Introduction to Foundry Environmental Compliance

AFS Headquarters
March 21 – 22, 2023

Overview

Learn the essentials of foundry environmental compliance with this seminar for people who are new to the environmental and/or metalcasting fields. This seminar will cover routine issues encountered in a metalcasting facility, with practical instruction on:

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Routine compliance activities
  • Permitting
  • Reporting
  • Recordkeeping
  • Testing
  • Pollution control
  • Environmental management systems

Location

  • AFS Headquarters
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • March 21 – 22, 2023
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Hotel Information

Hyatt House
  • Hyatt House Chicago/Schaumburg
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • $105.00

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
7:30 - 8 a.m.
Registration
8 - 8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
8:15 - 9 a.m.
Session 1: Enviornmental Management: What Is It and Why Should I Care?

Bryant Esch, Waupaca Foundry Inc.

  • Overview of metalcasting issues for the environmental manager
  • Potential environmental impacts of metalcasting processes
  • Overview of major laws and regulations affecting foundries
  • Overview of environmental management systems
  • Online information reference resources
9 - 10:15 a.m.
Session 2: Waste Management

Bryant Esch, Waupaca Foundry Inc.; Curtis Veit, Waupaca Foundry Inc. 

  • Waste management laws
  • Waste management regulations
  • Identification and classification of foundry wastes
  • Testing/point of generation/baghouse dusts
  • Waste generator requirement
    • Storage, accumulation and labeling
    • Containers, emergency response, planning and training
    • Waste minimization and shipment
  • Management of Other Wastes
    • Oily wastes, empty containers, aerosol cans, contaminated wipes/rags, universal waste
    • Other non-hazardous foundry process wastes
  • Recordkeeping and reporting
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
BREAK
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Session 2: Waste Management (Continued)
Noon - 1 p.m.
LUNCH
1 - 2:15 p.m.
Session 3: Air Quality

Craig Schmeisser, Mad River Strategies; Jeet Radia, McWane Inc.; Kathy Moore, Keramida Inc.

  • The Clean Air Act
  • Review of basic terms and concepts
  • Basic emission estimate techniques
  • Air permitting
    • Construction permits, operating permits
    • Major Source/Minor sources, PSD/NSR avoidance concepts
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.
BREAK
2:30 - 4 p.m.
Session 3: Air Quality (Continued)
  • NESHAPs - Applicable MACT and GACT requirements review
  • Stack testing basics - What you need to know
  • Air depression molding basics
  • Air pollution control systems commonly used in foundries
  • Neighborhood issues commonly encountered by foundries
  • Road to Success: Air Professionals Top 10

 

4 - 4:30 p.m.
Day 1 Wrap-Up/Ask the Experts
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
7:30 a.m.
Registration
8 - 10 a.m.
Session 4: Water Quality - Laws and Regulations

Wesley Fleming, Keramida, Inc., Curtis Veit, Waupaca Foundry, Inc. & Greg Kramer, American Foundry Society

  • Regulatory background and the clean water act
    • Water quality standards
    • Technology-based categorical standards
    • Production-based effluent limits
    • Water usage
  • Permit Overview
    • Direct discharge NPDES permitting (individual and general)
    • Indirect discharge POTW permitting
  • TMDL Regulations
    • Basis for development
    • Impact on permits
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Common Compliance Pitfalls
  • Other Issues
10 - 10:15 a.m.
BREAK
10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 5: Stormwater Management

Greg Kramer, American Foundry Society; & Wesley Fleming, Keramida, Inc.

  • Introduction to the EPA Stormwater Management Program
    • Applicability and relationship to state permits
    • Stormwater Pollution Pretention Plan (SWPPP) development (introduction to AFS template)
    • Non-numeric technology-based effluent limits
    • Benchmark monitoring
    • Visual evaluations
    • Routine and comprehensive inspections
    • Corrective actions and the iterative process
  • State permit variability
  • Metalcasting-specific opportunities and challenges
  • Overview of common administrative management practices
  • Overview of available structural controls (treatment)
  • Common compliance pitfalls

 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LUNCH
12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Session 6: Other Environmental Requirements

6A. Major Regulations for Metalcasters

Jeff Hannapel, The Policy Group

  • Laws and regulations affecting foundries: 
    • CERCLA (aka Superfund), SARA, EPCRA, TSCA, FIFRA (all w/EPA) and HTMA (w/DOT)
  • Asbestos
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)
  • Pesticides and radiation
  • Testing

6B. Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans

Mack Overton, Keramida, Inc.

  • Who is subject to SPCC rules? What are the requirements?
  • What to do when you are subject to SPCC?
  • Common compliance issues

6C. Beneficial Reuse and Recycling

Mike Lenahan, Badger Mining Corp.

6D. Management Issues

Mack Overton, Keramida Inc.; Mike Lenahan, Badger Mining Corp.

  • Recordkeeping and reporting
  • Training requirements
  • Regulatory inspections (EPA, state, local) - Do's and Dont's
  • Community relations
3:30 - 4 p.m.
Wrap-Up/Ask the Experts
  • Questions and Answers
4 p.m.
Seminar Ends

Registration

Registration Fees

Non-member: $1,050.00
AFS Member: $700.00

Cancellations & Substitutions

AFS presents a variety of technical and management conferences (in both in-person and virtual formats). The refund policy for AFS conferences is as follows: 1) Substitutions are accepted at no charge at any time up until the start of the conference; 2) Full refunds are offered if AFS is notified in writing of cancellation at least 30 days in advance of the conference. No refunds or credits are available for less than 30 days written notice.

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