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2020 Annual Environmental Conference and Trade Show

2020 Annual Environmental Conference and Trade Show

Hershey Lodge
325 University Dr | Hershey, PA 17033-2800
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 8:30 am to 3:15 pm
(Registration begins at 8:00am)

Member Price: $350 | Non-Member Price: $400

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2020 Annual Environmental Conference & Trade Show for those new to the environmental profession and for seasoned environmental directors, Pennsylvania’s premier environmental event will provide updates on the latest compliance information, and practical strategies on some of the most challenging and timely environmental issues—from major national areas of concern to state regulations to the continuing push from management, boards and stakeholders:

What's New

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission—hear from the Chairman of the independent commission overseeing interstate power and natural gas markets. He will present the national energy perspective and discuss the agency’s recent decisions in key electricity and gas pipeline matters and their implications for energy producers and consumers, including Pennsylvania’s energy and manufacturing sectors.
  • National Energy, Air and Climate Issues Update—the president of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute will discuss how positive changes to federal energy and environmental policy under the Trump administration and Congress impact Pennsylvania and the business community.
  • U.S. Dept. of Justice Update on Litigation Involving Federal Energy and Environmental Policy—the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division—the department’s core litigating component—will discuss the administration’s approach to enforcement compliance of the nation’s civil and criminal environmental laws and protection of the nation’s natural resources, as well as the need to balance this mission with the fair treatment of businesses.

Significant/Proposed Updates to Existing Environmental Laws

  • Clean Fill—DEP has finalized the Clean Fill Policy with significant updates, which are now in effect. We will review the changes, what constitutes Clean Fill, testing requirements, and best practices for compliance.
  • Act 2 Compliance—the Land Recycling and Standards and Remediation Act, more commonly known as Act 2, is creating challenges for companies when it comes to clean-up compliance due to EPA inspections and court decisions. The speakers will provide a brief review of the major components of Act 2 including recent changes, then discuss the clean-up challenges companies are facing along with solutions.
  • Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act—environmental water regulations on both the federal and state levels have been going through a lot of changes. The Clean Water Act recently tightened up many of the definitions as to what is a tributary, adjacent wetland, and more; and the Safe Drinking Water Act is going through changes as well. We will cover highlights of the most recent proposed changes and what this means for compliance, the latest update on industrial stormwater issues, and the initiative to remove lead from drinking water and increased inspections by EPA for this standard.

Solving Some of the Toughest Problems

  • Surviving Investigations and Facility Inspections—EPA and DEP have recently increased inspections, and with many companies hiring new environmental directors, combined with DEP hiring new inspectors, it is important that companies are prepared. We will discuss how to prepare for an inspection; what to do during the inspection; and how to analyze results. In addition, we will cover what rights you have to protect your company during an inspection, and how to address flaws discovered during an inspection.

Visit with a variety of exhibitors showcasing their latest environmental products, services and an exciting array of advanced technology solutions; and network with environmental professionals from across the state.

Continuing Education Credits

Certification group type of credits No. of credits
Continuing Legal Education Board CLEs 5
PA Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists Professional Development Hours (PDH) 5
Board of Certified Safety Professionals Continuance of Certification Point .50
American Board of Industrial Hygiene Industrial Hygiene CM Points .75

For questions on Continuing Education credit certifications for this event, please contact Susan Smith, 717.720.5457 | ssmith@pachamber.org.

Event Venue

Hershey Lodge

325 University Dr | Hershey, PA 17033-2800

The Hershey Lodge has blocked rooms at a special rate of $172 for conference attendees for the evening of April 13, 2020. This room block will be held until March 16, 2020, then it will be released and the hotel may or may not have availability.  Call 855.729.3108 or 717.533.3311 to make your overnight room reservations, and advise the booking agent that you are attending the PA Chamber’s Environmental Conference. You can also do this on-line at https://book.passkey.com/go/PAChamberEnviroConf2020.

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