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Compliance Assistance (Compass)

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2014 Agenda

9:00 – 9:05

Rebecca Sproles, EQC Administration

9:05 – 9:30

Environmental Affairs Update
Elizabeth A. Dieck
Director, Environmental Affairs

9:30 – 10:00

Recognition Programs
This session will briefly cover recognition programs that are available through SC DHEC.  These include Spare the Air, Smart Business, Green Hospitality, SmartWay, & the SC Environmental Excellence Program.

10:00 – 10:15


10:15 – 11:00

An Inspector's View on Common Violations Panel Discussion
Sean Torrens, Moderator
The session will provide an overview of the Bureau of Environmental Health Services and Regional Offices, an in depth discussion of common violations observed by DHEC inspectors, and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.  The panel will be made up of multi-media, experienced inspectors from across the state.

11:00 – 12:00

Environmental Affairs Permitting Director Panel Discussion
Shelly Wilson, Moderator
This session offers an opportunity for questions on some of the most common permits requested, including time frames, efficiencies and new regulatory developments.  The panel will be comprised of environmental permitting directors from air, water and waste.

12:00 – 1:00

SC DHEC Staff will be available during lunch to answer specific questions about your facility or job.  Tables are set up with topics in Salon C for a one on one discussion.  These staff will be available throughout the afternoon.

1:00 – 1:45
Ballroom I
Ballroom II

Regulatory Track:  Hazardous Waste
Marty Lindler, Bureau of Land and Waste Management
This session will cover the different categories of hazardous waste generators.  The session will also cover changes to hazardous waste inspections for the next year.

Go Green Track:  Sustainability Planning:  Lessons from Higher Education
Yancey Fouché, Furman University
What does a sustainability master plan include?  How can a one-person office or small team create, and then implement, such a plan for an entire organization?  Furman University was an early adopter in higher education's movement towards sustainability on campuses.  This session will use Furman's experience to demonstrate broadly-applicable lessons for sustainability planning and organizational change.

1:50 – 2:35
Ballroom I
Ballroom II

Regulatory Track:  Air Quality Update
Diane Humphries; Bureau of Air Quality
Staff will provide an overview of regulatory changes, identify common compliance pitfalls, and highlight resources that streamline compliance efforts.

Go Green Track:  Basics (Energy Efficient Audits) and Beyond (Renewables)
Trish Jerman, SC Energy Office
The SC Energy Office will provide a sampling of potential energy savings identified through industrial energy audits and a quick survey of renewable energy projects throughout the state.  The presentation will also include information about low interest loans to support energy efficiency work.

2:35 – 2:50


2:50 – 3:35
Ballroom I
Ballroom II

Regulatory Track:  Water Update
David Baize, Bureau of Water
This session will be a regulatory update of changes within the Bureau of Water, to include wastewater, stormwater, surface water, etc.

Go Green Track:  Zero Waste to Landfill
Stacey Washington, Bureau of Land and Waste Management
Are you wondering how to become a zero waste to landfill facility? This session will help you understand how to go from a facility that has a good recycling program, to a facility that is not sending any waste to a landfill.

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