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2021 Environmental • Energy • Health & Safety School
Chair, Sharon Drescher (Syngenta)

2021 EEHS School Steering Committee

Advanced Energy
Kitt Butler

Peter Thibodeau (Dean, Energy & Sustainability)
Joe Sullivan

Amy Marshall

John Bird (Executive Committee)

Draper Aden Associates
James Joyner

Duke Energy
Mark McIntire

ECS Limited
Scott Werley

EI Group
Greg Lathan (Dean, Occupational Safety & Health)
Mike Walker

Enthalpy Analytical
Lindsay Boone

Steve Curl (Co-Host)

Kevin Eldridge

The GEL Group
Andrew Stahl
Keith McCullock

Andrea Siefers (Dean, Energy & Sustainability)
Alessandra Braswell
Frank Stillo

Kilpatrick Townsend
Alan McConnell

Charles Case

Montrose Environmental
Brett Cox

NC Department of Environmental Quality
Craig Caldwell (Division of Water Resources)
Betty Gatano (Division of Air Quality)
Jamie Ragan (Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service)

Preston Howard (President, Executive Committee)

Randy Green (Executive Committee)

Mike Hall (Dean, Water Quality)
Sarah Slagle-Garrett (Dean, Special Topics)

Christopher Murray

Shurtape Technologies
Mark Hawes (Executive Committee)

Ross Smith

Trinity Consultants
Dale Overcash (Dean, Air Quality)
Rich Pandullo

TRC Companies
Rachel Velthuisen
Chelsea Wenhardt

Williams Mullen
Ethan Ware

Wood PLC
Bonani Langan (Dean, Special Topcs)


Occupational Safety & Health

November 16, 2021


8:00 AM OSHA Update

Presented by Scott Mabry
Assistant DeputyCommissioner, NCDOL OSHA Division

OSHA Update Presentation Slides

[cl-popup title="SCOTT MABRY
Assistant Deputy Commissioner
NCDOL OSHA Division" show_on="text" btn_label="Scott Mabry's Bio"]Mr. Scott Mabry joined the NC OSH Director’s office in December 2016 as the Assistant Deputy Commissioner for OSH. A NC native, Scott hails from Norwood, NC, afterwards moving to Raleigh to attend NC State University. Upon earning his degree, he entered the health and safety field where he has been ever since. Splitting his 30+ years between private industry and public service, Scott has a broad perspective on challenges employers face every day. Over the years he has spent time in safety and health consulting, construction safety, time with both compliance and consultative services at NCDOL, safety and health in a university setting and prior to his current position, as the Director of Safety and Risk Management with NC DOT. Please feel free to talk with Scott about his past experiences and more importantly, the focus of NCDOL OSHA over the past year.



9:15 AM Active Shooter Mitigation – What Did We Forget During COVID?

Presented by Ron Reed-Adam
Sr. Program Manager for Workplace Violence
EI Group

Active Shooter Presentation Slides

[cl-popup title="RON REED-ADAM
Sr Program Manager for Workplace Violence" show_on="text" btn_label="Ron Reed-Adam's Bio"]

Mr. Ronald Reed is The EI Group’s Senior Program Manager for Workplace Violence and Active is accustomed to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and is known for his dynamic verbal communications skills.  He maintains a Security Clearance of Top Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) as of 1 March 2014 with Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).  Ron received a bachelor’s degree in History & Political Science from Old Dominion University and served in the Special Operations Marine Training Group based in Camp LeJeune. 

Environmental Program Consultant


10:30 AM Characterizing Workplace Hazards – Critical Steps and Avoiding Common Mistakes

Presented by Phil Fincher, CIH/CSP
Senior Vice President
EI Group

Workplace Hazards  Presentation Slides

[cl-popup title="PHIL FINCHER, CIH/CSP
Senior Vice President
EI Group" show_on="text" btn_label="Phil Fincher's Bio"]

Bio goes here

CONTACT Phil Fincher


12:30 PM Pandemic Post-Mortem Panel

PJ Klein, P.E., C.E.M.
Business Continuity Program Manager
Corning Fiber Optics and Cable

Mark Hawes
Director of Environment, Safety, and Product Compliance
Shurtape Technologies

Ryan Bumgardner
Environmental Health & Safety
Clearwater Paper

Amy Orders
Senior Director in Environmental Health and Public Safety

Greg Lathan, Moderator
EI Group

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[cl-popup title="PJ KLEIN
Business Continuity Program Manager
Corning" show_on="text" btn_label="PJ Klein's Bio"]

PJ is a registered Professional Engineer, a Certified Energy Manager and has worked in the manufacturing business for 6 years, all with Corning.  Prior to joining Corning, PJ worked for AECOM, formerly URS, in electrical design for the nuclear power industry for 6 years.  PJ graduated from University of New Orleans with a BS in Electrical Engineering.

PJ is currently the Business Continuity Program Manager for Corning’s Optical Fiber and Cable business as well as the Assistant Division Energy Manager.  He is responsible for Corning’s business continuity initiatives inclusive of managing and evaluating risk to global operations.  Previously, PJ was a Facilities Electrical Engineer also in Corning’s Optical Fiber and Cable business. His previous responsibilities included oversight of the facilities power distribution system for ten facilities worldwide including executing electrical and multi-discipline projects.

PJ married Denise in October 2015 and they have two daughters, Keegan (4) and Palmer (2).



[cl-popup title="MARK HAWES
Director of Environment, Safety, and Product Compliance
Shurtape Technologies, LLC" show_on="text" btn_label="Mark Hawes's Bio"]

Global Responsibilities for Environmental, Safety and Product Compliance for STM, Inc.
~25 years
Mark is a registered professional engineer and has been in the leadership role for STM in the areas of Environmental, Safety, and Product Compliance.  He has been with Shurtape since November 1996.

Founding member of the Unifour Air Quality Committee ~17 years
Chair of the Science and Technology Committee for the NC Manufacturer’s Alliance. ~15 years
Chair of the Regulatory Committee for the North American Pressure Sensitive Tape Council. ~ 18 years
Past President of the Carolinas Air Pollution Control Association >20 years.
Committee Chair for the Lake James Ducks Unlimited Chapter
B.S. Biological and Agricultural Engineering, NCSU
Burke County
Married with four wonderful daughters


[cl-popup title="RYAN BUMGARDNER
Environmental Health & Safety Manager
Clearwater Paper" show_on="text" btn_label="Ryan Bumgardner's Bio"]

Ryan joined Clearwater Paper in April 2019 as the EHS Manager. He’s previously held Environmental, Health and Safety roles in Metal Recycling and Manufacturing, Aviation, Textile Manufacturing and Pulp and Paper. He graduated from Western Carolina University and has been in Western NC for all of his life. He is married to his high school sweetheart. They have two kids and three dogs. He loves to travel but after work most days you will find him outside playing with the kids, grilling or tinkering with his Jeep. He is active in his church and community and loves to relax with family and friends.


[cl-popup title="AMY ORDERS
Senior Director in Environmental Health and Public Safety
NC State University" show_on="text" btn_label="Amy Orders's Bio"]

Amy Orders is a senior director in Environmental Health and Public Safety at NC State University.  With extensive experience in laboratory and campus safety, she employs practical strategies that extend creativity into health and safety programming, to manage beyond compliance and build long-standing partnerships.

Amy earned her doctorate from NC State University, maintains professional certifications in radiation safety and has earned numerous awards in health, safety and emergency management areas.   Amy is an adjunct professor in the College of Education at NC State, serves on international safety working groups and keeps pace with two highly energetic teenagers and two dogs!


[cl-popup title="GREG LATHAN
EI Group" show_on="text" btn_label="Greg Lathan's Bio"]

Greg Lathan is the President of the EI Group, a full service occupational safety & health, industrial hygiene and environmental engineering consulting firm, with headquarters located in RTP, NC and branch offices strategically placed in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. EI’s client base includes private sector manufacturing, health care and commercial businesses. Prior to launching the EI Group in 1988, Greg was the EHS Director of General Electric Company’s Electrical Distribution and Control Division ED&C), with over 70 domestic and international manufacturing locations. Greg hold a BS Degree in Chemistry and MS in Public Health, both from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.



1:45 PM Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Fundamentals

Presented by Guy R. Butts, II BS CSP ASP CHMM Master CSS CDS
Corporate Health and Safety Director
Draper Aden Associates

Injury Illness Recordkeeping Presentation Slides

[cl-popup title="GUY R. BUTTS, II
Corporate Health and Safety Director
Draper Aden Associates" show_on="text" btn_label="Guy R. Butt's Bio"]

With over 40 years of experience in facilities planning and engineering design for municipalities, state agencies, cultural institutions, and private clients, Draper Aden provides civil, environmental, geotechnical, solid waste, and structural engineering; surveying and subsurface utility engineering; site planning and engineering; and construction inspection services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  As Corporate Health and Safety Director, Mr. Butts provides health and safety leadership to ensure field team members have the tools necessary to identify hazards and safety training aimed at preventing injuries.  He also collaborates with customers to ensure field team members safely perform their work activities. Mr. Butts holds a Bachelors Degree in Building Construction Management from Michigan State University.



3:00 PM How to Conduct Safety Inspections

Presented by Barry Maxwell
Senior Safety Professional
EI Group

Conducting Safety Inspections Presentation Slides

[cl-popup title="BARRY MAXWELL
Senior Safety Professional
EI Group" show_on="text" btn_label="Barry Maxwell's Bio"]

Mr. Barry Maxwell has 29 years of experience in developing and facilitating occupational safety programs for the fields of general industry, construction, education, and healthcare.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Production and Marketing Management and a Master of Science in Occupational Safety.

His professional specialties include inspection and evaluation of construction sites and industrial facilities for potential safety hazards, development of safety and occupational health programs, conducting safety training programs, and scaffolding and trenching inspections.

Some specific training experience includes: (1) develop, market, and present occupational safety & health programs to train personnel from the general industry, construction, and healthcare fields on any / all occupational safety topics, such as confined space, fall protection, trenching, scaffolding, respiratory protection, and cranes & rigging; (2) teaches the OSHA 10 / 30-hour Voluntary Compliance courses for General Industry and Construction since 1996; (3) taught an undergraduate safety class at East Carolina University.



Air • Energy • Sustainability

November 17, 2021


8:00 AM Permitting Capital Projects: Timing, Regulatory Factors, and Environmental Justice Considerations

Presented by Dale Overcash
Principal Consultant
Trinity Consultants

Permitting Capital Projects Presentation Slides 

[cl-popup title="DALE OVERCASH
Principal Consultant
Trinity Consultants" show_on="text" btn_label="Dale Overcash's Bio"]

Dale Overcash has 41 years of environmental experience principally dealing with air quality permitting and compliance issues.  Mr. Overcash has 27 years of environmental consulting experience and prior to that worked 14 years as a permit writer and manager in the North Carolina Division of Environmental Management, Air Quality and Water Quality Sections.

Mr. Overcash is currently employed with Trinity Consultants as a Principal Consultant and Office Manager of the Raleigh Office.  He serves as the senior technical lead for providing air quality permitting and compliance services to the industrial sector in NC and SC.

Mr. Overcash has served on the Board of Directors for Carolinas Air Pollution Control Association and was the CAPCA President in 2016.  He is currently the Dean of Air and serves on the Steering Committee for the EEHS school and is an active member of the Science and Technology Committee for the NCMA.

Mr. Overcash is a 1980 graduate of NC State University with a BS in Biological and Agricultural Engineering and is a registered PE in North and South Carolina.



9:15 AM Federal Air Quality Regulatory Actions to Watch for

Presented by Amy Marshall
Air Quality Practice Director

Federal AQ Regulatory Actions Presentation Slides

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Air Quality Practice Director
ALL4" show_on="text" btn_label="Amy Marshall's Bio"]

Amy Marshall is ALL4's Air Quality Practice Director and has over 25 years of experience in air quality permitting and compliance. She graduated from NC State University with a degree in chemical engineering and is a professional engineer. She provides strategic air quality regulatory support to industrial clients and also works with various industry associations to evaluate impacts and provide technical comments to EPA and state agencies on air quality policies and rules that impact industrial emissions sources.



10:30 AM Panel: How will Carbon Goals and Sustainability Initiatives Impact NC Manufacturing?

Panel Discussion by
Todd Roessler
Kilpatrick Townsend

Art Samberg
Program Director
NC Clean Energy Technology Center

Michelle Vinson
Federal Regulatory Affairs Manager

Mike Walker
Vice President, Principal Engineer
EI Group

Todd Roessler's Presentation Slides

Michelle Vinson's Presentation Slides

Art Samberg's Presentation Slides 

[cl-popup title="TODD ROESSLER
Kilpatrick Townsend" show_on="text" btn_label="Todd Roessler's Bio"]

Todd Roessler focuses his practice on a wide range of matters related to environmental transactions, regulatory counseling, and litigation. In particular, Mr. Roessler has extensive experience in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues, and in particular, coastal law and issues.

Mr. Roessler counsels clients relating to environmental aspects of a variety of transactions, including redevelopment of contaminated property, real estate development projects, asset deals, stock deals and lending transactions.

Mr. Roessler also counsels clients concerning environmental compliance matters, including determining whether the client’s operations or activities are subject to statutory and/or regulatory requirements under CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act, and Clean Air Act, as well as state law counterparts.

Mr. Roessler has represented clients in a variety of litigation matters before federal courts, state courts and administrative tribunals, including matters involving the Coastal Zone Management Act, NEPA, cost recovery and contribution claims related to Superfund sites, management of hazardous waste under RCRA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65).

Mr. Roessler frequently speaks at state and national conferences concerning ESG and coastal issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Roessler worked as a geologist at an environmental consulting firm focusing on groundwater investigation and remediation and resource development and management issues.

Mr. Roessler is listed in the 2021 and the seven immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Environmental Law. He was named a North Carolina "Super Lawyer" for Environmental Law in 2021 by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Roessler has been recognized as a 2016 "Legal Elite" by Business North Carolina magazine in the area of Environmental Law.


[cl-popup title="ART SAMBERG
Program Director
NC Clean Energy Technology Center" show_on="text" btn_label="Art Samberg's Bio"]

Art Samberg is a Program Director at the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University.  He is also the Assistant Director for the US DOE Southeast Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership. Art specializes in Combined Heat and Power, renewable energy and industrial energy efficiency projects. He provides educational outreach and conducts technical and feasibility assessments to facilities that are considering deployment of clean power, renewable energy and/or energy efficiency upgrades, including CHP. Art has a Master’s Degree in meteorology and has spent most of his career providing air quality and environmental permitting and consulting services to the power generating and renewable energy industries.


[cl-popup title="MICHELLE VINSON
Federal Regulatory Affairs Manager
Weyerhaeuser Company" show_on="text" btn_label="Michelle Vinson's Bio"]

Michelle Vinson is the Federal Regulatory Affairs Manager for Weyerhaeuser Company in Seattle, WA.

She joined Weyerhaeuser in 2013 as a Facility Environmental Manager for manufacturing operations in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, was promoted to Regional Environmental Manager for Weyerhaeuser operations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and began her current role in January 2021.  She began her work in environmental engineering and regulatory affairs at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) in 1997, where she was responsible for regulation development, compliance & enforcement and multi-media permitting for solid waste facilities.  She also worked with the MDEQ Executive Director to assist with the Natural Resources Damage Assessment work following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

Her work has always centered on ensuring responsible environmental compliance and management while supporting economic resiliency and growth.

She received her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Christian Brothers University in 1993, and Master’s in Engineering from Jackson State University in 2008.  She is a Professional Engineer and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer.


[cl-popup title="MIKE WALKER
EI Group" show_on="text" btn_label="Mike Walker's Bio"]

Mr. Walker has been providing environmental and safety consulting services to manufacturers for over 40 years.  He has assisted numerous industrial clients with multimedia permitting needs, including air quality permits.  In the past fifteen years, Mr. Walker has added sustainability credentials and projects to his resume.  As a Certified Energy Manager, he has conducted numerous energy conservation studies both for manufacturing operations and commercial buildings.  Mr. Walker is also a certified auditor for ISO 14001, 45001, and 50001, and has completed gap assessment and audit projects for various manufacturers along with developing a complete 14001/45001 program for a client’s London operation.

Mr. Walker has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Master of Engineering degree from Clemson University.  He moved to North Carolina in 1985 and is southern by choice.



12:30 PM Federal/Regional Initiatives Updates

Presented by
Aaron Flynn
McGuire Woods

Dixon Snukals
McGuire Woods

Aaron Flynn Presentation Slides
Dixon Snukals Presentation Slides

[cl-popup title="AARON FLYNN
McGuire Woods" show_on="text" btn_label="Aaron Flynn's Bio"]

Aaron represents utilities, national trade associations, oil and gas companies, and manufacturers in major environmental litigation and regulatory matters across the country. His practice is focused on reducing and managing his client’s regulatory burdens and liabilities under federal environmental statutes and the Clean Air Act in particular.

Aaron has resolved complex regulatory matters before the EPA, at the White House, and through his extensive litigation experience before the federal courts. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a legal advisor to the US Congress and as an associate general counsel for the White House, where he was responsible for a broad portfolio of environmental matters, including Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act reform, helping to develop energy legislation, and responding to congressional investigations.  That experience allows Aaron to provide companies with insight and practical advice concerning a wide range of issues, particularly related to federal oversight, policies, and processes.

A recognized thought leader on visibility issues, Aaron has been called to testify before the US House of Representatives about implementation of the regional haze program and how it should be changed in the future.  In addition, he has litigated significant visibility rules before numerous federal courts of appeals, arguing most recently before the Ninth and DC Circuits.

Aaron’s climate change work has involved all of the major EPA rulemaking actions since the US Supreme Court’s 2007 decision in Massachusetts v. EPA. He has, for instance, guided clients through creative solutions to problems raised by EPA’s Endangerment Finding, its mobile source rules, and the Clean Power Plan for existing electric generating facilities. Aaron has advised companies in the oil and gas sector on compliance with greenhouse gas reporting requirements and their obligations under EPA’s methane rules.

Aaron’s practice extends to a number of other areas, including environmental permitting on Tribal lands, litigation in the DC Circuit over fuel regulation, and new source performance standards (NSPS) and hazardous air pollutant (HAP) regulations. He has advised an array of industries on national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), and has led successful efforts before the DC Circuit and the White House to protect clients from new, unprecedented standards.


[cl-popup title="DIXON SNUKALS
McGuire Woods" show_on="text" btn_label="Dixon Snukals's Bio"]

Dixon represents businesses and institutions in a wide range of litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters, including toxic torts, water pollution, water allocation, environmental compliance and due diligence, defense of civil and criminal environmental enforcement actions, utility rate cases, brownfields agreements, commercial disputes, and professional malpractice.

His experience includes taking and defending expert and fact witness depositions, arguing motions, drafting successful dispositive motions, managing extensive discovery projects, and participating in trials in state court.  Dixon has also first-chaired a portion of a rate case relating to recovery of complex environmental costs for a large electric utility company and has guided strategy for other utilities seeking similar costs in rate cases.  He also has extensive experience preparing witnesses to testify before Grand Juries, courts, and utility commissions.

Before joining McGuireWoods LLP as an associate, Dixon was a summer associate and law clerk at the firm.  He also served as a summer clerk for Judge Henry E. Hudson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

He is an active member of both the North Carolina Bar Association and the Wake County Bar Association.  He also devotes time to the Greater Carolina’s Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where he serves as a member of the Leaders Circle and is a Walk MS team captain.



1:45 PM Energy Bill Analysis

Presented by
Alex Elkan
Brooks Pierce

Craig Schauer
Brooks Pierce

Energy Bill Analysis Presentation Slides

[cl-popup title="ALEXANDER ELKAN
Brooks Pierce" show_on="text" btn_label="Alexander Elkan's Bio"]

An accomplished and knowledgeable environmental lawyer and litigator, Alex works efficiently to achieve clients’ goals in North Carolina and throughout the country. He provides strategic counsel on all manner of environmental, natural resources and land use matters, and represents clients in permitting and transactional matters as well as litigation before state and federal administrative tribunals, and trial and appellate courts. Alex often represents companies in the mining, timber, real estate, manufacturing, and waste management industry sectors, as well as municipal governments and individuals. Alex’s main area of practice includes working with clients on clean water act and other regulatory permitting, with a focus on complex wetland and water issues.

Alex focuses his practice on environmental, natural resources, and land use law.  He often appears before state and federal administrative, trial, and appellate courts. He has extensive experience counseling and representing clients in virtually all manner of environmental compliance, transactional, permitting and litigation matters. Examples of Alex’s work include: obtaining complex and contested Clean Water Act wetlands and discharge permits; counseling clients on a myriad of regulatory compliance and permitting matters under federal, state, and local requirements – including water, land, air, endangered species, hazardous waste, environmental assessment and remediation, etc.; counseling light and heavy industry and development clients on environmental, health and safety issues; and litigation involving permitting, government fines and penalties, and contaminated properties.

Alex is recognized by clients and peers as a leading environmental lawyer and litigator. This recognition includes listings in The Best Lawyers in America© (Environmental Law), Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” (Environmental Law) and North Carolina "Super Lawyers" (Environmental Litigation).


[cl-popup title="CRAIG SCHAUER
Brooks Pierce" show_on="text" btn_label="Craig Schauer's Bio"]

Craig Schauer is a litigator who counsels and advocates for clients. He has been fortunate to counsel clients through a wide variety of disputes and legal problems, ranging from business disagreements to constitutional lawsuits. He regularly advocates for clients in state courts, federal courts, appellate courts, arbitration proceedings, and regulatory hearings.

Craig has represented businesses of all sizes—from small partnerships to Fortune 100 corporations—in state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings, and various regulatory agencies with disputes regarding contractual relationships, constitutional rights, class actions, unfair competition claims, government regulations, defamation, and other commercial issues. He has worked with clients in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, construction, professional sports, nonprofit, franchises, energy, financial services, public utilities, and local and state government.



3:00 PM ESG Hot Topics

Presented by Michael Conrardy
Technical Leader Decarbonization and Sustainability

ESG Hot Topics Presentation Slides

[cl-popup title="MICHAEL CONRARDY
Technical Leader Decarbonization and Sustainability" show_on="text" btn_label="Michael Conrardy's Bio"]

Michael is a Technical Leader for Decarbonization and Sustainability in the Americas at AECOM. AECOM’s Decarbonization and Sustainability initiative is comprised of technical professionals across the company supporting clients with diverse service needs. Michael’s technical and policy expertise is in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories, climate change mitigation strategies, carbon markets, and integrated sustainable solutions. At AECOM, Michael has guided numerous clients through compliance for GHG related regulations from agencies such as the California Air Resources Board and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He also works with organizations interested in voluntarily lowering their GHG emissions, targeting carbon neutrality, and procuring GHG offsets.



Special Topics • Water • Waste Management

November 18, 2021


8:00 AM How do I Communicate with my Community?

Presented by Frank Stillo III, Ph.D
Geosyntec Consultants

Community Communication Presentation Slides

[cl-popup title="FRANK STILLO III, Ph.D
Geosyntec Consultants" show_on="text" btn_label="Frank Stillo's Bio"]

Frank represents Geosyntec Consultants with over 15 years of experience in environmental and geotechnical consulting, environmental health & safety, risk communication design and risk assessment, and academic research. He received his Bachelor degree in Environmental Science from Old Dominion University and continued his higher education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving a Master of Science (2015) and Doctor of Philosophy (2019) in Risk Communication and Assessment. Some of his key achievements in that time include taking a small assessment opportunity on a Fortune 100 company site in Pennsylvania and expanding it into a successfully managed and well-executed $5M+ multisite facility upgrade project. Frank served as the Environmental Compliance Technical Lead for UNC for all $20MM-plus Capital Expenditures and smaller capital projects. Since moving to North Carolina in 2009, Frank has established strong working relationships with regulatory agencies, which has allowed him to collaborate to develop innovative approaches to meet project needs, particularly with NC Brownfields, environmental due diligence auditing and compliance, and coal ash pond risk assessment.



9:15 AM Emerging Contaminants – What are the next steps?

Presented by Dora Chiang, PhD, PE
Wood PLC

Emerging Contaminants Presentation Slides

[cl-popup title="DORA CHIANG, PhD, PE
Wood PLC" show_on="text" btn_label="Dora Chiang's Bio"]

Dore Chiang serves as Wood’s Global Technical Leader for Environmental Remediation. She has had a long and successful career focusing on working collaboratively with industrial and governmental clients investigation and treating a wide range of organic and inorganic contaminants. She is known for developing innovative solutions that sustainably destroy legacy and emerging contaminant permanently, such as 1,4-dioxane biodegradation and PFAS destruction. She has served as project technical director for numerous clients including the U.S. Air Force, ExxonMobil, Total, BP, Lockheed Martin and many others.



10:30 AM Confidentiality for Consultant Products and Attorney/Client Privilege

Presented by Ethan Ware
Williams Mullen

Confidentiality Presentation Slides

[cl-popup title="ETHAN WARE
Williams Mullen" show_on="text" btn_label="Ethan Ware's Bio"]

Ethan Ware is chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Group at Williams Mullen and represents clients in a broad range of matters involving environmental issues.

Located in the Columbia, South Carolina office, Ethan has defended cases, both in courts and before administrative agencies at both the state and federal level. Those cases have included class action lawsuits, federal and state enforcement actions in the courts, cost recovery actions, permit appeals and administrative investigations and litigation.

As part of his background, Ethan has defended mining, manufacturing, and importers/distributors in all facets of EPA regulation. His cases have involved exposures to and releases of heavy metals from manufacture and fabrication, organic chemicals, paint, pesticides, asbestos, PCBs, hazardous wastes, air and water emissions, animal waste and regulatory requirements.

Ethan has defended cases arising under the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, EPCRA, RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, and their state counter-parts. He has also represented clients in connection with criminal prosecutions and investigations. His experience also includes review of environmental issues in transactions and environmental and health and safety training and auditing programs. As part of service to the mining industry, Ethan has defended cases for mine safety and exposure liability.

Ethan is listed as a leading environmental attorney by Chambers USA (2016-present), and he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for environmental law and environmental litigation (2013-present). In 2013, Ethan was named the Best Lawyers® Columbia Lawyer of the Year for both environmental law and environmental litigation. In addition, Martindale-Hubbell has rated Ethan an AV attorney, its highest rating available. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Wofford College.


During this presentation, an internet connectivity disruption occured. The presentation recording was resumed and appears here in two parts.


12:30 PM Voluntary Remedial Action Program and Risk-Based Remediation Updates

Presented by Harry H. Morris, PG
Principal Consultant

Ryan Trail
Williams Mullen

Risk-Based Remediation Presentation Slides

[cl-popup title="HARRY H. MORRIS, PG
Principal Consultant
TRC" show_on="text" btn_label="Harry Morris's Bio"]

Mr. Morris has 35+ years of geologic/hydrogeologic and litigation support and expert witness/expert report experience.  His technical specialties include hydrogeologic investigation using innovative site characterization tools, and creation of Hydrogeologic Site Conceptual Models (HCSM).  Mr. Morris has extensive experience in environmental forensics, statistical evaluation of groundwater monitoring data, and performing geochemical investigations.  In addition to hydrogeology and site characterization, he is a subject matter expert in the areas of CERCLA and State Superfund compliance, RCRA facility investigation, corrective action, remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS), risk-screening/risk-based decision making, and risk assessment (RA), remedial design/remedial action (RD/RA), brownfield redevelopment and site restoration planning, permitting, and coordination of redevelopment stakeholders.  Mr. Morris is also a subject matter expert in the strategic evaluation of remedial solutions and has been directly involved in analysis and/or implementation of numerous remedial technologies including SVE, injection of additives for aerobic and anaerobic enhanced in-situ bioremediation (EISB), phytoremediation, in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO), injection of reagents for stabilization/fixation of metals, and construction of Permeable Reactive Barriers (PRBs). Lastly, Mr. Morris is experienced in preparing remediation liability financial forecasts (Sarbanes-Oxley environmental liability financial reserve estimates), and maintaining project life-cycle financial/cost forecasts.


[cl-popup title="RYAN TRAIL
Williams Mullen" show_on="text" btn_label="Ryan Trail's Bio"]

Ryan Trail is a partner in the Environmental & Natural Resources practice group of Williams Mullen.  Mr. Trail represents companies facing complex environmental regulatory issues in the industrial, manufacturing, real estate and banking industries. He helps companies maintain compliance with constantly evolving environmental laws and regulations, and he counsels landowners, potential purchasers and lenders on environmental liabilities related to contaminated real estate. Ryan also helps clients obtain and comply with numerous environmental permits, including industrial wastewater discharge permits, stormwater permits and air permits.

Ryan counsels clients on matters involving the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund). He also advises industrial clients on chemical reporting requirements featured in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). Ryan frequently advises clients on matters involving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC).

He has been recognized in Greenville Business Magazine's "Legal Elite of the Upstate" for Environmental Law (2014, 2019, 2021) and "Legal Elite of the Midlands" for Environmental Law (2020).  Ryan serves on the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Environmental Issues Committee and is involved with business-related trade associations throughout South Carolina, including the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, the Upstate Employers Network and the Carolinas Air Pollution Control Association.

Ryan earned his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2008. He graduated with his B.A. in History from Presbyterian College in 2004.



1:45 PM Smart-Design your PFAS Treatment System

Presented by
Lindsay Boone
Technical Program Manager
Enthalpy Analytical

Bilgen Yuncu, PhD
Remediation Group Leader
Draper Aden Associates

PFAS Treatment System Design Presentation Slides

[cl-popup title="LINDSAY BOONE
Technical Program Manager
Enthalpy Analytical" show_on="text" btn_label="Lindsay Boone's Bio"]

Lindsay Boone is a Technical Program Manager at Enthalpy’s Ultratrace Lab specializing in PFAS analysis.  She received her Master’s in Analytical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  Lindsay has worked extensively with Waste Water Treatment Plants throughout the state of North Carolina on both sampling techniques and date interpretation for PFAS compounds within their influent and effluent samples.


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Remediation Group Leader
Draper Aden Associates" show_on="text" btn_label="Bilgen Yuncu's Bio"]

Dr. Bilgen Yuncu is a project manager and remediation group leader at Draper Aden Associates in the Cary, NC office. She specializes in the application of physico-chemical treatment processes and bioremediation of hazardous compounds in soil and groundwater. Dr, Yuncu is the lead engineer on many of Draper Aden Associates’ in situ bioremediation projects. She is an author of several publications and an active presenter of in situ remediation technologies at national and international conferences.



3:00 PM Stormwater/Wastewater Regulatory Update, Plus: Evaluation and Interpretation of Laboratory Data

Presented by
Maria Scicchitano PE

JP Verhuel

Stormwater/Wastewater Update Presentation Slides
Evaluation and Interpretation of Lab Data Presentation Slides

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Technical Leader Decarbonization and Sustainability" show_on="text" btn_label="Maria Scicchitano's Bio"]

Maria Scicchitano has 5 years of experience in wastewater treatment design and industrial discharge permitting. Her primary areas of practice are in industrial and municipal wastewater process evaluation and optimization, biological treatment system design, and industrial pretreatment permitting and compliance reporting. Maria recently completed her Master’s in Environmental Engineer at N.C. State with a focus in physical-chemical and biological treatment processes.


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Senior Chemist and Business Development Manager
Enthalpy Analytical" show_on="text" btn_label="JP Verhuel's Bio"]

Mr. Verheul is a Senior Chemist and the Business Development Manager of Enthalpy Analytical's South Richmond, Virginia, Laboratory location. He has more than 17 years of analytical experience within the environmental industry, and has led various laboratory teams in the wet chemistries and metals analysis departments. Mr. Verheul has also served as lead Project Manager for various complex projects across a range of disciplines; this includes the energy sector, solid waste industry, industrial and municipal wastewater treatment, drinking water treatment, biogas reclamation, and others. Mr. Verheul received his B.S. in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary.


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