Conference: 20th Annual Joint Solid Waste Management Conference hosted by PWIA, SWANA and PAHMI - September 2018

We are looking forward to the 20th annual PWIA/SWANA/PAHMI Joint Solid Waste Management Conference, scheduled for September 5 and 6 in downtown Harrisburg.  Once again, David Buzzell will be serving in his traditional role as the conference’s Master of Ceremonies.  LAW will also be represented by Mark Hammond, who will co-present two different sessions. And last but not least, our firm is a Platinum Sponsor, co-hosting a luncheon for all attendees with Keynote Speaker Terry Madonna (Professor of Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College).

On Wednesday September 5th, Mark will present the Air Quality Update:  The New US EPA vs The Old PADEP with John Slade of All4, Inc.  Mark will specifically address the implications and opportunities for members of the solid waste industry arising from the soon-to-be released PA State Energy Plan and the PA Climate Action Plan, as well as grant and other revenue opportunities in the finalized VW settlement funding plan and the PA PUC’s recent Declaratory Order on Net Metering. 

On Thursday, Mark will present the Air Quality Update:  The Courts, Hot XXX Topics, and Much More with Josh Roth of SCS Engineers.  During this session, Mark will specifically address the implications of recent court decisions and lawsuits on the industry, including the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s lawsuit against US EPA on the landfill emission guidelines, recent PA Court decisions under the PA Constitution’s Environmental Rights Amendment, and recent third-party legal challenges to Title V Permit Renewals for landfills before state and federal courts.  

In addition, both sessions will discuss, in detail, US EPA’s recent release of updated guidance on aggregation and the impact on landfill operations, particularly energy projects.  

The Joint Conference, which is in its 20th year, is a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association (PWIA), the Keystone Chapter of SWANA, and the Pennsylvania Association of Host Municipal Inspectors (PAHMI).  It serves as the premier technical and regulatory forum for the solid waste industry in Pennsylvania.  Attendees include decision makers from public and private sector interests, including state government, as well as other technical and legal professionals.  Additional information regarding the conference can be found at

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