Monday, February 22, 2010
This Thursday, February 25, 2010 opens the Professional Abatement Contractors of New York's (PACNY) 14th Annual Environmental Conference at Turning Stone Casino, in Verona, New York. This is the premier event in New York State regarding the abatement field. Between the Vendor Exhibit Hall (recently spoke with Mr John Hill of Grayling Industries, they will be exhibiting) and the industry speakers (including Chris Alonge from New York State Department of Labor (DOL)) this is THE event to attend. This year marks the return of Craig Benedict from the US Attorney's Office, he will be discussing "Recent Criminial Prosecutions: Remediation, Laboratory, and Project Monitoring Fraud." Considering recent press releases this should be an interesting discussion. With new Environmental Protection Agency regulations going to effect on renovators Mr. Andrew McClellen's presentation should be informative. Of course on the last day of the event; will Mr. Chris Alonge be dropping any bombshells on the attendees this year. Based on previous presentations by Mr. Alonge (see our entry on 11/25/09 on the Metro-Section of the AIHA's meeting http://futureenv.blogspot.com/2009/11/results-of-metro-ny-aihas-ehs-global.html) could the long anticipated revision of Industrial Code Rule 56 be available? We shall see. I will be attending as I usually do, remember Turning Stone is a dry casino so BYOB, and I hope to see you there.