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Kansas DHEKansas Environmental ConferenceAug 9-11Registration and details
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2016 Kansas Environmental Conference

This annual conference provides updates on environmental issues, new technologies, regulatory information, and pollution prevention. Click here to see the conference agenda, which is bursting full of terrific sessions!

On Tuesday, August 9, three pre-conference workshops are being held: Hazardous Waste Generator, Hazardous Waste Generator Advanced, and Brownfields. There is no cost to attend the workshops; however, registration is required. Please see the conference agenda for more detailed information on the workshops and how to register.

The Kansas Environmental Conference will kick off Wednesday, August 10, with the Kansas Environment Update presented by John Mitchell, Director; KDHE Division of Environment, followed by KDHE Bureau updates given by each Bureau's director, then Karen Flournoy, EPA will present the EPA Drinking Program Update Enforcement. Breakout sessions will cover various topics related to air, water, waste, remediation, and pollution prevention.

Gus Shaar, Plant Manager; Siemen's Wind Power, will present the closing plenary on Thursday, August 11, with his overview of Siemens Wind Power Nacelle Assembly in Hutchinson, Kansas. Stay and enjoy a scrumptious lunch, complete with prize drawings, immediately following this final plenary.

Online registration is available, or you can print the registration form in the agenda to complete and mail in with your payment. The registration fee for the conference is $150 through 5:00 p.m., July 22*. Online payment methods include Discover, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and electronic check.

* If you wish to register after 5:00 p.m., July 22, an additional late fee of $20 will be assessed: Late Registration Form

Upcoming CHMM Events
  • Heartland CHMM Social
    • Thursday, August 4th, 5-7 pm: 
    • No Other Pub
      • 1370 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO
    • Join us for light appetizers and drinks (the Chapter will cover one round of drinks for everyone)
  • Annual Golf Tournament
    • Friday, September 16th!  
    • Attached are the golf tournament flyer, sponsor letter and registration form.  
    • This is our annual fundraiser for our scholarship program.  We always have a great time playing golf and catching up with longtime friends!  Save the date and join us in 2016!
  • September General Meeting
    • Thursday, September 22, 2016
      • 11:30 to 1pm
    • Minsky's Pizza River Market
      • 427 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105! 
    • Lane Sekavec with Union Pacific Railroad will be speaking to our group.  Lane is a longtime Heartland CHMM Member and will have a very interesting presentation for us.  Lane's Bio is included below. Lane Sekavec has been a responder since 1983, starting as a volunteer in his hometown (Hoisington, KS) and then as a paid-on-call firefighter while in college.  He was a member of the Olathe (KS) Fire Department for 9 years and was a charter member of their haz-mat team when it was formed in 1988.  He joined the Union Pacific Railroad as a switchman/brakeman in the Transportation department in 1995, working up through various management positions.  In June 2000, he was selected to be the Hazardous Materials Manager in Kansas City, MO, responsible for emergency responder and shipper training, outreach activities, customer interactions and emergency response in four states.  He is currently the Response Program Manager for the UPRR Hazardous Materials group, responsible for all response activities on the UPRR system.

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