Environmental Roundtable for Food Processors
- Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Varnum's Grand Rapids offices
Bridgewater Place - 17th Floor
333 Bridge St. NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Right Place
It has become increasingly evident from public statements and actions by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality that food processors are under increased environmental scrutiny.
Because many of the violations cited by these environmental agencies are new or concern activities which previously had not been challenged, the risk of enforcement may not be evident to all food processors. Potential enforcement areas include: discharge and disposal of food processing wastes, air emissions/air permitting, stormwater discharges, and reporting and record keeping.
Food processing facilities may be able to achieve compliance and avert potential violations of environmental statutes and regulations if they can recognize the relevant issues. We recognize that it is difficult for many food processors to stay abreast of the ever-changing environmental laws.
We invite you to join Varnum’s environmental attorneys and The Right Place for this free luncheon to learn about the most significant environmental issues facing the food processing industry. The discussion will focus on air permitting requirements for food processors and disposal of food processing wastes (e.g., wastewater discharges, land application, composting, reuse), but will also address other environmental issues including: stormwater permitting, environmental reporting and recordkeeping requirements (e.g. EPCRA reporting) and general environmental compliance.
Register by August 12!