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2017 Annual Training agenda and linked sessions

 

Pre-Conference Event

Monday, May 15,2017

Location Las Delicias, (across the street from the hotel)

6:00 - 7:30 pm

“Board-n-Brew” Steering (but not driving) Meeting aka National Steering Committee Meeting

Come join us for dinner and learn more about the NSC! Everyone is welcome; this event is open to all 507 Program representatives, EPA representatives, and any other interested parties. We will conduct our May 2017 NSC monthly meeting and enjoy some Mexican food. (Visit Las Delicias, for menu and pricing-dinner on your own).


Coordinators:

Tony Pendola, PE, NSC Chair, Small Business Ombudsman/SBEAP, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

Lisa Ashenbrenner Hunt, NSC Vice-Chair, Small Business Environmental Assistance Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 

Day One

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Cherry Creek - Meeting rooms-Cherry Creek AB

7:30 - 8:00 am Registration, Coffee and Networking.
8:00 - 8:30 am

Welcome

Tony Pendola, PE, NSC Chair, Small Business Ombudsman/SBEAP, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

Lisa Ashenbrenner Hunt, NSC Vice-Chair, Small Business Environmental Assistance Specialist,
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 

8:30 - 9:15 am

 

State of the Environment for Region 8

Speaker: Martha Rudolph, Director of Environmental Programs for the CO Dept. of Public Health and Environment
Speaker: Deb Thomas, Acting Regional Administrator for EPA's Region 8 office (invited)
Coordinator: Elizabeth Sapio, Small Business Ombudsman, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment 

9:15 - 10:30 am

SBEAP 101/Newcomer Orientation/Mentoring

Speaker: Annette Fulgenzi, SBEAP Manager, Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology,
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Speaker & Moderator: Jeremy Hancher, Pennsylvania, EMAP Environmental Consultant/Region 3 Rep
Old timers and Newcomers alike will learn something about the SBEAP world. This session will
provide a primer for staff new to the programs as well as a great refresher for those who have been
around the block and through the ringer! Learn the history of the programs, the national structure
and tips and tools of the trade.

10:30 - 10:45 am Break and Networking
10:45 - 12:00 pm

2016 SBO/SBEAP Annual Report Data Collection Process, Outcome and Plan for 2017
This session will provide a summary of the 2016 SBO/SBEAP data collection process, the data
collected, and how the workgroup chose to present the data. A discussion on how the SBO/SBEAP
network might change the process in 2017 will follow. Bring your ideas to share.
Speaker: Renee Bashel, Environmental Assistance Coordinator, Small Business Environmental
Assistance Program, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Speaker: Laura Mathews, Environmental Assistance Coordinator, Idaho Small Business Development Center
Moderator: Brent Goetz, Supervisor of Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Program

12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch on your own
1:30 - 3:30 pm

Improving Compliance Through Behavior Change Messaging

This session will cover community-based social marketing concepts and include hands-on activity
(worksheet/small group/pairs).
Speakers: Virginia Till, EPA, Recycling Specialist / Sustainable Food Management Lead,
Environmental Stewardship Unit and Patrick Hoermann, Program Manager, Financial Incentive
Program, King County, Washington State
Moderator: Jenna Latt, Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board
Coordinator: Christine Hoefler, Small Business Assistance Program, Air Pollution Control Division, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment 

3:30-3:45 pm Break. Meet in lobby at 3:45 pm to walk to site visit location, Bull and Bush Brewery– please bring
your state gift
4:00-5:00 pm Small Business Site Visit
Visit to Bull and Bush Brewery to see bottling line. 
5:00 - 6:30 pm State Networking Reception: NSC Tradition
All participants are asked to bring an item(s) that represents their state ($15 value) to participate in
a fun ice breaker.
Moderator: Jenna Latt, Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board
Dinner

Optional-dinner at the Bull and Bush (cash preferred by the restaurant) or dinner on your own. 

Day Two Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Training Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Cherry Creek - Meeting rooms-Cherry Creek AB
8:00 - 8:30 am

Update from U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy via Teleconference

Speaker: Dave Rostker, SBA’s Assistant Chief Council, Office of Advocacy

Call-in Information

Web Conference URL: https://www.connectmeeting.att.com
Meeting Number: 888-858-2144 or 646-746-3008
Access Code: 3012617

8:30 - 10:00 am

Panel discussion on How States Calculate Potential To Emit

Calculating potential to emit can be a daunting task for small businesses. Fortunately, SBEAPs offer a
variety of assistance, resources and tools to help them through the process. This panel will explore
some of the resources different states provide.

Panel members: Barbara Goode PE, Kansas State University, Pollution Prevention Institute, Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
Tom Jablonski, Environmental Specialist, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Jenifer Dixon, Air Quality Compliance Assistance Specialist, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Moderator: Lisa Ashenbrenner Hunt, NSC Vice-Chair, Small Business Environmental Assistance Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 

10:00 - 10:15 am Walk to Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)

10:15 - 11:45 am

At CDPHE Conference rooms C1C and C1D 

Using the interactive capability of Tableau to share information with Stakeholders

Colorado 2014 Toxic Release Inventory Report
Speakers: Cambria Brown, Public Health Planner, Office of Planning, Partnerships and Improvement program, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Derek Boer, Pollution Prevention Specialist - Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Migrating Environmental and Public Health Tracking data to a Tableau interactive format
Speaker: Loren Speer, MA, Program Coordinator, Environmental Public Health Tracking
Moderator: Kaitlin Urso, Small Business Assistance Program, Air Pollution Control Division,
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

11:45 - 1:00 pm Lunch on your own. Return to the hotel for the afternoon sessions
1:00 - 2:30 pm

How do States Utilize their Websites? Panel Discussion

Three different programs will talk about the successes and challenges they face ensuring their
SBO/SBEAP information is represented, updated and utilized virtually. Audience participation will beencouraged as we discuss ways states could utilize the nationalsbeap.org resources.
Moderator: Nancy Larson, Director, Pollution Prevention Institute, Kansas State University, Kansas
Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
Panel Members: Susan Tripp, Virginia, Laura Mathews, Idaho and Tom Jablonski, Minnesota

2:30 - 2:45 pm Break and networking
2:45 - 4:15 pm

NSC Strategy 2017/2018 - Review June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017

Zoom invite will be sent to NSBEAP listserv prior to the session
We will discuss strategy, accomplishments and works in progress as well as new activities and
opportunities to strengthen NSC.

Introduction/Speaker: Lloyd Kirk, Director of External Affairs, Oklahoma Department of

Environmental Quality
Moderators: Tony Pendola, PE, NSC Chair, Small Business Ombudsman/SBEAP, North Carolina
Department of Environmental Quality and
Lisa Ashenbrenner Hunt, NSC Vice-Chair, Small Business Environmental Assistance Specialist,
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 

4:15 - 4:30 pm Walk to location for Awards Ceremony, Infinity Park Event Center -4400 East Kentucky Ave.
4:30 - 6:00 pm

State SBEAP/SBO: State Awards Ceremony at Infinity Park Event Center (Light refreshments)

Presentation of Awards:
Small Business Assistance Program Award
Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award
Small Business Trade Association Environmental Award
Karen V. Brown Leadership

Moderators: Tony Pendola, PE, NSC Chair, Small Business Ombudsman/SBEAP, North Carolina
Department of Environmental Quality and
LaRonda Bowen, Small Business Ombudsman, California Air Resources Board
Photographer: Jayson Massey, Kansas 

Day Three Thursday, May 18, 2017
Training Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Cherry Creek - Meeting rooms-Cherry Creek AB
8:00 - 9:30 am

Plating and Polishing NESHAP – 6W-Outreach Efforts in Region 5

Common non-compliance issues have been observed in the plating and polishing industry. This
session will feature trade association and industry representation as well as Region 5 SBEAPs who
are working collaboratively to address the issues throughout the region.

Speaker: Jeff Hannapel, National Association for Surface Finishing
Speaker: Renee Bashel, Environmental Assistance Coordinator, Small Business Environmental
Assistance Program, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Moderator: Brent Goetz, Supervisor of Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Program 

9:30 - 10:00 am

Update from EPA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Speaker: Joan B. Rogers, Deputy Director, Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman 

10:00 - 10:15 am Break and Networking
10:15 - 10:45 am

Rocky Mountain National Park Initiative

Rocky Mountain National Park is focusing on several air quality concerns: regional haze, ozone, and nitrogen deposition.
Speaker: Lisa Devore, Emerging Air Quality Issues Supervisor, Air Pollution Planning and Policy
Program, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

10:45 - 6:00 am

Colorado Small Business Assistance Program/P2 sustainable best practices for breweries

Speaker: Kaitlin Urso, Small Business Assistance Program, Air Pollution Control Division, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Speaker: Derek Boer, Pollution Prevention Specialist, Colorado Department of Public Health and
Environment
Carpool to New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, CO

  •  12:00- 12:30 PM: leave SBEAP training for Fort Collins
  •  2:00 – 3:30 PM: New Belgium site visit/brewery tour
  •  3:30 PM onwards: options include hanging out, travel back to Denver/airport/etc