Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Program Overview
Carolyn Brown, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Update on Air Permitting and Reporting
Carolyn Brown, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Melissa Duff, Director, Kentucky Division for Air Quality
This session will provide attendees with the latest information on air quality permitting and reporting issues. You will hear from the Kentucky Division for Air Quality on the key issues facing the agency in carrying out its permitting responsibilities as well as new developments that may be important to all air emission sources. Learn about federal developments that may affect Kentucky sources and the Kentucky economy as well as issues of concern to the regulated community.
CONCURRENT SESSION 1
Workshop A: Kentucky Wastewater Laboratory Certification Program – Field Analysis Compliance
Edward Fisher, EIT Project Engineer, Shield Environmental Associates, Inc.
Michael Morris, PG, Senior Professional Geologist, Shield Environmental Associates, Inc.
Kevin Stewart, Laboratory Certification Program Manager, Kentucky Division of Water
Does your facility need to become a Certified Wastewater Laboratory? Performing any field analysis for stormwater or wastewater will require facilities to ensure that field analyses are collected by a field laboratory certified by the Kentucky Division of Water to ensure data submitted is accurate and ensure consistencies across all facilities. This presentation will provide an overview of becoming a certified field-only wastewater laboratory, developing necessary programs, QAPs/SOPs, and ensuring compliance through performance testing, recordkeeping and reporting.
Workshop B: Episodic Hazardous Waste Generation: Making It Work for You
Adam Cook, Senior Environmental Consultant, Shield Environmental Associates, Inc.
April Webb, Hazardous Waste Manager, Kentucky Division of Waste Management
Has your facility ever generated hazardous waste during non-routine maintenance or spill cleanup activities that required you to change generator status only to change back after the event? Now there is another option. With the recent changes to the Kentucky Division of Waste Management regulations pointing back to the federal regulations for hazardous waste and the 2016 Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule, 40 CFR Part 262 Subpart L allows facilities to generate “episodic” hazardous waste that does not count toward the usual monthly determination of generator category. This session will provide an overview of the episodic generation rule including the definition of an episodic event, conditions of using the rule, and recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
CONCURRENT SESSION 2
Workshop C: BMP, GWP, SPCC – Deciphering the Water Quality Plans Your Facility May Need to Develop
Anna Skinner, Associate Attorney, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Collin Linebach, Project Scientist, Linebach Funkhouser, Inc.
Kentucky Pollution Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) permit conditions and federal and state regulations typically require a facility to develop additional plans to manage and protect water quality beyond the KPDES permit, such as Best Management Practice Plans and Groundwater Protection Plans. It is important to both have the plan document readily available for any Kentucky Division of Water inspector, as well as to be able to demonstrate that the plans are being adequately implemented. This presentation will detail what additional plans may be required for a facility by a KPDES permit and federal and state regulations, what must be in those plans, and best practices for ensuring that the plans are documented and followed.
Workshop D: Air Permitting – The Basics
Bob Basl, Vice President, EHS Technology Group, LLC
This presentation will review basic information regarding the Kentucky Air Permitting programs. It will focus on the basic requirements for minor and Title V sources.
Lunch with Sponsors
CONCURRENT SESSION 3
Workshop E: Supreme Court’s Decision to Review Clean Water Act Cases
Clay Larkin, Partner, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
This presentation will discuss the Supreme Court's recent decision to hear County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, a case involving whether the Clean Water Act covers pollution that moves through groundwater before reaching a federal waterway. This case is one of the most significant environmental law cases in the last few years, and the presentation will discuss the current split of authority among the US Courts of Appeals. This presentation will also discuss the EPA’s recent Interpretative Statement concluding the Clean Water Act is best read as excluding all releases of pollutants a point source to groundwater from NPDES program coverage, regardless of a hydrologic connection between the groundwater and jurisdictional surface water.
Workshop F: The KyEIS to Understanding the Kentucky Emissions Inventory
Brent Fitzgerald, Senior Consultant, Trinity Consultants
Jacob Lewis, Environmental Control Supervisor, Kentucky Division for Air Quality
The KyEIS is one component of a broad environmental data management software used by Kentucky DEP. Its key use is to inventory emission across the Commonwealth. But how much do you really know about the KyEIS? This presentation will provide an informative review of KyEIS – its organization and infrastructure, its importance to air permitting actions, and how its additional usage ranges from KDAQ funding to SIP evaluations as well as NEI development. In addition, this presentation will highlight how the current system is in the midst of significant transformation, especially with regards to the fee schedule. The detailed knowledge gained about the important aspects of KyEIS will be of significant value to environmental managers at facilities in Kentucky and to other environmental professionals.
CONCURRENT SESSION 4
Workshop G: Latest Air Permitting Developments – Nationally and Locally
Todd Royer, PE, Vice-President, Midwest Air Environmental Manager, AECOM
Sree Kesaraju, PE QEP, Senior Environmental Engineer, AECOM
During the past two years, the U.S. EPA has issued several rules and guidance documents aimed at streamlining air permitting by reforming its New Source Review Program. This presentation will review these permit program changes and provide an update on the latest developments and the Kentucky specific impacts. The presentation will cover: Enforceability and Use of Actual-to-Projected-Actual (ATPA) emissions; EPA’s Project Emissions Accounting Guidance (“Project Netting”); Multiple guidance documents reforming “source aggregation”; EPA rulemaking to reform “project aggregation”; and Recent ozone non-attainment designations in Louisville and Northern Kentucky.
Workshop H: Coal Combustion Residuals – State Experience: What Can We Take Away?
Matt Huddleston, Ph.D., Environmental Toxicologist, SynTerra Corporation
Todd Plating, P.G., Principal Geologist, SynTerra Corporation
The Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities final rule was signed in December 2014 and published in the Federal Register on April 17, 2015. The CCR rule establishes technical requirements for CCR landfills and surface impoundments under RCRA. The EPA recommends that states take advantage of Solid Waste Management Plans already in place to address the issuance of the CCR rule and regulate CCR landfills and surface impoundments. A comparison of the approaches taken by various states, and the lessons learned, will be presented.
Expansions and New Facilities – Permit Planning and Strategies to Stay on Track
Patricia Mason, PE, Senior Engineer and Project Manager, Smith Management Group
Jennifer Cave, Esq., Attorney, Stites & Harbison PLLC
Edye Raymond, CEM, Environmental Manager, Nucor
Environmental permitting plays a significant role when planning construction of a new facility or a plant expansion. Don’t let permitting surprises wreck your project budget and schedule. This seminar will help you effectively manage environmental permitting timelines and costs. Critical approvals and parameters will be identified from case studies of typical manufacturing facility projects in Kentucky. Recent permitting updates and industry tips will be discussed to help you keep your projects on track. The roundtable format includes time for questions and group discussion.
Day One Adjourns