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2018 Environment & Energy Conference

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2018 Environment & Energy Conference Agenda

Monday, October 29

1:00 pm  Welcome Remarks - Stacey Cothran, Chair, Environment Committee

Tennessee Chamber Update: 

  • Bradley Jackson, President & CEO, Tennessee Chamber,
  • Charles Schneider, Associate VP for Gov. Relations│ Environment & Energy

1:30 pm      Updates in Energizing the Tennessee Valley [Presentation]

                    Brenda Brickhouse, VP Environment & Energy Policy, TVA

2:00 pm      Roundtable discussion - Gathering industry stakeholder suggestions for TDEC

2:30 pm      Recent EPA Memos Regarding NSR, Once-In-Always-In, and more  [Presentation]

      Pilar Johansson, Senior Consultant, Trinity Consulting

3:15 pm      WOTUS Update [Presentation]

                    Bill Penny, Partner at Burr & Forman LLP

3:30 pm      Local Efforts in Sustainable Practices

  • The Honorable Dwain Land, Mayor of Dunlap, TN
  • Lori Munkeboe, Director (retired), Office of Sustainable Practices

4:00 pm      TN H20 Report Presentation and Discussion [Pending until Official Release]

Gov. Bill Haslam assembled stakeholders to develop a statewide plan for future water availability in Tennessee. The plan, named TN H2O, includes an assessment of current water resources and recommendations to help ensure Tennessee has an abundance of water resources to support future population and economic growth

  • The Honorable Shari Meghreblian, PhD, Commissioner, TDEC
  • Tisha Calabrese, Deputy Commissioner for Environment, TDEC
  • Elaine Boyd, Senior Advisor, Bureau of Environment, TDEC

5:00 pm      Adjourn

5:30 - 7:30 pm   Reception & Awards Dinner [Presentation]


Tuesday, October 30

8:00 am     Breakfast Program: Update from EPA Region IV 

9:00 am     Overview of Energy Markets [Presentation]

                    Brian Habacvich, Principal for Commodities Management, Constellation

10:00 am     Solid Waste Disposal Panel: Program Updates & Process Improvements

10:40 am     Air Pollution Control Panel: Program Updates & Process Improvements   [Presentation]

                    Michelle Owenby, Director, Division of Air Pollution Control, TDEC

11:20 am     Water Quality Panel: Program Updates & Process Improvements [Presentation]

                    Jennifer Dodd, Director Division of Water Resources, TDEC

11:50 am     Energy & Sustainability Panel: Program Updates & Process Improvements


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