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2016 Annual Training agenda and linked sessions

Day One

 

Tuesday, May 3

DoubleTree Hotel, Arlington VA : Monument View Conference Room, 14th Floor

8:00 – 9:00

Registration, Coffee and Networking

9:00 – 10:30

Welcome and Keynote –

Combined State SBEAP/SBO and EPA SB Coordinator Attendees

Welcome: Kimberly Patrick, Office Director, US EPA Office of Small Business Programs,

Keynote and Panelist Speakers:

John Shoraka, US SBA’s Associate Administrator, Government Contracting and Business Development

Yolanda Swift, US SBA’s Deputy National Ombudsman, Office of the National Ombudsman

Laurice Jones, US EPA’s Director of National Grants Program, Office of Grants and Debarment

Coordinator and Moderator: Patricia Durrant, EPA’s OSBP

10:30 – 10:45

Break to network and separate into two training rooms – State Partners Stay in Monument View Room, EPA SB Coordinators move to Valor Room

10:45 – 12:00 (*Z)

State SBEAP/SBO: National Steering Committee Meeting - Open to all 507 Programs, EPA representatives, and other interested parties.

Coordinator and Moderator: Tony Pendola, PE, NSC Vice-Chair, Small Business Ombudsman/SBEAP, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and Vice-Chair Elect (TBD)

12:00 – 1:15

Lunch on your own

1:15 – 2:15 (*Z)

State SBEAP/SBO: U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy and Roundtable Review Presentation

David Rostker, SBA’s Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy

Coordinator and Moderator: Paula Hoag, EPA’s Office of Small Business Programs

2:15 – 2:30

Break

2:30 – 4:00

 

State SBEAP/SBO: Promotional Subcommittee: Promoting the many sides of the SBEAP programs

Barbara Goode, PE, Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, Kansas State University

“Running an SBEAP out of a University and how Kansas Promotes its Program to Affected Sources and the State Regulatory Agency”

Annette Fulgenzi, Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

“The Carrot and the Stick: How Relationships with the Enforcement Programs can Multiply Your Success”

Lloyd Kirk, Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, Division Director, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

 “Reinventing Customer Service - Oklahoma Dept of External Affairs”

La Rhonda Bowen, Small Business Ombudsman, California Air Resources Board

“Finding the Opportunity in your State”

Coordinator and Moderator: Erin Conley, Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

4:00 – 4:15

Break and Prepare for Awards/Gift Exchange

4:15 – 5:15

State SBEAP/SBO: State Award Ceremony

Small Business Environmental Assistance Program Award, Small Business Stewardship Award, Small Business Trade Association Award, Karen V. Brown Award Environmental Leadership

Coordinator and Moderator: Ed Bakos, Small Business Assistance Program, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

5:15 – 6:30

State Networking Gift Exchange and 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.

Coordinator and Moderator: Susan Tripp, Small Business Assistance Liaison, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

Day Two

Wednesday, May 4

DoubleTree Hotel, Arlington VA :Monument View Conference Room, 14th Floor

8:00 – 9:00

Coffee and Networking

9:00 – 10:30 (*Z)

State SBEAP/SBO: Technical Subcommittee:

Tiffin Shewmake, Executive Director, Center for Retail Compliance

Free Resource Helps Retailers Navigate Tangle of Environmental Regulations

Ketan Patel, Environmental Protection Specialist, EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards

“Demonstration of the Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface (CEDRI)

Coordinator and Moderator: Lisa Ashenbrenner-Hunt, Environmental Assistance Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

10:30 – 10:45

Break

10:45 – 12 noon

 

State SBEAP/SBO: Next Generation Update

David Hindin, EPA’s Senior Policy Director for Innovation & Next Generation Compliance, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

This session  reviews the current Next Generation approach for compliance assistance of EPA rules and regulations that may affect small businesses.

Coordinator and Moderator: Paula Hoag, EPA’s Office of Small Business Programs

12:00 – 1:30

Lunch on your own

1:30 – 3:00

 

State SBEAP/SBO: Technical Subcommittee: State and Federal Refrigerant Management Programs and Proposed Changes

Jenna Latt, Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board

Luke Hall-Jordan, Acting Chief, Stratospheric Program Implementation Branch, Office of Air and Radiation

This session will cover California’s Refrigerant Management Program as well as proposed changes to the Refrigerant Management Requirements under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.

Coordinator and Moderator: Lisa Ashenbrenner-Hunt, Environmental Assistance Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

3:00 – 3:15

Break

 

3:15 – 4:45 (*Z)

 

State SBEAP/SBO: NSC Strategy 2016/2017

Review July 2015 - June 2016 Strategy accomplishments and works in progress.

Discuss new activities and opportunities to strengthen NSC.

Coordinator and Moderator: Tony Pendola, PE, NSC Vice-Chair, Small Business Ombudsman, NC DEQ and NSC Vice-Chair Elect (TBD)

 

Day Three

Thursday, May 5

U.S. EPA’s William Jefferson Clinton North Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 (Federal Triangle Metro)

8:00 – 9:20am

Travel to HQ, pass security, and find seating at awards ceremony event

9:30 – 11:30am

EPA Small Business Administrator’s Awards Ceremony - EPA’s Rachel Carson Green Room, William Jefferson Clinton South, 3rd Floor

 

11:30 – 1:30pm

Lunch on your own then return to DoubleTree Hotel : Monument View Conference Room, 14th Floor

1:30 – 3:15pm

State SBEAP/SBO: Technical/Promotional/Website Subcommittees Mashup:

Lisa Ashenbrenner-Hunt, Environmental Assistance Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Autobody Compliance Assistance Tools

Tony Pendola, PE, Small Business Ombudsman, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

Autobody Tools For Promoting the 6H Petition For Exemption

Renee Bashel, Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Expanding your Assistance Program from Air to Environmental and Getting Internal Program Buy-in

Coordinator and Moderator: Erin Conley, Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

3:15pm

Closing Remarks/Adjourn

 

(*Z) – Planned Zoom Meeting Recording