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Environmental Excellence Day: Low-Cost Training for Enviro/Business Professionals

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Date:   Friday, October 05, 2012
Time:   8:00 am — 4:30 pm
Where: SeaWorld Adventure Park’s Ports of Call
Cost:   $10 (includes lunch, snacks, & refreshments)

The public is invited to attend the 8th Annual Environmental Excellence Day Workshop presented by the Metropolitan Environmental Training Alliance (METRA). The workshop's goal is to provide low cost, high quality environmental training to a broad range of environmental professionals and small-business employees. The workshop and exhibit provide a collaborative setting and numerous opportunities for networking among environmental professionals, government officials, and service providers. The exhibits showcase companies offering environmental technologies and services. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about regulations that affect your business, recent regulatory changes, and ways to minimize your operations' impact on the environment.

The featured keynote speaker will be Ted Howard, University of Maryland. He is the architect of the green jobs and wealth building strategy launched in Cleveland, OH known as the Evergreen Cooperatives, based in part on the Mondragon Cooperatives in the Basque Region of Spain. Characterized in many press accounts as "The Cleveland Model," Evergreen is an effort to create green jobs in low-income neighborhoods using the purchasing power of the City's anchor institutions (hospitals, universities, etc.) to create local worker cooperative businesses.

You Will Be Actively Engaged!

Also, Florida Professional Engineer continuing education hours will be available through LG Environmental Engineering (LGEE). Please register with a representative of LGEE at the start of each session to obtain Florida PE PDH (professional development hours) credit. Certificates for other states will be provided upon receipt of $1 handling fee.

This Year’s Topics Will Include:
• The Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication
   System that is going to replace MSDS
   Training required by 12/2013
• Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
    How it ties into NPDES permit
    Permanent Facilities
• Hazardous Waste 101 (Refresher)
• Regulatory Updates
• Spill Planning & Response
    Spills -- Incidental vs. Emergency Response
    SPCC Plans
• METRA Scholarship Award & FLPPR P2 Award recipients will be recognized.

The Metropolitan Environmental TRaining Alliance (METRA) is a not for profit environmental partnership whose objective is to provide little or no cost, professional environmental education to the central Florida small business community and local government agencies. The alliance is made up of regulators, environmental product and service vendors, and the regulated community.