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Wednesday, July 19 • 10:30am - 12:10pm
R1. What to Expect When Being Inspected

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For regulated facilities, environmental compliance inspections can often seem intimidating.  Recognizing the "pop quiz" impression of an inspection and the perceived business interruption, this panel will focus on providing an understanding of the purpose and approach of compliance reviews and help facilities effectively prepare for inspections to minimize impacts and maximize compliance.  The panel will provide an overview of the roles of the Florida DEP and EPA, components of multimedia compliance monitoring programs developed for both agencies, a discussion of the State Review Framework, and DEP's approach to satisfying their compliance inspection objectives.  With this background on the structure, purpose and frequency, the panel will also present the latest national enforcement initiatives, which are selected by EPA every three years.  The panel will also discuss what inspectors typically look for when performing a facility inspection and how environmental staff can best be prepared for an inspection.  From both an industrial and legal perspective, the presentations will discuss best practices that environmental staff should follow before and on the day of the inspection in order to ensure that year-round compliance is achieved, the department’s compliance objectives are reached, inspectors’ needs are being met, all while minimizing undue stress on the regulated facility.

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Michael Ballenger

Manager of Consulting Services - Florida, Trinity Consultants
I serve as the Florida Manager for Trinity Consultants. I specialize in air permitting and compliance, helping industry meet regulations.


Justin Green

Director, Division of Air Resource Management, Department of Environmental Protection
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Stacy Watson May

Of Counsel, Holland & Knight
Ms. Watson May counsels a variety of industrial and commercial clients such as manufacturers, facility owners and developers with environmental compliance and enforcement actions across multiple states as well as at the federal and local levels. For these clients, she regularly negotiates... Read More →

Cliff Wilson

Senior Vice President, Dewberry

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