VMA VEHS Conference Schedule

Thursday – September 28

1:00PM – 2:30PM – Virginia Occupational Safety & Health Regulatory Workshop:  Best Management Practices, Case Studies & Technology

This session will focus on occupational safety & health compliance.  The workshop will also feature industrial case studies, best management practices, PPE innovations and training solutions.

2:30PM – 5:00PM – Virginia DEQ Regulatory Briefing

This annual briefing by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is a favorite for conference attendees as a “one-stop shop” for updates on pending and proposed regulations of air, water, waste, climate change, land use and permit practices.

5:00PM – 7:00PM – Networking Reception 

Visit exhibitors and network with peers in a reception that offers the best in environmental technology and services.

 Friday – September 29 

7:30AM–8:15AM      Networking Breakfast 

8:15AM-8:30AM       Welcome/Introduction – Chuck Stiff, EHS&S Chairman 

8:30AM–9:15AM     Featured Speaker – The Tranlin / Vastly Nutrient Credit Story – Hicham Shaban, Vastly

Mr. Shaban is the Senior Vice President and Project Executive of Vastly, also known as Tranlin, Inc. He has nearly three decades of project engineering and project management experience in the pulp and paper, oil and gas and chemical industries. He has led major projects in many U.S. and overseas locations. Mr. Shaban is experienced in project management, long-range planning, process design and optimization, joint venture management, risk assessment, process safety management (PSM) and Process Hazards Assessment (PHA), reliability and maintenance, advanced controls, optimization and instrumentation. He will provide a brief discussion of the environmental benefits of Vastly’s manufacturing technology.

9:15AM – 10:15AM      Industrial Environmental Excellence: Best Practices, Case Studies & Technology 

10:15AM – 11:15PM      Coal Ash Impoundment Regulation, State Regulation, Remediation Solutions & Beneficial Use Technology 

11:15AM – 12:00PM   EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (invited)