|The 3rd annual Springfield Environmental Summit—southwest Missouri’s only environmental conference in 2013--will offer 21 sessions for government, business and industry and the general public. April 1 is the early-bird registration deadline for the April 25 event at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield.
Sponsored by the Greater Ozarks Certified Hazardous Material Managers and Ozarks New Energy, the one-day event will include something new: an energy track of seven sessions targeting business, organized by ONE. The track features sessions on alternative energy vehicles, energy retrofitting businesses, other energy-saving strategies for businesses, using waste heat for power, transportation and clean air and green-building technologies at Pensmore.
In addition, GOCHMM has organized 14 hazardous materials sessions. These sessions will cover storm water management, environmental law, permitting, OSHA standards, emergency response, radon and much more.
A keynote address by Tim Reilly, restoration and assessment manager for the Natural Resources Damages Unit of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources., will discuss the NRD process, how damages are assessed and how supplemental environmental performance projects offer alternatives to fines for parties responsible for damages.
The Environmental Summit is preceded by a 3-day CHMM prep course April 22-24 and an 8-hour refresher for persons employed in the hazardous materials industry.
Registration and sponsorship information may be found here.