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2022 Virtual Compliance Assistance Conference

There's no need to travel - sit back, relax, and enjoy a front row seat while we bring the experts to you. Ohio EPA remains committed to assisting businesses, communities, and environmental professionals with their environmental compliance needs. Our FREE 2022 Virtual Compliance Assistance Conference will provide daily interactive sessions focused on compliance with air, waste, and water regulations, strategically and conveniently scheduled over two consecutive weeks.

This virtual conference will provide:

  • Live-streamed interactive presentations by Ohio EPA's inspectors, permit writers, and management.
  • Live chat with Agency experts during every session to answer questions and provide specific guidance for your regulatory challenges.
  • Ability to view a live feed and converse with your peers, industry leaders, and stakeholders using the Cvent conference app.
  • Opportunities to earn continuing education credits.
  • And much more…

Agenda

Below is the agenda for each week of the Virtual Compliance Assistance Conference.  A summary of each presentation may be found in the Individual Session Description section.

Click on any session title to be taken to its' GoToWebinar registration page. Registration for all sessions is free.

Week 1

  Monday 9/26 Tuesday 9/27 Wednesday 9/28 Thursday 9/29
9 a.m. DAPC 101: Functions and Priorities of the Division of Air Pollution Control DERR 101: Hazardous Waste Program 101 NPDES 101: The Basics DMWM 101: The Basics
11 a.m. A Tool that is Built for You: An introduction to eBiz/Air Services Got hazardous waste? eBiz Session for NPDES Permit Holders Breaking it Down: The Regulations of Composting in Ohio
2 p.m. Introduction to Air Permitting and Reporting The Slippery Slopes of Used Oil Activities The Significance of NPDES Significant Non-Compliance (SNC) C&DD Processor and New Regulations

Week 2

  Monday 10/3 Tuesday 10/4 Wednesday 10/5 Thursday 10/6
9 a.m. Prepare for Success: What to Expect from an Ohio EPA Air Inspection What to Expect from a Hazardous Waste inspection Prepare for Success: What to Expect from an Ohio EPA Surface Water Inspection DDAGW 101: The Basics - What’s in your drinking water and how is it regulated?
11 a.m. Airing on the Side of Caution: Common Facility Maintenance Issues and How to Address Them Two Types of Facilities: Those Who Have had a Spill, and Those Who Will How to Use Sampling Data to Avoid Disaster Backflow in your public water system!
2 p.m. Air Permitting for Major Sources The Do's and Don'ts of Universal Waste Management Stormwater Permitting Requirements for Industrial Activity under 2022 General Permit Asset Management Update

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CEU Information

Registered Environmental Health Specialist Credits

Sessions approved for Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), or Environmental Health Specialist in Training (EHSIT) credits are indicated under each session in the Individual Session Descriptions section. Attendees seeking REHS or EHSIT hours will be asked to provide their EHS/EHSIT number in the post conference session survey so Ohio EPA can submit on your behalf to the Ohio Department of Health.

Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Contact Hours

Sessions approved for Water and Wastewater Operator Certification contact hours are indicated under each session in the Individual Session Descriptions section. Attendees seeking credit must attend the full session and the session must be the primary window open on your screen for more than 90 percent of the time. You must also participate in all live chats or polls. Attendees seeking Operator Certification contact hours will be asked to provide your Core Person ID (the middle 7-8 digits of your operator’s license) in the post conference session survey so Ohio EPA can submit on your behalf through Ohio EPA’s eBusiness Center.

VAP Certified Professional Development Hours

Sessions approved for Ohio EPA’s VAP certified professional development hour units (PDHUs) are indicated under each session in the Individual Session Descriptions section. Attendees seeking PDHU credit will need to submit your conference session attendance certificate with your Certified Professional renewal application to Ohio EPA’s VAP Certified Professional Program.

C&DD Operator Certification Hours

Sessions approved for Ohio EPA’s C&DD Operator Certification laws governing or best management practices (BMP) hours are indicated under each session in the Individual Session Descriptions section. Attendees seeking laws governing or BMP hours will need to submit your conference session attendance certificate with your C&DD certified operator application/renewal form to Ohio EPA’s C&DD Operator Certification Program.

*CEUs that require a certificate of attendance and/or full participation in a session to receive credit must attend these sessions live.

Individual Session Descriptions

Click on the session title to register.

Week One  Monday, Sept. 26, 2022

DAPC 101: Functions and Priorities of the Division of Air Pollution Control
9 – 10:30 a.m.

Join Division of Air Pollution Control Chief, Bob Hodanbosi, as he highlights key functions of the division as well as provides an update on pertinent items in the air world including the current status of ozone in Ohio and proposed rulemakings. Presenter: Bob Hodanbosi.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.5-hoursREHS/EHSITcredit from Ohio Department of Health
  • 1.5 BMP hour for Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s C&DD Operator Certification Program

A Tool that is Built for You: An Introduction to eBiz/Air Services
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Overview of Air Services online tool for completing air permit applications and eBusiness Center for other updates on interacting electronically to submit your air permit applications and reports. Presenter: Brandon Schwendeman.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health

Introduction to Air Permitting and Reporting
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Get to know the different permitting options available from the Division of Air Pollution Control. Review available permits: general; permit-by-rule options; and permits-to-install/operate. Provide an overview of completing an application, calculate emissions of criteria and air toxic pollutants. This session continues with an overview of record keeping and reporting requirements contained in a typical air permit. Presenters: Racheal Davies and Stephanie Habinak.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 2.0-hours REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health
  • 2.0 BMP hour for Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s C&DD Operator Certification Program

Week One Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022

DERR 101: Hazardous Waste Program 101
9 -10 a.m.

This session is a basic overview of Ohio’s hazardous waste program and will help participants understand the goals of the program, what is regulated, who is regulated and how the program ensures cradle to grave management of hazardous wastes. Presenter: Kristie Shipley.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0 PDHU with Ohio EPA’s VAP Certified Professional Program
  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health
  • 1.0 BMP hour for Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s C&DD Operator Certification Program

Got hazardous waste?
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Do you generate waste at your business? How do you know what is hazardous and what is not? This course will teach attendees how to identify and evaluate hazardous waste to be in compliance with the regulations. Presenter: Dan DiMeo.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health
  • 1.0 BMP hour for Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s C&DD Operator Certification Program

The Slippery Slopes of Used Oil Activities
2 - 3 p.m.

Are you burning that oil? Where did it come from? This session will be a comprehensive overview of Ohio’s used oil regulations and requirements for handlers conducting various used oil activities. Presenter: Zak Kabelen.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health

Week One Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022

NPDES 101: The Basics
9 - 10 a.m.

Attendees will learn the basics of how Ohio EPA determines what monitoring is required and what conditions get included in NPDES permits. Presenter: Walter Ariss.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0 PDHU with Ohio EPA’s VAP Certified Professional Program
  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health
  • 1.0 contact hour for Wastewater Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s Operator Certification Program
  • 1.0 BMP hour for Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s C&DD Operator Certification Program

eBiz Session for NPDES Permit Holders
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Tips and tools for using the eDMR and STREAMS services in the eBusiness center. In addition to covering the basics for using these services, we will cover the new look of the STREAMS service, who can report and submit applications, ways to simplify data entry, how to monitor compliance, and where and when to report non-compliance. We will also briefly cover permitting structure and where to find additional resources and guides on Ohio EPA’s website. Presenter: Donna Dessoir.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health
  • 1.0 contact hour for Wastewater Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s Operator Certification Program

The Significance of NPDES Significant Non-Compliance (SNC)
2 - 3 p.m.

Attend this session to learn the definition/criteria for significant non-compliance (SNC), as well as how to prevent your facility from being in SNC. We will also demonstrate how to search for your facility in U.S. EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database and how to understand your facility’s compliance history. Presenter: Lucy Moser.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health
  • 1.0 contact hour for Wastewater Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s Operator Certification Program
  • 1.0 BMP hour for Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s C&DD Operator Certification Program

Week One Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022

DMWM 101: The Basics
9 -10:30 a.m.

This session is a basic overview of Ohio’s solid waste, infectious waste, and construction and demolition debris programs. Participants will learn the goals of the programs, what is regulated, and who is regulated. This session will also highlight partnerships and funding to local government to support program objectives. Presenters: Joe Goicochea and Sara Anderson.

Pending CEUs for this Session

  • 1.5-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health

Breaking it Down: Ohio's Composting Regulations
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This presentation will explain what is compost and what constitutes composting activities for regulatory purposes in Ohio, as well as applicable permitting exemptions and exclusions. Attendees will learn about navigating the regulations, the focus of operational requirements and approach for regulatory compliance. Presenter: Angel Arroyo-Rodriguez.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health

Construction and Demolition Debris (C&DD) Processing Facilities - New Regulations and Program Overview
2 - 3 p.m.

Rules regulating construction and demolition debris (C&DD) processing facilities became effective earlier this year. In this webinar, Allie Fair, Environmental Supervisor with Ohio EPA's Division of Materials and Waste Management will provide an overview of these rules and explain the various authorizations needed to establish and operate a processing facility. She will cover both Standalone and Co-Located Processing Facility requirements and highlight the differences between them. Presenter: Allie Fair

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health
  • 1.0 laws governing hour for Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s C&DD Operator Certification Program

Week Two — Monday, Oct. 3, 2022

Prepare for Success: What to Expect During an Ohio EPA Air Inspection
9 - 10 a.m.

Ever wonder what happens when an Ohio EPA inspector shows up at your business? First, don't panic. Join us to learn more about the inspection process and get practical tips on how you can prepare your business when an inspector does show up. This session provides an overview of the inspection process and describes how to prepare for an air pollution inspection. Presenter: Olen Ackman.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health

Airing on the Side of Caution: Common Facility Maintenance Issues and How to Address Them
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join Division of Air Pollution Control staff as they discuss maintenance issues common at facilities and how to address them. Such topics will include asbestos abatement, open burning, and fugitive dust management. Presenters: Jeff Gerdes and Alyse Wineland.

Pending CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0 BMP hour for Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s C&DD Operator Certification Program

Air Permitting for Major Sources
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

We will cover the basics of major new source review (NSR) including applicability and attainment, with a focus on prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) requirements. We will then switch to the basics of Title V permitting, including applicability and trigger levels, modification basics, where to find key guidance, and other related topics. Presenters: Bob Hodanbosi and Mike Maleski.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 2.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health

Week Two Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022

What to Expect During a Hazardous Waste Inspection
9 - 10 a.m.

Ever wonder what happens when an Ohio EPA inspector shows up at your business? First, don't panic. Join us to learn more about the inspection process and get practical tips on how you can prepare your business when an inspector does show up. This session describes how to prepare for a hazardous waste inspection. Presenter: Frank Zingales.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health

Two Types of Facilities - Those Who Have Had a Spill and Those Who Will
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Hear from some of Ohio EPA's emergency responders about facility spill reporting requirements, spill reporting recommendations for spills that are not required to be reported, and food for thought on how facilities can be better prepared for a spill. Presenters: Toni Carmichael and Alyssa Corbeil.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health
  • 1.0 PDHU with Ohio EPA’s VAP Certified Professional Program

The Dos and Don’ts of Universal Waste Management
2 - 3 p.m.

A brief overview of Ohio’s universal waste rules and upcoming changes to the management of universal waste aerosol cans. Presenter: Madison Graham.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health

Week Two Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022

Prepare for Success: What to Expect During an Ohio EPA Surface Water Inspection
9 - 10 a.m.

Ever wonder what happens when an Ohio EPA inspector shows up at your business? First, don't panic. Join us to learn more about the inspection process and get practical tips on how you can prepare your business when an inspector does show up. This session describes how to prepare for a surface water inspection. Presenter: John Schmidt.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health
  • 1.0 contact hour for Wastewater Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s Operator Certification Program
  • 1.0 BMP hour for Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s C&DD Operator Certification Program

How to Use Sampling Data to Avoid Disaster
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

How can you get the most of your lab results to avoid limit violations and future permit limits? We’ll go over common reporting mistakes, how they impact your future permit, and ways to correct it. Presenter: Phoebe Low.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health
  • 1.0 contact hour for Wastewater Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s Operator Certification Program

Stormwater Permitting Requirements for Industrial Activity Under 2022 General Permit
2 - 3 p.m.

Attend this session to learn about the new Ohio EPA industrial stormwater general permit (OHR000007), notable changes from the previous general permit and how to renew your coverage or obtain initial coverage. Presenter: Jason Fyffe.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0 PDHU with Ohio EPA’s VAP Certified Professional Program
  • 1.0 contact hour for Wastewater Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s Operator Certification Program
  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health
  • 1.0 BMP hour for Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s C&DD Operator Certification Program

Week Two Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022

DDAGW 101: The Basics - What’s in your drinking water and how is it regulated?
9 -10:30 a.m.

In this session, DDAGWs Compliance Assurance Section will present the basics of drinking water regulation. What is a public water system? Is your business one? What basic requirements do most public water systems have? and what tools are available to help navigate these requirements? Come learn basics of drinking water regulation, and how safe drinking water is provided throughout Ohio by communities and businesses alike. Presenters: Kathleen Pinto, Matthew Staudinger, Nikki Steitler, Kaitlyn Barrie, and Tya Darden.

Pending CEUs for this Session

  • 1.5 contact hours for Water Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s Operator Certification Program

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.5-hours REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health

Backflow in your public water system!
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This session will discuss the backflow program requirements, the improvements made in rule, and common issues found at water systems. Presenter: Maria Lucente.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health
  • 1.0 contact hour for Water Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s Operator Certification Program

Asset Management Update
2 - 3 p.m.

This session will discuss the requirements for asset management, the benefits to the water system, and tools provided by Ohio EPA for having a successful program. Presenter: Sean Stephenson.

Approved CEUs for this Session

  • 1.0-hour REHS/EHSIT credit from Ohio Department of Health
  • 1.0 contact hour for Water Operator Certification with Ohio EPA’s Operator Certification Program


Biographies

Bob Hodanbosi — Chief
Division of Air Pollution Control

Bob Hodanbosi became chief of Ohio EPA’s Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) in September 1992. As chief, he is responsible for Ohio’s air pollution control program and development of the programs needed to comply with the Clean Air Act amendments. Prior to that time, Bob held various positions in the Division of Air Pollution Control. Bob is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Air & Waste Management Association and is registered as a professional engineer in the State of Ohio. Bob received his master’s degree in chemical engineering at the Cleveland State University in 1977, and his bachelor’s in chemical engineering at the Cleveland State University in 1973. In addition, he completed post-graduate courses in fluid mechanics and turbulence at the Ohio State University, from 1978 to 1982.

Sessions:
DAPC 101: Functions and Priorities of the Division of Air Pollution Control
Air Permitting for Major Sources

Brandon Schwendeman — Environmental Specialist III
Division of Air Pollution Control

Brandon started his career at Ohio EPA, Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) in 2010 as an environmental specialist working in the Mobile Sources Section. In 2016 he transitioned over to DAPC’s Compliance and Enforcement Section, working as an enforcement coordinator, tracking facility compliance and reviewing voluntary audit disclosures and facility maintenance requests. In 2019, he moved over to the Business Operations Support Section and became the systems administrator for the eBusiness Center: Air Services database as well as the internal Stars2 system, assisting users in all areas of the database helping to translate regulatory requirements into software data elements and functionality. This includes not only getting access to the database but also developing applications, emissions reports and other permit related reports. Brandon is a graduate of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, with a bachelor's in environmental health science and a master's in environmental studies.

Sessions:
A Tool that is Built for You: An introduction to E-Biz/Air Services

Racheal Davies — Environmental Specialist III
Division of Air Pollution Control

Racheal Davies is an Environmental Specialist 3 in the Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) in Southeast District Office. She has a bachelor's from Ohio University. In 2012, she began working for the Southeast District Office in DAPC as an Environmental Specialist 2 and was promoted to Environmental Specialist 3 in 2018. Racheal currently resides in Logan, Ohio with her husband and two little girls.

Sessions:
Introduction to Air Permitting and Reporting

Stephanie Habinak — Environmental Supervisor
Division of Air Pollution Control

Stephanie Habinak is a permitting and compliance supervisor in Division of Air Pollution Control, Central District Office. In this role she reviews permit terms and conditions and provides assistance with the development of enforcement actions. Stephanie has 14 years of experience evaluating and processing air permit applications into effective permits for both facilities and inspectors. She is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a bachelor's in environmental science.

Sessions:
Introduction to Air Permitting and Reporting


Olen Ackman — Environmental Specialist III
Division of Air Pollution Control

Olen Ackman has 29 years of experience at Ohio EPA. Since 2008, Olen has been senior environmental specialist with Central District Office, Division of Air Pollution Control. His responsibilities include permit review, technical assistance with best available technology evaluation, and training staff on permit development and compliance-related items such as report review, facility inspections, and stack testing. Additionally, Olen develops permits with complex issues and critical time frames. Prior to his current position, Olen worked in Ohio EPA’s Southeast District Office in the divisions of solid waste and remedial response.

Sessions:
Preparing for Success: What to Expect During an Ohio EPA Air Inspection

Jeff Gerdes — Environmental Supervisor
Division of Air Pollution Control

Jeff is currently the environmental supervisor of the asbestos program located in the central office at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. He has been in this position since 2019. Prior to that Jeff worked at the Ohio Department of Health in the asbestos, lead, and radon programs for 14 years. He has been involved in asbestos and other environmental related work since 1996.

Sessions:
"Airing" on the Side of Caution: Common facility maintenance issues and how to address them



Alyse Wineland — Environmental Specialist III
Division of Air Pollution Control

Alyse Wineland graduated from The University of Findlay in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in environmental safety and occupational health. She was a summer intern at Ohio EPA in the Division of Air Pollution Control at the Northwest District Office (NWDO) in 2010. In November 2011, she was permanently employed as an Environmental Specialist 2 in the Division of Air Pollution Control at NWDO. In June 2021, she was promoted to the position of Environmental Specialist 3. Her current duties include reviewing permits, providing technical guidance to the staff and regulated community, and assisting in developing and implementing technical programs within NWDO, including enforcement, new source review, and small business assistance.

Sessions:
"Airing" on the Side of Caution: Common facility maintenance issues and how to address them

Mike Maleski — Environmental Specialist III
Division of Air Pollution Control

Mike Maleski has been with Ohio EPA since 2012. He is currently an environmental specialist 3 in the central office permitting section of the Division of Air Pollution Control. He is responsible for reviewing Title V permits, permits to install (PTI) and permits to install and operate (PTIO) for central Ohio and Toledo and updating the RACT/BACT/LAER Clearinghouse. Prior to joining the permit group in 2018, he was in the State Implementation Plan and E-Check sections and was responsible for preparing point source and mobile source emission inventories for US EPA National Emission Inventory. He also completed mandatory rule reviews for particulate matter and hydrocarbon air pollution rules. Prior to joining Ohio EPA, he worked at the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA) as a permit writer for facilities in the Dayton, Ohio area and worked for environmental consultant companies preparing air permit applications. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Sessions:
Air Permitting for Major Sources


Kristie Shipley — Environmental Specialist III
Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization

Kristie is a lead worker in the Compliance Assurance Section of the Hazardous Waste Program in the Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization. She has experience providing compliance assistance to the regulated community, providing technical assistance to Ohio EPA hazardous waste inspectors, and working on escalated enforcement cases. For the past two years, she has helped implement the hazardous waste pharmaceutical rules in Ohio. Prior to joining the Ohio EPA, Kristie spent 10 years as an environmental consultant where she gained experience in hazardous waste auditing, training, and reporting. Kristie has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy from the University of South Florida.

Sessions:
DERR 101: Hazardous Waste Program 101

Dan DiMeo — Environmental Specialist II
Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization

Dan works in the Central District Office of Ohio EPA. He works in the Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization as a hazardous waste inspector. His job duties entail inspecting facilities, from very small to large, enforcing hazardous waste permits, and investigating hazardous waste complaints. Dan has been in this position almost 10 years and is supported by a bachelor's in environmental science from the University of Dubuque.

Sessions:
Got Hazardous Waste?

Zak Kabelen — Environmental Specialist II
Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization

Zak works in the Hazardous Waste Compliance Assurance Section for the Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization Hazardous Waste Program. He has worked five years with Ohio EPA as a hazardous waste enforcement case coordinator and helps provide compliance assistance to the regulated community. Previously Zak spent over seven years as an environmental consultant where he provided compliance support for Environmental, Health and Safety needs at industrial facilities. He has a bachelor's in environmental pre-law and a minor in history from Ohio University.

Sessions:
The Slippery Slopes of Used Oil Activities

Frank Zingales — Environmental Specialist III
Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization

Frank Zingales is an Environmental Specialist III at Ohio EPA’s Northeast District Office in Twinsburg, OH. He has worked for Ohio EPA for more than 25 years in the Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization, Hazardous Waste Program. Mr. Zingales inspects hazardous waste handling facilities for compliance with Ohio’s hazardous waste, universal waste, and used oil regulations. Frank has a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering technology from the University of Dayton.

Sessions:
What to expect during a Hazardous Waste inspection


Toni Carmichael — Environmental Specialist II
Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization

Toni Carmichael is an On-Scene Coordinator (OSC) for the Office of Emergency Response in the Ohio EPA Southwest District Office. Toni joined Ohio EPA in 2014, as an inspector in the Division of Materials and Waste Management. Toni transitioned to an OSC in 2019. Prior to joining the agency Toni worked as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian for the Greene County Public Health. Specializing in solid waste, private water, and onsite sewage treatment systems. Toni received her bachelor's degree in environmental health in 2007 from Wright State University.

Sessions:
Two Types of Facilities: Those Who had a Spill and Those Who Will

Alyssa Corbeil — Environmental Specialist II
Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization

Alyssa Corbeil joined Ohio EPA in 2021 is an On-Scene Coordinator (OSC) for the Office of Emergency Response in the Ohio EPA Southwest District Office. Prior to joining the agency Alyssa worked in the private sector as an Environmental Scientist coordinating with the Army Corp of Engineers in site remediations. Alyssa received her bachelor's degree in environmental science in 2016 from the University of Toledo.

Sessions:
Two Types of Facilities: Those Who had a Spill and Those Who Will


Madison Graham — Environmental Specialist II
Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization

Madison works in the Hazardous Waste Compliance Assurance section for the Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization. Her responsibilities include acting as one of the Division Rules Coordinators, as well as providing compliance assistance to the regulated community. As a Division Rules Coordinator, Madison participates in the rulemaking process from start to finish. Prior to joining Ohio EPA in September 2021, Madison was a student at The Ohio State University, where she graduated with a bachelor's in microbiology and a minor in forensic science.

Sessions:
The Do's and Don’ts of Universal Waste Management

Walter Ariss — Water Quality Engineer
Division of Surface Water

Walter is the NPDES permitting supervisor at the Ohio EPA Central Office. He has 19 years’ experience in the Division of Surface Water. He has a bachelor's in chemical engineering from The Ohio State University. He is a registered P.E. in the state of Ohio and holds a Class III wastewater operator license.

Sessions:
NPDES 101: The Basics


Donna Dessoir — Environmental Specialist II
Division of Surface Water

Donna began working as an Environmental Specialist 2, at Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water, in 2019. She divides her time between assisting customers in accessing and reporting through the eBusiness Center and with compliance activities, including the upload and management of Ohio EPA’s data into the U.S. EPA’s database.

Prior to moving back to Ohio to be closer to family, Donna worked as an Environmental Control Supervisor in Florida, and for 20+ years in California Supervising and Managing Environmental Compliance and Pretreatment Programs.

Donna has a bachelor's in Journalism from The Ohio State University, and associate's in both chemistry and science. She has earned Certificates in Hazardous Materials Management from U.C. Riverside, is certified in Hazardous Waste Operations, and as a Grade III Environmental Compliance Inspector through the California Water Environment Association. She has also participated in and facilitated numerous sessions at conferences for NACWA and AMSA on compliance, enforcement and pretreatment, provided training sessions for Inspectors seeking certification through CWEA, and worked with Ken Kerri and the CA State University, Office of Water Programs in making the Pretreatment Facility Inspection training videos.

Sessions:
Ebiz Session for NPDES Permit Holders


Lucy Moser — Environmental Specialist II
Division of Surface Water

Sessions:
The Significance of NPDES Significant Non-Compliance (SNC)

John Schmidt —Environmental Specialist II
Division of Surface Water

John has been with Ohio EPA for 26.5 years, serving as a permitting engineer and inspector in Ohio EPA’s Division of Materials and Waste Management (14 years) and Division of Surface Water (9+ years), and as a compliance assistance specialist with the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (3.5 years). John currently reviews and recommends PTIs, reviews and writes NPDES permits, and conducts inspections at municipal, industrial, and semi-public facilities in Geauga and Stark counties and special projects throughout Northeast Ohio.

In the private sector, John worked more than eight years as a project engineer for MS consultants, Inc. of Youngstown, OH. John has a bachelor’s in civil engineering and agricultural engineering from The Ohio State University, a master’s in public health from the University of Akron and Northeast Ohio Medical University, and a master’s in public administration from Kent State University.

John is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio and Montana, a registered environmental health specialist (sanitarian) in Ohio, and a licensed Class II wastewater treatment plant operator.

Sessions:
Prepare for Success: What to Expect During an Ohio EPA Surface Water Inspection



Phoebe Low — Environmental Specialist III
Division of Surface Water

Phoebe graduated from The Ohio State University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering. She has been working with Ohio EPA for 8 ½ years as specializing in the field of pretreatment, specifically on tasks such as local limit reviews and writing indirect discharge permits. In addition, she has written NPDES permits for both municipal and industrial facilities. In the future, Phoebe aims to be more knowledgeable and involved in pretreatment inspections.

Sessions:
How to Use Sampling Data to Avoid Disaster

Jason Fyffe — Environmental Manager
Division of Surface Water

Jason has been employed by Ohio EPA’s stormwater program since 2001. His primary duties consist of developing and administering rules and permits associated with the NPDES stormwater program. Jason is a 2001 graduate of Shawnee State University with a bachelor's in environmental engineering technology.

Sessions:
Stormwater Permitting Requirements for Industrial Activity Under 2022 General Permit

Joe Goicochea — Assistant Chief
Division of Materials and Waste Management

Joe Goicochea is assistant chief of Ohio EPA’s Division of Materials and Waste Management. Joe oversees the division’s administrative activities, policy and rule development, and implementation of technical program areas. He has a bachelor's degree in natural resources and master of public health degree from The Ohio State University. Joe has been with Ohio EPA for 19 years serving in positions in Central Office and Southeast District Office. He is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist in the State of Ohio.

Sessions:
DMWM 101: The Basics


Sara Anderson — Environmental Specialist III
Division of Materials and Waste Management

Sara Anderson is an inspector for Ohio EPA’s Division of Materials and Waste Management, Southeast District Office in Logan, Ohio. Sara provides oversight and technical support to the regulated community and serves as a mentor and lead worker for district office staff. Prior to her current role, she served as an asbestos inspector and landfill permitter for the Division of Air Pollution Control and provided technical assistance and compliance support in the Division of Materials and Waste Management’s Central Office. Sara has a bachelor's in communication from Ohio University and is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.

Sessions:
DMWM 101: The Basics

Angel Arroyo-Rodriguez — Environmental Specialist III
Division of Materials and Waste Management

Dr. Arroyo-Rodríguez is an environmental planner with over 20 years of experience in the public and academic sectors focusing on sustainable management of organic waste materials. He currently works in the Division of Materials and Waste Management of Ohio EPA leading the composting and infectious wastes regulatory programs. He has degrees in city and regional planning, biology and environmental sciences. Dr. Arroyo-Rodríguez is a passionate advocate for food waste prevention, composting, and materials reuse and recycling.

Sessions:
Breaking it Down: The Regulations of Composting in Ohio

Aaron Shear — Environmental Supervisor
Division of Materials and Waste Management

Aaron Shear is the Supervisor of the Construction and Demolition Debris (C&DD) Unit with the Division of Materials and Waste Management at Ohio EPA's Central Office. Aaron currently provides coordination and support activities, compliance monitoring, and technical assistance to health districts, along with the regulated community, regarding C&DD processing facilities and landfills. He has a bachelor’s degree in geology from The College of Wooster. Aaron has more than 20 years of combined private and public sector environmental experience, eight of which with an environmental consulting firm, and the last 11 with Ohio EPA. He is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist in the State of Ohio.

Sessions:
C&DD Processor and New Regulations

Allie Fair — Environmental Supervisor
Division of Materials and Waste Management

Allie Fair is an environmental supervisor in the Construction and Demolition Debris Unit with the Division of Materials and Waste Management at Ohio EPA's Central Office. Allie provides coordination and support activities, compliance monitoring, and technical assistance to health districts and the regulated community, regarding C&DD processing facilities and landfills. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in earth sciences, both from The Ohio State University. Allie has worked for Ohio EPA for seven years, the last three of which have been with the C&DD Unit.

Sessions:
C&DD Processor and New Regulations


Kathleen Pinto — Environmental Specialist III
Division of Drinking and Ground Waters

Kathleen Pinto has a bachelor's degree from University of Illinois and a master's in public health from the University of South Carolina. She started with Ohio EPA in 1994 and has worked in the Division of Drinking and Ground Waters for 28 years. Kathy is currently a lead worker in the Compliance Assurance Section and serves as the inorganic, radiological, and consumer confidence report expert. Kathy helps to support the agency by providing technical guidance to water systems, operators, and Ohio EPA staff. Her hobbies include ballroom dancing, visiting new restaurants, and traveling.

Sessions:
DDAGW 101: The Basics - What’s In Your Drinking Water & How Is It Regulated?


Matthew Staudinger — Environmental Specialist II
Division of Drinking and Ground Waters

Matthew Staudinger is an Environmental Specialist II at Ohio EPA-CO in Columbus, OH. He serves as an enforcement coordinator as well as the lead of the PPG and downhole camera programs in DDAGW. Matthew has a bachelor's in biology from Wittenberg University and has worked in the drinking water industry for more than seven years. Prior to joining Ohio EPA, Matthew worked as a drinking water engineer with U.S. EPA and a laboratory technician with Greater Cincinnati Water Works. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys being outdoors, archery, and tiring out his dog.

Sessions:
DDAGW 101: The Basics - What’s In Your Drinking Water & How Is It Regulated?


Nikki Steitler — Environmental Specialist II
Division of Drinking and Ground Waters

Nikki Steitler is the program coordinator for the nitrate, nitrite, synthetic organic chemical, and public notification programs in DDAGW. She has been with the Agency for three years, since graduating from Arizona State University with a bachelor's in sustainability with a minor in philosophy. She is passionate about her role in providing safe drinking water to all Ohioans, and about the mission to ensure sustainability of water resources into the future. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and acrylic painting.

Sessions:
DDAGW 101: The Basics - What’s In Your Drinking Water & How Is It Regulated?

Kaitlyn Barrie — Environmental Specialist II
Division of Drinking and Ground Waters

Kaitlyn Barrie is an Environmental Specialist II at Ohio EPA’s Central Office located in Columbus, OH. She serves as an enforcement coordinator and also administers the administrative penalty program for public water systems. Kaitlyn has a bachelor's in environment and natural resources from The Ohio State University and water has always been a professional focus of hers. She enjoys binging her favorite comfort shows and family time, but more often than not can be found chasing her toddler around.

Sessions:
DDAGW 101: The Basics - What’s In Your Drinking Water & How Is It Regulated?


Tya Darden — Environmental Manager
Division of Drinking and Ground Waters

Tya Darden is an Environmental Manager in the Compliance Assurance Section (CAS) of Ohio EPA DDAGW. She has been at the Agency for over 15 years with over a decade of her experience as an inspector of drinking water treatment plants and plan review engineer. She earned her bachelor's in chemical engineering and a master's of business administration from the University of Dayton. She is very passionate about ensuring that water systems have all the tools needs to produce safe drinking water. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, dance fitness, and reading.

Sessions:
DDAGW 101: The Basics - What’s In Your Drinking Water & How Is It Regulated?

Maria Lucente — Environmental Engineer IV
Division of Drinking and Ground Waters

Maria is the Engineering Manager in Ohio EPA’s Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, Central Office. Maria holds a bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University and a master's degree from The Ohio State University, both in civil and environmental engineering. She has over 20 years of experience with Ohio EPA including: plan review of drinking water treatment plants and distribution projects; technical assistance on design and regulatory design standards for drinking water treatment; and as the division’s lead on backflow prevention and cross connection control.

Sessions:
Backflow in Your Public Water System!

Sean Stephenson — Environmental Specialist III
Division of Drinking and Ground Waters

Sean works within Ohio EPA’s Division of Drinking and Ground Waters as an Environmental Specialist 3 and is currently the capability assurance coordinator and helps to oversee the Division of Drinking and Ground Waters Asset Management Program. He has been with Ohio EPA since 2014 and graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences.

Sessions:
Asset Management Update