RMSS-AWMA lunch meeting – What has happened with federal air quality regulations affecting the oil and gas industry – Monday, August 13th

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Bob Hammer and Bruce Macdonald with SLR Consulting will present on what has happened with federal air quality regulations affecting the oil and gas industry since January 2017 when the Trump administration took over.  This will include successful, pending, and unsuccessful federal government efforts toward regulatory changes.

The meeting will be held at 1801 California Street, Denver, CO 80202 in the 1st floor New York Conference room, on Monday, August 13thThey will start with refreshments and networking at 11:30, followed by the presentation around noon, and they’ll adjourn around 1pm. Please ask the Security Desk how to get to the conference room if you need assistance.

Bob Hammer

Mr. Hammer is a senior expert on environmental regulations with 35 years of experience working with rules, policy, permitting, and compliance. He has been dealing with regulations, primarily in air quality consulting, for over 25 years and about 10 years working directly in industry. He has supported a variety of industries in the U.S. and internationally, with extensive experience in electric utilities, oil and gas, and mining. He is a recognized expert dealing with existing and proposed regulations and their impact on industry’s environmental compliance, operations, and management. He provides permitting, regulatory research, guidance, and technical support for planning and operations. He regularly represents clients and industry organizations while interacting with attorneys, and State, Federal, and Tribal Governments. He advances client and industry interests pertaining to the development of proposed regulations and policies. His work has included technical writing and lecturing on a variety of environmental regulations and governmental programs.

Education

B.S. in Meteorology, 1984, Metropolitan State University of Denver

M.S. in Meteorology, 1987, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Bruce Macdonald

Bruce Macdonald is a principal scientist at SLR International in Fort Collins.  He has 42 years of experience working with air quality regulations, permitting, and compliance. He has provided air quality consulting services to a wide range of industries, with extensive experience in electric utilities, oil and gas, chemicals, and mining. He regularly reviews existing and proposed regulations and provides guidance to clients in support of air permitting and compliance.  He also provides services in support of NEPA analyses, particularly related to meteorology, air quality, and climate change. He has led the preparation of 20 PSD permit applications and numerous minor source and Title V permit applications. He has served as adjunct professor at the University of Denver in their Environmental Policy and Management graduate program.

Education

B.S. in mathematics and education, North Dakota State University

M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric science, Colorado State University.

 

If you plan on attending this meeting, please RSVP to Sara Nuttall (Sara.Nuttall@jm.com) by Friday, August 10th.

RMSS-AWMA has an opening for a board member. If you are interested in this role, please reply to this email, awma.rmss@gmail.com, with your bio & qualifications. Thank you!