Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Presentations Available From 2016 PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference

The presentations given at the 2016 PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference the end of June are now available, including an overview of Pennsylvania’s new $30 million pilot program to combine abandoned mine reclamation and economic development opportunities, and a proposed project listing, given by Acting DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell.
The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a webinar on the pilot program July 14.
The other presentations include--
-- AMD In The Bolivian Highlands, Tim Danehy, BioMost;
-- The Future Of AML Funding and Changing Prospects For Coal Mining, Joe Pizarchik, Director of the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement;
-- Manganese-- Misunderstood, Mis-Regulated & Mistaken For A Problem, Tiff Hilton;
-- State Of The Kiski-Conemaugh River, Melissa Reckner, Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team;
-- Economics Of Conservation Recreation, Len Lichvar, Somerset County Conservation District;
-- Sewickley Creek Cleanup Cost/Benefit Analysis, Mark Killar;
-- Rock Tunnel Passive Treatment System, Greg Shustrick, Somerset Conservation District;
-- The Impact Of WW I On Western PA’s Coal Economy, Elizabeth Ricketts Marcus, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
-- Rules For Non-Profit Lobbying, Anne Daymut, Western PA Coalition For Abandoned Mine Reclamation;
-- Making Sense of The Federal SENSE Air Quality Regulation Reform Act, Vince Brisini, Olympus Power, LLC;
-- Dialogical Communication and Digital Citizenship In The Anthracite Coal Region, Melissa Meade, Temple University;
-- PA AML/AMD Program And Funding Overview, Brian Bradley, DEP;
-- Drones and Their Use In Environmental Monitoring, Luke Monette, federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement;
-- Trout Unlimited's Long-Term Maintenance Of Passive Treatment Systems: A Jobs Analysis, Rachel Kester, Trout Unlimited Eastern Abandoned Mines Program;
-- State Regulatory Authority Perspectives On AML-Related Federal Legislative Activity, Ryan Ellis, Interstate Mining Compact Commission;
-- An Anthracite Coal Heritage Area? Mike Korb, MikeKorb, LLC; and
-- Trompe: Design And Analysis Of A Passive Aeration Mechanism, Kevin Kraus, Saint Francis University Environmental Engineering Department.
Copies of the presentations are available online.
(Photo: Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition, Butler County, Accepting The Challenge.)

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