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February 5, 2020

This event is targeted toward professionals who manage the environmental and safety compliance matters for their organization, focusing on regulations and how to ensure compliance. The basis of an effective Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) program remains the strength of its management system and how thoroughly it is integrated into business practices. Join the NC Chamber, NC Department of Environmental Quality officials and industry experts to proactively discuss pressing regulatory issues, legislation and policy decisions impacting the air, water, waste and natural resource arenas.

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Wednesday, February 5
7:45 amRegistration and Networking
8:15 amWelcome Remarks
8:30 amOpening Keynote

Secretary Michael Regan, NC Department of Environmental Quality

9:00 amThe Future of Water Supply in North Carolina
  • Kim Colson, Director, Division of Water Infrastructure, NC Department of Environmental Quality
  • Dan McLawhorn, Associate City Attorney, City of Raleigh
  • Amy Ratliff, PE, City Engineer, City of Oxford
  • Moderator: Andrea Wortzel, Partner, Troutman Sanders
9:45 amNetworking Break
10:15 amThe State of Water: NC DEQ Division Discussion
  • Jeff Poupart, Water Quality Permitting Section Chief, NC Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Resources
  • Moderator: Stanford Baird, Partner, K&L Gates
10:45 amThe State of Waste Management: NC DEQ Division Director Discussion
  • Michael Scott, Director, NC Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Waste Management
  • Moderator:  Emily Sherlock, Attorney, Robinson Bradshaw
11:15 amThe State of Air: NC DEQ Division Director Discussion
11:45 amLunch and Networking
12:30 pmClimate Goals – 2050 Duke Energy Plan

Mark McIntire, Environment & Energy Policy Director, Duke Energy

1:00 pmThe 401 Certification Process after Hoopa Valley Tribe v. FERC
1:30 pmNetworking Break
1:45 amManaging Contaminated Soil
  • Jeff Tyburski, P.G., RSM, Principal Geologist, Geosyntec Consultants
  • Joselyn Harriger, Supervisor, Brownfields Property Management Unit, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
  • Jason Watkins, Field Operations Branch Head, Solid Waste Section, Division of Waste Management, NCDEQ
  • Moderator: Sean Sullivan, Partner, Troutman Sanders
2:30 pmClosing Remarks