Key Areas of Environmental Compliance Seminar on April 3, 2019

The SE WI Chapter is hosting a review of key environmental regulations on April 3, 2019. This program is intended to provide updated information on evolving environmental and regulatory issues.  We will be discussing”

  • PFA“Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a class of emerging contaminants composed of more than 3,000 man-made, fluorinated, organic chemicals. Due to their unique chemical properties, PFAS were commercially used in many industries worldwide for a wide variety of applications since the late 1940’s. This presentation will provide an overview of PFAS development, chemistry, uses in industry, current regulatory climate, and potential challenges in PFAS investigation, sampling/analysis, and treatment options. It will also focus on PFAS best management practices”
  • Emergency Planning is more than calling 911 in case of an accident. There are several regulations that require advance planning, training, and communication, including SPCC, EPCRA, RMP, and OSHA. We’ll discuss how all of these dovetail together, common compliance pitfalls, and how to document compliance.
  • The Wisconsin DNR representative will discuss where we are at with WDNR rules, guidance, EPA initiatives, outreach, etc.
  • Air Quality: Regulatory and programmatic developments at the state and federal level, impacting regulation of air emissions and air quality will be presented.  Topics will include the latest nonattainment area designations and the resulting impacts on current and future permits in these areas, the latest rule revisions at the state and federal levels, and policy changes that affect how emission sources are inspected and report their compliance status.
  • An overview of Wisconsin’s extraordinary session legislation and litigation as it affects the regulated community. Further, an update on Governor Evers water quality initiatives and other budget priorities related to the environment, any legislation currently enacted or just proposed affecting environmental management, as well as proposed rulemaking at the state and federal level that affect the regulated community.