The Environmental Show of the South is the largest and most comprehensive environmental event and tradeshow in the South, with a 43 year history. Attendees represent all facets of government, private sector organizations, and the general public, with an average attendance of over 800 each year. In preparation for our 44th Annual event to be held April 22-24, 2015 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, we are now accepting abstracts for conference presentation consideration.

This event features five concurrent sessions broken into several three-hour blocks. Time allocated per item may be 20, 40, 60, or 80 minutes including Q&A. Presentations and panel discussions are geared towards providing training and education to a broad range of environmental professionals. Selected presentations must have a clear purpose and objective which will maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge of the audience. Some of the topics identified as being particularly timely include:

Solid Waste
– Shingle recycling
– New NSPS rules for landfills
– Sediment pond design and maintenance
– Erosion prevention via soil stabilization techniques
– Methane gas program for landfills

Hazardous Waste
– Land disposal restriction issues
– Electronic wastes
– On-site recycling and treatment of hazardous waste/materials
– Point of generation issues
– Sampling and waste characterization
– Update on solid waste definition revision
– Innovative remediation technologies
– Field sampling technology innovations

Remediation
– Brownfields successes
– Leveraging grants to clean up sites and create more vibrant communities
– Green remediation techniques
– New techniques for remediating dry cleaning sites

General
– Industrial history
– Disaster response & debris management

Waste Reduction & Recycling
– Hub and spoke recycling
– Implementation of a materials management plan
– Emerging technologies for collection and MRF operations
– Using GIS in solid waste and recycling

Water
– Industrial pretreatment
– Landfill stormwater management
– Biosolids/beneficial reuse permitting
– Waters of the U.S.
– Nutrients & water quality
– Web water data and GIS

Toxic Substances
– Asbestos vermiculite threat in homes
– Wet removal method for asbestos
– Lead paint in public/commercial buildings
– TSCA PCB / asbestos enforcement case studies
– Enforcement of the lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule

Legal
– New “Waters of the U.S.” rule
– Greenhouse gas regulations
– Best practices per administrative law

One page abstracts related to these topics or others should be prepared in Microsoft Word and submitted by email to mary.f.evans@tn.gov no later than Thursday, December 11, 2014. Submissions must include the name and affiliation of the intended presenter(s). Submissions will be accepted by mail to the TDEC Division of Solid Waste Management, William R. Snodgrass TN Tower, 312 Rosa L Parks Ave, 14th Fl, Nashville, TN 37243.

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