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Water & Waste Management Virtual Training
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Click HERE to Register for the Training!
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PIOGA is pleased to announce our Featured Speaker
Mike Brunelle, Governor Wolf’s Chief of Staff
Mr. Brunelle will be providing an update to the industry and answering attendee questions.
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Mike Brunelle
Chief of Staff, Governor Wolf 
Administration
Mike Brunelle most recently served as Governor Tom Wolf’s Executive Deputy Chief of Staff.
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Previous to joining the Wolf Administration, Mike Brunelle spent two years as the National Campaigns Director for the Service Employees International Union, where he led the organization’s programs in 26 states.
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Prior to working for SEIU in Washington, D.C., he spent nearly three years as the Executive Director of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Pennsylvania State Council, where he directed the planning and execution of Council issue and legislative programs and served as staff-level leadership.
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Our lineup of good speakers does not stop there, below is a “sneak peek” of a few of our confirmed speakers:
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“Influence of colloids on mineralization in unconventional oil and gas reservoirs and wellbores: A case study with Marcellus Shale”
               
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Dr. Alexandra Hakala
NETL

Dr. Hakala is an Environmental Geochemist whose research interests focus on how chemical reactions can increase the efficiency of producing energy while minimizing environmental impacts, and how to monitor the sources of fluids and gases in natural systems. She earned her A.B. cum laude in Geosciences with a Certificate in Environmental Studies from Princeton University in 2003, and her Ph.D. in the School of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University in 2008 where she was a U.S. EPA Science to Achieve Results Graduate Fellow. She started as an ORISE post-doctoral research associate at NETL in 2008, and became a NETL research scientist in 2009. While at NETL, Dr. Hakala has led multiple projects related to onshore unconventional shale gas development and geochemical monitoring for carbon storage risk assessment as both a portfolio leader and principal investigator.

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Dr. Nicholas Siefert
NETL
Dr. Siefert serves as a Research Mechanical Engineer on the Innovative Energy & Water Processes Team at NETL. His research interests include wastewater treatment, coal gasification with carbon capture, waste-to-energy, plasma physics, and fuel cells. He has co-authored more than 33 scientific publications with a total of 683 citations, and holds 4 patents. Dr. Siefert’s recent research is focused on the treatment of produced brines and effluent streams from fossil energy systems. As a student, he was awarded the Richard J. Steers Scholarship, Princeton Physics Department Award for top level freshmen students, NETL Student Career Experience Program Fellowship, Dayton Area Graduate Studies Scholarship, and Air Force ROTC Scholarship. Dr. Siefert was an Active Duty Air Force Officer, obtaining the rank of Captain, statoned at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. Dr. Siefert is a member of Sigma Xi, the Engineering Society Honor program. He is a part-time Instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University where he teaches power plant design. Dr. Siefert earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
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“Generating high resolution geochemical models from publicly available residual waste profiles”
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Justin Mackey
NETL

Justin Mackey, Geologic and Environmental Systems Directorate, Research and Innovation Center, Research Scientist for Leidos Research Support Team supporting the National Energy Technology Laboratory

Justin Mackey is a research scientist serving as a member of NETL’s Onshore Unconventional and Carbon Storage research teams. He has over 8 years of experience working in the unconventional resources industry. Currently, his work focuses on characterizing the physical and chemical reactions occurring between geologic and engineered materials in unconventional oil and gas infrastructure. Justin’s main thrust of research works to mitigate mineral scale issues in unconventional oil and gas operations. He holds a Masters of Geology and Environmental Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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“Legal Do’s and Don’ts when responding to NOVs and in other situations”
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Joe Dawley, Esq.
Earth & Water Law
Joe Dawley is a uniquely qualified environmental and regulatory attorney with more than 30 years of diverse experience in environmental law, environmental engineering, government relations, and public policy. He applies his deep experience of regulatory frameworks and insider knowledge of the agencies to develop strategic and practical solutions that maximize business opportunity and minimize risk. For over 11 years, Joe was with EQT Corporation, the nation’s largest natural gas production company and a former natural gas transmission company, where he served in several roles, including the Deputy General Counsel for Environmental, Health and Safety and Public Policy and the Director of Government Affairs. Prior to EQT, he served as General Counsel of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.
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“UIC Permitting Process; Recent Changes; Do’s and Don’ts; Disposed Volumes”
David Rectenwald
US EPA
David Rectenwald is an Environmental Scientist with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. David has been with the EPA since 1993 working in many capacities associated with the Underground Injection Control Program and has conducted thousands of inspections of Class II injection and disposal wells in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Kevin Rowsey US EPA
Kevin Rowsey is a Senior Permit Specialist in the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Kevin has been with the agency since 2016 and works out of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office in Philadelphia. He primarily works as an UIC permit writer for Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, where the UIC program is directly implemented by EPA. He has also worked in enforcement and routinely conducts site inspections.
Kevin obtained his B.S. from Marshall University in 2011 in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. He also received his M.S. in Environmental Science from Marshall University in 2015.
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“UIC Permitting Process; Recent Changes; Do’s and Don’ts; Disposed Volumes”
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Brian Babb
PA DEP
Mr. Babb has worked at the PA Department of Environmental Protection for the 26 years, with the last 21 years in the Oil and Gas Department. He currently serves as the Subsurface Permits Environmental Program Manager where he oversees the Underground Injection Well program. Prior to this position he was a permitting Licensed Professional Geologist, NWDO Professional Geologist Manager, and spent time in the Clean Water Program as a Water Quality Specialist and the Drinking Water Program as a Sanitarian Supervisor. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University of PA (1993).
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“Water Disposal Technology Panel”
      
Tom Joseph Epiphany Water Solutions
Tom is the inventor of the Epiphany Environmental proprietary distillation/crystallization water treatment systems along with other patented technologies.  He founded Epiphany in the spring of 2009.   Tom was responsible for all aspects of the early Epiphany R&D, business planning, business development, operations, and fund-raising efforts.
His engineering Research and Development experience includes several years employed at the Florida State University’s Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory (FMRL), where he studied under some of the world’s leading experts in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics and had access to some of the most advanced research facilities in the world. Tom holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Florida State University. 
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      Mitch Curtis
      Purestream
Mitch started with Purestream in 2015 working on the product development and launch of multiple product lines. Purestream specializes in a variety of produced water treatment solutions including treatment for reuse, treatment for discharge, and volume reduction via evaporation. He currently manage Purestream’s FLASH evaporation product line and has knowledge across all US oil and gas plays regarding operational parameters and regulatory requirements of produced water evaporation.
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“Filter Socks and Disposal, latest technology in Erosion and Settlement Controls”
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  Beth Powell
New Pig Energy

 

Beth has 25 years of experience in chemicals and plastics manufacturing and has been granted eleven patents. Beth has an MBA and a BS in chemical engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, where she received the university’s Scholars Medal. She is a board member of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association and is vice-chair of the Marcellus Shale Coalition Safety Committee.
She has served as vice-chair of the Marcellus Shale Coalition Supply Chain Committee, a director-at-large for the Appalachia Women’s Energy Network and a director-at-large for PA STEPS.
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“Meters – Types, Latest Technology for Measuring Water & Mud,
Cost Savings Transportation”

Dr. Chad Daloia
Gemini Shale Solutions
Gemini is dedicated to innovation and solutions of disruptive technology for the oil and gas sector. Prior to Gemini, Dr. Daloia was the President and COO of an oil and gas service company focused on complex water treatment and water management for Operators in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Basin.  He most recently received his doctorate from Duquesne University in May 2009 in Leadership and Business Dynamics (teaming). Dr. Daloia is also a Malcolm Baldrige Performance Evaluator for the US Department of Commerce and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  He brings over 23 years of professional experience with the last decade focused within the energy sector. 
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Registration Fee:
Includes the virtual training, access to training materials after the training and Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDH) certificates
New Rates!
$100 Members
$175 Nonmembers
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THANK YOU TO OUR PLANNING PARTNERS!

 

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Registration 
Click HERE to register online. Payment must be received prior to the training session.

Deadline to register is August 14, 2020.*Please note webinar connection information will be sent to attendees 2 days before the training.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel without penalty if written cancellation requests are received by August 17, 2020. To cancel, please email Danielle Boston at danielle@pioga.org

Questions?
Should you have any questions about the training or the CEUs, please contact Daielle Boston at danielle@pioga.org
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Want some in-person networking and a great day on the course?  
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Thursday, August 20
Tam O’Shanter Golf Club
Hermitage, PA
*Please note golf is a separate registration from the training