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2023 ECOS Fall Meeting
2023 ECOS Fall Meeting
ECOS at 30: Bigger, Better, Boulder
- Agenda as of August 24 (Please print the agenda on August 25 if you’d like a paper copy for the meeting. ECOS will not distribute agendas in order to limit paper use.)
- Attendee List
- Speaker Guidelines
- Fall Meeting Sponsor Poster
- Signed 889 Form for U.S. EPA Attendees
ECOS Innovation Awards
Agency Management & Emergency Response Category
- Video Presentation
- Kentucky Knowledge Management & eLearning Program
- Virginia Permitting Enhancement & Evaluation Platform
- Honorable Mentions:
- Tennessee Regulatory Dialogue Initiative
- Rhode Island ‘5C’ Employee Engagement Week
- Mississippi Orientation & Onboarding of New Hires
- North Carolina Project Liaison Role
- Alabama What’s Happening in Your County
- Texas Emergency Response
- Ohio East Palestine Emergency Response
Environmental Programs & Equity Category
- Video Presentation
- Arizona AFFF Take-Back & Replace Program
- Utah Charge Your Yard Initiative
- Honorable Mentions
- Minnesota Drone Technology
- Montana Open-Cut Mining Inspection Technology
- Connecticut Geospatial Measurement of Air Pollution
- Arkansas FireSmart Initiative
- Indiana Stream Monitoring Program
- New York Community Mobile Air Monitoring Initiative
- Colorado EnviroScreen Tool
- Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program
- Washington Maddux Affordable Housing Cleanup Project
Breakout Option #1: ECOS Oil & Gas Caucus (O&GC) – Orphan Well Plugging, Prevention, and Mapping
- Presentation: Julie Murphy, Colorado Energy & Carbon Management Commission
- Presentation: Kim Mendoza-Cooke, Oxy
- Presentation: Sunny Fleming, Esri
Breakout Option #2: Environmental Research Institute of the States (ERIS) Board Meeting
- U.S. EPA ORD Tools for States by Media
Tales from the Trenches — Tips for Strengthening Risk & Crisis Communication
- Pictures of Response to the East Palestine Derailment: Anne Vogel, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Breakthroughs in Carbon Management & Emissions Reductions
- Presentation: Leah Feldon, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
- Presentation: Edward Lush, Williams
- Presentation: Lauren Quillian, Xcel Energy
Open Problem Solving Session: Retention, Recruitment, & Leadership Development 2.0 — A Progress Report
- Presentation: Jim Kenney, New Mexico Environment Department
Breakout Option #1: ECOS-Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Community Healhty Air Monitoring Partnership (CHAMP) on Collaboration to Improve teh Collection & Use of Community Air Monitoring Data
- Presentation: Michael Ogletree, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
- Presentation: Fern Uennatornwaranggoon, EDF
Breakout Option #2: ECOS Infrastructure Workgroup on Addressing Lead-Covered Telecom Cables & Earmark Impacts on Future State Revolving Fund Investing
- Agenda (breakout open to states, state media associations, and U.S. EPA)
- Marine Taxonomic Services (MTS) Report, Lead Cable Investigation
- Beyond the Blue, MTS Report References
- New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services SRF Letter to NH Congressional Delegation
- Colorado Water Resources & Power Development Authority SRF Letter to Congressional Delegation
State Stewardship in the Wake of the Supreme Court’s WOTUS Ruling
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Enforcement Policy on Unpermitted Discharges of Dredged and Fill Material Into State Waters
- Virginia Department of Enviornmental Quality Memo on Recent Supreme Court Decision Sackett v. EPA
- Environmental Law Institute Report, Filling the Gaps: Strategies for States/Tribes for Protection of Non-WOTUS Waters, May 2023
- Preview of WOTUS Polling Questions
- Question 1: For states that don’t have dredge and fill permitting provisions, are you thinking about asking for statutory authority? (Yes, No, N/A)
- Question 2: Who is most likely to be able to deliver a jurisdictional determination post-Sackett? (State environmental agency, Corps, Other)
- Question 3: Are you finding success with the Corps with issues that span pre- and post-Sackett time periods? What clarity is still needed from the Corps?
Partnerships in Materials Management
- Presentation: Jeffrey Smith, Upland Road Developers
- Presentation: Maranda Demuth, Eastman
- Presentation: Dylan de Thomas, The Recycling Partnership
Compliance Innovations & Lessons Learned Around the Country
- Presentation: Julie Moore, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
- Presentation: Karen Peters, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
- Presentation: Ed Kowalski, U.S. EPA Region 10
- Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Fact Sheet on ARPA Projects
Remarks by Basil Seggos, New York DEC
Breakout: ECOS Digital Business Workgroup (DBWG) on the Value of Data Visualization in Decision-Making & Public Outreach
- Presentation: Sunny Flemming, ESRI
By July 7 at 5 p.m. Eastern:
- $675 member/state
- $775 federal/dues-paying Alumni Association
- $875 other
Add $75 for registration after 5 p.m. Eastern on July 7. Add $50 more after 5 p.m. Eastern on August 7. Final registration deadline is August 23 at 5 p.m. Eastern.
- Cancellation by July 7 at 5 p.m. Eastern is subject to a $35 fee. Non-emergency cancellation after that time is non-refundable.
The ECOS room block at the St. Julien Hotel is now closed. If you are unable to secure a room at the hotel, contact Lily Schneider of ECOS to be added to the ECOS waiting list. Please also contact Lily before canceling any rooms so that she can arrange a transfer to the next ECOS attendee on the waiting list.
Call 720-406-9696 and mention the “Environmental Council of the States 2023 Fall Meeting” to reserve a room at the St. Julien Hotel at the special ECOS group rate of $279 per night, plus applicable taxes.
- The ECOS reservation cutoff is August 7. Reservations received after this date, or after the block is filled, are subject to prevailing rates and availability.
- The ECOS room block covers the nights of August 27, 28 and 29. The special ECOS group rate is available three days post and prior on a space-available basis.
- The cancellation policy is noon local time, 24 hours prior to the day of arrival. Cancellations after this time will be subject to a fee of one night’s room and tax.
- Check-in time is 3 p.m., and checkout time is 11 a.m local time.
- The ECOS rate for valet parking is $15/day or $28/overnight, subject to change.
- Self-parking is currently $1.25/hour for the first 4 hours, and $2.50/hour thereafter.
Denver International Airport is located approximately 38 miles and 45-50 minutes from the St. Julien Hotel.
The methods of transportation to and from the airport include:
- Taxi: Transportation to Boulder has a one-way, flat-rate charge of $114.
- Uber/Lyft: Transportation to Boulder costs $60-150, not including gratuity. Depending on time of day, traffic, car size, and inclement weather, the price may be higher.
- Passengers requesting rides from the airport should follow signs for ground transportation and exit the terminal through doors 506-510 (west side) and 507-511 (east side) on Level 5 near baggage claim and proceed to Island 5 to meet their driver.
- Town Car: The Concierge Team at the St. Julien Hotel would be happy to arrange a town car for attendees. The estimated cost for 1-3 passengers is $140 (all-inclusive to include the transfer, toll charges, and gratuity) each way. For up to 7 passengers, an SUV is $185.00 (all-inclusive) each way.
- Rideshare: ECOS staff are operating a rideshare database to help connect attendees who are arriving or departing from DIA at similar times. If you are interested in sharing a ride to/from the airport, please send your flight arrival and departure information to Lily Schneider.
* Please note that the above pricing information is subject to change.
Follow @ECOStates on Twitter for updates on the Fall Meeting, and tweet about the event using the hashtag #ECOSFall23.
- For registration and hotel questions, contact Lily Schneider.
- For agenda and sponsorship questions, contact Lia Parisien.