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2012 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory and Environmental Conditions in Communities Agenda  //  Understanding the Past and Promoting a Sustainable Future

April 10-13, 2012
Cosponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency,
The Environmental Council of the States and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill ~ 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

The following is the draft agenda for the 2012 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities. Download the latest 2012 Conference Agenda [PDF, 221kb] (updated April 4, 2012)


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Only Session – Columbia A

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast – Outside of Regency Foyer
General Session – Regency A
8:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Welcome
Guy Tomassoni, US EPA Environmental Analysis Division (EAD) [Starting time: 00:00]
Arnold Layne, US EPA Office of Information Analysis and Access (OIAA) [Starting time: 10:48]

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Conference Cosponsors

Steve Brown, Executive Director, Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) [Starting time: 16:58]
Jeffrey Burke, Executive Director, National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) [Starting time: 28:43]
Malcolm Jackson, Assistant Administrator, Office of Environmental Information, US EPA [Starting time: 35:47]

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Speakers
Alan Hecht, Office of Research and Development, US EPA [Starting time: 1:01:35]
Roger McFadden, Vice President and Senior Scientist, Staples [Starting time: 1:28:08]

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. BREAK (Please visit the exhibit booths in Regency A and poster displays in the Hall of Battles)
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

EPCRA 25th AnniversaryAudio/video presentations (mp4, 70MB)
Danielle Purifoy, Harvard Law School [Starting time: 2:42]
Kim Jennings, Office of Emergency Management, US EPA [Starting time: 21:17]
Bill Finan, Office of Emergency Management, US EPA [Starting time: 33:13]
Mike Walker, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, US EPA [Starting time: 48:59]

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Buffet – Regency A – Michael Shapiro, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, US EPA [Starting time: 1:46] –

Audio/video presentations (mp4, 70MB)

Breakouts

Breakout Session 1 – Regency A

Breakout Session 2 – Lexington/Concord/Bunker Hill

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Environmental Conditions & Toxics Reductions in Tribal Communities
Moderator: Beth Jackson, US EPA
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 108MB)

The Penobscot River Restoration Project: Revitalizing the Environment, Cultural Connections and Economic Opportunities in the Penobscot Watershed
John Banks, Penobscot Indian Nation [Starting time: 22:21]

Environmental, Social, and Cultural Toxins in the Yukon River Watershed
Manny Masony, Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council [Starting time: 2:54]
Rachael Peltola, YRITWC [Starting time: 9:52]
Elizabeth Jerue, YRITWC [Starting time: 14:00]
Heather Johnson, YRITWC [Starting time: 16:56]

TRI and Toxics Training for Tribal Environmental Departments
John Mead, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals [Starting time: 40:10]

Tools for Accessing Environmental Data
Moderator: Andrew Prugar, US EPA
Audio/video presentations (mp4, – 170MB)

Tribal-FERST
Allison Martin, US EPA [Starting time: 0:50]

Better Access to Wastewater Pollution Data
Carey Johnston, US EPA [Starting time: 11:55]

Information Access for the Public: EPA’s Map-Driven Sites and Libraries
Teri DeVoe, EPA National Library Network [Starting time: 22:00]
Kim Balassiano, US EPA [Starting time: 28:16]
Bill Muldrow, US EPA [Starting time: 40:40]
Dave Catlin, US EPA [Starting time: 54:17]

1:45 – 2:00 p.m BREAK (Please visit the exhibit booths in Regency A and poster displays in the Hall of Battles

Breakouts

Breakout Session 1 – Regency A

Breakout Session 2 – Lexington/Concord/Bunker Hill

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions

Accessing and Using TRI Data
Moderator: Andy Opperman, NJ DEP
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 95MB)

TRI Starter Kit
Becca Fink, Abt Associates [Starting time: 3:56]

Simplifying TRI Data for the Average Person Next Door
Rita Harris, Sierra Club [Starting time: 14:43]

Environmental Justice and Relocation
Vasanthakumar Bhat, Pace University [Starting time: 24:45]

Chemicals Prioritization and Alternatives Assessment
Moderator: Ken Zarker, Washington State Dept of Ecology
Audio/video presentations (mp4, – 104MB)

Joel Tickner, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production [Starting time: 3:07]Ken Zarker, Washington State Department of Ecology [Starting time: 27:52]

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. BREAK (Please visit the exhibit booths in Regency A and poster displays in the Hall of Battles)

Break Outs

Breakout Session 1 – Regency A

Breakout Session 2 – Lexington/Concord/Bunker Hill

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

TRI Trends: Past, Present, and Future
Moderator: Stephen DeVito, US EPA
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 62MB)

Clean and Green Trends? Environmental Performance from 1996 -2007 in US Industrial Facilities
Troy Abel, Western Washington University [Starting time: 0:43]

Why Toxic Chemical Releases Change: Your Neighborhood and the Nation
Andrew Stoeckle, Abt Associates [Starting time: 12:48]

Chemical Releases and Transfers into the Future: What Will TRI Look Like in 2020?
Susan Day, Abt Associates [Starting time: 25:20]

Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Initiatives in the States
Moderator: Carolyn Hanson, ECOS
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 92MB)

Proven for Profits: TRI Reduction Strategies
Thomas Vinson, University of Texas – Zero Waste Network [Starting time: 0:28]

Priority Sector Model (PriSM): A Model to Identify High-Priority Manufacturing Sectors for P2 Programs
Rajiv Ramchandra, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology [Starting time: 20:06]

Sustainability Reporting for Programs and Partners
Mark McDermid, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources [Starting time: 35:35]

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Assessing Corporate Sustainability
Moderator: John Byrd, University of Colorado, Denver
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 77MB)

The Information Value of the Toxics Release Inventory on Corporate Environmental Performance
Elizabeth Connors, Northeastern University [Starting time: 2:00]

Does Newsweek’s Green Ranking Reflect Pollution Emissions as Measured by TRI?
Marty Freedman, Towson University [Starting time: 17:05]
Yu Cong, Morgan State University [Starting time: 24:23]

Right to Know About Ingredients in Consumer Products
Moderator: Dalroy Ward, US EPA
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 101MB)

Michael Green, Center for Environmental Health [Starting time: 26:56]
Edward Steiner, Method
Cecil Corbin-Mark, WE ACT for Environmental Justice [Starting time: :57]

5:30 p.m. Adjourn for the day
8:00 p.m.

Movie Screening: Bhopali: A Documentary by Van Maximilian Carlson – Regency A
Bhopali is a feature documentary about the survivors of the world’s worst industrial disaster, the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India. Today the suffering continues, prompting victims to fight for justice against Union Carbide, the American corporation responsible for the disaster.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

7:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast – Outside of Regency Foyer
General Session – Regency A

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Toxics Release Inventory Program OverviewOverview – Roundtable [Starting time: 0:00]
Jeffrey Wells, US EPA Toxics Release Inventory Program Division (TRI PD)
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 127MB)

Constance Downs, US EPA TRIPD
Dipti Singh, US EPA TRI PD
Ingrid Rosencrantz, US EPA TRI PD
Larry Reisman, US EPA EAD
Guy Tomassoni, US EPA EAD
Rosemarie Kelley, US EPA OECA

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Update on the CEC’s North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (NAPRTR) Project
Orlando Cabrera-Rivera and Danielle Valleé, Commission for Environmental Cooperation [Starting time: 56:50]
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. BREAK (Please visit the exhibit booths in Regency A and poster displays in the Hall of Battles)

Break Outs

Breakout Session 1 – Regency A

Breakout Session 2 – Lexington/Concord/Bunker Hill

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Communicating and Visualizing TRI Data
Moderator: Kevin Donovan, US EPA
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 93MB)

2010 TRI National Analysis
Kara Koehrn, US EPA [Starting time: 1:09]
National Analysis Video

EPA’s Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) Model: What’s New in 2012?
Rich Engler, US EPA [Starting time: 11:59]

A Fast and Efficient Way to Visualize TRI Data
Doug Chatham, US EPA Region 4 [Starting time: 23:34]

Coming Clean and Green: A Geospatial Mapping Tool for Visualizing Industrial Environmental Performance
Jacob Lesser, Western Washington University [Starting time: 34:24]

Using EHS Excellence to Meet Societal Expectations
Moderator: Tara Lindsay, West Liberty Foods
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 103MB)

Rachel Guy, DM Petroleum [Starting time: 1:00]
Mike Wendt, 3M Menomonie [Starting time: 16:05]
Annette Russo, Johnson & Johnson [Starting time: 28:00]
Tara Lindsay, West Liberty Foods [Starting time: 41:12]

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. BREAK (Please visit the exhibit booths in Regency A and poster displays in the Hall of Battles)

Break Outs

Breakout Session 1 – Regency A

Breakout Session 2 – Lexington/Concord/Bunker Hill

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Innovative Solutions for Reducing Toxics and Increasing Sustainability
Moderator: Jeffrey Burke, NPPR
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 83MB)

Safer Chemistry Challenge Program to Reduce Toxic Chemical Use in Communities
Cindy McComas, University of Minnesota [Starting time: 0:56]

Sustainability Tools: Life Cycle Assessment and New York State’s E3 Initiative
Anahita Williamson, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology [Starting time: 16:55 ]

Industry Achievements in Pollution Prevention
Moderator: Constance Downs, US EPA
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 94MB)

Using the TRI to Assess Application of Green Chemistry Practices by the Pharmaceutical Industry in Achieving Sustainability
Steve DeVito, US EPA [Starting time: 2:36]

Using P2 and TRI Data to Increase Reductions and Produce Results / TRI P2 Data Analysis
Velu Senthil, US EPA [Starting time: 33:10]
David Sarokin, US EPA [Starting time: 17:55]

11:45 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Buffet – Regency A – Tanya Mottley, Director, Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, US EPA
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 29MB)

Break Outs

Breakout Session 1 – Regency A

Breakout Session 2 – Lexington/Concord/Bunker Hill

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

TRI Data Quality Successes and Challenges
Moderator: Kevin Donovan, US EPA
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 93MB)

Corporate Parent Information in TRI
Alex Klaessig, Abt Associates [Starting time: 1:08]

TRI Waste: Where Does it Go?
Catherine Miller, CGM Research LLC [Starting time: 14:14]

TRI and FRS: Reconciliation, Enhancement, and Integration
David G. Smith, US EPA [Starting time: 25:53]

Cloud-based Consolidated Case Management
John Chelen, HRI [Starting time: 39:24]

Challenges to Achieving Sustainability
Moderator: Stephen Wurtz, US EPA R7
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 86MB)

TRI Reporting and Sustainability from a Mining Perspective
Jerry Roose, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold [Starting time: 2:22]

Measuring Community Engagement in Corporate Sustainability Reporting
Sue Briggum, Waste Management [Starting time: 29:08]

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

TRI Community Engagement: Four New EPA Pilot Projects Challenge us to Communicate More Effectively with Communities
Moderator: Cory Wagner, US EPA
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 105MB)

Shelley Fudge, US EPA [Starting time: 5:18]
Lily Lee, US EPA Region 9 [Starting time: 1:57]
Charles Harewood, US EPA Region 2 [Starting time: 11:35]
Nora Lopez, US EPA Region 2 [Starting time: 17:15]
Erin Heaney, Clean Air Coalition of Western New York [Starting time: 19:52]
Rebecca Newbury, Clean Air Coalition of Western New York [Starting time: 22:13]
Carol Ann Gross-Davis, US EPA Region 3 [Starting time: 33:28]
Ezequiel Velez, US EPA Region 4

Influences on Industry Behavior
Moderator: Myra Carpenter, Michelin
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 98MB)

How Firms Respond to Mandatory Information Disclosure
Glen Dowell, Cornell University [Starting time: 6:53]
Michael Toffel, Harvard Business School [Starting time: 2:06]

Responding to External Influences on Industry Behavior: The Stewardship Action Council
Erica Lasdon, Calvert Investments Investments [Starting time: 43:10]
Mark McDermid, Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources [Starting time: 24:35]
Eli Golfer, Covanta [Starting time: 51:11]
JoAnne Shatkin, CLF Ventures [Starting time: 28:52]
Myra Carpenter, Michelin [Starting time: 34:58]

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. BREAK (Please visit the exhibit booths in Regency A and poster displays in the Hall of Battles

Breakouts

Breakout Session 1 – Regency A

Breakout Session 2 – Lexington/Concord/Bunker Hill

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Using TRI for Sustainability
Moderator: Shelley Fudge, US EPA
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 97MB)

The New York City Environmental Justice Alliance’s Waterfront Justice Project: Using TRI Tools to Build Climate Resiliency and Sustainability in Urban Industrial Waterfront Communities
Eddie Bautista, New York City Environmental Justice
Alliance [Starting time: 2:15]
Eva Hanhardt, Pratt Institute [Starting time: 27:30]
Juan Camilo Osorio, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance [Starting time: 16:02]
Natasha Dwyer, Pratt Institute [Starting time: 25:15]

EPA Partners with Industry to Produce Environmental Results
Moderator: Wayne Davis, US EPA
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 98MB)

The E3: Economy, Energy and the Environment Framework: Supporting a sustainable future
Tom Murray, US EPA [Starting time: 1:15]

Design for the Environment (DfE) Program: Safer Product Labeling & Alternatives Assessments
Bridget Williams, US EPA [Starting time: 16:00]

Green Chemistry: Reducing the Toxics Release Inventory
Carol Farris, US EPA [Starting time: 31:37]

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

TRI’s University Engagement Collaboration with Cornell University
Moderator: Zachary Scott, US EPA
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 82MB)

Laurie Miller, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs [Starting time: 5:47]
Iyioluwa Teleola Akinlawon, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs [Starting time: 24:53]
Lincoln Bent Llerena, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs [Starting time: 35:50]
Kun (Kim) Qiang, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs [Starting time: 11:41]

Federal Programs Promoting Toxics Reduction
Moderator: Barbara Conklin, US EPA R8
Audio/video presentations (mp4, 65MB)

A Federal Agency’s Path to TRI Reporting
Jane Powers, US Department of Energy [Starting time: 2:05]

Regulations and Risk Management Activities for Diisocyanates
Katherine Sleasman, US EPA [Starting time: 19:00]

General Session – Regency A

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Stakeholder Summary Comments

5:30 p.m. Conference Adjourns


Friday, April 13, 2012

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Regency A

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. US EPA-States-Tribes Session – Regency A