Environmental Issues Breakfast | March 13, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The Mission Possible Cafe
1516 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Registration: 7:00 AM
Program: 7:30 - 9:00 AM
Exciting Discussions Regarding County and State Process Improvements Impacting Environmental Regulations
Bill Gates, Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
As the newly-elected Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Bill Gates shares his vision and priorities for Maricopa County in 2019. As the nation’s fastest-growing county, Chairman Gates envisions seizing opportunities aimed at making Maricopa County “its most forward-thinking” as well. Chairman Gates will be discussing his continuing efforts to improving the County services while maintaining his focus on his priorities of public safety, fiscal responsibility, intelligent growth, economic development, encouraging innovation, and finding efficiencies. He also wants to hear your thoughts on proposed process improvements and the potential impacts to the County’s environmental and regulatory services. Additionally, and just for fun, as he will be speaking the day after the Phoenix Mayoral Election, perhaps we can get him to pontificate a bit about the race.
Terry Baer, Solid & Hazardous Waste Section Manager, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
ICYMI: Hazardous Waste rulemaking removed FAR submission requirement, while Tier 2 reports remain due March 1. ADEQ’s Hazardous Waste rule was approved by the Governor's Regulatory Review Council with an immediate effective date on Feb. 5, 2019. The requirement to submit a Facility Annual Report (FAR) to ADEQ was removed from the rule. There is no requirement to submit the FAR which was due on Mar. 1, 2019. This does not apply to Tier 2 reports which are still due on March 1. In addition, EPA’s Generator Improvements rule is also immediately effective. Generators may take advantage of its new benefits immediately but must also comply with the new requirements. ADEQ’s Solid & Hazardous Waste Section Manager, Terry Baer, will join us for a timely discussion on the process and mechanisms ADEQ will be implementing.
Mission Possible Cafe | Café For a Cause
The Mission Possible Café opened its doors to the community in 2017, offering American and Southwestern-inspired Mexican fare. The café serves as a social enterprise project of the Phoenix Rescue Mission and is primarily staffed by Mission clients.