Environmental Justice Issues for Recycling Facilities
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
This webinar will discuss the environmental justice movement as it relates to recycling facilities, including project development and permitting of projects at new and existing facilities. The speakers will review recent developments at the Federal Level and State Level including E.O. 14008, the New Jersey environmental justice regulations, and the use of demographic and cumulative burden mapping programs and datasets. The speakers will provide perspectives and advice for ensuring meaningful involvement of communities and to assess and address potential local impacts of environmentally beneficial recycling projects.
When: Wednesday May 31, 2022 – 1:30-2:45 pm EST
Michael Trupin, Director of Air Programs, Sims Metal
Eli Brill, Attorney, Land Air Water Legal Solutions, LLC
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Michael Trupin has 26 years of experience in addressing complex environmental permitting, environmental justice, compliance and sustainability matters. A majority of his environmental skills and experience are focused in air quality (PSD/NNSR permitting and avoidance, BACT analysis, risk assessment, agency interaction and regulatory analysis). He currently serves as Director of Air Programs for Sims Metal. He previously managed Trinity Consultants’ New Jersey and New York Office operations. Prior to joining Trinity, Michael served as the Facility Manager of the Ocean County MRF (for WM), as Waste Management’s East Group Director of Environmental Protection and the East Group Director of Air Programs. From an industry perspective, his work has focused on metal/auto shredders, landfills, gas-to-energy facilities, electric generating units, waste water treatment plants and various other source types.
Eli Brill is an attorney at Land Air Water Legal Solutions, LLC, located in Berwyn Pennsylvania. Prior to LAW, he was senior legal counsel at WM where he focused on air and solid waste issues. Eli has over 30 years of legal experience representing and counseling clients on environmental permitting, transactions, project development, compliance, enforcement matters, public participation in rulemaking and policy development. For 20 years, he served on Pennsylvania DEP’s Environmental Justice Work Group, followed by its Environmental Justice Advisory Board. Eli also has served for the last nine years on PADEP’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Representative clients on environmental justice issues include incinerators, landfills, cement recycling facilities, waste-to-fuel projects, alternative energy facilities, and remedial construction contractors.