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2013 Environmental Professionals of Iowa Fall Symposium

Monday, November 18, 2013 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Stoney Creek Inn
5291 Stoney Creek Ct.
Interstate 80/35, 86th Street Exit #129
Johnston, IA 50131

(515) 334-9000



This year EPI is pleased to present an agenda that covers a range of topics from remediation tools to aquifer studies from environmental professionals, and updates from familiar faces. The IDNR has reviewed the agenda for the symposium and has awarded 1.5 CEUs for Monday evening and 7.0 CEUs for Tuesday for ICGWPs.  Also this year, the IDNR has awarded 0.2 CEUs Monday evening and 0.5 CEUs Tuesday for Iowa Certified Well Contractors!

The EPI Symposium will again be held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston. This beautiful facility is easily accessible from the interstate and offers free, spacious parking. For overnight accommodations, contact the Stoney Creek Inn at (515) 334-9000.  EPI will have a block of rooms reserved until October 25. 

Monday, November 18, 2013  5:30 - 10:00 PM

The Symposium kicks off Monday evening with networking/social time, dinner, and a presentation. The Monday evening speaker is Dr. John Jansen, a 2013 McEllhiney Lecturer with NGWA, who will be presenting:  "Keeping the Pump Primed:  Aquifer Sustainability".

John Jansen, Ph.D., PG, is a principal and senior hydrogeologist for Cardno ENTRIX.  He works on a wide variety of groundwater projects around the country, specializing in high-capacity wells and groundwater resource management.  Formerly a partner in a Denver-based water rights company and the chief geoscientist for an international drilling company, he has broad experience in well construction and maintenance, as well as water rights issues. 

Drinks and appetizers, sponsored by the vendors, will be available prior to dinner and following the presentation. 

*****If you are interested in attending the lecture only (no dinner), please register here as the lecture itself is a free event.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday is filled with presentations by vendors, regulators, and environmental industry experts sharing the most up to date information. Please refer to the agenda below for a complete listing of speakers.  This year we have a very special guest who will be our luncheon speaker, Ms. Carolyn Hoskinson, Director of the EPA Office of Underground Storage Tanks.   Ms. Hoskinson will speak about the 25th Anniversary of UST federal regulations.  You will also have the opportunity to visit the vendors who will showcase their products and services throughout the day.  The symposium will end with a drawing for several door prizes provided by EPI. (Must be present to win.)
Due to the positive response last year, the Networking/Social time with drinks and snacks following the Symposium, sponsored by EPI and the vendors, will be located at the bar area outside of the conference room again this year. 

Please use our online registration process by clicking on the registration link below.  OR please fill out this form and e-mail/mail your registration information to:

Environmental Professionals of Iowa
PO Box 65484
West Des Moines, IA 50265
E-mail: moderator@epiowa.org

VENDORS - please use this form for registration and the online registration for payment.
We would like to thank our current members (attendees and vendors) for their support over the years and we look forward to another successful Symposium!

2013 EPI Fall Symposium Agenda

Monday, November 18th

5:30 - 6:30 PM         Vendor & Social Time

6:30 - 7:00 PM         Dinner

7:00 - 8:30 PM         Dr. John Jansen, 2013 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer: Keeping the Pump Primed: Aquifer Sustainability

Social/Networking following speaker

Tuesday, November 19th

8:00 - 8:15 AM         Registration

8:15 - 8:30 AM         Welcome & Introductions

8:30 - 9:00 AM         Chuck Gipp, Director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources:  History of Iowa's UST Legislation

9:00 - 9:30 AM         Mike McGee, TestAmerica Laboratories.: TEH Method Detection Limits

9:30 - 10:00 AM       Break with Vendors

10:00 - 10:30 AM     Bob Kalinski, RDG: Effects of 2010 Missouri River Flooding on Alluvial and Confined Aquifers

10:30 - 11:00 AM     Adam Schnieders, Iowa Department of Natural Resources: Update on IDNR Nutrient Reduction Strategy

11:00 - 12:00 PM     Bob Drustrup and Mike Gannon, Iowa Department of Natural Resources: Successful and Unsuccessful Case Studies of Bedrock Aquifer Remediation

12:00 - 1:15 PM       Lunch with speaker Carolyn Hoskinson, Director US EPA Office of Underground Storage Tanks: EPA 25th Anniversary of Federal UST Rules

1:15 - 1:30 PM         Break with Vendors

1:30 - 2:00 PM         Lynette Seigley, Iowa Department of Natural Resources: Project AWARE Update 

2:00 - 2:30 PM         Jessica Montana, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, RBCA Tier 1 Guidance

2:30 - 3:00 PM         Jeff Zogg, National Weather Service: Water Summary Update

3:00 - 3:30 PM         Break with Vendors

3:30 - 4:00 PM         Elaine Douskey, Iowa Department of Natural Resources: Update

4:00 - 4:15 PM         Tom Collins, Iowa Department of Natural Resources: Tanks Updates/Closure Report Guidance

4:15 - 4:30 PM         James Gastineau, AON: UST Fund Update

4:30 - 4:45 PM         Christian Quijano, PMMIC: Update

4:45 - 5:00 PM         Collection of Ballots & Event Evaluation Forms, and Contact Hours Sign-Up.

                                    Door Prize Drawing (Must be present to win)

5:00 - 7:00 PM         Social/Networking - snacks and drinks courtesy of vendors and EPI


Directions to the Stoney Creek Inn
The Stoney Creek Inn is located just off the combined Interstate 35/80. Both I35 & I80 merge together along the north side of the Des Moines Metropolitan area, thus making Stoney Creek very easy to access. Regardless of the direction you are traveling, exit the Interstate at the 86th Street / Exit 129 and proceed north to Birchwood Court on the right (east side). Take a right on Birchwood and then a left onto Stoney Creek Court with the Stoney Creek Inn on your right hand side.