Preliminary Program

Past, Present and Future Case Histories
With Resolutions

March 8 - 12, 1998
Bahia Hotel and Conference Center
San Diego, California

Gary McFarlane
Dean Foods Vegetable Company

G. Edward Valentine
Environmental Treatment Systems, Inc.

Program Advisor:
Reginald E. Prime
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

Engineering Foundation
345 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
P:1-212-705-7836; F:1-212-705-7441
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Bob Bennett, Silgan Containers Corp; Gerald J. Berg, Foth & Van Dyke; C. Alan Carter, Sverdrup Civil, Inc.; D. L. Catton, Jones Environmental; Harry S. Chen, Imperial Holly Corp.; Quentin H. Davis, Fehr-Graham & Associates; Robert M. Dykes, Radian International; Richard W. Fish, Del Monte Foods; Gottfried Haase, Kraft Canada, Inc.; Thomas P. Hovenec, Tropicana Products, Inc.; Raymond I. Iehl, Metcalf & Eddy; Brandon J. Koltz, Triad Engineering, Inc.; Theresa Lanctot, The Earthgrains Company; Dave Olig, Eder Associates; Larry E. Perry, Frito-Lay, Inc.; Stephen R. Schulte, Hixson; Liz Turco, J.R. Simplot Company; Theodore R. Weller, Sr., B & A Safety and Health Consultants; Jere Zimmerman, Coors Brewing Company


Stephanie Richardson, Preventive Environmental Management; Edward R. Taylor, The Minute Maid Company; Dennis C. Busch, Dean Foods Company; John C. Groenewold, Kraft Foods; James L. Revel, Philip Services Corp; Richard S. Fein, Engineering Foundation;

Poster Session

Sunday, March 8, 1998

8:30 a.m. Golf Outing -- Steele Canyon
Best Ball Event; Box Lunch Provided; Cost to be determined
D.L. Catton, Jones Environmental (1-512-834-6041)

3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Conference Registration

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Orientation Meeting for "First Time" Participants
Gary McFarlane, Conference Chair
Richard S. Fein, Engineering Foundation

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour

6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Dinner
Welcome & Introductions
Gary McFarlane, Conference Chair

7:45 p.m. - 8:10 p.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Allen Fehr
Consultant to Civil Constructors, Inc.

8:10 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Evening Entertainment

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

Monday, March 9, 1998

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

Chairs: Richard Fish, Del Monte Foods
D.L. Catton, Jones Environmental
Robert Bennett, Silgan Containers
Reginald Prime, Coca-Cola Enterprises

"A Closed-Loop Treatment System for Olive Processing Waters -- First Year Results"
Don Jepson, Cyclus Envirosystems

"Economics of Recovering Resources Through High-Rate Anaerobic Digestions"
Dennis Burke, Cyclus Envirosystems

"Upgrading Meat Process Waters for Food Contact Surfaces -- USDA Approval"
Charles Fiero, Carolina Food Processing (Tentative)

"Revised State Discharge Limits Requires Wet Industry Action"
Herbert Stone, Food Industry Consultant

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

10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. "Start-Up and Operation of a Wastewater Treatment System With a Fluidized-Bed Anaerobic Reactor at a Wet Corn Milling Plant"
Presenter: TBA

Panel Discussion:
"The Problems and/or Opportunities with Land Application of Plant Effluent Waters"
Panelists: Aaron Corkum, Cutrale Citrus
Tom Svanoe, Food Consultant (tentative)
Richard Fish, Del Monte Foods
Robert Bennett, Silgan Containers

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Steering Committee Meeting for the 1999 Conference

1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Association Environmental Committee Meetings
(to be independently scheduled)

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. POSTER SESSION:
Chair: Liz Turco, J.R. Simplot Company

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Social Hour

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. REGULATORY UP-DATE
Chair: Stephen R. Schulte, Hixson

"Health and Safety Issues for Food Processors"
Clay Detlefsen, International Dairy Foods Association

"Environmental Issues for Food Processors"
Anne G. Giesecke, American Bakers Association

8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. POSTER SESSION (continued) / Social Hour
Chair: Liz Turco, J.R. Simplot Company

Tuesday, March 10, 1998

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

Chairs: Alan Carter, Sverdrup Civil, Inc.
Theresa Lanctot, The Earthgrains Company
David Olig, Eder Associates

"Risk Management Up-Date From the IIAR"
Kent Anderson, International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration

"Partnering Achieves Regulatory Compliance"
Michael Henderson, Lamb-Weston

"Emission Control for Frying Operations"
Robert Braun, Ore-Ida Foods

"Environmental Management Systems"
Leslie Batterson, Sara Lee

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

10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. "Topic to Be Determined"
Doug Emmett, Nabisco

"Process Safety Management and Risk Management Planning"
Carol Kenfield, Pillsbury

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. TECHNICAL TOUR -- City of San Diego/North City Water Reclamation Plant - a new 30 mgd wastewater treatment facility constructed by the City of San Diego as part of a $1.1 billion wastewater improvement program. This tertiary treatment plant was put into operation this year and produces effluent suitable for nonpotable reuse. There are plans to add further treatment processes to purify the treated water to drinking water standards and to blend it with San Diego's potable water supply.

4:00 p.m. Evening on Your own

Wednesday, March 11, 1998

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

Chairs: Quentin Davis, Fehr-Graham & Associates
Brandon Koltz, Triad Engineering
Ray Iehl, Metcalf & Eddy
Jere Zimmerman, Coors Brewing Company

"Emerging Issues in Environmental Control"
Dennis Vaughn, Pillsbury

"Integrating Environmental, Health and Safety Programs - Making the Blend Work"
Dr. Randy Roig, ERM-West

Martha Hyder and Kathy McDonnell, Radian International

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

10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES AND STRATEGIES (cont.)

"Project Delivery Methods -- Advantages and Disadvantages"
Lowell Skelton, Former Miller Project Management Group Leader and Former President of Project Management Institute

"Top Ten Emerging Issues"
Facilitated Discussion

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1999 Conference Organizing Committee Meeting

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Ad hoc Session

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Social Hour

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Conference Dinner

7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Committee Recognition

8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT Chairs: Gottfried Haase, Kraft Canada, Inc.
Robert Dykes, Radian International

"Case Study: Start-Up of a Cereal Plant in China"
Bill Shelton, Quaker Oats

"State of the Art Practices for Due Diligence Audits in South America"
Harry Ott, The Coca-Cola Company

"Environmental Management in Europe"
Bernard Johns, Wm. Wrigley Company

9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Social Hour

Thursday, March 12, 1998

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

Chairs: Gerald J. Berg, Foth & Van Dyke
Larry Perry, Frito-Lay, Inc.
Harry Chen, Imperial Holly Corporation
Tom Hovenec, Tropicana Products, Inc.

"Strategic Environmental Management -- An Overview"
Jerry Berg, Foth & Van Dyke

"Sugar Beet Waste Heat Utilization"
Bob Brown, Bolton & Menk

"Waste Reduction in Poultry Rendering -- A Case Study"
Stephanie Richardson, Preventive Environmental Management

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

10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. "Organic Waste from Food Processing as Chemical Production Feedstock"
Douglas Elliot, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

"Product Recovery as Pretreatment Alternative for Dairy Plants"
Stephen Schulte, Hixson; and Roy Carawan, INFOOD, Ltd.

"Aerobic Autoheated Thermophilic Sludge Digestion for the Food Processing Industry"
Enos Stover, The Stover Group

12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 29th ANNUAL CONFERENCE PREVIEW
Edd Valentine, Jr., Environmental Treatment Systems, Inc., 1999 Conference Chair

12:30 p.m. Boxed Lunch

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1. A Review of the USDA Organic Food Proposal
Jack Cooper
Food Industry Environmental Network

2. Abattoir Wastewater Treatment Plant Nitrifies at Low Temperatures: A Case
Robert Landine
ADI Systems, Inc.

3. Risk Management Plan - Why Start Now?
Alan Carter
Sverdrup Civil Inc.

4. Land Application Percolate Losses May be Les than Water Balances Predict
Dan Burgard
Cascade Earth Sciences, Ltd.

5. Waste Water Improvement at Terry Farms
Bill Lynch
Law Eng. & Env. Services, Ltd.

6. And you thought Potatoes were only for French Fries
Joan Cloonan
J.R. Simplot Company

7. Surface Water Chloride Standards - State Summaries
Brandon J. Koltz
Triad Engineering Incorporated

8. Environmental Management Systems
Robert Dykes
Radian International

9. Modification of Lagoon Systems to Sequencing Batch Reactors for Treatment
of High Strength Wastewater
G.E. Valentine
Environmental Treatment Systems, Inc.

10. Wastewater Management Improvements for Cutrale Citrus
Aaron Corkum
Cutrale Citrus Juices USA, Inc.
Bill Lynch
Law Eng. & Env. Services, Inc.

11. Strategic Resource Management in the Food Industry: A Case Study
Jim Revel
Phillip Services Corporation

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