Workshop on Environmental Regulations and Implications for Biomass Management in California

 

November 9, 2005
Cal-EPA Building
1001 I St.
Sacramento, CA

 

 

 

The California Biomass Collaborative hosted a one day workshop on environmental regulations and implications for biomass management in California in the Byron Sher auditorium of the Cal-EPA building.

 

Workshop Program and Proceedings
  • Welcome and Introduction – Bryan Jenkins, California Biomass Collaborative
  • Morning Keynote – Joe Desmond, California Energy Commission

 

Session I : Key Environmental Challenges – Programs and Strategies to Reduce Impacts in Meeting Environmental Goals
Moderator – Rob Williams, California Biomass Collaborative

Session, Speaker

  • Powerplant Permitting, Paul Richins, California Energy Commission - PDF
  • Air Quality Regulations, Dean Simeroth, California Air Resources Board - PDF
  • Air Quality Regulations and Permitting, Beverly Werner, California Air Resources Board - PDF
  • Water Board Regulations, Policies, and Incentives, John Menke, State Water Resources Control Board - PDF
  • Solid Waste Disposal Practices and Opportunities, Fernando Berton, California Integrated Waste Management Board - PDF
  • The Bio-Energy Interagency Working Group, Susan Brown, California Energy Commission - PDF

 

Session II : Perspectives from Industry, Local Agencies, and the Environmental Community

Session, Speaker

  • Moderator – Pat Sullivan, SCS Engineers, Phil Reese, California Biomass Energy Alliance
  • Biofuels: Regulatory and Environmental Issues, Necy Sumait, Arkenol - PDF
  • Conversion Technologies, Kay Martin, BioEnergy Producers Association - PDF
  • Biomass to Biogas, Ed Wheless, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts – PDf
  • Biofuels – Why Now, Allen Dusault, Sustainable Conservation - PDF
  • Cellulosic Ethanol in Transportation, Luke Tonachel, Natural Resources Defense Council - PDF
  • Afternoon Keynote – Winston Hickox, CalPERS

 

Breakout Sessions (not recorded in Transcript)

Session, Speaker

  • Introduction to Breakout Sessions: Scope and Direction, Rob Williams, California Biomass Collaborative - PDF
  • Forestry Session discussion facilitators: Mark Nechodom, United States Forest Service, and Doug Wickizer, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
  • Agriculture Session discussion facilitators: Steve Shaffer, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and Cynthia Cory, California Farm Bureau Federation
  • Municipal Waste Residue discussion facilitators: Ruth MacDougall, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, and Brenda Smyth, California Integrated Waste Management Board
  • Wrap-Up: Rob Williams and Bryan Jenkins, California Biomass Collaborative