Enhancing Sustainability in the Food and Beverage Industry

September 28, 2018 – MDEQ Commission Hearing Room – Jackson, Mississippi
8:30 On-site registration and check in
9:00 Welcome
Gary Rikard, Executive Director, MDEQ
9:10 Importance of Food and Beverage Industry in Mississippi/Importance of Sustainability
Brent Bailey, 25x’25 Alliance/Solutions from the Land
9:35 Management and Disposal of Nonhazardous Industrial Waste
Charlie Bock, Manager, Solid Waste Policy, Planning and Special Programs Branch, MDEQ
10:00 Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at Your Facility 
Jennifer Milner, State Recycling Coordinator, Recycling/Waste Reduction Branch, MDEQ
10:25 Break
10:45 Hazardous Waste/Universal Waste/RCRA
Brad Justice, Environmental Engineer 2, Waste Division, Hazardous Waste Branch, MDEQ
11:10 Water Permitting for Food Processing 
Chris Messemore, Environmental Permits Division, MDEQ
11:35 Non‐point Source Pollution and Its Impacts to Water Quality
Donetta McCullum‐Weatherspoon, Ph.D., Basin Coordinator, Office of Pollution Control, MDEQ
12:00 Lunch

Featured Speaker: Building a Culture of Sustainability
Sumesh Arora, Ph.D., Director, Energy and Natural Resources Division, Mississippi Development Authority

1:00 Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Food and Beverage Industry
Chao Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Director, LSU‐Industrial Assessment Center (LSUIAC),
Louisiana State University
1:25 Lean and Green
Ty Posey, Workforce Development Leader, Mississippi Polymer Institute (University of Southern Mississippi)
1:50 Food Safety
Susan Bates, Division of Food Protection‐Manufactured Foods, Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH)
2:15 E3 (Economy, Energy, Environment)
Joe Jordan, Assistant Director, MMA‐MEP; and Jay Pate, Sustainability Coordinator, Peco Foods, Inc.
2:45 Wrap-up
3:00 Adjourn
Atmos Energy – Smart Choice Solutions Energy Efficiency Program
Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund Guidelines 
Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund