MMA Environmental & Safety Conference
AGENDA*

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

Pre-Conference ActivityMMA PAC Golf Tournament at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Wine & beer in the Exhibit Hall

Dinner on your own


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017

7:30 — 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

(Exhibit Hall Open)

8:30 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction


8:45 a.m.
Keynote Address
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

9:30 a.m.
Federal Policy Briefing
Alexandra Dunn, Executive Director & General Council, Environmental Council of the States

10:30 a.m.
Break

(Exhibit Hall Open)

11:00 a.m.
How Does Industry Plan for Its Business Needs and Outlook for the Future Under the Trump Administration?


12:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch
 
Exhibit Hall

Environmental Track Breakout Session:

1:15 p.m.
MDEQ Agency Update
Gary Rikard, Executive Director; and Division Chiefs

2:00 p.m.
Alternative Energy & Incentivizing the Growing Demand
Shawn Shurden, Entergy; and Sumesh Arora, Mississippi Development Authority

3:00 p.m.
Break

(Exhibit Hall Open)

3:30 p.m.
NAAQS Update: Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) Report
Dallas Baker, Director of Environmental Services, Neel-Schaffer

4:15 p.m.
Emergency Response & Preparedness
Cody Fisher, Chief of the Emergency Response & Preparedness Division, MDEQ; and Ryan Jacob, Environmental & Safety Manager, Denbury Onshore, LLC

5:00 — 6:30 p.m.
Reception
 in Exhibit Hall with wine, beer & heavy hors d’oeuvres; and 
Corn Hole Tournament — sponsored by Montrose Air Quality Services (MAQS)

Health & Safety Track Breakout Session:

1:15 p.m.
OSHA Agency Update
Courtney Bohannon, Assistant Area Director, OSHA

2:00 p.m.
Crane Safety
Billy Chandler, Industrial Hygiene Consultant, Mississippi State University Extension Service

2:30 p.m.
How to Make PSM Personal
Wendy Hamrick, Chemours

3:00 p.m.
Break

(Exhibit Hall Open)

3:30 p.m.
Fall Protection & Confined Spaces
Michael Gettinger, Health-Safety & Training Manager, E3 Services

4:15 p.m.
The Situation Perception and Condition Evaluation Simulator (S.P.A.C.E.S.)
David Glynn, EHS Director, Ingalls Shipbuilding

5:00 — 6:30 p.m.
Reception
in Exhibit Hall with wine, beer & heavy hors d’oeuvres; and
Corn Hole Tournamentsponsored by Montrose Air Quality Services (MAQS)


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017

7:30 — 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast

(Exhibit Hall Open)

8:15 a.m.
Roundtable Discussions


9:00 a.m.
Workforce Development
James Williams, Executive Director, State Workforce Investment Board

10:00 a.m.
Break

(Exhibit Hall Open)

10:30 a.m.
Environmental Audits: What’s Allowed Under Mississippi Law for Self-Audits?
Gretchen Zmitrovich, Attorney, MDEQ; and Michael Caples, Attorney, Butler Snow

11:15 a.m.
MMA Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Dr. John “Jay” Tice IV, Executive Director, MMA-MEP

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
(Exhibit Hall) — Marshall Ramsey, Cartoonist & Author; and
Vendor giveaways and door prizes!

1:00 p.m.
Adjourn 



*Conference agenda is subject to change; As of August 24, 2017.