BROWN BAG WEBINAR
The Biden Administration: New Directions
in Environmental Policy and Regulation
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UPCOMING YOUNG PROFESSIONALS EVENTS
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INTRODUCTION TO New Board Members
MARCH 2021 Volume 1, Number 1
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: KATY GREGORY
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The Biden Administration has already enacted significant changes to air & waste requirements. These include rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, halting the Keystone XL Pipeline, and placing a moratorium on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The new administration is planning to strengthen transparency in science for regulatory action, require pricing of the social cost of carbon, and revise the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR). More than 50 additional EPA rules will be reviewed by the new administration and potentially revised or revoked.
IN THIS ISSUE
Rich Glaze, Partner
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Stephen B. Ellingson, Principal
The December YP "Ugly Sweater" virtual Happy Hour.
DATE: February 19, 2021
Published by the Georgia Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association.
We are dedicated to preserving the quality of our environment for generations to come.
Attention all Young Professionals…
The GA A&WMA Young Professionals Group is excited for 2021 as we plan a variety of networking and social events for the year including webinars, virtual social events, and hopefully even a few in-person events. Be on the lookout for
Interested in presenting during one of the webinar events? Please reach out to GA YP Chairs Ashley Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Matt Talbert (email@example.com).
invitations to events happening this Spring! Our March event for the YP Group will be the first of a YP Webinar Series. We’re lining up some great senior professionals in A&WMA to present on topics dealing with career development, business development, and understanding the environmental industry.
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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CO-CHAIR
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We are excited to welcome both new and returning committee chairs, chapter officers, and directors. These chapter members will provide valuable leadership and service to our organization in the year ahead!
We are always looking for ways to improve our chapter membership experience. Here are a few quick questions for current members of the Georgia Air & Waste Management Association.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CO-CHAIR
Georgia State University
“Key to Waste Clean Up: Effective Plastic and Petroleum Degradation using Synergistic Mechanism of Microbial Co-Culture.”
Chapter 391-3-11 Rules for Hazardous Waste Management have been adopted in Georgia. Click here to learn more about the process.
See the map below to learn which other states have adopted this rule (updated February 2021).
The Georgia A&WMA presented two $1000 scholarships for the 2020 calendar year. The winners were:
2021 scholarship information will be available around July 2021. Check out our website for more information!
Member spotlight: KATIE GREGORY
EPA RULE ADOPTION
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Anticipated Amendment in 2021
Similar State Law Already in Effect
Rule is Effective
Anticipated Rulemaking by July 1, 2021
Anticipated Rulemaking after July 1, 2021
Not Yet Determined
First Half of 2021 Public Comment
Second Half of 2021 Public Comment
She managed the surface mining program in the Land Protection Branch, supervising permitting, compliance and enforcement for over 700 mines in Georgia. Through this position, she partnered with the Water Protection Branch in regard to NPDES permitting for Construction Stormwater, Industrial Stormwater and Industrial Process Water discharges providing the industry with a collaborative approach to environmental compliance.
Katie focuses on environmental strategy, policy, and compliance as an Assistant VP with MCGuireWoods Consulting.
Aerosols as Universal Waste
University of Georgia
“Sustainable Solid Acid Carbon Catalysts from Renewable Biomass for Fine and Specialty Chemical Synthesis.”
Katie is an assistant vice president with McGuireWoods Consulting in Atlanta, Georgia. She works in government affairs at the state and local levels providing support on environmental policy and land use. Her depth of knowledge provides Legislators with key facts in conversations that can influence legislation and votes. Katie also focuses on assisting industry with environmental strategy for both permitting and compliance matters, often helping clients with regulatory applicability and emission strategy.
Katie previously spent 14 years working in the public sector for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). There she worked twelve years in Air Protection Branch, in the permitting program, interpreting and applying complex regulations including NAA-NSR, PSD, Title V, NSPS, NESHAP and Air Toxics.