Past Monthly Presentations

Presentations given at our monthly meetings are listed below, along with a link to view the presentations (if available).

2024 Monthly Meetings

April 10, 2024: Considerations for Disposal of PFAS-Impacted Material, Jeff Tracy, Geosyntec Consultants

January 10, 2024: National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives: FY2024-2027, David Cozad, EPA Region 7

2023 Monthly Meetings

September 20, 2023: The Treasure of our Trees, Kristin Riott, Bridging the Gap

January 25, 2023; Animal Waste to Bio-CNG; Daniel Wiens

2022 Monthly Meetings

April 21, 2022; Innovative in-situ PFAS Remediation; Kristen Thoreson and Ryan Moore, Regenesis

March 22, 2022; EPA Region 7 Update:

Air and Radiation Division Update; Dana Skelley, Director, Air and Radiation Division

Sustainable Materials Management Update; Jim Callier, Chief, Grants Management and Budget Staff Section

February 17, 2022; The Long, Winding Road(Map) to PFAS Regulation; Jessica Merrigan; Spencer Fane

January 18, 2022; Managing Waste Acceptance Risks Associated with PFAS Contaminated Wastes; Richard Green; Waste Management

2021 Monthly Meetings

August 31, 2021; Site Closure Tools in 2021; Jessica Yeager, PE, LSP; Geosyntec Consultants

May 27, 2021, Recreational Cannabis: An Emerging Industry with Complex Environmental Challenges, Nathan Eady & Tia Jeter, SCS Engineers

April 27, 2021, Blue River Biosolids Improvement Project, Suzie Carpenter, PE, Black & Veatch

March 29, 2021, EPA Region 7 Update

February 25, 2021, Ace Your 2021 Environmental Inspections, Abby Perkins, Senior Consultant, Ramboll

January 21, 2021, Reevaluating OSHA Chemical Process Safety Management Compliance Following the Wynnewood Decision, Andrew Brought, Spencer Fane & Nancy Liang, Trinity Consultants

2020 Monthly Meetings

November 18, 2020, COVID-19 in Wastewater Testing, Danny Ramsey, Vice President of Sales, Pace Analytical

October 21, 2020, Using Networks of Local Air Sensors with Air Quality Models, Julia Luongo, PhD, Managing Consultant, Ramboll

July 23, 2020, Sandboxing Nature, Phoebe Higgins, Director of Markets, Environmental Policy Innovation Center

June 24, 2020, Environmental, Health, & Safety Compliance During COVID-19, David Peal, Managing Consultant, Ramboll & Paul Jacobson, Attorney, Spencer Fane

May 20, 2020, Air Quality in the Kansas City Region, Karen Clawson, Principal Planner/Air Quality Program Manager, MARC

April 29, 2020, The Kansas River: Protect, Advocate, & Discover, Dawn Buehler, Kansas Riverkeeper & Executive Director, Friends of the Kaw

March 11, 2020, Humboldt Bay Power Plant Decommissioning and Demolition Project, Ethan Begg P.E., Program Manager, APTIM

February 12, 2020, Sustainability at Evergy, Dawn Hein, Environmental Consultant, Evergy

January 29, 2020, EPA Region 7 Update:

2019 Monthly Meetings

December 11, 2019, Environmental Sustainability of Kansas City Southern, Tony Roberts, Director of Fuel Conservation, KC Southern Railroad

November 13, 2019, Drones: When, Where, and How to Use Them for Environmental Problem Solving!, Mike Rawitch, Senior Consultant, Ramboll

October 23, 2019, Regulatory Compliance and Your Insurance Policy, David McMillan, Axon, Underwriting Manager

September 4, 2019, Environmental Protection Network, Mark Hague, EPN Board Member

May 16, 2019, Johnson County Sustainability, Brian Alferman, Sustainability Program Manager, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment

April 10, 2019, Establishment of the Chariton Hills Bat Conservation Bank in Northeast Missouri, Josiah Maine, Staff Environmental Scientist, Burns & McDonnell

March 20, 2019, EPA Region 7 Update

February 13, 2019, EHS Management, Eric Patton, Harcros Chemicals Inc.

2018 Monthly Meetings

December 12, 2018, Multiple Benefit Watershed Management in the Blue River, Scott Schulte, Vireo

November 14, 2018, Soil & Human Impact, Terri Woodburn, PhD, Assistant Program Director, University of Kansas Edwards Campus

October 10, 2018, Clear As Mud – EPA’s Transparency Rule, David Erickson, Shook, Hardy & Bacon

September 5, 2018, High Resolution Site Characterization Tools Optical Imaging Profiler (OIP), Dan Pipp, Geoprobe Systems

May 9, 2018 Business Recycling, Cassandra Ford, Business Recycling Program Manager, Bridging The Gap

April 4, 2018, Subsurface (Vapor) Intrusion & Superfund’s National Priorities List (NPL), Ryan Pulkrabek, Attorney, Spencer Fane LLP

February 7, 2018, Intro to Water Quality, Don Gansert, Managing Consultant, Trinity Consultants     

January 17, 2018, Wetland, Archeological, and Habitat Considerations for Permitting and Mitigation & WOTUS Update, Lindsay James, R.G., Project Manager, Blackstone Environmental Inc.               

2017 Monthly Meetings

What is Behind the NOT in NIMBY? And What Can We Do About It?, Sheila Shockey, President, Shockey Consulting Services LLC

November 8, 2017,   Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC), Michael R. Sieczkowski, JRW Bioremediation LLC

May 24, 2017, Climate Change and Environmental Security in a Trump White House?, W. Chris King, Ph.D. P.E., Brigadier General, US Army retired. Also see Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change

January 18, 2017, Power Plant Air Quality Control and Fly Ash Quality & Availability, Fred Gustin, Kansas City Power & Light and David Rylance, Kansas City Fly Ash