U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s Environmental Management Seminar will examine current and emerging issues related to water quality, air emissions and overall regulatory compliance to ensure that poultry environmental managers can effectively respond to factors that may impact regulatory compliance. This year’s conference will be held Sept. 24-25, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla.
“Water quality, stormwater, wastewater, air emissions and regulatory compliance are all issues that poultry and egg industry environmental managers face on a daily basis. It is imperative, now more than ever, for industry managers to identify and implement best management practices to effectively tackle these ever-changing challenges. Environmental stewardship is a day to day responsibility. By developing plans and investing in resources, we can stay one step ahead,” said program committee chairperson Brenda Flick, Sanderson Farms.
The program will include a Policy/Regulatory Update; General Duty Clause Compliance; Permit Pitfalls; Air Permitting Requirements for Poultry and Egg Facilities; Clean Water Award Winners Virtual Plant Tours; Sodium Hypochloride Storage Requirements; TRI Reporting for the Poultry and Egg Industry; Final Wastewater Effluent Disinfection Systems; Stormwater Treatment Challenges and Technology; Biosolids Handling Opportunities; and Microbial Intervention Chemicals Use and Effects on Wastewater, Quaternary Use in Biological Nutrient Removal Plants, and a Case Study on the Environmental Impact of Quaternary Compound Use.
Members of the program committee included (Standing left to right): Stephen James, Pilgrim’s; Steven Woodruff, Woodruff & Howe Environmental Engineering, Inc.; Dr. Jim Britton, OK Foods, Inc.; Jeff Carroll, Perdue Farms, Inc.; Matt Hopkins, Tip Top Poultry, Inc.; Jimmy Mardis, Tyson Foods, Inc.; Joseph Miller, Rose Acre Farms, Inc.; Roger Smith, American Proteins, Inc.; and Eric Lindemann, Fieldale Farms Corporation. (Sitting left to right): Stephanie Shoemaker, Sanderson Farms, Inc.; Michele Boney, West Liberty Foods LLC; Brenda Flick (chairperson), Sanderson Farms, Inc.; and Shane Reid, Reid Engineering Company.