2012 Environmental Professionals of Iowa Fall Symposium
NEW - See Links to Presentations Below!

Monday, November 12, 2012 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Stoney Creek Inn
5291 Stoney Creek Ct.
Interstate 80/35, 86th Street Exit #129
Johnston, IA 50131

(515) 334-9000



This year EPI is pleased to present an agenda that covers a range of topics from remediation tools to LUST case studies from environmental professionals, and updates from familiar faces. The IDNR has reviewed the agenda for the symposium and has awarded 6.5 CEUs for Tuesday.  

The EPI Symposium will again be held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston. This beautiful facility is easily accessible from the interstate and offers free, spacious parking. For overnight accommodations, contact the Stoney Creek Inn at (515) 334-9000.  EPI will have a block of rooms reserved until October 18. 

Monday, November 12, 2012  5:30 - 8:30 PM 

The Symposium kicks off Monday evening with networking/social time, dinner, and a presentation. The Monday evening speaker is Mr. Kenneth Choquette, P.E. of Choquette Engineering where he currently provides domestic and international consultations in specialized water engineering inspections, assessments, design and management of drinking water, wastewater, animal wastewater, groundwater, building construction, housing safety, agricultures irrigation and development of local government.  Mr. Choquette was previoiusly the Chief of Party and Project Manager for an engineering firm under contract with USAID fora $2 million emergency urban water and sanitation projects in Kabul, Kandahar and Kunduz, Afghanistan.  Emphasis was on construction, design, administration, Staff selection/supervision, contracting, and field inspection.  Kenneth will be speaking to our group about his work experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

You will also have an opportunity to visit with the vendors that support EPI. A courtesy

suite will be offered again this year after the speaker presentation, sponsored by vendors.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday is filled with presentations by vendors, regulators, and environmental industry experts sharing the most up to date information. Lunch will be provided at noon along with morning and afternoon refreshment breaks. The vendor displays will also be set-up throughout the day for your convenience. The day will end with a contact hour sign-up sheet and door prizes donated by EPI. Your presence will be required to receive contact hours and to collect door prizes.
New this year is a Networking/Social hour with drinks and snacks after the Symposium which will be sponsored by EPI and the vendors, and will be located at the bar area outside of the conference room. 

Please use our online registration process by clicking on the registration link below.  Or please e-mail or send your registration information to:

Environmental Professionals of Iowa
PO Box 65484
West Des Moines, IA 50265
E-mail: moderator@epiowa.org

VENDORS - please use this form for registration and the online registration for payment.
We would like to thank our current members (attendees and vendors) for their support over the years and we look forward to another successful Symposium!



Monday, November 12th

5:30 - 6:30 PM         Vendor & Social Time

6:30 - 7:15 PM         Dinner

7:15 - 7:30 PM         EPI Business Meeting and Speaker Introduction

7:30 - 8:30 PM           Kenneth C. Choquette, Choquette Engineering: Effectiveness of International Aid Water Projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan


Networking/Social Hour following speaker

Tuesday, November 13th

8:00 - 8:15 AM         Registration

8:15 - 8:30 AM         Welcome & Introductions

8:30 - 9:30 AM         Randy St. Germain, Dakota Technologies, Inc.: An Introduction and Review of Laser-Induced Fluorescence (LIF) Technologies

9:30 - 10:00 AM       Break with Vendors

10:00 - 10:45 AM     Randy St. Germain, Dakota Technologies, Inc.: LIF continued

10:45 - 11:30 AM     Brian Lenz, ATC: LUST Site Aquifer Characterization

11:30 - 12:00 PM     Arthur Kern and Deb Danley, Metro Waste Authority: NEW Liquid Solidification Program and Special Waste and Hazardous waste disposal

12:00 - 1:00 PM       Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 PM         Lynette Seigley, IDNR: Project AWARE 10th Anniversary 

1:30 - 2:15 PM         Scott Mullin, Regenesis: Enhanced Physical Recovery of Petroleum NAPL from Groundwater - reagent injection for increasing efficacy of mechanically assisted recovery.

2:15 - 2:45 PM         Break with Vendors

2:45 - 3:15 PM         Harry Hillaker, State Climatologist: A Historical
                                   Perspective on the Drought of 2012
3:15 - 3:45 PM         Doug Judge, Renewable Energy Group   
                                   Biodiesel and Regulatory Compliance
3:45 - 4:15 PM         Elaine Douskey, Iowa Department of Natural 
                                   Resources: Update
4:15 - 4:30 PM         James Gastineau, AON: UST Fund Update

4:30 - 4:45 PM         Jeff Hove, PMCI: UST Owner Update

4:45 - 5:00 PM         Collection of Ballots & Event Evaluation Forms, and Contact Hours Sign-Up.

                                    Door Prizes (Must be present to win)

5:00 - 6:00 PM         NEW:  Networking/Social Hour - snacks and drinks courtesy of Vendors and EPI



Directions to the Stoney Creek Inn
The Stoney Creek Inn is located just off the combined Interstate 35/80. Both I35 & I80 merge together along the north side of the Des Moines Metropolitan area, thus making Stoney Creek very easy to access. Regardless of the direction you are traveling, exit the Interstate at the 86th Street / Exit 129 and proceed north to Birchwood Court on the right (east side). Take a right on Birchwood and then a left onto Stoney Creek Court with the Stoney Creek Inn on your right hand side.