2019 Government & Regulatory Affairs

2019 Government & Regulatory Affairs

2019 Government & Regulatory Affairs Workshop

March 7, 2019

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Registration fees:
Workshop Member: $175* 
Workshop Nonmember: $245*
Exhibitor Member: $350
Exhibitor Nonmember: $475
*Registrations the day of the event will have an additional $10 fee

Registration closed Sunday, March 3rd, 2019. Onsite registrations will be available with an additional $10 fee.


Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
Group rate of $135/night
Book a room HERE - discounted room rate cutoff is February 13, 2019

Workshop Schedule*
*Subject to Change
Pending approval for 6 contact hours/CEUs

Joint Session
7:30-7:50 Registration
7:50-8:00 Welcome & Introductions
8:00-8:45 Ohio EPA Director Update

Laurie Stevenson, Director, Ohio EPA  
8:45-9:00 Break
8:45-9:30 Water Sector Update from Washington

Tommy Holmes, Legislative Director AWWA
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-10:45 Introduction to the Great Lakes Environmental Infrastructure Center, the EPA Region 5 EFC

John Sullivan, The Great Lakes Environmental Infrastructure Center (GLEIC) at Michigan Tech
10:45-11:30 Claudio Ternieden, Sr. Director, Government Affairs & Strategic Partnerships, WEF
11:30-12:45 Lunch
  Wastewater Session Water Session
12:45-1:30 USEPA Peak Flows Management Rule - What's on the Table this Time?

Jim Fitzpatrick, Principal Process Engineer, Black & Veatch
Ohio EPA DDAGW Chief Update

Amy Klei, DDAGW Chief, Ohio EPA
1:30-2:15 Ohio EPA DSW Chief Update

Tiffani Kavalec, DSW Chief, Ohio EPA
Dollars & Sense: Compounding Source Water Improvements

Todd Danielson, Chief Utilities Executive, Avon Lake Regional Water; Tommy Holmes, Legislative Director, American Water Works Association; Nicole Zacharda, Program Manager, Great Lakes Commission; Kirk Merritt, Executive Director, Ohio Soybean Association and Ohio Soybean Council
2:15-2:30 BREAK
2:30-3:15 Developing Organizational Capacity so Your Utility Can “S.C.I.P”

Rich McGillis, Senior Manager, Raftelis
Developing and Implementing Effective Long-Term Emerging Contaminant Management Strategies

Gwendolyn Kubacki, Arcadis
3:15-4:00 Utility Rate Affordability

Jeff Rowe, Partner, Umbaugh 
Regionalization Challenges with Ohio EPA Lead Regulations

Jeff Kauffman, Compliance Manager, Del-Co Water Company, Inc.
4:00 Adjourn