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2020 SME Annual Conference and Expo

February 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm MST

CEC will be exhibiting at booth #713 throughout the conference. Be sure to stop by and chat with our experts!

CEC is proud to be a Connector Sponsor of this years event, as well as a SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition Full Sponsor, and an Environmental Division Luncheon Supporting Sponsor.

CEC’s Kerry Weichsel will be presenting “Managing Data for Efficient, Accurate Reporting” at 2:05 p.m. on Monday, February 24.

CEC’s Emma Gibson will be presenting “Using Familiar Tools to Create a Low Cost Environmental Tracking System” at 2:25 p.m. on Monday, February 24.

CEC’s Kristin Fritchman will be presenting “Dust in the Wind: Air Quality Modeling for Western Surface Coal Mines” at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday. February 26.

CEC’s Ray Ewing will be presenting “Solutions for Compensatory Mitigation in the Mining Industry Challenges of Fulfilling Historic Liabilities with Current Crediting Protocols” at 10:05 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26.

CEC’s Pat Sullivan will be presenting “Considerations for Mining Materials River Transshipment Facilities Design” at 10:25 a.m. on Wednesday. February 26.

Featured Speakers

Emma Gibson, GIT

Staff Scientist

Emma Gibson
Kerry Weichsel, P.E.

Assistant Project Manager

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Ms. Weichsel is experienced in environmental practices and standards with a focus on air quality including criteria pollutant, hazardous air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions estimation and reporting at state and federal levels, threshold modelling, toxic release inventory reporting, Title V permitting, state air permitting and exemptions, potential to emit calculations, ISO 14001 audits and implementation, and emission inventory verification. Ms. Weichsel is a licensed Professional Engineer in both Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Kristin Fritchman, P.E.

Project Manager

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Ms. Fritchman has 9 years of experience working in air quality permitting, modeling, and compliance. She has worked on air quality projects in the coal mining, power, and chemical industries; performing air dispersion modeling with AERMOD and CALPUFF. She also prepares emission calculations, reports, and regulatory research. Additionally, Ms. Fritchman has worked extensively with the Enviance environmental management system, from data management to workflow design.
Ray Ewing


Ray Ewing
Pat Sullivan, P.E.



February 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am MST
February 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm MST
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