SWEP Reg Seminar Recap

On Nov. 5, SWEP Capital Chapter held a Regulatory Update Seminar attended by staff from Pennsylvania DEP, DCNR, consultants, legal and municipal professionals, non-profit organizers and academia. Speakers from the PA DEP provided information about upcome regulatory and policy changes for various state programs.

Afterwards, SWEP Capital Chapter hosted a Business meeting/luncheon where we officially elected the new slate of officers and discussed plans for the upcoming Making Environmental Connections conference scheduled for early March.

Speakers and panels for this conference are needed. If you would like to speak or to provide us with a tip on whom we might invite to speak on a current topic, please let us know. Comments and suggestions can be sent to swepharrisburg@gmail.com.

Sponsors are also needed for the conference, which is always a terrific networking event for students and professionals. Consider becoming a sponsor of the upcoming conference to be held at the HACC Wildwood conference center. Sponsors can email swepharrisburg@gmail.com for additional information or can contact Kim Hummel if they were a sponsor from prior years. The SWEP board heartily thanks all of the previous years’ sponsors and looks forward to another interesting and successful conference for 2010.

Submitted by Sharon Hill,
Secretary, SWEP Capital Chapter

SWEP Capital Chapter Sponsored PADEP Regulatory Update Seminar – Nov. 5, 2009


9:30 – 10:00 am Registration and refreshments

10:00 – 10:15 am Welcome

10:15 – 10:30 am Climate Change Update
Joe Sherrick, Climate Change Program Manager – Office of Energy and Technology Deployment

10:30 – 10:45 am Regional Office Update
Mike Sherman, Deputy Secretary – Office of Field Operations

10:45 – 11:00 am Brownfields/Land Use Update
Tracey Vernon, Director of Brownfields Action Team – Office of Community Revitalization and Local Government Support

11:00 am – 11:15 am Water Management Program Update
John Hines, Deputy Secretary – Office of Water Management

11:15 – 11:30 am Waste, Air and Radiation Programs Update
Ken Reisinger, Acting Deputy Secretary – Office of Waste, Air and Radiation

11:30 – 11:45 am Mineral Resources Program Update
John Stefanko, Executive Assistant – Office Mineral Resources

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm SWEP Business Luncheon

Where: Susquehanna Room, PADEP South Central Regional Office, Harrisburg

R.S.V.P.: For (i) Regulatory Update session; and
(ii) SWEP Business Luncheon
to Namita Sinha (nsinha@dawood.cc) by Monday, November 2.