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2023 Joint Industry Meeting With Wisconsin DNR

2023 Joint Industry Meeting With Wisconsin DNR

Join this special event on-site or live online!

Thursday, March 16, 2023
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM (CDT)

* Registration open until 3/15/23 at 12:00 PM ()

Event Details

Join Us! 

Join us Thursday, March 16, 2023, for the 10th annual joint meeting with Wisconsin DNR. Our state regulators gather with members of Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association and Midwest Food Products Association to discuss environmental issues of the day.

All on-site registrants are asked to pay a $45 fee to attend, which includes a catered lunch. Registrants should arrive for check-in starting at 9:30 a.m. (CT).

Those who wish to attend virtually can register for the meeting at a reduced rate of $25. Virtual attendees will receive an individual Zoom link to join the programming beginning at 10:00 a.m. (CT). 

Click the blue Register Now button above to register!


March 16
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Register and Networking
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM Welcome and Introductions
10:10 AM - 10:20 AM DNR Overview Jason Knutson, Wisconsin DNR
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM Industry Overview John Umhoefer, WCMA and Jason Culotta, MWFPA
10:30 AM - 10:40 AM Phosphorus Multi-discharger Variance Reauthorization by EPA Matt Claucherty, Statewide Coordinator, Water Resources Management Specialist, Wisconsin DNR
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM PFAS Regulation and Standards Update Laura Dietrich, Wisconsin DNR and Leah Ziemba, Michael Best Attorneys
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Proposed Guidance for Nitrogen Limitations in WPDES Permits Tim Ryan, Field Operations Director, Water Quality, Wisconsin DNR and Taylor Fritsch, Associate Attorney, Michael Best
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Tests and noncompliance issues Kari Fleming, Environmental Toxicologist, Water Quality, Wisconsin DNR and Heidi Schmitt-Marquez, Wastewater Field Supervisor, Northeast Region, Water Quality, Wisconsin DNR
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Land Application Siting and Permitting Update Michelle BalkLudwig, Basin Supervisor, Water Quality, Wisconsin DNR and Nicholas Huettl, P.E., Applied Science Inc.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Fertilizer Opportunities for Industrial Sludge Brian Gatzke, Compliance Project Manager, Probst Group and Mike Murray, Fertilizer, Feed and Containment Programs Unit Supervisor, ARM Agrichemical Management Bureau, Wisconsin DATCP
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Clearinghouse to Facilitate Water Quality Trading: An Update Mark O'Leary, Client Solutions Manager, Ecologist, RES
2:30 PM Adjourn
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John Umhoefer
John Umhoefer
Executive Director Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association