compliance, Stericycle, Inc.
  • Kristin Gordon, Houston Office Director/Senior Consultant, All4 LLC

Selin Hoboy, Vice President, Government Affairs and Compliance, Stericycle, Inc.

Selin Hoboy has been working with Stericycle operations since 2000. Selin is responsible for working in all regulatory matters at all levels (EPA, DOT, OSHA, DEA, FDA, CDC, etc.). She works closely with several trade associations such as Healthcare Waste Institute, National Association for Information Destruction and Environmental Technology Council. Selin provided critical support and worked closely with federal, state and local authorities to solve waste management issues during the Ebola epidemic and now has been working on COVID-19 pandemic issues. She currently sits on two Ebola training Advisory Boards. She has also been heavily involved in the opioid crisis, including changes to regulations, development of special permits and state legislative advancements. She has her B.S. from Penn State in Environmental Resource Management.

Kristin Gordon, Houston Office Director/Senior Consultant, All4 LLC

Kristin Gordon is a Senior Consultant with over 20 years of experience as an air quality consultant and currently leads ALL4’s Houston Office. Kristin has air quality consulting experience in over 25 states with an emphasis on MACT, NSPS, PSD/NSR and Title V permitting and has worked for clients in a wide variety of industries, including waste management, chemical, petroleum refining, power, incineration, cement, pulp and paper, and oil and gas. She is actively involved with the A&WMA GCC as Secretary and is an AFPM environmental committee member. Kristin is a registered professional engineer in several states including Texas. She has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University and an MBA from Villanova University.  

Panels will offer insight and discussion on the following topics:
Thermal Treatment – A Historical Perspective from 1980s to 2020
In the US, over the past four decades there have been many changes in thermal treatment technologies and regulations. This panel will review a historical perspective of the journey. The systems and technologies discussed are mobile and transportable incinerators and thermal desorbers, commercial fixed facility incinerators, off-site TSDF’s (Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility) for disposal of wastes such as PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), dioxins and industrial wastes and gasifiers for energy recovery.

Panel Moderator: Prakash Acharya

Panelists include:

  • Prakash Acharya, PE, CHMM, APTIM
  • Mel Keener, Executive Director, CRWI
  • Thomas Busmann, Vice President, Focus Environmental, Inc. 

Hazardous Waste Incinerator Comprehensive Performance Test Program Best Practices
Hazardous waste incinerator comprehensive performance source test programs, or “CPTs,” are one of the most complex emission testing programs conducted with many moving parts and responsible parties involved. This panel will discuss various aspects of successful CPT programs with the panelists sharing their experiences, best practices, and lessons learned. The panelists have diverse CPT experience which will enable them to share their insights on topics ranging from process operations and waste feed injection to source emission field testing. 

Panel Moderator: David Ostaszewski

Panelists include:

  • Prince Knight, Norlite Corporation
  • Robert Baxter, B3 Systems, Inc.
  • Jessie Rocha, Alliance Source Testing, Inc.