Congressman Michael Guest to Speak at October’s Environmental and Safety Conference

September 15th, 2022

Congressman Michael Guest to Speak at October’s Environmental and Safety Conference

Congressman Michael Guest will be a featured speaker at this year’s Environmental & Safety Conference, which is October 20-21 at the Sheraton Flowood The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center. Other speakers include experts from federal, state, and local agencies, as well as industry experts who will provide the latest information on issues important to manufacturing.
You can find the agenda listed below or in this link.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

7:30 a.m.

MMA PAC Golf Tournament Registration and breakfast

9:00

MMA PAC Golf Tournament

5:00 p.m. – 6:30

Beer, wine, & hors d’oeuvres

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

7:30 a.m. – 8:30

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 8:40

Welcome and Introduction

John McKay – MMA President & CEO

8:40 – 9:30

Keynote Address

Brian Holtzclaw – Section Chief of Environmental Justice & Children’s Health, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region IV

Carol Kemker – Director of Enforcement & Compliance, EPA Region IV

9:30 – 10:15

Solid & Hazardous Waste Regulations Changes

Brad Justice, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)

Trent Jones, MDEQ

10:15 – 10:45

Break

10:45 – 11:30

Generational Workforce

Jimmy Richardson – Richardson Consulting

11:30 – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch Speaker Congressman Michael Guest

12:45 – 1:30

MDEQ Update

MDEQ Staff

1:30 – 2:30

Confined Space Emergencies: Requirements for Safe Entry and Rescue

TBD

2:30 – 3:00

Break

3:00 – 3:45

Are You a Good Neighbor? What Industry Needs to Know

Melissa Fortenberry MDEQ

Sean Alteri – Nucor Steel

3:45 – 4:30

Due Diligence: What’s New and Here’s What to Do

Moderator: Laura Heusel – Butler Snow Gary Rikard – Butler Snow

Trey Hess – PPM Consultants

4:30 – 5:00

Mississippi State University OSHA Group

Stan Williams – Mississippi State University OSHA Group

5:00 – 6:30

Reception and Corn Hole Tournament

7:00

Saints vs. Cardinals Thursday Night Football Watch Party on Missy-Sippy Rooftop: Sponsored by FC&E Engineering and E3 Environmental (wear name badge for admission

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 

Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 

OSHA Update

Christian Arroyo-Torres – OSHA

9:15 – 9:45

Break

9:45 – 10:45 

Water News You Can Use: 404, 401, and All Things WOTUS

Moderator: John Milner – Butler Snow

Laura Heusel – Butler Snow

Ken Ruckstuhl – Environmental Management Services, Inc.

Florance Bass – MDEQ

10:45 – 11:30

Medical Marijuana: How Will Mississippi’s Program Work & How Will it Impact Business

Waverly Harkins – Watkins & Eager

TBD

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Door Prizes