1 VOLUME DECEMBER 2013 SAN ANTONIO, TX LUNCHEON DATE: DECEMBER 12, :30 NETWORKING 12:00 LUNCH 1:00 ADJOURN SPEAKER: KEITH SHEEDY, P.E. TCEQ PLACE: THE QUARRY CLUB 444 EAST BASSE ROAD SAN ANTONIO, TX COST: $15 (MEMBERS) $20 (NON-MEMBERS AND WITHOUT RSVP) $7 (STUDENT PRICE) RSVP: NO LATER THAN 12/10/2013 TO CHRISSY FLORES AT DECEMBER S GUEST SPEAKER KEITH SHEEDY, P.E. OFFICE OF AIR TCEQ Keith is a technical advisor to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality s (TCEQ s) deputy director of the Office of Air, where he provides advice on technical and policy matters. Currently, Keith is the agency s project coordinator on oil and gas issues. Keith received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University in He joined the Monitoring Operations Division of the Texas Air Control Board in In 1991, he moved to the Engineering Services Section, where he developed air regulations and rule interpretations, along with addressing technical enforcement matters between regulated companies and the agency. From 2003 to 2012, Keith served as a technical advisor to the TCEQ s Chief Engineer. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality strives to protect our state's public health and natural resources consistent with sustainable economic development. Our goal is clean air, clean water, and the safe management of waste. ***REMINDER REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT IS NOW ACCEPTED ONLINE AT INSIDE THIS ISSUE: UPCOMING EVENTS, 2 SPONSOR INFO CHAIR LETTER 3 BOARD 4 ON THE MENU For November, we will be serving the following hors d oevres from 11:30 to noon: Fresh seasonal fruit display and Quarry Chili con Queso with tortilla strips. The main course will be Chicken Marsala, Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce, fresh seasonal vegetable medley, a fresh garden salad, and hot rolls. Tea and ice water will also be provided. The AWMA Board kindly requests that members and guests limit themselves to one serving of each menu item, as the facility plans one portion per attendee.
2 ALAMO CHAPTER GAZETTE PAGE 2 THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR THIS MONTH! The attorneys of The Gardner Law Firm have earned an outstanding reputation for providing exceptional legal services to businesses, governmental entities, and individuals in San Antonio and throughout the United States. Founded in 1972, the firm s primary areas of practice are construction, government contracts, corporate, real estate, employment, immigration, agricultural, and environmental and water law. The firm s attorneys have considerable experience in commercial and general civil litigation, employment law, insurance coverage and defense, professional negligence, and related areas. Firm attorneys are experienced in dispute resolution and serve as mediators and arbitrators. For more information, please visit or contact David Barton at: The Gardner Law Firm A Professional Corporation 745 East Mulberry, Suite 500 San Antonio, Texas Telephone: (210) Telecopier: (210) ALAMO CHAPTER NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY DUPONT The DuPont Safety, Health and Environmental Internship Program serves as an entry point for students to link their skills and interests to the DuPont commitment to be a world-class leader in safety, health and environmental performance. DuPont Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) invites the best students from leading universities to invest a summer working alongside DuPont professionals toward their personal commitments of creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere and toward DuPont's vision: To establish DuPont as a world class leader in safety, health and environmental performance in order to accelerate our drive to zero injuries, illnesses and incidents. The DuPont SHE Internship Program operates under principles designed to make the intern's time with DuPont a positive learning experience though assignment to a specific project which is supported by a coach or mentor who provides frequent interaction and guidance throughout the intern's stay. The intern will be encouraged and supported in experiencing the wider DuPont Company while being expected to carry out their responsibilities and deliver business results in line with standard DuPont work practices. For more information: WEBINAR: ETHICAL ISSUES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ATTORNEYS, ENGINEERS, AND CON- SULTANTS WORKING TOGETHER DECEMBER 12, 1:00-2:30PM EST This is an overview of real world scenarios of Environmental Attorneys, Engineers, and Consultants working together. Each scenario will present dilemmas, model ethical rules for attorneys and engineers (based on Texas rules) and a determination of the outcome based on the model rules. After each scenario, a discussion of other options, paths, and issues that may occur when Attorneys, Engineers, and Consultants work together. Finally, an overview discussion of the roles of each of these people may play in a project and how they interact. For more information, please see the attached flyer. VOLUME DECEMBER 2013 SAN ANTONIO, TX
3 ALAMO CHAPTER GAZETTE PAGE 3 A LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Alamo Chapter Members and Participants, The year 2013 has come and almost gone. Our chapter accomplished many goals during the year including: implementing online payment and registration for luncheons, a complete webpage redesign, implementing a new system, leading a successful Basura Bash team, a field trip to Bracken Bat Cave, a fun Fall Social at Sherlock s, and of course the 2013 Symposium, which was keynoted by TCEQ Chairman Bryan Shaw. We also gained two new members of the board: Jennifer Peters (Social Chair) and Ryan Bayer (Director). As the year draws to a close, our time at the Quarry Golf Club is also drawing to an end. December will be our last meeting at the Quarry. In early 2014, the Quarry Golf Club will undergo renovations, which will preclude the facility from hosting our luncheons. We have enjoyed our time at the Quarry, and I am sure many of you will miss the familiarity. In selecting a new venue, we wanted your input, and I want to thank those of you who participated in the venue and pricing survey. The information from that survey helped us evaluate venues and pricing combinations that suit the membership. In a unanimous response, 100% of those participating indicated they would still be likely or somewhat likely to attend at a location near the Quarry or near the San Antonio International Airport. That helped us narrow down the geographic search. We also found that over 80% of those responding would be likely or somewhat likely to continue participating if the luncheon price was $20. That information helped us screen a wider variety of venues within the geography there are very few places that can provide group luncheons less than $20, and none of those offer the quality facility we have at the Quarry Golf Club. The board voted to approve a new venue in that geography and price point; however, I am not ready to announce the venue and final pricing in this newsletter because our contract has not been signed. Once we have signed our contract with the new facility, we will send an blast with our new home for luncheons in I look forward to an active 2014 for our chapter and hope each of you will enjoy our upcoming activities. Please feel free to reach out to board members with your suggestions for Rudy Bazan is in charge of luncheon speakers and Jennifer Peters is in charge of our social activities; both will appreciate your ideas for the new year. Alamo Chapter Chair, Jeremy Hanzlik, P.E. Make sure to check out our newly designed website! Online Luncheon RSVP and payment is now available! VOLUME D ECEMBER 2013 SAN ANTONIO, TX
4 ALAMO CHAPTER GAZETTE PAGE 4 ALAMO CHAPTER AIR AND WASTE MANAGEMENT OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS POSITION TERM EXPIRES NAME COMPANY PHONE Chair 12/14 Jeremy Hanzlik Terracon Vice Chair 12/14 Rudy Bazan Terracon Secretary 12/14 Theresa Larson COSA Treasurer 12/14 Chrissy Flores Northside ISD Director 12/13 Terry Casey Northside ISD Director 12/15 Ryan Bayer Atkins Director 12/13 Sable Kitchen Past Chair 12/14 Marla Morales Membership N/A Alex Asbury Adams Environmental, Inc. Southwest Research Institute Medina Consulting Company, Inc Social Chair N/A Jennifer Peters Stell Environmental Newsletter Chair N/A Matt Kitchen Adams Environmental, Inc Webmaster N/A Michelle White Terracon SW Section Treasurer 12/14 Terry Casey Northside ISD Board Advisor N/A Kim Stoker CPS Energy Looking for an inexpensive way to advertise? Consider Sponsoring the Luncheon. $100 will feature your company in the newsletter and allow you to advertise at the Luncheon! Contact Sable Kitchen at for more information. VOLUME DECEMBER 2013 SAN ANTONIO, TX
5 Join a Discussion: Ethical Issues of Environmental Attorneys, Engineers, and Consultants Working Together Webinar: December 12, 1:00-2:30pm EST This is an overview of real world scenarios of Environmental Attorneys, Engineers, and Consultants working together. Each scenario will present dilemmas, model ethical rules for attorneys and engineers (based on Texas rules) and a determination of the outcome based on the model rules. After each scenario, a discussion of other options, paths, and issues that may occur when Attorneys, Engineers, and Consultants work together. Finally, an overview discussion of the roles of each of these people may play in a project and how they interact. Webinar - Register here! Fees: $99.00 Members / $ Non-Members Presenters/Moderators: Malcolm Richards works to develop permitting and compliance solutions for clients in the chemical / petrochemical, refining, oil & gas, and electric generation industries at CH2M HILL. Mr. Richards has over twenty years of environmental consulting experience specializing in air quality related projects. Mr. Richards also has experience with waste and water related projects and critical flaw analysis projects for green field plant construction. Before joining CH2M HILL, he was most recently a Senior Project Manager in Houston leading projects for major companies in the oil and gas, chemical/petrochemical, and forging industries. He holds a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University and a B.S. in Environmental Management from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. Jed Anderson is a Principal Attorney with the AL Law Group PLLC in Houston, Texas. Jed's primary focus is air quality and climate change assisting clients with issues from permitting and policy to compliance and enforcement. Jed was formerly with the law firms of Baker Botts L.L.P. and Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Jed also was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law School where he taught the Clean Air Act class. Before practicing law Jed worked with the South Dakota Department of Environmental and Natural Resources as a tribal relations liaison and ground water scientist. Jed received his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law and B.A. from St. Olaf College with a major in biology. Steve Ramsey is a Principal Consultant with ENVIRON in Houston, Texas. For over 25 years Mr. Ramsey has provided advisement and technical support services to a wide variety of private and public sector clients. His areas of expertise include air quality planning and management, optical remote sensing, Clean Air Act compliance, air quality permitting, Texas State Implementation Plan development and implementation, compliance auditing and greenhouse gas management. Mr. Ramsey has degrees from The Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Central Florida in chemical engineering and environmental engineering, respectively. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Florida.
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