2012 North Carolina Water Quality Compliance Workshop

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

McKimmon Conference and Training Center
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina

The program has been approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit (Course #CE09190601) for Water Pollution Control System Operators by the Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission (WPCSOCC). Students will be given a certificate of attendance at the conclusion of the program.

Register On-Line for the 2012 Water Quality Compliance Workshop Here

Register for the 2012 Water Quality Compliance Workshop By Mail or Fax Here

About The 2012 Workshop

Join us for the 8th Annual North Carolina Water Quality Compliance Workshop co-sponsored by the Manufacturers and Chemical Industry Council of North Carolina (MCIC) and the North Carolina Division of Water Quality (DWQ).

The 2012 Workshop will provide an opportunity for the regulated community to come together with the staff of the North Carolina Division of Water Quality in an informal setting to develop a shared understanding of the law and regulations that may impact the regulated community in 2012.

Understanding those laws and regulations and the expectations of those charged with administrating them will help your organization develop the most effective compliance strategies and control costs.

This year we are pleased to announce that Chuck Wakild, the newly appointed Director of the Division of Water Quality will attend the workshop.  Director Wakild is the first director in several decades that has extensive experience in the regulated community, having served in senior environmental regulatory positions at both Federal Paperboard Company and Progress Energy. The workshop offers a unique opportunity to interact with Director Wakild and his staff at DWQ.

The 2012 Workshop will introduce both experienced and entry level attendees to the topics likely to be the most important for achieving and maintaining compliance in the upcoming year. This year’s agenda consists of topics selected by the DWQ as well as topics requested by members of the regulated community in a January 2012 survey.

There will be plenty of time for questions during each presentation as well as during breaks and lunch. Attendees with specific questions prior to the workshop can also submit those questions to MCIC.  MCIC will then provide the questions to DWQ staff anonymously so that they can address the questions during the Workshop.

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Agenda
Time Topic Presenter Organization
7:30 AM Registration    
8:00 AM Welcome Preston Howard President, MCIC
8:10 AM DWQ Introductions Matt Matthews Surface Water Protection Section          
8:15 AM Permeable Pavement & Infiltration Technology Boyd DeVane Wetlands & Stormwater Branch
9:00 AM Stormwater Permitting Overview Bradley Bennett Stormwater Permitting Unit
10:00 AM Break    
10:15 AM Laboratory Certification Dana Satterwhite Laboratory Certification Unit
11:50 AM Director's Comments: DWQ Priorities Charles Wakild, PE Director, NC DWQ
12:15 PM Lunch    
1:30 PM Triennial Review/Nutrient Regulation Update Connie Brower Classification and Standards Unit
1:55 PM Update on NC TMDL Program/Statewide Mercury TMDL Pam Behm Modeling and TMDL Unit
2:30 PM Break    
2:45 PM Whole Effluent Toxicity Overview Cindy Moore Aquatic Toxicology Unit
3:30 PM DWQ Enforcement Update John Hennessy Compliance and Expedited Permitting Unit
3:45 AM Q&A Enforcement Panel Regional Office Representatives Various Regional Offices


The Workshop will be presented by the staff of the Divisions of Water Quality.

Benefits Of Attending

Obtain practical compliance information directly from key regulators who administer and enforce North Carolina’s water quality programs on a day-to-day basis.

Network with fellow environmental, health & safety professionals.

Network with key regulators in a relaxed, informal setting.

Materials Provided

The registration fee includes a Workshop Manual containing copies of all presentations and supporting material. The registration fee also includes a hot buffet lunch and breaks during the day.

Workshop Tuition: Standard Tuition

Standard Tuition - $150

MCIC Member Tuition - $125

Late Fee (Registration received after February 10, 2012) - $25

All fees are per person. Maximum class size is 100 persons per session. No refunds for cancellations. Substitutions are welcome. Registration online, by mail or by fax will reserve a place at the Workshop.


Click Here To Register Electronically Online (Visa and MasterCard Accepted)

Click Here To Register By Mail or Fax (Checks, Visa and MasterCard Accepted)


To McKimmon Center:
From I-40 Eastbound :Exit 295 (Gorman Street).Turn left onto Gorman Street. Go approximately 1 mile. McKimmon Center is on the right past Avent Ferry Rd. before Western Blvd.

From I-40 Westbound: Exit 295 (Gorman Street).Turn right onto Gorman Street.Go approximately 1 mile.McKimmon Center is on the right past Avent Ferry Rd. before Western Blvd.

Link to McKimmon Center's web site: http://mckimmoncenter.ncsu.edu/mckimmon

Additional Information

For Additional Information Contact: Jim Kuszaj at jim@mcicnc.org or 919-834-9459