A&WMA ONLINE: May 2021 Monthly Meeting – Recreational Cannabis: An Emerging Industry with Complex Environmental Challenges

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Date(s) - 05/27/2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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11:00am – Presentation via Zoom

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Recreational Cannabis: An Emerging Industry with Complex Environmental Challenges

Cannabis and hemp production is spreading rapidly throughout the country and vertically integrated companies are emerging with broad cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution networks. The industry is a unique mixture of agricultural, industrial, and commercial activities which are accompanied by novel environmental challenges as well, including: odor & air quality management, wastewater handling and disposal, solid waste disposal, and high energy consumption. SCS has been working intensively with the cannabis industry for two years and has several insights to share as the industry proliferates throughout the nation.

Tia Jeter, P.E. –  Project Advisor, SCS Engineers

Ms. Jeter is a registered Professional Engineer and a Project Advisor with SCS Engineers.  She has over seventeen years of experience in the environmental compliance field focusing predominantly on air compliance for chemical, agricultural, and solid waste facilities.  Ms. Jeter has recently been involved in the development and certification of Odor Management Plans for the cannabis industry.

Nathan Eady, AICP –  Project Director & Vice President, SCS Engineers

Mr. Eady is a Project Director and Vice President at SCS Engineers where he manages a variety of land use planning and regulatory compliance projects. He has 20 years of experience with permitting and subsequent operations management for complex facilities including oil and gas infrastructure, hydrogen production and distribution infrastructure, and cannabis.

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