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2005 Regional Environmental Summit:
Promoting Environmental Responsibility

Holiday Inn-Downtown, Providence, RI
September 28 - 29, 2005

CONFERENCE DETAILED AGENDA
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Wednesday, September 28

Time Topic
8:00 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:40 Welcome & Opening Remarks
Terrence Gray, Rhode Island DEM, Assistant Director for Air, Waste, & Compliance
Ira Leighton, EPA Region 1-New England, Deputy Regional Administrator
9:40 - 10:15
SESSION 1   PLENARY SESSION
Keynote Address: Will Raap, CEO Gardeners Supply Company
10:15 - 10:30 BREAK/RESOURCE EXHIBIT SHOWCASE
10:30 - 12:00
SESSION 2   CONCURRENT SESSION
2A   The Next Generation of Green Purchasing Concerns & Strategies
Moderator: Rob Guillemin, EPA Region 1-NE
  • Greening the Supply Chain Through Toxics in Packaging Legislation
    Speaker: Sharon Yergeau, NH DES
  • Using Solid Waste Contracts as a Tool to Increase Recycling & Reduce Waste
    Speaker: Julia Wolfe, MA DEP
  • Purchasing Green Computers with the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool
    Speaker: Eric Friedman, MA EOEA
GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
2B   Reducing Mercury Releases from Dental Offices
Moderator: Sarah Weinstein, MA DEP
  • New Hampshire's Amalgam Separator Self-certification Program
    Speaker: Paul Lockwood, NH DES
  • Waste Dental Amalgam Management in Massachusetts: Carrots and Sticks?
    Speaker: Sarah Weinstein, MA DEP
  • Vermont's Dental Amalgam Separator Pilot Project
    Speaker: Gary Gulka, VT DEC
GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
2C   Tools for Measuring Assistance Success
Moderator: John Fischer, MA DEP
  • Using the Latest Technology in Environmental Results Programs
    Speaker: Ron Gagnon, RI DEM
  • Workshops & Measurement: Is this Possible?
    Speaker: Sara Johnson, NH DES
  • Desk Top & Web-Based Tools for Assistance Program Measurement
    Speaker: Terri Goldberg, NEWMOA
GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
12:00 - 1:30
LUNCHEON
Tying the Last Ten Years Together: Using Tools for Maximum Behavior Change Presented by Ann Leiby
1:30 - 3:00
SESSION 3   CONCURRENT SESSIONS
3A   Integration of Various Environmental Assistance Approaches Moderator: Ky Asral, NJ DEP
  • E2=P2, Add Energy Efficiency to Your P2 Toolkit
    Speaker: Peter Crawford, VT SBDC
  • Vermont's Business Environmental Partnership: Making Low Hanging Fruit into Pie
    Speaker: Chad Cliburn, VT DEC
  • Working with Non-Profits & Business Towards Shared Environmental Goals
    Speaker: Kim Trella, CT DEP
GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
3B   Greening the Supply Chain
Moderator: Linda Darveau, EPA Region 1-NE
  • Introduction to EPA's Greening the Supply Chain Programs
    Speaker: Linda Darveau, EPA Region 1-NE
  • EMS User Group
    Speaker: Patti Carrier, NH BBB
  • Successes of the NIST MEP Program
    Speaker: Judy Wlodarczyk, ConnSTEP
GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
3C   Measuring Environmental Performance
Moderator: Alan Bookman, NJ DEP
  • Measuring Environmental Performance Using the Strategic Goals Program & Promoting Improvements
    Speaker: Barry Wenskowicz, NBC
  • New Developments in Practical Performance Measurement-Affordable, Feasible Practices You Can Adopt Now
    Speaker: Shelly Metzenbaum, ECC
  • What Ever Happened to Project XL? The Importance of Evaluation & Analysis
    Speaker: George Frantz, EPA Region 1-NE
GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
3D   Providing States Credit for Their ERP Work

Moderator: Sam Silverman, EPA Region 1-NE

Speaker: Steven DeGabriele, MA DEP

Speaker: Caroline Petti, Director, OPPAC, EPA OECA

Speaker: Beth Termini, EPA Region 1-NE

GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

3:00 - 3:15 BREAK & EXHIBITS
3:15 - 4:45
SESSION 4   CONCURRENT SESSIONS
4A   Contrasting the Effectiveness of Compliance Assistance, Certification, & Enforcement in Improving Compliance
Moderator: Helen Waldorf, MA DEP
  • Indiana's Auto Salvage Project: The Role of Compliance Assistance & Enforcement in Achieving Compliance
    Speaker: Rosemary Cantwell, IN DEM
  • Hazardous Waste Generator Self-Certification in Colorado
    Speaker: Joyce Williams & Kathryn Stewart, CO DPHE
  • Compliance Measurement
    Speaker: Patrick O'Malley, New England Customs & Border Protection
GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
4B   Toxics Use Reduction for Trichloroethylene Use Reduction
Moderator: Jan Hutchins, MA TURI
  • Why Should You Change: Health Hazards of TCE/Chlorinated Solvents
    Speaker: Heidi Wilcox, MA TURI
  • Want to Know How to Change? Tools to Help You Find an Alternative to TCE/Chlorinated Solvents
    Speaker: Jason Marshall, MA TURI
  • What Keeps You From Changing? Barriers to TCE Reduction in Massachusetts
    Speaker: Rich Bizzozero, MA OTA
GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
4C   Promoting & Measuring Compliance at Auto Salvage Yards
Moderator: Andy Bray, NEWMOA
  • Environmental Compliance & Technical Assistance for Auto Salvage Yards in RI
    Speaker: Dave Aucoin, Narragansett Bay Commission
  • NH Green Yards: Small Resources, Big Results
    Speaker: Pam Sprague, NH DES
GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
4D   Innovations in Environmental Management Systems
Moderator: Tom D'Avanzo, EPA Region 1-New England
  • Implementing EMS at the NYS DEC - the Experience So Far
    Speaker: Dan DeMicco, NYS DEC
  • Promoting Environmental Excellence to New York Businesses
    Speaker: John Vana, NYS DEC
  • Promoting Municipal Environmental Stewardship
    Speaker: Madeline Snow, UML
GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
5:00-7:00 RECEPTION


Thursday, September 29

Time Topic
8:00 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30
SESSION 5    CONCURRENT SESSIONS
5A  Emerging Assistance Tools
Moderator: Mary Dever, EPA Region 1-New England
  • Electronic Social Marketing
    Speaker: Peter Cooke, ME DEP
  • Integrating Emergency & P2 Planning
    Speaker: Rick Reibstein, MA OTA
  • Post Inspection Letter
    Speaker: Maggie Theroux, EPA Region 1-NE
GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
5B  Green Chemistry
Moderator: Paul Richard, MA OTA
  • Green Chemistry
    Speaker: John Warner, University of Massachusetts
  • Green Chemistry & Forestry Products
    Speaker: Dan Coughlin, SAPPI
  • New England Green Chemistry Consortium
    Speaker: Pam Civie, MA TURI
GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
5C  Tools for Improving Health Care Management
Moderator: Cynthia Greene, EPA Region 1-NE
  • Demonstration of Healthcare Waste Management Tools Developed by H2E
    Speaker: Mary Dever & Janet Bowen, EPA Region 1-NE
  • Pharmaceutical Waste Management - Luring P2 into Compliance
    Speaker: Sara Johnson, NH DES
  • Region 2's Healthcare Compliance Initiative: Environmental Results from an Integrated Strategy
    Speaker: John Gorman, EPA Region 2
GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
10:30 - 10:45 BREAK & EXHIBITS
10:45 - 12:15
SESSION 6   CONCURRENT SESSIONS
6A  Reducing Building Hazards for Homeowners & Businesses
Moderator: Sharon Yergeau, NH DES
  • Exterior Lead Paint Removal Certification - The Time is Now
    Speaker: Tom Armb, RI DEM
  • Pollution Prevention for Homeowners: A State/Municipal/Business Partnership
    Speaker: Paul Lockwood, NH DES
  • Vermont's Lamp Recycling Strategies
    Speaker: Karen Knaebel, VT DEC
GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
6B  Using Government Enforcement, Technical Assistance, & Research Tools to Enable Business
Moderator: Lee Dillard Adams, MA DEP
  • A Regulatory Context for Innovative Solutions to Tough Technical Problems
    Speaker: Lee Dillard Adams, MA DEP
  • Cedar Bleed - Look for the "Holy Grail"
    Speaker: Fred Churchill, Churchill Coatings
  • We're From the Government & We're Here to Help You!
    Speaker: Paul Richard, MA OTA
  • Getting the Color Out
    Speaker: Gus Ogunbameru, MA OTA
  • Environmentally Benign Manufacturing in Massachusetts: Green Chemistry & Biotech Solutions
    Speaker: Justin Whitfield, Univ. of MA Lowell
  • How to Find Innovative Technologies
    Speaker: Maggie Theroux, EPA Region 1-NE

GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

6C  Pollution Prevention Measurement
Moderator: Tristan Gillespie, EPA Region 2
  • Trends Under New Jersey's Pollution Prevention Act
    Speaker: Alan Bookman, NJ DEP
  • Measuring Toxics Use Reduction Progress & the Effectiveness of Technical Assistance
    Speaker: Rick Reibstein, MA OTA
  • International Activities & Trends in Environmental Management Accounting
    Speaker: Deborah Savage, EMARIC
GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
12:15 - 1:30 LUNCH & CLOSING REMARKS
1:30 - 3:00
SESSION 7   TRAINING WORKSHOPS
7A  Environmental Management Systems: What are they? How do they Promote Environmental Responsibility?
Workshop Leader: Madeline Snow, UML
7B  Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Surface Cleaning but Were Afraid to Get Your Hands Dirty
Workshop Leader: Jason Marshall, TUR
7C  Interactive Workshop on Better Measures
Workshop Leader: Shelley Metzenbaum, ECC
7D  Implementing Energy & Materials Flow & Cost Tracking
Workshop Leader: Terri Goldberg, NEWMOA & Rick Reibstein, MA OTA

 

 

 

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