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Birmingham, Ala. (Sept. 9, 2014) – Balch & Bingham LLP is pleased to announce that Steven A. Burns, partner in the firm’s Environmental Section and chair of the Air & Waste Management Association’s (A&WMA) Alabama Chapter, will lead this year’s A&WMA Southern Section Annual Meeting and Technical Conference in Montgomery, Ala., from Sept. 10 to Sept.12, 2014. Each year the Southern Section Annual Meeting and Technical Conference brings together environmental professionals across the government, industry, academia and private sectors from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee to assist in the professional development and critical environmental decision- making of members to benefit society.

Mr. Burns will address the conference during the waste session regarding arranger liability for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act on Sept. 10 from 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Mr. Burns will also moderate a panel discussion on coal ash regulations on Sept. 11 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. This session features panelists from government, industry and environmental consulting sectors.

In addition to Mr. Burns, several key environmental industry leaders will speak at the conference including: 

  • Lance LeFleur, director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management 
  • Col. Jon Chytka, commander of the Mobile District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
  • Dr. John Christy, state climatologist of Alabama and professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Representatives of the air and waste programs of the Environmental Protection Agency including: the Alabama Department of Environmental Management; the Georgia Environmental Protection Division; the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality; and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

    A&WMA serves members at a local level with 32 sections and 100 chapters worldwide. These sections and chapters provide members with environmental leadership, region-specific programming and networking opportunities locally. The Southern Section represents chapters in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, East Tennessee and West/Middle Tennessee.

    Numerous environmental professionals from regulated industries and consulting firms are also scheduled to speak and more than 150 attendees are registered. More information about the conference is available on the Southern Section of A&WMA’s website.