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Coal Combustion Residuals: Past, Present and Future Series

This webinar will kick off with the presentation of an abbreviated history behind the development of regulation of coal combustion residuals that led to the cornerstone development of the April 17, 2015 federal rule that established minimum standards for regulated coal combustion residuals.  Additional material will cover the subsequent intervening events that lead to a federal act to facilitate state oversight and site-specific tailoring.  This ultimately has brought US EPA to subsequent rulemaking requesting comments on further tailoring that was closed to comment on April 30, 2018.  Subsequently, owners and operators and states have transitioned from compliance milestones to continued implementation of the rule under state or federal oversight.  Speakers will cover state strategies and EPA’s process for implementing state and federal requirements.  Finally, the series will end with contrasting technical requirements in the rule against other state and federal regulatory programs.  In addition there will be a discussion on what efforts are underway to bridge the gap through state authorizations, on-going rulemaking to incorporate flexibilities, and technical approaches.
 
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Part 3: Coal Combustion Residuals – Where is this Going? 
Wednesday, September 26  1:00pm - 2:30pm ET 

This webinar will present a summary of operational and technical requirements identified in the
federal rule as minimal technical requirements.  The presentation will provide a contrast with how some of those technical requirements are at odds with other state and federal regulatory programs and discuss what efforts are underway to bridge the gap through state authorizations, on-going rulemaking to incorporate flexibilities, and technical approaches developed by owners and operators and environmental professionals.


Presenters:
 

John Pugh, Manager, Land and Water Policy, Southern Company
Dr. John Pugh currently works with Southern Company Services, based in Birmingham, AL.  In his current role, his primary responsibilities include leading and directing engagement in Federal environmental rulemaking and legislation involving land, waste and clean water regulatory issues. 

Mr. Harold D. Register, Jr., P.E., Senior Engineer, Consumers Energy, Environmental Services Department
Mr. Register has 20 years of experience in the solid and hazardous waste management and remediation field.  He is a professional engineer with degrees in Environmental and Civil Engineering. Previously, he was a regulator at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.  Currently, Mr. Register’s focus is engineering and policy at Consumers Energy focused on coal ash management and engaged in state and federal policy and rule development.  Mr. Register is also the chairman of the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG) Ash Committee.

Moderator: Richard “Mike” Markey, Director, Gulf Power Environmental Affairs Department
Mike has over 35 years working in the environmental field.  He has held positions in the oil & gas industry, Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, consulting and Gulf Power Company.  He has served in various capacities with Gulf Power for the last 24 years in air, land and water compliance.  Mike served in a management capacity for the last 12 years and became the Environmental Affairs Director in 2016.  Mike received his BS in Geology from Oklahoma State University in 1983 and his MS in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Florida State University in 2000.  Mike currently is on the A&WMA board. 

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3-Part Series:  Member: $265.00; Non-Member: $415.00

Part 1: Coal Combustion Residuals - How Did We Get Here?
Tuesday, July 17, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  (You can order and view this online if you missed it) 

This webinar will include an abbreviated history behind the development of regulation of coal combustion residuals leading to the cornerstone development of the April 17, 2015 federal rule that established minimum standards for regulated coal combustion residuals.  The presentation will then step through the subsequent intervening events that lead to a federal act to facilitate state oversight and site-specific tailoring that ultimately has brought US EPA to subsequent rulemaking requesting comments on further tailoring that was closed to comment on April 30, 2018.

Presenter: Mr. Harold D. Register, Jr., P.E., Senior Engineer, Consumers Energy, Environmental Services Department
Mr. Register has 20 years of experience in the solid and hazardous waste management and remediation field.  He is a professional engineer with degrees in Environmental and Civil Engineering. Previously, he was a regulator at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.  Currently, Mr. Register’s focus is engineering and policy at Consumers Energy focused on coal ash management and engaged in state and federal policy and rule development.  Mr. Register is also the chairman of the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG) Ash Committee.

ModeratorJim Walker, Quality Supervisor, Environmental Department, Consumers Energy
Mr. Walker currently works for Consumers Energy in Jackson, Michigan as the Air Quality Supervisor for the Environmental Department.  His prior work experience includes being the Corporate Environmental Manager for Rea Magnet Wire Company in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Environmental Supervisor for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan.

Part 2: Coal Combustion Residuals – What is Happening Now?
Wednesday, August 22  1:00pm-2:30pm ET  

The federal rule published a 42-month staggered timeline of compliance for achieving the minimum technical and operational requirements in the rule.  The final requirements from the rule are due to be certified by October 17, 2018.  Activity pursuant to compliance with this rule has transitioned from compliance milestones to continued implementation of the rule under state or federal oversight.  Speaker from North Carolina and Michigan will speak to how those states have been implementing state and federal requirements.  Additionally, US EPA will speak about federal permits and the review process for authorizing state CCR permit programs.

Presenters: 
Susan Mooney, Chief, Municipal and Industrial Materials Section Materials Management Branch/Land and Chemicals Division US EPA Region 5
Susan Mooney is Chief of the Municipal and Industrial Materials Section at the U.S. EPA Region 5.  Region 5 encompasses the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.   Susan has over 30 years of experience with solid waste management.   Her section is responsible for implementing the RCRA non-hazardous waste program, including implementation of the coal combustion residuals rule; the Sustainable Materials Management program and the Tribal solid waste program.

Mr. Harold D. Register, Jr., P.E., Senior Engineer, Consumers Energy, Environmental Services Department
Mr. Register has 20 years of experience in the solid and hazardous waste management and remediation field.  He is a professional engineer with degrees in Environmental and Civil Engineering. Previously, he was a regulator at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.  Currently, Mr. Register’s focus is engineering and policy at Consumers Energy focused on coal ash management and engaged in state and federal policy and rule development.  Mr. Register is also the chairman of the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG) Ash Committee.
 
Jon Risgaard,  Section Chief of the Animal Feeding Operations and Groundwater Sections for the North Carolina Division of Water Resources (DWR)
Jon Risgaard serves as Section Chief of the Animal Feeding Operations and Groundwater Sections for the North Carolina Division of Water Resources (DWR).  Jon has 15 years of service with DWR and has worked with the Division’s water quality permitting, compliance and enforcement programs.  Jon has recently taken on a more prominent role in the oversight of NC’s coal combustion residuals impoundment closure.  Jon has a M.S. Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Wisconsin - Madison.  

Moderator: Rahul Thaker, P.E., QEP, senior environmental engineer, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality
Rahul Thaker, P.E., QEP, has 29 years of regulatory and consulting experience in air quality, wastewater, solid and hazardous wastes, and construction project management.  He is a senior environmental engineer, working for the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, Raleigh, NC, for more than 22 years.  Currently he focuses on reviewing and drafting New Source Review and Title V permits for various categories of industrial sources, and leads the Division’s Permitting Workgroup.  Mr. Thaker, as an A&WMA’s Board Director, assists in various technical programmatic and membership recruitment activities.