The EPA’s Enforcement Priorities for 2022
Environmental Compliance Insights & Tips for Industrial Companies
Hear enforcement group attorney and compliance officers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency share insights on enforcement priorities and strategies for 2022 — and how these may impact industrial and manufacturing companies in the year ahead.
During this discussion, learn how the Biden Administration has shifted regulatory priorities, discover the latest trends in enforcement and citizen-initiated lawsuits, and get tips to prepare for a successful regulatory inspection. This will be a great opportunity for industry to hear directly from the EPA on their enforcement priorities and how they can best work together to maximize compliance.
Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Desean Garnett is an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Regional Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9. He advises clients on Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act enforcement and permitting matters. He has negotiated several industrial stormwater administrative enforcement actions, including Supplemental Environmental Project in two of the cases. He also regularly coordinates with the Region 9 Environmental Justice team on civil rights issues in the Region. He attended Gonzaga University and received his law degree with a certificate in Environmental & Natural Resources from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.
Clean Water Act Inspector, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Lawrence Torres is a Clean Water Act Stormwater Inspector for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9. He has over fifteen years of experience conducting federal environmental compliance inspections, providing informational resources to the regulated community, and working in partnership with the state of CA Regional Water Quality Control Boards. In addition to being a Compliance Inspector, he also serves in a key leadership position, as a Resource Unit Leader, during environmental emergencies and incident response operations. He holds a B.S in Environmental Studies, with an emphasis in Natural Resource Management and Conservation, from San Francisco State University.
Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Co-Founder at Mapistry
Ryan Janoch is the Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Mapistry, an environmental and safety software platform that empowers the world’s leading industrial and manufacturing companies to make intelligent environmental and safety decisions. Since 2014 he has been working closely with companies to identify and deliver value to their EHS and operational teams using Mapistry’s software. Internally at Mapistry, he works closely with the rest of the Leadership Team on Mapistry’s product vision and making it a reality in the market. He is a licensed professional engineer (CA) with experience in environmental program development and implementation for hundreds of industrial sites. Ryan previously led multi-disciplinary teams to develop new regulations and testing protocols as well as served on a regional air board, state regulatory stormwater committee, and national industry committees.
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