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NEWSLETTER FOR THE ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN SECTION OF THE AIR AND WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
From the Chair…
Happy 2015 and welcome to another
year of The Zephyr! I am hoping for
great things this year as I embark on
my new role as Chair of the Allegheny
Mountain Section. For this first article,
I wanted to introduce myself and share
my goals for the section with you all.
I’m a proud chemical engineer from
Penn State - and at the printing of
this article it’s my sincere hope that
the Lions bested Boston College in the
illustrious Pinstripe Bowl!
My career in environmental consulting
began soon after graduating from
college, and it appears as though
I will be a lifetime consultant–hey,
it’s been great thus far. I’ve been a
member of AWMA for 10 years now
and can’t believe it has been that long.
My mentor, Arijit Pakrasi, encouraged
me to not just join the association, but
become involved with the associations
activities and volunteer my time.
What’s Inside
From the Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AMS~A&WMA Annual Dinner . . . . . .
Zephyr Editorial Staff . . . . . . . . . . . .
Around the Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Message from WV Chair . . . . . . . . .
AMS 2015 Election Results . . . . . . . .
Disposal & Remediation News . . . . .
Scholarship News . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Word on Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thank You, Sponsors! . . . . . . . . . . .
P2 Forum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Volunteer Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Members on the Move . . . . . . . . . . .
Science and Engineering Fair . . . . .
Become an AMS~A&WMA Member!
AMS Membership Update . . . . . . . .
Compliance Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Student Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . .
WV Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In the Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet Site Review . . . . . . . . . . . .
Envirocabulary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contact Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AMS Section Directory . . . . . . . . . . .
By: Leah Blinn ([email protected] )
At the time Arijit was my manager and
Editor in Chief of the Zephyr, so I heeded
his advice and started volunteering as
the Advertising Editor of the newsletter.
From there I assumed many other positions
within the section (Young Professionals
Chair, Development Committee Chair,
and Board of Directors) before being
selected as Vice Chair last year.
This year, I hope to accomplish many
goals related to the section. I aim to
provide many worthwhile programs for
our members. We already have a great
speaker and topic planned for our
annual dinner lined up this month.
We will continue with our monthly
luncheons, and I plan on holding a
half-day or full day training workshop.
I’d love to see our membership grow, in
particular I’d like to encourage many
more young professionals (YPs) to join
and become active in our section.
The easiest way for YPs
to get engaged in the
section is to show up
at one of our YP social
networking events.
Our membership has
Leah Blinn
been very blessed
with a few dedicated
volunteers who have been with our
association for way more than my
10 years. I would like to encourage
and find ways to have more of our
membership involved and volunteering
at our events. We are always looking
for fresh ideas and ways to provide a
better service to our members.
I encourage any of you to contact me
with any suggestions!
I hope that 2015 will be a truly
amazing year for all of you and the
Allegheny Mountain Section.
A MS ~A&WMA & AIChE Annual Dinner
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Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA), Allegheny Mountain Section and
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Pittsburgh Section
An Environmental History of Pittsburgh
Penn Brewery
800 Vinial Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
January 22, 2015, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
PLEASE REGISTER BY
JANUARY 8, 2015
Presented by:
Mr. George Jugovic
Mr. Jugovic’s remarks will review the
Supreme Court’s Robinson Township
decision regarding Act 13 and the duties
it imposes on local municipalities.
He will describe the demands being made
by citizens who have rediscovered that
they can again exercise control over how
their municipalities grow and develop.
5:30 - 6:15
6:15 - 7:15
7:15 - 8:00
AGENDA
Cocktail Hour (cash bar)
Buffet Dinner
Presentation
The discussion will contain a description
of specific cases being brought throughout
the Commonwealth that challenge
specific land use decisions made since
Robinson Township, and broader
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Next AMS~A&WMA Luncheon
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Presentation on Induced Seismicity by:
Dale Skoff
PG, CHMM
Oil and Gas Business Development Coordinator
Tetra Tech
WE ARE DEEPLY GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF OUR ACADEMIC AND CORPORATE SPONSORS!
CARMEUSE LIME & STONE • CHEVRON CORPORATION • GOLDER ASSOCIATES • LANGAN
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH • McCUTCHEON ENTERPRISES
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Editorial Staff
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Kay Linnell
LANGAN
CONTENT EDITOR
Pradeep Indrakanti, Ph.D.
LTI
DESIGN EDITOR
Matthew Milanek
MMDesign, Inc.
IN THE AIR EDITORS
Sheri Guerrieri
Air Compliance Consultants, Inc
Mick Pompelia
URS Corporation
WORD ON WATER EDITOR
Susan Zummo Forney
EHS InfoLink, Inc.
DISPOSAL & REMEDIATION NEWS EDITOR
Mark Sebring
MSA
COMPLIANCE CORNER EDITOR
Joyce Lish
Alcoa
Zephyr
AMS~A&WMA & AIChE Annual Dinner
challenges to zoning ordinances that were
amended to conform to Act 13.
Mr. Jugovic currently serves as the General
Counsel for PennFuture. He served as
President and CEO on an interim basis
from March 2012 through March 2013.
He previously worked as a senior litigation
attorney at PennFuture, focusing his
practice on energy and environmental
issues such as implementation of the
Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act
and Pennsylvania's Energy Conservation
Law. Mr. Jugovic also litigated a number of
important environmental cases involving
longwall mining, mountaintop mining,
municipal waste landfills, and hazardous
waste sites. He spent a number of years as
a litigation attorney and later Regional
Director for the Pennsylvania Department
of Environmental Protection. For six years,
he prosecuted criminal cases for the Office
of Attorney General's Environmental
Crimes Section. Mr. Jugovic began his legal
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career clerking for the US Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit. He has a degree in
environmental resource management from
Penn State and law degree from Lewis and
Clark Law School. He designed and taught
Wildlife Law and Environmental Criminal
Law as an adjunct at Pitt Law School, and
serves on the Board of Directors for the
Western Pennsylvania Audubon Society.
You can register for the dinner at
www.ams-awma.org and clicking on
EVENTS. Select the Joint Dinner from the
Events Calendar and follow the prompts.
Payment at the time of registration using
Event Brite is preferred, but you may also
send a check or money order payable to
A&WMA AMS to the address below.
Jill Buckley
Cheswick Station
PO Box 65
Cheswick, PA 15024
Please note that we are no longer accepting
payment at the door.
P2 FORUM EDITOR
Michael Stepaniak
Pennsylvania Resources Council
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
Dorothy Buckowski
Golder Associates
Paul Scott
Chem Risk
Jim Daley
NGE
Matthew Myers
Michael Baker International
ZEPHYR NEWSLETTER
AMS
Section
Local Unit Membership
Performance Award Recipient
The Zephyr newsletter is a service
to Section members. The Zephyr newsletter
does not publish in July and August.
Contributions are welcome and should be
submitted to the Editors.
The Zephyr can be accessed on the Internet at:
http://www.ams-awma.org/zephyr.htm
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Zephyr
Around the Town
A complete list of up to date
AMS/A&WMA events is online at
http://www.awma.org
January 13 - 14, 2015
A&WMA: Webinar
A&WMA: P2 - Increase Profits
Reduce Pollution
Cincinnati, OH
REGISTER ONLINE!
January 22, 2015
Penn State Extension Service Webinar:
Underground Injection Wells
A Discussion with Karen D. Johnson
US-EPA UIC Program Manager
1:00 to 2:00 PM
REGISTER ONLINE!
January 25 - 28, 2015
Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Inc.:
6th Delaware Estuary Science and
Environmental Summit
The Grand Hotel, Cape May, NJ
REGISTER ONLINE!
February 4, 2015
A&WMA: Webinar
Introduction to Condensable
Particulates The Big Picture
1:00 to 2:30 PM
(This is the first of four related webinars on
condensable particulates, each 1 week apart).
Message from the West Virginia Chair
By: Gale Lea Rubrecht ( [email protected] )
In this message, I will report on our December 2, 2014
meeting and program, notify you of the dates for our
meetings and programs in 2015, and update you on
our administrative activities.
Programming:
West Virginia Business Registration
and Charitable Organizations forms
On December 2, 2014, the West
with the West Virginia Secretary of
Virginia Chapter met at the Quarrier
State. Hooray! Next, we will turn to
Diner in downtown Charleston, West
finalizing our Document Retention
Virginia, for dinner followed by a
and Conflict of Interest policies.
presentation by Tim Armstead, who is
the current Minority Leader of the West
Website and Communications:
Virginia House of Delegates but who
We continue work on developing a
is expected to become the incoming
local chapter website. At our Board
Speaker of the newly aligned West
of Directors’ meeting on December 2,
Virginia House of Delegates. Delegate
2014, we heard from Kelly Pruett on
Armstead offered his views about
website development. If you would
“The Current Political Status and How It
like to help with our chapter website,
Might Affect Environmental Protection”.
contact board member Dave
Twenty-six persons attended, including
Carpenter at
one person from Houston.
[email protected] We are
also working on having a presence on
2015 Meeting and Program Schedule:
social media (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn,
The dates for our meetings and
and Twitter). Board member Matt Ford
programs in 2016 are as follows:
([email protected]) is overseeing
March 3, 2015; June 2, 2015;
communications.
September 1, 2014; and December 1,
2014. At least one of our meetings will
Publications:
be in Mineral Wells, Parkersburg, or
We are looking for volunteers to
Morgantown, WV. The June meeting
write articles on West Virginia
will most likely be at the Power Park in
developments for Zephyr. Board
Charleston, WV. If you have ideas or
members Linda Tennant and Armando
suggestions for meeting locations or
Benincasa have volunteered to write
programs for 2015 or would like to
on the interpretive rule and proposed
help organize a program, contact
rule for the new West Virginia
programs vice chair Lydia Work at
aboveground storage tank program.
[email protected]
Articles are due the third Monday of
the month and should be short (i.e.,
Administrative Activities:
no more than 500 words). Articles may
By the time you read this Message,
be submitted directly to Kay Linnell at
we will have filed our tax-exempt
[email protected] or to me.
application with the IRS and our
AMS 2015 Election Results
The election of the Allegheny Mountain Section’s new officers recently concluded
Thank you to all of you who took the time to vote. We also thank those volunteers
who ran for office and are looking forward to their leadership.
2015 - 2017
Board of Directors:
Amanda Black
and
John Shimshock
2015
Tom Samarco
REGISTER ONLINE!
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Vice Chair:
Greg Tieman
Secretary:
Dorothy Buckoski
Treasurer:
Kim Walker
Thank you to all the candidates! The Section looks forward to another successful year
in 2015 under the leadership of these highly qualified and dedicated professionals.
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Regulatory Update
Disposal & Remediation News By: Mark Sebring ( [email protected] )
DEP AWARDS NEARLY $3 MILLION
FOR TWO ABANDONED MINE
RECLAMATION PROJECTS IN
ARMSTRONG & CLEARFIELD COUNTIES
The Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) today announced it has
awarded contracts totaling $2,952,000 for
the Mudlick Abandoned Mine Reclamation
Project in Redbank Township, Armstrong
County and the Bethlehem School
Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project in
Boggs Township, Clearfield County.
The Mudlick project will reclaim 86 acres
of abandoned mine land. The reclamation
work will include relocating a gas line,
grading over 1 million cubic yards of
surface material, 770 cubic yards of ditch
excavation, planting more than 31,000
trees, and reseeding the area.
The Bethlehem School project will extend a
public water supply to 55 homes that have
water quantity and quality problems due
to a nearby abandoned surface mine.
For many years, impacted residents have
purchased water, collected rain water or
installed wells with treatment systems in
lieu of reliable, safe drinking water.
The Mudlick reclamation work will be
done by Earthmovers Unlimited, Inc. of
Kylertown, Clearfield County and will
be completed in the winter of 2016.
The Bethlehem School reclamation work
will be done by D.J. Wisor and Sons of
West Decatur, Clearfield County, and
will be completed by the end of 2015.
Both contracts were awarded on a
competitive basis and are being funded by
Pennsylvania’s Abandoned Mine Land
grant from the federal Office of Surface
Mining. The federal fund is supported by a
fee on the coal industry and is distributed
to states as annual grants to reclaim mine
sites that were abandoned prior to
passage of the federal Surface Mining
Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.
EPA RULE PROMOTES RESPONSIBLE
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RECYCLING,
PROTECTS COMMUNITIES
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) recently finalized new safeguards
that promote responsible recycling of
hazardous secondary materials while
strengthening protections communities.
The Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) final
rule modifies the EPA’s 2008 DSW rule to
protect human health and the
environment from the mismanagement of
hazardous secondary material, while
promoting sustainability through the
encouragement of safe and environmentally
responsible recycling of such materials.
An EPA environmental justice analysis of
the 2008 rule identified significant
regulatory gaps, leading to the revision.
The revised rule includes several
provisions that result in both resource
conservation and economic benefits by
encouraging certain types of in-process
recycling and remanufacturing:
• The rule addresses significant regulatory
gaps in the 2008 rule by requiring offsite recycling at a facility with a RCRA
permit or verified recycler variance. This
will allow regulators to verify a facility
has the equipment and trained
personnel to safely manage the
material, adequate financial assurance,
is prepared for an emergency, and can
demonstrate the recycling is not
disposal in the guise of recycling.
In addition, a public participation
requirement for recyclers seeking
variances, will insure
communities are
notified prior to start
of operations.
• The rule affirms the
legitimacy of the pre-2008 DSW
exclusions, such as the scrap metal
exclusion, and does not change the
regulatory status of material legitimately
recycled under these long-standing
exclusions.
• The final rule includes a revised definition
of legitimate recycling that re-affirms
the legitimacy of in-process recycling
and of commodity-grade recycled
products, such as metal commodities.
The rule retains the exclusion for
recycling under the control of the
generator, including recycling onsite,
within the same company and through
certain types of toll manufacturing
agreements, which recognizes those
generators who follow good business
practices by taking responsibility for
their recycling and maintaining control
of their hazardous secondary materials.
• Finally, the final rule includes a targeted
remanufacturing exclusion for certain
higher-value hazardous spent solvents,
which are being remanufactured into
commercial-grade products. This allows
manufacturers to reduce the use of
virgin solvents, resulting in both
economic and environmental benefits,
including energy conservation and
reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
More information about this rulemaking
can be found on EPA’s website at:
http://www.epa.gov/waste/hazard/
dsw/rulemaking.htm.
AMS~A&WMA Scholarship News
The Allegheny Mountain Section of the
Air & Waste Management Association
(AMS-AWMA) is pleased to announce its
2015 scholarship program.
The Section will be awarding a total of
$2,500 in scholarships for the 2015/2016
academic year. Acceptable candidates are
high school seniors that have been accepted
full time in a four or five year college or
university program, or under graduate
students currently enrolled in a college or
university program, which will lead to a
career in the Environmental Field (e.g.,
Environmental Science, Environmental
Engineering, or Environmental Law).
High school students can provide a copy
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of their Letter of Acceptance to a college
or university as proof of enrollment.
Students must live within the geographical
area served by the Section (all of
Pennsylvania west of the Susquehanna
River and the State of West Virginia) and be
accepted or currently attending a college or
university within the geographical area
served by the Section. Applicants should
have at least a “B” average or a 3.0 on a
4.0 scale. Awards may be made by the
Scholarship Award Committee to suitably
qualified candidates. Awards will be on
the basis of academic record, plan of
study, career goals, recommendations and
extra-curricular activities and without
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consideration of race, sex, national origin,
financial need, age, or physical disabilities.
In addition, the eligibility criteria for children
or spouses of AMS-AWMA members
includes all of the above with the exclusion
of the requirement to attend a college or
university within the geographical area
served by the Section; they may study an
environmental program at any accredited
college or university. All necessary
application forms can be found on the
Section’s web site. Applications must be
post-marked no later than March 31, 2015.
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Click on the “Scholarship” link.
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Regulatory Update
Word on Water
By: Susan Zummo Forney ([email protected])
EPA REQUESTS COMMENTS ON NPDES
ELECTRONIC REPORTING RULE
EPA is opening a new public comment
period on the proposal to require
electronic reporting of NPDES data.
The original electronic reporting
proposal was issued by EPA on July 30,
2013; EPA is seeking additional
comments based on responses to the
original proposed rule.
The electronic reporting requirement
would apply to certain forms, such as
Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs)
and Notice of Intent (NOI) forms for
general permits, as well as permit
waivers, certifications and notices of
termination.
Comments on the proposed must be
received on or before January 30, 2015.
For more information, including a
summary of public comments received
so far, visit
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR2014-12-01/html/2014-27918.htm.
Vol 33/Issue 1/January 2015
NEW PADEP INDUSTRIAL NPDES
APPLICATION
If you prepare NPDES applications for
industrial wastewater dischargers in
Pennsylvania, you should know that
PADEP changed the application, effective
December 10, 2014.
The application package has been
revamped in entirety, so allow yourself
some extra time to adjust to the new
format. Check out the new application
online at
http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/
dsweb/View/Collection-9467.
SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT
CELEBRATES 40 YEARS
December 16, 2014 marked the 40th
anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water
Act. The Safe Drinking Water Act was
passed in 1974,
two years after
the Federal Water
Pollution
Control Act
(known
now
as the
Clean
Water
Act).
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An Exciting
Opportunity for YOU!
Become a
Section Sponsor
or
Zephyr Advertiser
Support our Section’s activities while
promoting your organization to local
environmental professionals.
Rates start at only
$
250 per year
Sponsorship benefits include
monthly recognition in the
Zephyr and recognition as a
sponsor on a table tent card
at meetings and seminars.
Advertising rates include
the following:
10 Zephyr issues a year.
Small, large and full-page
advertisements are available.
We are currently recruiting
sponsors and advertisers for 2015.
To learn more,
please contact Kay Linnell at:
[email protected]
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Allegheny Mountain Section of the Air and Waste Management
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Regulatory Update
P2 Forum
By: Michael Stepaniak ([email protected])
WHITE HOUSE INTRODUCES TIRE
SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY PROGRAM
Federal officials representing the Dept.
of Transportation (DOT) recently
introduced a new program aimed at
getting U.S. consumers to purchase tires
that will enable cars to get better mileage
and better protect drivers to help cut down
on tire-related crashes. The program will
encourage consumers buying replacement
tires to choose low rolling resistance tires,
which initially cost more than those that
aren’t, but increase fuel economy and save
money on gasoline. The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
estimates that if 10 % of replacement
tires sold in the country each year were
upgraded to tires with lower rolling
resistance, consumers would save more
than $200 million in fuel costs and cut
carbon pollution by 690,000 tons per year.
The administration also plans to
implement a marketing strategy
targeting tire safety, working with tire
manufacturers, retailers, and oil and gas
companies to explain how tire inflation,
balance, alignment, and rotation can
prevent crashes. Bridgestone Americas,
a major tire manufacturer, will offer
free tire inspections, and Goodyear will
provide free inflation pressure services.
According to DOT statistics about
11,000 U.S. crashes per year are
related to tire problems.
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EPA ANNOUNCES TOOL FOR
HOMEOWNERS TO SAVE MONEY
The Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) is just now launching its Energy
Star Home Advisor, an updated online
tool designed to help consumers save
money and energy by improving the
energy efficiency of their homes through
recommended, customized, and
prioritized home-improvement projects.
The updated tool guides the homeowner
through a do-it-yourself energy assessment
to create an Energy Star baseline home
profile. The Home Advisor then provides
customized recommendations for
improvements based on the profile.
From these recommendations, users can
create to-do lists of projects such as
adding insulation to the attic or replacing
an air filter. And, as improvements are
made consumers can update their profiles
and to-do lists, view the environmental
impacts of the changes, receive additional
recommendations, and update their
“to-do” lists for future projects.
Homeowners can also utilize the
following Energy Star tips to save.
1) Get a Home Energy Audit
In select states, Home Performance
with Energy Star offers an energy
assessment that focuses on a
systematic approach to improving
energy efficiency and comfort.
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2) The average
home consumes
$2,000 on
utility bills each
year with heating and cooling
costs accounting for nearly half of
that amount. Estimates indicate
that homeowners can save up to
10 percent on heating and cooling
costs by sealing air leaks and
adding insulation.
3) Check and adjust attic insulation
levels as a first step in improving
energy efficiency and comfort. Visit
www.energystar.gov/ruleyourattic
for more information.
4) Have HVAC systems serviced each
year to maximize efficiency and
safety, and be sure to check filters
monthly.
5) Use a programmable thermostat to
avoid heating the house when it’s not
needed. See www.energystar.gov/pts
for detailed information.
6) Choose Energy Star certified LED
bulbs to maximize energy efficiency
and performance including
brightness and color.
7) Choose certified electronic devices to
ensure energy and cost savings over
the life of the products.
Visit www.energystar.gov/holiday
for more information.
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Zephyr
Volunteer Spotlight
By: Kay Linnell ([email protected])
For this month’s volunteer spotlight, I interviewed Aileen Evan, who
chairs our University Relations Committee. Aileen is a Compliance
Specialist with the PADEP’s Waterways and Wetlands Program, in the
Conservation, Restoration, and Inspection Section.
When did you first join the Air and
Waste Management Association?
I joined A&WMA in February 2011 as
a student member. At the time, I was
working with an environmental consulting
firm (NGE, LLC) and completing my final
year of graduate courses to obtain my
M.S. in Environmental Science and
Management from Duquesne University.
My Managers at NGE were very active
with A&WMA and encouraged me to get
involved with the organization to expand
my professional network and utilize my
leadership and communication skills.
As a result of their encouragement,
I volunteered to become the University
Relations Chair for the Allegheny Mountain
Section of A&WMA in January 2012.
How do you volunteer with AMS?
I serve as the University Relations
Committee Chair for the AMS. In this
role, I’m tasked with fostering student
involvement in the organization through
acquiring student members and assisting
them in early career development. I’ve
reached out to many local colleges and
universities that have an environmental
program in an effort to attain student
interest in the organization. I’ve held
“Pizza Night” sessions at Duquesne
and the University of Pittsburgh, which
included a presentation on my
professional experiences, tips/tricks to
early career development, and a brief
explanation of the benefits to A&WMA
student membership. Additionally, I’ve
facilitated multiple A&WMA webinars at
Duquesne for both students and AMS
members. Furthermore, I’ve assisted
multiple students in revamping their
resumes and answering career-related
questions that were featured in this
monthly Zephyr as “Student Highlights.”
Lastly, I’ve written two columns that were
featured in this Zephyr; the first relating
to environmental internships in the AMS
area and the second highlighting
colleges and universities that offer
exceptional environmental programs.
What do you get out of volunteering?
I feel a tremendous amount of
satisfaction in assisting student’s in their
early career development. I’m still in my
“early” career and appreciate all the
guidance I’ve received in the past few
years from other AMS members.
Recently, there was a brief period where
I was laid off and actively seeking
employment. During this difficult time,
I was both blessed and relieved to have
the AMS network at my fingertips to
assist me in networking so that I could
quickly obtain another position.
In fact, a fellow AMS volunteer used his
position and connections to get me an
interview with his company. Although
I didn’t end up getting offered the job,
it’s safe to say the interview wouldn’t
have happened if I wasn’t a member
and volunteer with AMS. Every time
a student connection I’ve made and
assisted tells me they’ve gotten an
interview or even accepted a position,
I experience a twinge of reward in
knowing that my guidance may have
helped them in some small way.
If someone is interested in helping
you with the university outreach,
how can they contact you?
I would greatly appreciate any and all
help with university outreach, particularly
from members and/or students that have
connections with local colleges. I can be
reached by phone at 412-442-4127 or
by email at [email protected] I look
forward to hearing from you!
Members on the Move
• Full Service Engineering Design, Construction
and Maintenance Fabrication Services
• Site Assessment and Remedial Services
• Decommissioning and Closure Services
• Multimedia Permitting and Compliance
• EH&S Auditing
• Air Monitoring and Stack Testing
Amanda Black
Leah Blinn
412-380-6114
412-380-4272
[email protected]
[email protected]
2790 Mosside Blvd.
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•
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Learn which Section Members
are “On the Move” in their
environmental and Science careers.
No information received
during December.
Please note:
If you have information on A&WMA AMS
members who have moved into new
positions or taken on new roles at current
employers, or received environmental
awards, please notify Jim Daley at
[email protected]
We would like to note it in the Zephyr.
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Science and Engineering Fair
Intel International Science & Engineering Fair
May 10 - 15, 2015
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s
largest international pre-college science competition, is coming to Pittsburgh!
The premier global science competition for students in grades 9-12 provides a
forum for more than 1,700 high school students from 70 countries, regions, and
territories to display their independent research and compete for more than
$5 million in prizes.!
Today, millions of students worldwide compete each year in local and
school-sponsored science fairs; the winners of these events go on to
participate in SSP-affiliated regional and state fairs from which the best
win the opportunity to attend Intel ISEF.
Intel ISEF unites these top young scientific minds, showcasing their talents
on an international stage, where doctoral level scientists review and judge
their work.
SSP partners with Intel—along with dozens of other corporate, academic,
government and science-focused sponsors—who provide the support and
awards for Intel ISEF.
Intel ISEF is hosted each year in a different city (Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and
Phoenix through 2019). The Local Arrangements Committees from each
city partner with SSP and Intel to provide support for the event including
the recruitment of 100s of volunteers and judges and in organizing an
education outreach day in which more than 3,000 middle and high
school students visit.
UPCOMING DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR INTEL ISEF
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 10 - 15, 2015
Phoenix, Arizona, May 8 - 13, 2016
Los Angeles, California, May 14 - 19, 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 13 - 18, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona, May 12 - 17, 2019
SSP is seeking interpreters, general volunteers and judges in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from May 10-15, 2015
Your help is needed to serve as a judge or to provide
general volunteer help. Judging will begin the evening
of Tuesday May 12 and will include training, dinner,
and an opportunity to preview the projects.
Project reviews, interviews with the students, and
caucusing to identify the winners occur on Wednesday,
May 13. Qualified judges hold a degree with six or more
years of professional experience or a Ph.D., M.D., or
equivalent and have the desire to encourage our students.
There are also many opportunities for general volunteers
and in particular, interpreters. Parking, refreshments,
and enjoyable meals are provided.
To register to judge, please visit: https://student.societyforscience.org/grand-award-judges
Questions about judging can be sent to: [email protected]
More information about the fair and all of the opportunities to volunteer, please visit:
https://student.societyforscience.org/volunteers
Please let AMS know you are volunteering so you can be recognized.
Contact Greg Tieman at [email protected]
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Become an AMS~A&WMA Member!
A&WMA Memberships. What are the Options?
No matter where you are in your career, A&WMA has a membership category that suits your needs. Brief descriptions of
each membership category are provided below. For more information or to sign-up, please visit the A&WMA website:
www.awma.org
(Follow the “Join A&WMA” link in the side bar. )
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP - $195/YEAR
• A print subscription to either Environmental Manager, A&WMA’s monthly magazine for environmental
professionals, or the Journal, A&WMA’s technical journal; and access to both EM and the Journal online;
• Access to the online A&WMA membership directory and a network of 7,000 environmental professionals.
• Reduced pricing on A&WMA international and local events, continuing education and technical publications;
• Membership and access to local education, social and networking events, newsletters and communications
at member rates.
• Online signup and access to online Career Center at www.awma.org.
We Now Offer a 1 year Trial Individual Membership at $165 a year!
(with restrictions, online signup not available for this special offer)
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP - $35/YEAR
This membership is designed for full-time undergraduate
or graduate students and includes a print subscription
to EM, and a year’s membership on graduation.
Online signup available at www.awma.org.
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP - $98/YEAR
Younger than 35
(4 years maximum).
Online signup available at:
www.awma.org
ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP
This membership is designed for companies and
organizations with more than four environmental
professionals. These members get all the benefits of
a full membership at reduced membership costs.
MORE INFORMATION
CATEGORIES AND INITIAL FEES:
Private less than 10 members, ($495/yr); private more
than 10 members ($1050) and Government ($470).
Each additional member pays $88/year.
[email protected]
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For more information,
or to obtain a
Membership, contact:
AIR & WASTE MANAGEMENT
A S S O C I A T I O N
or call the A&WMA at:
412-232-3444
http://www.ams-awma.org
Allegheny Mountain Section
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AMS Membership Update By: Matthew Myers, AMS Membership Committee, ([email protected])
Thank You New Members
We welcome the following new members:
Traci Self
ArcelorMittal
Michael Contestabile
Cornerstone Environmental Group
Tim Carter
Dominion Resources Services
William Morrison
Dominion Resources Services
Teresa Schuller
Mead & Hunt, Incorporated
Gene Brown
NGE, LLC
William Chambers
Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
Julie Barry
Triad Engineering, Inc.
Heather Metz
Triad Engineering, Inc.
Thank You Renewed Members
We thank our renewed members for their continuing support.
Dayton Carpenter
Carpenter Treatment Solutions, PLLC
Matthew Ford
CORE Environmental Services, Inc
Marc Glass
Downstream Strategies, LLC
Neil Capper
EnviroProbe Integrated Solutions, Inc.
David Carpenter
ERM
Mark Gorman
Eureka Hunter Pipeline
Terry Wilfong
Kemron Environmental Services
Robert Smith
KU Resources, Inc.
Dennis Litwinowicz
Potesta & Associates, Inc.
Mark Kiser
Potesta & Associates, Inc.
Mindy Armstead
Potesta & Associates, Inc.
Jon Beckman
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Zahava Bennett
Thomas Development Law, LLC
Rick Wilson
TRC Environmental Corporation
Matthew Wright
Triad Engineering, Inc.
2015 AMS Membership Committee
Jill Buckley
GenOn
Debora Chiaraluna
Test America
Aileen Evan
PADEP
Marty Hochhauser
PADEP
Scott Krall
Bayer
Matt Myers
Michael Baker Int.
Marianne Mulroy
PADEP
John Meeks (WVA)
Triad Engineering
Scott Newell (NWPA)
Lake Erie Biofuels/Hero BX
Tom Samarco
SE Technologies
Do you want more information? Visit the AMS AWMA website: http://www.ams-awma.org/ams_membership.htm.
Or contact: Harry Klodowski, AMS Membership Chair, [email protected] , Phone: 724-940-4000
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Regulatory Update
Compliance Corner
By: Joyce Lish ([email protected])
CABOT FINED $120,000 FOR STORAGE
TANK EXPLOSION AND SPILL
PADEP has fined Cabot Oil & Gas
Corporation of Pittsburgh $120,000 for
a January storage tank explosion and
production fluid spill at the Reynolds
well pad in Susquehanna County.
Ignited vapors in the headspace of the
tank caused the January 11 explosion
and subsequent rupture of the tank.
“This was a serious incident that
injured an employee and resulted in a
spill of approximately 2,835 gallons of
production fluid from a 21,000-gallon
storage tank,” PADEP Director of District
Oil and Gas Operations John Ryder said.
“Some of this fluid escaped containment
and impacted soil off the well pad.”
PADEP Emergency Response staff
responded immediately, and follow-up
inspections and sampling were
conducted.
Samples from an interception trench
off the well pad showed high levels of
constituents associated with produced
water. The department issued a notice
of violation letter to Cabot on January
17, citing violations of the Oil and
Gas Act and regulations, Solid Waste
Management Act, and Clean
Streams Law.
Cabot remediated the spill with
oversight by the PADEP.
EPA FINALIZES GREENHOUSE
GAS PERMIT FOR CARBON
CAPTURE FACILITY
The EPA has issued a final greenhouse
gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant
Deterioration (PSD) construction permit
to Nuevo Midstream, L.L.C., to build
three gas processing plants. The facility
is located Orla, Texas about 100 miles
west of Odessa. The project will involve
the expansion of three cryogenic plants
and two 1,000-gpm amine plants. It is
also the first GHG PSD construction
permit in Texas for carbon capture
sequestration. The project also plans to
sell greenhouse gases for oil recovery
operations. The project can emit up to
568,067 tons of CO2 annually.
The additions will bring almost $300
million in capital investments for the
local area. Since January 2, 2011,
projects in Texas that substantially
increase GHG emissions required an
air permit from the EPA.
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U.S. CLEAN WATER ACT SETTLEMENT
WILL REDUCE SEWAGE OVERFLOWS
The EPA, DOJ and OEPA announced a
Clean Water Act settlement with the
City of Lima, Ohio, to resolve claims
that untreated sewer discharges were
released into the Ottawa River during
wet weather.
The proposed consent decree requires
the City of Lima to make major
structural improvements to control
combined sewer overflows and to
eliminate overflows from the sanitary
sewer system. The proposed consent
decree requires the City to more than
double wastewater treatment capacity;
from 30 million gallons a day to 70
million gallons a day. The City will
reduce sewer overflows by fully or
partially separating storm water and
sewer lines, constructing a new
13-million gallon storage tank and
installing a pump system.
These actions are expected to
significantly reduce Lima’s combined
sewer overflows over the next ten years,
while sanitary sewer overflows will be
eliminated in stages throughout the life
of the consent decree.
These and other improvements will
cost an estimated $147 million.
The City will also pay a civil penalty of
$49,000. In addition, the City agreed
to remove and replace dead or
compromised trees along the banks
of the Ottawa River. This estimated
$218,000 revitalization project is
expected to improve water quality
and benefit the aquatic ecosystem
in the Ottawa River.
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NORTH DAKOTA REGULATORS
IMPOSE OIL SHIPMENT RULES
FOR BAKKEN CRUDE
North Dakota regulators set new
rules Tuesday that will require oil
companies that are sending out
millions of gallons of crude a week
by rail to reduce the oil’s volatility
before it’s loaded onto train cars.
State Mineral Resources Director
Lynn Helms said that under the
regulations approved by North
Dakota’s Industrial Commission,
all crude from the state’s oil patch
would have to be treated by heat
or by pressure to remove certain
liquids and gases before being
loaded onto rail cars. The rules take
effect April 1.
The new rules will require North
Dakota crude to have vapor pressure
below 13.7 pounds per square inch,
which is less than the 14.7 psi
threshold that is recognized national
standards as being stable. Oil trains
that carry North Dakota crude through
the U.S. and Canada were involved in
at least 10 major accidents in less than
two years, including an explosion in
Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed
47 people.
The rules, developed over several
months, have been criticized by
North Dakota’s oil industry, which
says the commodity is being unfairly
singled out and warns that the new
standards could slow production and
increase costs. Ron Ness, president
of the North Dakota Petroleum
Council, has repeatedly said
regulators are unfairly blaming
crude oil when the focus should be
directed at railroad safety.
Industry officials say stripping
liquids and gases from Bakken
crude would result in even more
volatile products that would still
have to be shipped by rail. It also
would result in additional emissions
due to heating the oil to remove
gases, said Ness, whose group
represents more than 500 companies
working in the state’s oil patch.
Ness warned regulators in a letter to
“remain cognizant of the unintended
consequences that arise from field
orders and rules that are too
prescriptive and rigid.”
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Student Opportunities
The Air & Waste Management Association has great opportunities available for environmental students
including scholarships, awards, and a student poster competition! Please help us spread the word by
forwarding this e-mail to any student contacts who may be interested. Please contact Robin Lebovitz,
A&WMA Education Programs Associate, at [email protected] with any questions.
Hurry participation deadlines are coming soon!
Student Poster Competition
Abstract Deadline is Monday, January 12, 2015
Poster Guidelines
A&WMA’s Student Poster Awards recognizes student posters to be the best amongst those
considered in the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral categories. The Student Poster
Competition takes place at A&WMA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition, which this year will be
held in Raleigh, NC on June 22-25, 2015.
Full-time Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral students are encouraged to participate in the
Student Poster Competition. Students must be the primary author of the abstract associated with the
poster. They must present the poster during the annual conference to be eligible for this competition.
All posters are reviewed and evaluated on the basis of: technical quality; relevance and
significance to current environmental issues; and absence of commercialism.
Poster Abstracts must be submitted via A&WMA’s Abstract Submission Website.
Scholarships
Application Deadline is Monday, January 12, 2015.
Eligibility and Application Procedures
The following named scholarships are awarded each year:
• Milton Feldstein Memorial Scholarship for air quality research ($7500)
• Richard Stessel Memorial Scholarship for solid and hazardous waste research
• Jacqueline Shields Memorial Scholarship for waste management research and study
• Dave Benferado Scholarship for air pollution control and waste minimization research
Additional scholarships are also awarded each year in the following areas:
• Air quality research and study
• Waste management research and study
• Environmental management or policy research and study
• Sustainability research and study
Information on eligibility and application procedures.
Master Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Awards
Nomination Deadline is Monday, January 12, 2015
In addition to scholarships, A&WMA acknowledges up to two exceptional masters theses and up
to two exceptional doctoral dissertations each year. Nominations shall be made by the student’s
faculty advisors, who are members of A&WMA, only. Works nominated shall be original work that
makes an unusually significant contribution to the fields of:
• Air Quality
• All Types of Waste
• Sustainability/Management Pertaining to Air Quality or Waste
Master Thesis Award Submission Form
Doctoral Dissertation Award Submission Form
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Regulatory Update
WV Focus
By: Linda K Tennant ([email protected])
WV DEP FILES INTERPRETIVE RULE FOR
Senate Bill 373, containing the
Aboveground Storage Tank Act §22-30
and the Public Water Supply Protection
Act §22-31 was approved by the 2014
WV Legislature and signed into law by
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on April 1,
2014. The law officially took effect on
June 6, 2014, 90 days from its date of
passage on March 8, 2014. The bill
requires an inventory and registration
of aboveground storage tanks.
The bill also requires development of
a variety of aboveground storage tank
AST'S
regulations for consideration in
the 2015 Legislative session.
The requirements of this enacted
law intended to help prevent future
leaks such as the one on January 9,
2014 that contaminated the drinking
water of approximately 300,000
West Virginia residents.
On October 21, 2014, the WV DEP
issue an Interpretive Rule intended to
provide guidance and clarification for
complying with the initial inspection
and certification requirements for
47CSR62
the Aboveground
Storage Tank Act
(AST) and
requirements
for submitting a
Spill Prevention Response
Plan (SPRP).
Below is a quick overview of the
AST Interpretive Rule “Initial
Inspection, Certification, and Spill
Prevention Response Plan
Requirements” issued by
WV DEP:
AST LEVELS
RULE SECTION
LEVEL 1
LEVEL 2
LEVEL 2
DEFINITION
Potential high risk to public health
or environment due to size or
location that includes tanks located
in Zone of Critical Concern or
contents are covered under
CERCLA or has a capacity of
50,000 gal
or more
Lesser risk such as an
AST located in an
isolated area with
respect to public water
systems.
Lesser risk such as an AST
located in an isolated area
with respect to public
water systems.
INITIAL
INSPECTION
Performed by qualified Professional
Engineer (PE); or qualified person
working under direct supervision of
a PE; or an individual certified to
perform tank inspections by the
American Petroleum Institute
(API)or Steel Tank Institute (STI)
Inspection certified by a PE or by
the API or STI certified inspector
and submitted to DEP on or before
January 1, 2015.
Performed by any of the persons listed under Level 1;
or by the owner or operator of the AST; or by any
person designated by the owner or operator of
the AST.
Inspection shall be certified by persons listed under
Level 1; or by owner or operator of the AST and
submitted to WV DEP on or before January 1, 2015.
Interim Inspection
Checklist
&
Initial AST Inspection
(Due January 1, 2015)
SPRP
(Due December 3, 2014)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
AST Design
Construction and Installation
General Maintenance and Test of AST Systems
Corrosion Protection and Maintenance
Release Detection Method and Procedures
Release Prevention Methods and Procedures
Secondary Containment Structures
Recordkeeping
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Identify and describe activities and processes occurring on site
Identify Applicable Hazard and Process Information
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for each fluid stored in AST’s at the location
Provide site map or drawings/drawings of AST’s.
Provide Preventative Maintenance Programs
Emergency Response Information
For details and additional information on this Interpretive Rule: http://www.dep.wv.gov/WWE/abovegroundstoragetanks
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Regulatory Update
In the Air
By: Mick Pompelia ([email protected])
GREENHOUSE GAS REPORTING PROGRAM ADDITION OF GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIALS
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding
chemical specific and default global warming potentials
(GWPs) for a number of fluorinated greenhouse gases
(GHGs) and fluorinated heat transfer fluids to the general
provisions of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule (40 CFR 98).
Currently, these fluorinated GHGs and heat transfer fluids
are not assigned GWPs under the rule. The changes will
increase the completeness and accuracy of the carbon
dioxide equivalent emissions (CO2) calculated and reported
by suppliers and emitters of the materials.
The EPA is also making conforming changes to the
provisions for the Electronics Manufacturing and Fluorinated
Gas Production source categories. In addition, the EPA is
amending certain provisions of the Fluorinated Gas
Production source category to reduce the level of detail in
which emissions are reported, eliminate the mass-balance
emission calculation method, and clarify the emission factor
method. This final rule becomes effective January 1, 2015 and
can be found here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR2014-12-11/pdf/2014-28444.pdf.
GREENHOUSE GAS REPORTING
RULE - REVISIONS FOR PETROLEUM
AND NATURAL GAS SYSTEMS
The EPA is proposing revisions and
confidentiality determinations for the
petroleum and natural gas systems
source category of the Greenhouse Gas
Reporting Program.
In particular, the EPA is proposing to add
calculation methods and reporting requirements
for GHG gas emissions from gathering and
boosting facilities, completions and workovers of oil wells
with hydraulic fracturing, and blowdowns of natural gas
transmission pipelines between compressor stations.
The EPA is also proposing well identification reporting
requirements to improve the EPA’s ability to verify reported
data and enhance transparency. Comments are due on this
proposed rule by February 9, 2015.
The proposal can be found here:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-09/pdf/
2014-28395.pdf.
On behalf of the Zephyr editorial committee of the
Allegheny Mountain Section of the Air and Waste
Management Association, we wish all members...
Happy New Year!
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Zephyr
Internet Site Review By: Paul Scott ([email protected])
Health & Environmental Research
Online (HERO)
SE Technologies
Superior, Time
Tested Services
SE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (SET),
a Pittsburgh-based professional
and technical services firm,
provides creative technical and
management solutions for the
complex environmental problems
of industry and government.
SET provides its clients with
comprehensive environmental
services including:
http://hero.epa.gov/
The Health and Environmental Research
Online (HERO) database provides an
easy way to access and influence the
scientific literature behind EPA science
assessments. This database includes
more than 600,000 scientific references
and data from the peer-reviewed
literature used by the U.S. EPA.
These references include those cited as
part of the Integrated Science
Assessments (ISA) that are part of the
NAAQS review, the Provisional Peer
Reviewed Toxicity Values (PPRTV) that are
used for human health risk assessment
as part of the Superfund/CERCLA
process, and the Integrated Risk
Information System (IRIS), the toxicity
database that supports agency
policymaking for chemical regulation.
HERO is an EVERGREEN database,
that is continuously updated with new
studies in order to include the most
current research. Imported references
are systematically sorted, classified
and made available for search and
citation. Documents in the HERO
database that have been cited in
U.S. EPA risk assessments can be
viewed publically via the LitBrowser.
For references that are in the peer
reviewed literature, the database
entries include links to the PubMed
abstract for the paper. The HERO
database is a useful resource for
identifying and retrieving the references
associated with the toxicological
reviews used to determine the PPRTVs
and the IRIS toxicity values.
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Envirocabulary
Each month, the Envirocabulary staff scours the internet, government publications,
and environmental literature of interest to our readers.
This month’s Evirocabulary term is...
Henry’s Law constant
the ratio of a
chemical’s concentration
in the air to its
concentration in water
at equilibrium.
Source:
Demonstration of Henry’s Law (figure from
http://www.oocities.org/uginz/dive_medicine.html
Notes on Chemical-Specific Parameters - Physical & Chemical Properties.
https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/clarc/FocusSheets /Physical&Chemical
Parameters.htm#hcc
Contact Us
Please address all questions,
announcements, technical articles
and “Letters to the Editor,” to:
Kay Linnell
(724) 514-5121
[email protected]
Member address changes
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Management Association
One Gateway Center, 3rd Floor
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AMS-A&WMA 2015 Section and Chapter Directory
E-mail addresses of the Officers, Directors and Chairpersons can be found on the website at: http://www.ams-awma.org
AMS DIRECTORS
2013 – 2015
Tom Samarco Kay Linnell
2014 – 2016
2015 – 2017
International Board
Dave Testa Eric Balboni Amanda Black John Shimshock Harry Klodowski
(412) 221-1100 (724) 514-5121 (412) 503-4560 (412) 826-3636
(412) 380-6114
(724) 940-4000
AMS COMMITTEE CHAIRS
PROGRAMS
Amanda Black
MEMBERSHIP
Harry Klodowski
(412) 380-6114
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CHAIR
Eric Balboni
(412) 826-3636
(724) 940-4000
DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Kay Linnell
SCHOLARSHIP
(724) 514-5121
(412) 503-4560
(412) 604-6659
COMMUNICATIONS
Randy York
UNIVERSITY RELATIONS
Aileen Evan
W VA LIAISON
Greg Tieman
(412) 604-6659
(412) 442-4127
(304) 340-1340
EDUCATION
Jayme Graham
PUBLICATIONS
Dave Testa
Randy York
NW PA LIAISONS
Shawn Mendt
Eric Perl
(412) 578-8129
(814) 875-3282
(412) 996-7063
LUNCHEON REGISTRAR
Jill Buckley
(724) 448-9732
AMS OFFICERS
CHAIR
Leah Blinn
VICE CHAIR
Greg Tieman
TREASURER
Kimberly Walker
(412) 380-4272
(304) 346-2599
(724) 820-3528
PAST CHAIR
Meghan Yingling
SECRETARY
Dorothy Buckoski
(814) 573-0640
(724) 935-6400 x14557
NW PA CHAPTER
CHAIR
Richard (Rik) Mirth
PROGRAM CHAIR
Robert Demedal
TREASURER
Robert E. Gandley
(814) 870-3023
(724) 662-2750
(814) 870-7661
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Scott Newell
LUNCHEON REGISTRAR
Michelle Montague
SECRETARY
Korin M. Giles
(814) 528-9208
(814) 734-6411
(814) 453-5702
W. VA CHAPTER
CHAIR
Gale Lea Rubrecht
VICE CHAIR/PAST-CHAIR
Robert M. Stonestreet
TREASURER
William S. “Bill” O’Brien
SECRETARY
Bill Chambers
(304) 340-1200
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Vol 33/Issue 1/January 2015
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