2016 Environmental Emergency Planning and Response Workshop

Agency: Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

December 8, 2016 - Traverse City, MI

Knowing how to plan for and respond to an environmental emergency is important for the safety of your employees, the community, and the protection of the environment. This full-day workshop was designed to help you understand how to plan, respond, and recover from a spill or release.  Presentations were given by by state, federal and local officials on how to effectively plan and prepare for an environmental emergency, including who to include in the planning process and what type of actions you should be taking to mitigate risks. Presenters provided details on how to respond to an emergency including the roles of state, federal, and local responders.

This conference qualified for the following:

  • 5 CEHs/PDHs for Professional Engineers
  • 5 CMPs for Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMM)
  • 5 CMPs for Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioners (CHMP) 5 CMPs for Certified Dangerous Goods Professionals (CDGP®)
  • 5 CECs for Wastewater Operators in the Managerial Category, Course Code: 2398
  • 5 CECs for Drinking Water Operators in the Managerial Category, Course Code: 2468



    Agenda and Presentations

Time

Session

8:00 am

Registration/Breakfast

8:30 am

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Mark Ducharme, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Jen Wolf, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

 

8:45 am

Emergency Planning for Michigan Communities LEPC and Fire Departments
View recorded Emergency Planning for Communities LEPC and Fire Departments presentation

Jay Eickholt, Michigan State Police

 

9:15 am

Emergency Planning for Facilities - Is Your Facility Prepared for an Environmental Emergency?

► View the recorded Emergency Planning for Facilities presentation

Mark Ducharme, DEQ, Remediation and Redevelopment Division

Jen Wolf, DNR, Law Enforcement Division

 

9:45 am

Role of the Local Emergency Planning Committee and Fire Department in Emergency Planning

► View the recorded Role of the LEPC and Fire Department presentation

Chief Jim Tuller, Traverse City Fire Department

10:15 am

BREAK

10:30 am

The DEQ Emergency Management Staff – Helping You Prepare and Respond to Environmental Emergencies

Brian Flickinger, DEQ, Remediation and Redevelopment Division

10:45 am

Question and Answer Period

11:00 am

Release Reporting Overview

Michael Young, DEQ, Office of Environmental Assistance, and Jay Eickholt, Michigan State Police

11:45 am

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

1:00 pm

Incident Response - Roles and Responsibilities, Federal, State, and Local
Panel Discussion: Steve Keck and Brian Streichert, U.S. Coast Guard; Scott Schaefer, DEQ;
Jim Tuller, Traverse City Fire Department; Todd Brewer, Grand Traverse Band Fire Department

Incident Response – Roles and Responsibilities: Grand Traverse Band, Todd Brewer, Grand Traverse Band Fire Department 
Incident Response - Roles and Responsibilities: U.S. Coast Guard (USCG),  Steve Keck and Brian Streichert, U.S. Coast Guard;

2:30 pm

BREAK

2:45 pm

Recovering from an Environmental Incident

Mark Ducharme, DEQ, Remediation and Redevelopment Division

3:15 pm

Facility Example – Wolverine Pipeline

Steve Iseminger and Spencer Welling, Wolverine Pipe Line Co.

3:50 pm

Wrap-up and Adjourn