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President’s Message – May 2011

“Calling All Golfers . . . and Beginners, too” Having lived in Wisconsin for more than 40 years, and being a meteorologist by education to boot, I am certainly familiar with the vagaries of April weather in Wisconsin. Even after this lengthy spell of cold, wet, and even snowy, weather, my hope “springs” eternal...
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President’s Message – April 2011

G($)reening the Bottom Line Although our economy continues to make a slow recovery, many businesses are still operating on tight budgets due to uncertain growth prospects.  Despite this tough financial environment, Safety Health & Environment (SHE) professionals must obtain a seat at the corporate table and make their case to secure adequate resources for...
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President’s Message – March 2011

Strategic Plan Progress Report Last August, I described the three core elements comprising the strategic plan that was developed by our Board, and Operating and Strategic Planning Committees. Those strategies are:  an outreach initiative to college and technical school students pursuing  environmental occupations; identifying and encouraging younger members to take on leadership roles in FET; leveraging...
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Regulatory Update – March 1, 2011

In the March 1, 2011 federal register, EPA has made a determination that southeast Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, Waukesha, and Kenosha and Sheboygan Counties) attained the 8-hour ozone standard.  Note however, this is not a redesignation to attainment.  A redesignation would require additional findings, including approval of a maintenance plan.  This action however...
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President’s Message – February 2011

“Opportunities… and Challenges” The news coverage I have been seeing indicates that our economy continues to make a slow recovery, although unemployment rates remain unacceptably high.  In a relative sense, I think we can be thankful that the impacts we have seen have not been as traumatic on environmental professionals. And, I believe that...
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