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A&WMA ACE Annual Conference

June 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - July 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm EDT

CEC’s Leah Blinn is scheduled to present “Methane Reduction Strategies in Unconventional Natural Gas” from 2:50-3:10pm on Thursday, July 2.

CEC’s Amber Isaac is scheduled to present “District Energy – A Look into the Future” from 3:10-3:30pm on Thursday, July 2.

CEC’s Amanda Black is scheduled to present “PFAS and TRI – What’s on the Horizon” on demand during the conference.

CEC’s Ivan Cooper is scheduled to present “Advances in PFAS Separation, Concentration, and Destruction in Groundwater, Leachate, and other Wastes. Examples from Full Scale, Pilot Scale, and Bench Scale Approaches” on demand during the conference.

CEC’s Kris Macoskey is scheduled to present “A Survey of U.S. Industrial Sustainability Reports: Part 2” on demand during the conference.

CEC’s Kerry Weichsel is scheduled to present “A Review of Storage Tank Emission Calculation Methods: Strengths, Weaknesses, Ideal Applications, and Real-World Examples” on demand during the conference.

CEC will also be virtually exhibiting throughout the event!

Featured Speakers

Leah Blinn

Vice President

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Leah Blinn
Ms. Blinn is a Principal with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. and is the Corporate Air Quality Practice Lead. She is a Chemical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in managing and executing air quality work for various industries throughout the country. She is experienced in air dispersion modeling, emission calculations, permitting, compliance, auditing, regulatory interpretation, and agency negotiation. Her experience is with a wide-range of industries including oil & gas, electric utility generation, municipal solid waste landfills, chemical manufactures, and metals manufacturing.
Amanda Black, E.I.T.


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Amanda Black
Ms. Black is a Principal and the Power Market Group Lead at Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. Ms. Black is a chemical engineer with more than 20 years of experience in environmental consulting. As the corporate Power Market Group leader, she is responsible for identifying trends and opportunities in the various power submarkets, as well as developing, implementing, and monitoring strategies and initiatives for increasing CEC’s service offerings to the power industry. Ms. Black has extensive experience in air permitting of major and minor sources throughout the United States and has assisted clients in the power, oil and gas, and manufacturing market sectors. 
Ivan Cooper, P.E., BCEE


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Mr. Cooper is a Principal in CEC’s Charlotte office and is the National Practice Leader for Water and Wastewater. He oversees environmental consulting activities in landfill leachate, municipal and industrial water and wastewater, power, regulatory compliance issues. He has detailed experience in wastewater permitting, treatability, preliminary and detailed studies and design, construction observation, operation and maintenance manuals, start-up, and operational assistance for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. With over 43 years of technical and management experience, he has evaluated sites, performed and reviewed historical and cost evaluations for over 100 landfills and National Priority List (NPL) Superfund sites and has conducted the preliminary and detailed design of over 100 leachate, industrial, and municipal waste treatment systems. He is a licensed professional engineer in 13 states and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.
Amber Isaac, P.E.

Project Manager II

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Ms. Isaac is a licensed professional engineer with over 13 years of experience in managing and executing work in air quality. Her technical expertise includes emissions calculations, permitting, air dispersion modeling, and air quality compliance. She has prepared air emission inventories, greenhouse gas inventories, toxic release inventories, and permit applications for utilities, landfills, and chemical manufacturers to comply with state and federal regulations. She has performed air dispersion modeling (AERMOD and CALPUFF) and prepared Air Quality Analysis reports in support of PSD permit applications and litigation support for utility and chemical industry. She has experience in various aspects of Process Safety Management including performing Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), developing Risk Management Plans, and completing off-site consequence analysis modeling (ALOHA, RMP*Comp, and MARPLOT). She also developed environmental management information systems for chemical manufacturers to manage their multimedia compliance requirements using web-based software.
Kris Macoskey, QEP

Vice President

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Kris Macoskey
Mr. Macoskey is one of the leaders of CEC’s environmental practice with particular emphasis on air quality permitting and compliance. He has over 27 years of experience helping facilities manage their environmental regulatory compliance obligations. Mr. Macoskey has expertise in identifying compliance gaps, filling those gaps, developing programs, and providing training aimed at maintaining ongoing compliance. Mr. Macoskey is knowledgeable in federal and state environmental programs affecting industry and has special expertise in the area of air quality compliance and permitting.  He has managed projects ranging from simple construction permit applications to major New Source Review evaluations as well as ambient air and meteorological monitoring, dispersion modeling, human health risk assessment, and control technology evaluations. Project experience spans the oil and gas, manufacturing, electric utility, and waste management sectors. Mr. Macoskey has been a Qualified Environmental Professional with the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice since 1996. Mr. Macoskey can be contacted at 800-365-2324 or kmacoskey@cecinc.com.
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.


June 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am EDT
July 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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