Annual Training

The 2022 Annual Training Planning Subcommittee began meeting in the summer of 2021 and is led by Chris Lynch of Nevada. Although, initially planned as an in-person event, due to continued concerns about COVID and the EPA travel restrictions, the 2022 event will be held virtually, with plans to hold the Spring 2023 event in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.  More detail will follow in early 2022, but right now the 2022 Annual Training is planning for Thursdays in May (5th, 12th, 19th and 26th) from 1pm to 4pm Eastern.

The 2021 Annual Training was held virtually June 8-10, 2021.

Questions can be directed to National SBEAP.
 

 June 8, 2021

Day 1 Tuesday

 12:30 pm – 12:55 pm EDT

 Pre-Training Event

Pre-Training Networking

 

Facilitator: Lee Ann Briggs (PA)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT

 

Welcome and Introductions


Opening and logistics (Recording): Jennifer Collins, Training Chair, (IN)

 

Welcome and introductions: Peter Tsirigotis, Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)
 

1:30 pm – 1:50 pm EDT

ASBO Update

U.S. EPA Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman Program updates: (Recording)

 

Speaker: Paula Hoag, U.S. EPA’s Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman

 1:50 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Break /Polls

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDT

Education Session

Newcomers and brief overview of 507 program – Always fun and entertaining, this interactive session will connect you with various state technical assistance providers. This session will use the game software, Kahoot!

Speaker: Belinda Breidenbach (ID)

2:20 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

Air Quality Session


Safer Alternatives -Reducing VOCs and HAPs in the Metal Finishing and Aerospace Industry (Recording)

 

Speaker: Katy Wolf, PhD - Institute for Research and Technical Assistance

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

Regional Report out

SBEAP/SBO program highlights (Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) (PDFs) Join us for this interactive 60 minutes to learn what other regions and states are doing in their programs.

Facilitator: Lloyd Kirk (OK)

4:00 pm – 4:05 pm EDT

Closing

Jennifer Collins – Preview of next day

June 9, 2021

Day 2 Wednesday

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm EDT

 Welcome

Welcome and introductions: Jennifer Collins, Training Chair, (IN)

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Air Quality Session

Input for 6H Technology Review (Recording)

 

Speakers: Tony Pendola (NC), David Darling ACA, and John Feather, U.S. EPA OAQPS

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm EDT

Break and Trivia Question

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm EDT

 State Awards
 Ceremony &
Reception

State SBEAP/SBO: State Awards Ceremony (Recording) – Bring your own snack and drink to this reception and celebration.
 

Master of Ceremonies: Renee Lesjak Bashel (WI)

 2:50 pm – 3:50 pm EDT

 Regional Report out

SBEAP/SBO program highlights (Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) (PDFs) Join us for this interactive 60 minutes to learn what other regions and states are doing in their programs.

Facilitator: Donovan Grimwood (TN)

3:50 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

Closing - Jennifer Collins

June 10, 2021

Day 3 Thursday


1:00 pm 1:15 pm EDT

 

Welcome

Welcome and introductions: Jennifer Collins, Training Chair, (IN)

1:15 pm 1:45 pm EDT

Website

New NSBEAP Website Interactive Tour (Recording)

Speaker: Nancy Larson (KS) – Website Subcommittee

1:45 pm 2:45 pm EDT

NSC Session


National Small Business Environmental Assistance Program -National Steering Committee year in review and strategy session – Interactive session using a Google Jamboard.

Speakers: Jennifer Collins, NSC Chair and Donovan Grimwood, Vice Chair

2:45 pm – 3:05 pm EDT

Break and Trivia Question

3:05 pm – 3:35 pm EDT

 

Promotional Session

Tools to Promote your Program (Recording) - Two states share their tips on social media, videos and use of different platforms

Jenifer Dixon – Michigan Air Quality Liaison, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Erin Hatfield – Communications Director, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

 3:35 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

 Closing Social

Closing and discussion grab a refreshing beverage and join us for a few minutes of celebration and hear from Nevada about the 2022 event

Facilitators: Jennifer Collins, NSC Chair and
Donovan Grimwood, Vice Chair