PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
IN THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY

March 5 - 9, 2000
Sheraton Tamarron Resort Durango
Durango, Colorado

Conference Chair:
Reginald Prime
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

Conference Co-Chair:
Brandon Koltz
Triad Engineering, Inc.

Sunday, March 5, 2000

7:00 a.m. Golf Tournament
Bus sponsored by Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Lunch sponsored by Cascade Earth Sciences

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration and check-in-Alcove

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Session Chair meeting-Animas

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Orientation for first time participants-Animas
Hosted by: Ted Weller, B&A Safety and Health Consultants

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour-Windom Peak
Sponsored by Anheuser-Busch

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Opening Dinner & Orientation-Silverton Ballroom
Champagne Toast Sponsored by Waterlink Separations Division & Waterlink Biological Division

7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Welcome, Introductions, Announcements, Recognition & Program Review
Reginald Prime, Conference Chair

8:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Social Hour-Windom Peak

Monday, March 6, 2000

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast-Windom Peak

8:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m. Current Environmental Trends-Silverton Ballroom
Chairs: Mark Johnson, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Binayak Acharya, Nestle Food Company

"ConAgra's Sustainable Development Program"
Tom Stachura, Senior Environmental Engineer
Armour Swift Eckrich/Con Agra

"TMDL's"
Don Brady, Chief
Watershed Branch, USEPA

"Strategic Participation in the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Process"
David Clark, HDR Engineering

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Wastewater Treatment-Silverton Ballroom
Chairs: Tom Bachman, Triad Engineering, Inc.
Tom Stachura, Armour Swift-Eckrich

"Treatment of Slaughter House Wastewater in Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors"
Don Krohn, Valley Pride Pack

"Upgrading Fixed-Film and Suspended Growth Treatment Plants for Biological Nutrient Removal"
Dr. Enos Stover, The Stover Group, Inc.

"Benefits of Limited Aeration of Methane Producing Bioreactors"
Dr. Dan Zitomer, Marquette University

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Keynote Address-Windom Peak
Keynote Speaker:
Breff Cooling
Vice President of Development Engineering
Azurix Corporation

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 2000 Steering Committee Meeting-Animas

1:45 p.m. - Until Open Discussion on
Aerobic & Anaerobic Treatment & Regulatory Issues -Silverton Ballroom
Chair: Keith Radick, Floyd Browne Associates, Inc.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Poster Session & Social Hour-Innisbrook
Chairs: Stephanie Richardson, Preventive Environmental
Management, Inc.
D.L. Catton, The Process Group, Inc.

"Irrigation System Planning and Design for Food Process Water Land Application"
Jake LaRue, Cascade Earth Sciences, Inc.

"Nitrogen Removal from Beet Sugar Processing Plant Wastewater-A Case Study"
Ravi Menon, Infilco Degremont, Inc.

"Justifying Pretreatment through Surcharge Reduction"
Charles Ross & Edward Valentine, The Process Group, Inc.

"Simultaneous Nitrification/Denitrification: A New Concept in Biological Nitrogen Removal"
Hiren Trivedi, Enviroquip, Inc.

"Contract Operations of Pretreatment Facilities"
Wayne Bough, Bough Environmental Associates

"A Cupcake Project-Design-Build Pretreatment Facility for Interstate Brands Corporation J.J. Nissen Bakery in Biddeford, Maine"
Randy Osburn, Interstate Brands Corporation

"Energy Deregulation Offers Significant Cost Saving Opportunities"
Allen Carter, Malcolm Pirnie

"Optimization of Granular Anaerobic Systems"
Tom Bachman, Triad Engineering, Inc.

"Handling Hazardous Chemicals in Wastewater Treatment"
Warren Howe, Goldkist Corporation

"Filamentous Bacteria Identification Made Easy"
Enos Stover and Tami Gaden, The Stover Group, Inc.

Social Hour Sponsored by Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner-Windom Peak

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Legal Perspectives & Consequences-Silverton Ballroom
Chairs: Alan Carter, Malcolm-Pirnie, Inc
Bob Mullenix, Ocean Spray

"Can Lawyers Really be Your Friends?"
Don Radentz, ConAgra Frozen Foods

"Voluntary Self-Disclosure Policy-Is Mitigation Illusory?
Frank Hruby, Anheuser-Busch

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Poster Session with Desert Bar & Social Hour-Innisbrook

Dessert Bar and Social Hour Sponsored by
Fehr-Graham & Associates
Food Industry Environmental Network
Preventive Environmental Management
The Process Group, Inc.
Environmental Management Corporation, Inc.

Social Hour Sponsored by
Environmental Management Corporation, Inc.

Tuesday, March 7, 2000

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast-Windom Peak

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Current Trends in Environmental Management -Silverton Ballroom
Chairs: Larry Perry, Frito-Lay, Inc.
Brandon Koltz, Triad Engineering, Inc.

Our Approach to Environmental Management - A Cross Section:
Tom Stachura, Armour Swift Eckrich
John Groenewold, Kraft Foods
Binayak Achurya, Nestle Food Company
Dennis Busch, Dean Foods Company

Facilitated Discussion -
What Works, What Doesn't, What's Needed

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Reduction, Reuse, Recycling-Silverton Ballroom
Chairs: Tom Bueb, Coors Brewing Company
Daniel Flanagan, Radian International

"Reuse and Recycle in the Food Aqua Culture"
Jay Young, Colorado Gator

"Frito-Lay's Waste Minimization and Resource Conservation Program"
Larry Perry, Frito-Lay

"Waste Reduction in Poultry Processing: Seaboard of Kentucky, a Case History"
Stephanie Richardson, Preventive Environmental Management
Roger Smith, Seaboard Corporation

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Box Lunch & Technical Tour-Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Technical Tour Buses & Lunch Sponsored by
Kraft General Foods
Gold Kist, Inc.

6:00 p.m. Dinner on your own

Wednesday, March 6, 2000

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast-Windom Peak

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Technology Advancement-Silverton Ballroom
Chairs: Robert Pharmer, CH2M Hill
Andy Holynskyj, Wrigley Company

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Air Quality Issues-Silverton Ballroom
Chair: Carol Kenfield, The Pillsbury Company

"Air Permitting Experiences for New Installations in the Food Processing Industry"
Emmett Keegan
Van Breisegem & Associates, Inc.

"Don't Let the cat Out of the Bag"
Carol Kenfield
The Pillsbury Corporation

"Air Permit Record Keeping and Reporting"
Maribel Crespin
Coors Brewing Company

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & 31st Conference Preview-Windom Peak

1:30 p.m. - Hot Topic Workshop - Management Issues & Emission Issues
Silverton Ballroom

Chair: Keith Radick, Floyd Browne Associates, Inc.

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Year 2001 Organizing Committee Meeting-Silverton Ballroom

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Social Hour and Poster Session-Innisbrook

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner & Awards-Windom Peak

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The International Arena- Silverton Ballroom
Chairs: Gottfried Haas, Kraft Canada, Inc.
Quentin Davis, Fehr-Graham & Associates

"Sustainable Development and Food Production-Technologies and Challenges"
David Schaller, Sustainable Development Coordinator USEPA Region 8

"Environmental Conservations as a Shared Responsibility: The View from a Multinational"
Paul McNulty, Director, Environmental Policy
Worldwide Regulatory Affairs
Phillip Morris Management Corporation

"Environmental Service Vendors - Industry Trends, Customer Needs and Expectations"
Catherine A. McCord, Director
Business and Environmental Management
Safety - Kleen Corporation

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Social Hour-Innisbrook

Thursday, March 9, 2000

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast-Windom Peak

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Case Studies- Silverton Ballroom
Chairs: Ruth Adelman, Lipton
Dan Bruner, Cascade Earth Sciences

"Waste Audit-A Self-Help Approach to Waste Reduction"
Stephanie S. Richardson, Preventive Environmental Management

"Wastewater Minization Strategies for a Winery"
Susan Gornick, E & J Gallo Winery

"Wastewater Case Study"
Steve Woodruff, Gold Kist, Inc.

"Performance of a Constructed Wetland for Potato Process Water Treatment in a Cold Climate"
Mike Henderson, Lamb-Weston, Inc.

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Public Relations- Silverton Ballroom
Chairs: Jack Cooper, Food Industry Environmental Network
Dave Zepponi, Northwest Food Processors

"Applications of Modern Biotechnology Techniques in Agriculture: Public Affairs Issues"
Gary F. Barton, Agriculture Public Affairs, Monsanto
Joe Panetta, President & CEO, BIOCOM

11:30 a.m. Adjournment and Boxed Lunch

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