Air & Waste Management Association Annual Conference

Virtual Event

June 30 - July 2, 2020

This year, the Air & Waste Management Association’s 113th Annual Conference—normally where industry leaders meet up in-person to network and discuss critical environmental technology and regulation topics—is going virtual.

While attendees won’t be able to gather in the same room, the conference will feature hundreds of livestreamed and on-demand presentations that are available anywhere with an internet connection.

This year, three of our colleagues will be sharing their insights on air quality permitting and legislation and discussing the refrigerant management requirements under the Clean Air Act.

The Hot and Cold of Refrigerant Management Requirements Under the Clean Air Act

Lou Corio, Senior Air Quality Scientist
Environmental Management – Program Administration | On-demand

Lou discusses the history of regulatory action on refrigerants and current regulatory landscape, including the on-going efforts at the state and federal (U.S. Congress) levels to phase down/phase out hydrofluorocarbons. This presentation discusses the factors affecting decision-making with regard to switching refrigerants or replacing refrigerant-using equipment. Given the changing federal and state regulations, Lou also provides compliance guidance for owners of refrigerant-using equipment, in terms of development of a refrigerant management plan. A comprehensive refrigerant management plan that is maintained and properly implemented can provide certainty and confidence that applicable requirements are being complied with and will continue to be complied with.

Air Legislation, Regulation & Policy Developments Panel

Tiffany Dillow, Senior Project Scientist
Environmental Management – Program Administration | On-demand

Updates on the development and implementation of air quality regulations, particularly emission regulations, promulgated under the U.S. and Canadian air quality legislation will be presented and discussed. Standards development of particular interest includes new source performance standards under Section 111, emission guidelines under Section 111(d), and maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act. The current state of standards development and the current schedule for developing and proposing standards will be discussed as well as the implementation of promulgated standards and revisions. Recent court rulings and cases will also be addressed. EPA’s required evaluations of the residual risks remaining after the application of MACT standards, as required by Section 112(f) of the Clean Air Act, will also be noted.

Air Permitting Problems and Solutions  

Sally Bittick, Project Manager
Environmental Management – Program Administration | On-demand

This panel will discuss permitting issues and permit conditions that are prone to problems from various industry, government, and environmentalist perspectives. Air pollutant emission sources are generally required to obtain construction and operating permits from state, provincial or local air quality agencies, or directly from the U.S. EPA or Environment Canada. Generally, the issuing agency will provide an opportunity for a facility to review and comment on draft permit conditions. The panel will discuss alternative conditions and other remedies for problem permit conditions.

Feel free to “stop by” to learn more about how our team can work with you to support your next project. Until then, you can also learn more about our environmental capabilities on our website.

Still need to register? It’s not too late to take advantage of the discounted virtual meeting registration fees on the A&WMA ACE 2020 Registration page.