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Back to Basics Seminar

October 4, 2023

Join the SE WI Chapter on Wednesday, October 4th for a Back to Basics seminar.  This seminar outlines the basics for emerging professionals and a good refresher for mid-career professionals. Choose from a full or half day program.  Topics include air permits, hazardous waste, waste characterization, emerging contaminants and more.  Click here for an agenda.

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Looking for People to Serve on Sustainability Committee

To all who might be interested! The Sustainability committee needs you! Yes, you!

They are looking for a VP of Committee and new members to join! All are welcome to join!

Meetings are once per month; committee members have the opportunity to present on sustainability topics and write articles for FET newsletter. We continue to have interest from FET members who want to join our committee, many with experience in Sustainability.

The committee will meet again this month, so contact Emily James today at emily.james@generac.com for more information.

Emerging Professional Volunteer Opportunity

Join the Emerging Professionals of FET for a volunteer opportunity at the Urban Ecology Center: Riverside Park on October 7th!
Join us in helping with buckthorn removal, planting, and/or trail maintenance at the Urban Ecology Center.
Email to sign up! fetemergingprofessionals@gmail.com by September 30th

Used Drum Management and Reconditioning Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The EPA is soliciting information and requesting comments to assist in the potential development of non-regulatory and regulatory options that would ensure the proper management of used industrial containers that held hazardous chemicals or hazardous waste, up to and including the drum reconditioning process. Comments must be received on or before November 22, 2023. For questions about this action, contact Kaitlin Franssen: Franssen.Kaitlin@epa.gov.

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Calling All CHMMs and EHS Professionals: Looking for Speakers for the 2023 –2024 EHMM Virtual Course

We are looking for speakers on a variety of different topics for next EHMM Course to be held virtually beginning in December 2023.  The course will help prepare attendees for the CHMM examination and is also a great way to learn about various EHS topics. We even have people take the course to refresh their EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) knowledge base.

If you are interested in speaking, please contact the FET office. Some of the topics include: Environmental Site Assessments, Brownfields & Real Estate Transactions; CERCLA & All Appropriate Inquiry; Bloodborne Pathogens; Radiation; and Safety.

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You’re Invited

Join the Air & Waste Management Association on October 11, 2023 for the Air & Waste Management Association – Lake Michigan States Section’s Annual Air Conference.  Click here for more information and an agenda.

Job Postings

Air Management Asbestos Specialist, Entry or Senior

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring three (3) Asbestos Specialists to work in the Air Management Program within the Division of Environmental Management. These positions can be stationed at either the Milwaukee or Madison, WI office.

These positions will be responsible for assessing asbestos notices, responding to complaints, and/or to inspect demolition and renovation projects to ensure they are in compliance with applicable federal and state asbestos requirements. Required to routinely go into containment areas where asbestos is being actively removed and will require the use of protective clothing and a half or full-face respirator and more.  For additional information, please see these position descriptions,  Entry-Level Asbestos Specialist or Senior-Level Asbestos Specialist.

To read more about the position and to apply, visit WiscJobs: DNR (wisc.jobs) and search Job ID 11733.  The application closes at 11:59 PM on October 2, 2023.


Environmental/Technical Services Manager

Cascades is ranked one of the best employers in North America. With more than 10,000 employees in over 80 locations, we continue to grow as we take steps to be responsible and innovative while creating value by contributing to the well-being of our people, our communities and our planet.

We are seeking an Environmental Technical Services Manager to support our integrated paper mill located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Eau Claire facility includes two paper machines and nine converting lines as well as an effluent treatment system. The successful candidate for this role will perform various environmental activities in support of the mill’s environmental compliance programs including the wastewater treatment operation, solid and hazardous waste programs, and air quality compliance. This position reports to the Mill Manager while working closely with the operations leader team.

To read more about this job position, click here.

Jobs Available ads are placed in the FET monthly newsletter EnviroNotes, and online for two consecutive months at a cost of $400 per ad ($300 for FET patron member companies).

Jobs Desired ads are free of charge for anyone who is searching for a position in the environmental field.

Additional questions can be directed to FET at raichyl@fetinc.org

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