South Atlantic States Section of the Air and Waste Management Association

Upcoming Events  

Environmental Career Panel at the University of Maryland College Park

October 08, 2019

Hosted by the A&WMA Baltimore-Maryland Chapter

Where: University of Maryland College Park

  Room 3400 Atlantic Building

   4254 Stadium Drive, College Park, MD 20740

This career panel will provide an opportunity for students to interact with professionals from industry, government, consulting, and academic sectors to learn about career options in environmental research, science, and policy with an emphasis on air quality. 

Panelists:

Julian Levy - President, Levy Environmental Consulting

John Quinn - Director of Governmental & External Affairs, Baltimore Gas & Electric

Dr. Tim Canty - Associate Research Professor, Atmospheric & Oceanic Science, University of Maryland College Park

Angelo Bianca - Deputy Director, Maryland Air and Radiation Management Administration, MDE

Moderator:

Susan Wierman - former Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association and now part-time lecturer in the Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Program

RSVP to Flint Webb as soon as possible but not later than Tuesday, October 1. 

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Past Events

Our Air, Your Future

September 25, 2019

Hosted by the A&WMA Baltimore-Maryland Chapter

Time: Networking starts 6:00 PM, Presentation starts 6:30 PM

Cost: Free

Where: Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School

7130 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22043

Speakers:

Elizabeth Spike, OAYF Program Administrator

Charles Turner, Virginia DEQ Office of Air Quality Monitoring

Ana Prados, Ph.D., Atmospheric Chemist

Elizabeth Spike provided a brief overview of the Our Air, Your Future program to provide low cost air quality monitors to teachers in the Washington Metropolitan Area for the students to use to do citizen science projects.  Then Chuck Turner discussed the air quality monitoring program in Northern Virginia and provided an overview of the pilot program evaluating low cost sensors in Richmond, VA.  Finally, Dr. Ana Prados gave an overview of atmospheric chemistry, discussed how pollutants disperse in the atmosphere, and how satellites are used to track pollutants.

Transportation Confirmity Meets Air Quality Planning

August 29, 2019

Hosted by the A&WMA Baltimore-Maryland Chapter

Where: Training Center on 1st Floor

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

777 North Capital St. NE

Washington, DC 20002

Speakers:

Cecilia Ho, Team Leader, Air Quality and Noise Team, FHWA Office of Natural Environment

Jane Posey, Principal Transportation Engineer, COG Department of Transportation Planning

SC Chapter Young Professionals Meetup

August 22, 2019

The South Carolina Chapter's Young Professionals group located in the Upstate had their second meetup on Thursday, August 22, 2019 for bowling and networking. 

Where:

Spare Time Entertainment

822 Congaree Road

Greenville, SC 29607

Air & Waste Management's Annual Conference & Exhibition

June 25, 2019

The A&WMA's 112th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE) will be held in Quebec City on June 25-28. Visit the Registration Page for more information. 

 

Flint Webb (SASS Technical Council Vice Chair & Baltimore-Washington Chapter Chair) developed a PowerPoint that explains "How to Get the Most Out of the Quebec ACE." Click HERE to view the PowerPoint. 

Panel Discussion of Developments in Air Permitting and Regulations

June 05, 2019

Hosted by the A&WMA Baltimore-Maryland Chapter

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Time: Panel starts at 6:00 pm, Networking reception to follow at 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Where: Training Center on 1st Floor

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

777 North Capital St. NE

Washington, DC 20002

Panelists:

Tamera Thompson, Manager, Office of Air Permit Programs, Virginia DEQ

Cecily Beall, Associate Director, Air Quality Division, DC DoEE

Karen Irons, Manager, Air Quality Permits program, MDE

Managers in the air permit programs of Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. shared recent developments on air permitting and what changes might be coming.  Attendees heard about how these state permit programs are considering any federal rule and policy changes, what are each state's permit priorities, and able to ask questions about permitting at the state level.

Guiness Brewery Technical Tour & Optional Tasting Event

March 31, 2019

 Hosted by A&WMA Baltimore-Washington

Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019

Time: Check-in at 6:15 p.m. Tour is about 1 hour (from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.). Tasting immediately following at ~ 7:30 p.m. (duration about 0.5 hour)

Location: Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House

                 5001 Washington Blvd

                 Halethorpe, MD 21227

                  

The Air & Waste Management Association Baltimore-Washington Chapter arranged to have a group technical tour and option beer tasting at the NEW Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House located in Halethorpe, Maryland (minutes from Baltimore near BWI Airport). This is the 1st Guinness Brewery in the U.S. since 1954 and home of Guinness Blonde. 

 

The A&WMA Baltimore-Washington Board held an open meeting at the onsite 1817 Restaurant prior to the tour (from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.).

The A&WMA Baltimore-Washington Chapter February Meeting/Carbon Training Webinar Viewing

February 21, 2019

Hosted by the A&WMA Baltimore-Washington Chapter

 

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: 12 PM (time for light refreshments and networking/conversation) and 1 PM (webinar viewing begins)

Location: POWER Engineers

                 10440 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 750

                 Columbia, MD 21044

 

The webinar covered carbon trading in the Western Climate Initiative and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and addressed specific topics on the market, analysis, and program update. Multiple jurisdictions were discussed including: California, Quebec, Ontario, Oregon, Washington, and Nova Scotia. The current nine northeast US states in RGGI were also discussed, as well as New Jersey and Virginia who are working on joining in 2020. 

Air Sensors - New Opportunities, New Challenges, and Impacts on Sources and Regulators

December 11, 2018

Hosted by the A&WMA Baltimore-Washington Chapter

 

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Time: 12 PM (Gather for Brown-Bag lunch) and 1 PM (Webinar viewing starts)

Location: Washington DC Council of Government offices

                 DEP Conference room

                 777 North Capital Street, NE, Washington DC, 20002

         

There are many potential applications for new smaller, portable, and less expensive air sensors, such as community engagement, research, and management.  This webinar provided an in-depth understanding of the state-of-the-art for air sensors, their uses, and the quality of measurement techniques and data for various types of air pollutants.  Manufacturers, testers and users of next generation air sensors, as well as policymakers, benefited from the knowledge of our expert panel of speakers.  Presenters also covered opportunities and concerns for regulators and regulated entities.


Presenters: 

  • Tim Dye, Principal, TD Environmental Services, LLC

  • Tim Hunt, Senior Director of Air Quality Programs, American Forest & Paper Association 

  • Jason Sloan, Executive Director, Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) 

  • Stephanie Shaw, Principal Technical Leader, Energy & Environment, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Moderator: John D. Kinsman, Senior Director, Environment, Edison Electric Institute (EEI)

Congratulations Flint Webb! A&WMA Fellow Member

June 28, 2018

On June 28th Flint Webb joined the ranks of A&WMA Fellow Members at the Honors and Awards Banquet at the Annual Conference and Exhibition for his many years of dedicated service to the Association including serving on the SASS Board since 2007.

Low Cost Sensors - A Comparison to Federal Reference Monitors in Field Settings

May 31, 2018

Hosted by the A&WMA Baltimore-Washington Chapter

 

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time: 12 PM

Location: API Offices - 12th Floor

                 1220 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005

 

Dr. Will Ollison with the American Petroleum Institute discussed recent studies regarding low-cost particulate matter, benzene, ozone, and nitrogen dioxide sensors co-located with FRM or FEM monitors.​

PLASTICS

March 29, 2018

Hosted by AWMA Baltimore-Washington Chapter

Plastics in our streams and oceans
Plastics in our recycling bins, and
Plastics at the incinerator.

 

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Main Community Room at Mason Governmental Center,

                 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale VA 22003

Speakers:

Kris Unger, Primary Conservator of the Friends of Accotink Creek, will talk about what happens to plastic
in our environment. The Friends of Accotink Creek organizes stream cleanups at 12 locations along
Accotink Creek.

Erica Carter, Recycling Coordinator for Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program will discuss
what can be recycled and recent issues with the market for recycled plastics.

Don Cammerata, Business Manager – Virginia Facilities for Covanta, Frank Capobianco- Facility Manager
/ Lorton and Joe Walsh – Environmental Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region will discuss how plastics
are dealt with at the Lorton Waste to Energy Facility. He will discuss the advantages of having plastics in
the incinerator waste stream and how the emissions from the combustion process are controlled.

Old Dominion University Webinar Viewing: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations Webinar Series

August 16, 2017

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations Webinar Series

 

The Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA; www.awma.org) held a four-part series of webinars to discuss climate change impact assessments and adaptation strategies (https://www.awma.org/climatechangewebinar). 

 

The ODU School of Community and Environmental Health hosted a webinar viewing site for this series.  Each webinar focused on a new impact area with a moderator and two speakers.  The moderator introduced the speakers and provided context in relation to the other topics covered in the series.  The first speaker presented how to assess the climate change impact or risk for your area, and the second speaker discussed what to consider in an adaptation plan or what can be done to reduce the risk.  

 

This webinar was free to all interested parties.

 

Dates                               Topics

Wednesday, 8/16           Storm intensity duration frequency

Thursday, 8/24               Sea level rise

Wednesday, 9/6             Agriculture

Thursday, 9/14               Health

 

For more webinar details and speakers click here.

 

Location:

Old Dominion University

College of Health Sciences

School of Community and Environmental Health

 

The Baltimore-Washington Chapter Brown Bag Meeting: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations Webinar Series

August 16, 2017

Starting Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 

 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Brown-bag lunch and social meeting

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm    Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: Storm Intensity Duration Frequency Webinar

 

 

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations Webinar Series


This series addressed the major impacts of climate change across four crucial areas: storm intensity duration frequency, sea level rise, agriculture, and health. Expert presenters and moderators will provide new research, case studies, and adaptation strategies from around the world. The series will address how to assess the climate change impact or risk for your area, discuss what to consider in an adaptation plan, and what can be done to reduce the risk.

 

The Baltimore-Washington Chapter is offering the first webinar of the series as a Chapter Event.

 

Presenters: Dr. Hong Liu, Ph.D.; Sean Capstick, Principal, Golder Associates; Andrew Wiens, Senior Water Resources Engineer, Associated Engineering

 

Moderator: C. Flint Webb, PE, Leidos

 

As atmospheric temperatures increase, the atmosphere can hold more moisture, and as a result, storms are expected to be more intense. This Webinar discussed how and why to use the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) data to forecast storm intensity-duration frequency (IDF) using the City of Surrey in British Columbia as an example. In addition, the Webinar reviewed how the City of Surrey is using the new IDF curves in planning stormwater infrastructure renovations.

 

Location: Ramboll Environ, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203

 

Attendees were eligible to receive 1.5 PDH credits.

 

UPDATE ON HAZARDOUS WASTE REGULATIONS: Recent Promulgations and Changes

July 27, 2017

Date: July 27, 2017

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Mt Pleasant, SC

 

Presented by:

Joe Bowers, P.G.

Manager, RCRA Permitting, and Corrective Action Section

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

Smithsonian Sustainability Event: Waste Diversion Efforts

June 16, 2017

Date:         Friday, June 16th, 2017

Time:        11:00 am

Venue:      10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560,

Sponsor:   AWMA Baltimore-Washington Chapter 

Speaker: Dr. Eric Hollinger, Archaeologist

 

The Smithsonian Institution, the largest museum complex in the world, is striving to improve its sustainability.  Highlights of the sustainability efforts were described, with an emphasis on the waste diversion efforts across the Institution’s facilities.  A tour of the Natural History Museum’s kitchen recycling and composting operations followed the presentation. 

Environmental Management Professional/Student Workshop

April 05, 2017

Date:            April 5, 2017

Time:           7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location:    James Madison University (JMU), ISAT/CS Building, Room 259
Audience:   Environment, Health and Safety professionals and students from the greater Shenandoah Valley region

Sponsors: Air and Waste Management Association's South Atlantic States Section (AWMA SASS) and the JMU Environmental Management Club 

Sustainable Farming Event

February 23, 2017

An educational networking event in support of local sustainable farming and vineyards

Date:                 Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time:                6:30 – 8:30 pm

Venue:              Berkeley Research Group, LLC, 1800 M Street NW, 2nd Floor, WDC 20036

The Women’s Council on Energy & the Environment (WCEE) hosted this event and invited Baltimore-Washington A&WMA members and friends to attend. Guest sampled wines and seasonally appropriate cider from three local sustainable vineyards.

Read more about it: http://www.wcee.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=905778 

Sustainability Seminar

September 29, 2016

Presented by:         James Hambright, Principal Architect, Fellow in Sustainability, LEED AP Fluor Corporation

Date:                        September 29, 2016

Time:                       4:00 – 5:00 pm

Location:                 Clemson University, Brackett Hall, Room 220

 

Mr. Hambright is a professional registered architect that has practiced in more than 20 states and 12 foreign countries over the past 35 years. He has a Masters in Architecture and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is also a member of the US Green Building Council and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Mr. Hambright has been recognized as a Fluor Fellow in the field of sustainability and additionally has extensive experience and expertise in site masterplanning, facility planning, programming, management, production, design and detailing of projects throughout the world. He has specific and intense experience in in the field of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronics, specialized industrial facilities, sports facilities, office and retail facilities, food industries, military, power and chemicals facilities, educational facilities, as well as smaller residential and development work. He has also performed work for governmental agencies and a variety of confidential projects.

Underlying efforts in all of Mr. Hambrights' projects has been the fundamental incorporation of elements of sustainability, creativity, innovation, functionality, and appropriate solutions that fit into the community and environment specific to a given project and location. Mr. Hambright strives to make the best use of resource and time constraints and is constantly seeking optimization on each project.

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Inner Harbor Dinner Cruise

August 16, 2016

To coincide with the MEGA Conference, the Baltimore‐Washington Chapter of the South Atlantic States Section of A&WMA offered an Inner Harbor Dinner Cruise aboard the SPIRIT of Baltimore cruise.

 

6:30pm Boarding, Cruise 7:00pm—9:30pm

Location: Baltimore Inner Harbor, Spirit of Baltimore, 561 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Contact Person: Tiffany Dillow, Chair, Baltimore‐Washington Chapter (tdillow@zephyrenv.com)

SASS Annual Networking Breakfast at ACE 2016

June 21, 2016

Time: 7AM - 8AM (Central Time)

Venue: Hyatt Regency New Orleans

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