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Environmental Conference for the Meat and Poultry Industry

January 30-31, 2017 | Atlanta, Georgia

Monday, January 30, 2017

8:00 – 8:10 am
Welcome & Introduction
Paul Gomes, Director of Engineering, Triumph Foods, and NAMI Environmental Committee Chairman
8:10 – 9:00 am
Overview of EPA’s Agricultural Program
Connie Roberts, Ag Coordinator, EPA Region 4
9:00 – 9:45 am
Building an Environmental Management Program
Bill Gill, AVP Environmental Affairs, Smithfield Foods
9:45 – 10:00 am
10:00 – 11:00 am
The Rise of Citizen Science and its Impact on Environmental Enforcement
Del Ehrich, Partner, Faegre, Baker, Daniels
11:00 – 11:45 am
Hazardous and Universal Waste: Qualifying, Handling, and Disposal
Eric Lassalle, Director of Energy Initiatives, Smithfield Foods, and Gary Davis, Corporate Environmental Programs Specialist, Smithfield Foods
11:45 – 12:45 pm
12:45 – 1:30 pm
Nutrient Loading of Water Systems
Michael Formica, Assistant Vice President, Domestic Affairs & Counsel, National Pork Producers Council and Chris Dolan, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Environmental Bootcamp Session: Wastewater, Stormwater, Air Permitting, Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasures, and EPCRA (Tier II & Form R Reporting)
Keith Bailey, Smithfield, Paul Gomes, Triumph Foods, Kim Dirks, Tyson Foods, Bill Wright and Larry Williams, Brown and Caldwell
2:30 – 3:00 pm
Environmental Achievement Awards Case Studies
Smithfield Foods and Perry Way Foods
3:00 – 3:15 pm
3:15 – 4:15 pm
Poultry Processing Issues Update
Jamie Burr, Environmental Director, Tyson Foods
4:15 – 5:00 pm
Regulatory Update
Chris Dolan, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

7:30 – 8:00 am
8:00 – 8:45 am
Water Reuse, Conservation, and Supply Risk Evaluation
Tim Barnhouse, Total Plant Assessment Team Leader, NALCO Water
8:45 – 9:45 am
Biogas: Taking Organic Waste and Creating Revenue
Phil Gates, PE, Biogas Utilization Manager, Bartlett & West
9:45 – 10:00 am
10:00-11:00 am
Changes to RMP Regulations
Paul Gomes, Director of Engineering, Triumph Foods
10:30-11:00 am
Ceres Overview and Programs
Eliza Roberts, Manager, Water Program, Ceres
11:00-11:45 am
Election Update and Industry Implications
Scott Shearer, Vice President, Bockorny Group
11:45- 1:45 pm
NAMI Annual Awards Luncheon
Featuring Damian Mason, CP, Speaker for Business and Agriculture