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2018 MRN/SWANA Mid-Atlantic Annual Conference

Our Chesapeake Bay:
The Ultimate Waste Stream or Essential Estuary?

Preliminary Program

(Subject to Change)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

  • Andrew Kays, SWANA MA President
  • Kemrey Kidd, MRN President

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote: Our Future: Clean Water and The Chesapeake Bay

Horacio Tablada, Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment will elaborate on the MDE January blog post, Green In ’17 – And Looking to The New Year and bring us up-to-date on relevant initiatives launched in the new year.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break and Exhibits Open

10:30 a.m. – Noon
Contamination and the Markets

  • China Import Ban & the National Sword – Mark Reiter, VP of Government Relations, ‎Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries
  • U.S. Markets: Present & Future – Gary Hartmann, General Manager, Republic Services
  • Smart Technologies for Contamination Management – Brad Kelley, Senior Project Engineer, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Exhibits Open

MRN Awards, SWANA Scholarships & MRN Annual Meeting

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Legislative/Regulatory Update

  • Pam Kasemeyer, managing partner of Schwartz, Metz & Wise, P.A.
  • Delegate Andrew Cassilly (Resource Conservation Manager, Hartford County Public Schools)

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Break and Exhibits Open

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

  • Session 1: Food Waste Diversion
  • Session 2: Global Solid Waste
    • Tanzania’s Waste Management System - Kristyn Oldendorf, Policy Analyst, Baltimore City Department of Public Works
    • Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution: A “Glocal” Issue - Maggie Ostdahl, Conservation Operations Manager, National Aquarium

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Safety: It’s Everybody’s Business

  • Scott Messier, Mid-Atlantic Market Area Manager, SCS Engineers
  • Deborah Buckles, Business Unit Safety Manager, ‎Republic Services

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception
Featuring a 50/50 Raffle and SCS Engineers Fun Foto Booth! Bring Your Happy Face!!!


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

8:00 a.m. - Noon

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Regional Update:

  • Innovative Reuse of Dredged Material Program – Cassandra Carr, Assistant Section Head of the Environmental Services Section of Environmental Dredging and Restoration, Maryland Environmental Service
  • Trash Wheel – Adam Lindquist, Director, Healthy Harbor Initiative

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Break and Exhibits Open

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

  • Session 1: Recovery Park: The Power of Collaboration – Lori Scozzafava, Senior Vice President, Operations Officer, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
  • Session 2: Emerging Contaminants in Landfills, Leachate and Groundwater - Russell Abell, P.G. C.G., SANBORN | HEAD & ASSOCIATES, INC. and Matt Thurlow, Esq., Partner, Baker Hostetler

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Break and Exhibits Open

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Alternative Metrics and Methods for 21st Century Waste Management

  • David Allaway, Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Susan Robinson, Federal Public Affairs Director, Waste Management
  • Ron Vance, Chief, Resource Conservation Branch, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Moderator: Chaz Miller, Former Director Policy/Advocacy at National Waste & Recycling Association

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Networking

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Please note: The Alpha Ridge Facility Tour has been POSTPONED due to the flooding that occurred on Main Street in Ellicott City (several miles East of the Turf Valley Conference Center).