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Onsite Wastewater Systems Education.

Objectives:

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After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* evaluate the latest technological advances in onsite wastewater systems (OSWS)

* identify successful examples of community onsite management programs

* develop strategies for guaranteeing maintenance of OSWS

* understand how soil types affect OSWS efficiencies

Onsite Wastewater Systems EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Monday, May 10

1:30pm-2:20pm

The State of the Industry

Richard J. Otis, Ph.D., P.E., D.E.E., Vice President, Applied Technologies, Ayres Associates, Madison, WI

2:30pm-3:20pm

Managing Decentralized Wastewater Systems in Florida

Kevin Sherman, Ph.D., Executive Director, Florida Onsite Wastewater Association, Lake Alfred, FL

3:30pm-4:00pm

NOWRA's Model Performance Code: Progress Report

Speaker TBA

4:00pm-4:20pm

NEHA's Installer Credential Project

Christl Pokorney, OSWS Project Coordinator, Research & Development, NEHA, Denver, CO

Tuesday, May 11

9:00am-10:50am

Wastewater Treatment and Dispersal in Soil

E. Jerry Tyler, Ph.D., Professor, Soil Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

11:00am-11:50am

Wastewater Collection and Disposal Alternatives in the National Park Service Backcountry

John Leffel, M.P.H., R.E.H.S., Alaska Public Health Consultant, USPHS/National Park Service, Seattle, WA

1:00pm-1:50pm

USEPA Strategies in Onsite/Decentralized Wastewater Infrastructure

Robert Rubin, Ph.D., Professor, North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC; and Joyce Hudson, Senior Environmental Engineer, Office of Wastewater Management, USEPA, Washington, DC

2:00pm-2:50pm

Rural Community Assistance Corporation Projects in Alaska

Roland Shanks, Rural Development Specialist, Rural Community Assistance Corporation, Anchorage, AK

3:00pm-4:50pm

Review of Denitrifying Technology Assessment from La Pine (Oregon) Demonstration

Barbara Rich, R.E.H.S., La Pine Project Coordinator, Deschutes County, Bend, OR

Wednesday, May 12

9:00am-10:50am

A Project to Define and Refine Operation, Maintenance and Monitoring of Onsite/Decentralized Wastewater Systems

Bruce Lesikar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Extension Specialist, Associate Department Head & Extension Program Leader, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX; David L. Lindbo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Soil Science, NCSU, Raleigh, NC; Nancy Deal, M.S., R.S., Extension Associate, Soil Science, NCSU, Plymouth, NC; David Gustafson, Ph.D., Extension Educator, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN; George Loomis, Ph.D., Research Associate IV, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI; and Jerry Stonebridge, President, Stonebridge Construction, Freeland, WA

11:00am-11:50am

Innovative Wastewater Management Projects

James Carroll, P.E., State Engineer, Rural Utilities Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Des Moines, IA

1:00pm-1:50pm

Update on California Onsite Regulations

Kenneth C. Stuart, M.S.E.H., R.E.H.S., Director of EH, Contra Costa County Health Services, Concord, CA

2:00pm-3:50pm

Tabletop Exercise: Issues Facing EH Practitioners in Onsite Wastewater

Richard J. Gelting, Ph.D., P.E., Environmental Engineer and Michael Herring, R.E.H.S., M.P.H., EH Scientist, Division of Emergency and EH Services, NCEH/CDC, Atlanta, GA

If you are an Onsite Wastewater Systems Specialist, you may register for just these sessions as their own conference at a lower rate. See www.neha.org for the separate brochure and registration form.

E. Jerry Tyler

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NEHA is pleased to welcome E. Jerry Tyler, Ph.D., back to the Onsite Wastewater Systems program for a 2-hour session on soils. Dr. Tyler is a Professor of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin, Director of the Small Scale Waste Management Project, Chair of NOWRA's Model Code "Soils" subcommittee, a preeminent authority on soil-based wastewater treatment systems, and a delightful speaker.
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Date:Mar 1, 2004
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