Agenda Set for 2021 MMA Environmental and Safety Conference



2021 MMA Environmental and Safety Conference

October 20-22, 2021 at the Sheraton Flowood The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center

Wednesday, October 20

7:30 a.m.

MMA PAC Golf Tournament registration

9:00 – 2:00 p.m.

MMA PAC Golf Tournament

5:00 – 6:30 

Beer, wine & hors d’oeuvres

Thursday, October 21

7:30 a.m. – 8:30

Registration/Breakfast

8:30 – 8:40

Welcome and Introduction

8:40 – 9:25

Keynote Address: John Blevins, EPA Region 4 Acting Administrator

9:25 – 10:15 

Sustainability Panel

Moderator: Melissa Pringle, Allen Engineering

Panelists: Ashley Kimes, International Paper Company

Kristi Mitchum, Chevron Products Company

Jennifer Koski, Chemours

10:15 – 10:45

Break

10:45 – 11:30

Environmental Justice: Annie McIlwain, PPM Consultants

11:30 – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch

Environmental Breakout Session

12:45  – 1:30 

MDEQ Agency Update: MDEQ Staff

1:30 – 2:15

PFAS Panel

Trudy Fisher, Butler Snow

Chris Frey, Office of Research & Development – EPA

Bill Moody, MS Department of Health

2:15 – 2:45

Break

2:45 – 3:30

Alternative Energy – Solar

Sumesh Arora, MDA

Aaron Hill, Entergy

3:30 – 4:00

Odor and Odor Modeling: Aniket Pujari, Trinity Consultants

4:00 – 5:00

“Speed Dating” with your Regulators: MDEQ Division Chiefs

5:00 – 6:30

Reception

Safety Breakout Session

12:45 p.m. – 1:30

OSHA Agency Update: Courtney Bohannon, OSHA

1:30 – 2:15

Industrial Hygiene and Asbestos Exposure: Jason Maloney, Terracon

2:15 – 2:45

Break

2:45 – 3:30

Managing an OSHA Inspection: What Companies Need to Know – Mike Taylor, Greenberg Taurig, LLP

3:30 – 4:00

Emergency Action Plans: Anthony Wenzel, Environmental Compliance and Safety

4:00 – 5:00

“Speed Dating” with your Regulators – MDEQ Division Chiefs

5:00 – 6:30

Reception

Friday, October 22

7:30 a.m. – 8:30

Breakfast

8:30 – 9:15

Workforce: Accelerate MS

9:15 – 9:45 

Break

9:45 – 10:30

Fenceline Monitoring: Grandon Bass, PPM Consultants

10:30 – 11:30

Ethics Training: Donna Hodges, MDEQ

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch

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