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*The September 2016 dinner meeting was held at Mike Anderson’s in the Clarion Inn & Conference Center in Gonzales on Thursday, September 15th. Elliott Vega, Assistant Secretary of the LDEQ Office of Environmental Services, discussed Agency perspective and updates. You can view his presentation HERE
The May 19, 2016 dinner meeting was held at Middendorf’s in Manchac. The meeting included a tour of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station before dinner. Dr. Robert Moreau, Ph.D., Manager of Turtle Cove gave a presentation on the research facility and an overview of environmental programs at Southeastern during the boat tour.
The March 17, 2016 dinner meeting as at Drusilla Seafood in Baton Rouge.Kyle Beall, Attorney At Law, was the featured speaker.
The January 21, 2016 dinner meeting was at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. Maureen Harbourt of Kean Miller was the featured speaker.
On Thursday, September 24th was a dinner meeting at Mike Anderson’s. Chance McNeely, Assistant Secretary, LDEQ Office Of Environmental Compliance was the speaker.
On July 16 AWMA got together for boiled shrimp & fried catfish on Middendorf’s deck!
The May 2015 dinner meeting included a presentation by Mike Taylor, Senior Vice President, Element Markets, about Baton Rouge Nonattainment Area VOC Emission Reduction Credit (ERC) Shortages.
Cheryl Nolan spoke at the March 2015 dinner meeting about what is new and upcoming for air permits.
January 2015 dinner meeting included a presentaiton by Mike McDaniel, Ph.D., Executive Director, Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition. He discussed what Louisiana can expect from EPA’s recently proposed revisions of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone. This is a link to the presentation.
The September dinner meeting included Rob McNeal, Shareholder, of Liskow and Lewis providing an update on the South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority litigation.
The July 2014 dinner meeting featured JoAnn Burke of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation speaking about the history and future of Lake Pontchartrain.
The May 2014 dinner meeting Cheryl Nolan, Assistant Secretary, LDEQ Office of Environmental Compliance, provided an update of current activities of the LDEQ Compliance and Enforcement Divisions.
The March 2014 dinner meeting included a discussion with Senator Mike Walsworth, Chairman of the Louisiana State Senate Environmental Quality Committee.
The January 2014 dinner meeting included a presentation by Eric Smith, Associate Director of the Tulane Energy Institute, on the favorable economic impact of energy and petrochemical industries on Louisiana’s economy – potential positives and negatives. Click here to view the presentation
The September 2013 dinner meeting included a presenation by Edward B. Overton, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus in the Department of Environmental Sciences, School of the Coast and Environment at Louisiana State University, will present a Chemist’s Perspective on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and its Impact to the Environment and various Ecosystems
The March 2013 dinner meeting included 2 presentations by LDEQ. Jackie Heber presented information about ERIC and EI reporting. Celina Cage and Leigh Gauthreaux presented common mistakes on submitted compliance reports.
The January 2013 dinner meeting included a presentation on Brownfields in Louisiana.
The September 2012 dinner meeting included a presentation by Robert A. Thomas, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Center for Environmental Communication, Loyola University, New Orleans, on Environmental Issues in the U.S. Presidential Campaign.
State Senator Jean-Paul “JP” Morrell, who represents District 3 in New Orleans, presented a summary of environmental legislation from the 2012 Regular Legislative Session during the dinner meeting on July 19.
On May 17, 2012, Richard Metcalf of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association and Henry Graham of the Louisiana Chemical Association presented an update of current regulatory issues.
At the March 15, 2012 dinner meeting, Maureen Harbourt, a partner with the Kean Miller Law Firm, discussed the “Dos and Don’ts for Deviation Reporting in Title V and Minor Source Permits.” Click to view the presentation
January 19, 2012 Sanford (Sam) Phillips, Assistant Secretary, LDEQ Office of Environmental Services, discussed the impact of EPA’s November 30, 2011 final rule re-designating the Baton Rouge Non-Attainment Area as being in attainment with the 1997 Ozone Standard and it’s impact on state regulation.
July 14, 2011 Bryan Johnston of LDEQ’s Air Permits Division presented an overview of LDEQ’s PM-2.5 Implementation Rule as applies to permitting requirements and reviewed LDEQs experience with Greenhouse Gases (GHG) permitting. (PM2.5, GHGs, and Job Security)
May 19, 2011 Terrence L. Chambers, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Dean of Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, spoke on Engineering Ethics in an Era of Exponentially Expanding Technology.
Greg L. Johnson, Esq. of Liskow & Lewis presented an overview of the recently signed NESHAP for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters (Boiler MACT) at the March dinner meeting.
Presention by Henry Graham and Richard Metcalf at the January 2011 dinner meeting.
Jan 2011 Impact of Regulatory and Permitting Issues on Louisiana Industry
Dwight Bradshaw spoke about the status of oil spill response efforts.
Professionalism and Ethics issues were discussed at the May 20 meeting.
The Status of NAAQS was presented at the March 2010 meeting. Following is a copy of the presentation. Ozone Reconsideration Impact
Peggy Hatch, the Secretary for LA DEQ presented at the January 2010 meeting. Following is a copy of her presentation. DEQ Presentation
The Louisiana Ethics Code was presented in the May 2009 meeting. Following is a copy of the presentation. Louisiana Ethics Code
Vivian Aucoin of DEQ spoke at the March 2009 dinner meeting regarding the 2008 Ozone NAAQS recommendations. Following is a copy of her presentation.
DEQ 2008 Ozone NAAQS Recommendations