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Regional Roundtable – October 24 & 25, 2017

The Regional Roundtable is structured to encourage deep-dive conversations into the challenges and opportunities faced by local, state, and federal pollution prevention professionals. It aims to bring improved clarity and an expanded vision to our collective P2 and sustainability goals. This year’s event is split into two days. The first, Tuesday (October 24), is by invitation only and for state and federal pollution prevention professionals. Day two, Wednesday (October 25), is open to the public. It offers presentations and discussions on safer alternative movements, state green chemistry visions, and local and regional technical training possibilities.



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We’re asking participants to register separately for the first and second days.


Tuesday, October 24 (By Invite Only)

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Deep Dive Discussion on the Regional Future of Pollution Prevention

This event is dedicated to a deep exploration of state and federal pollution prevention challenges and strategies. The event is open only to invited P2 professionals.

Wednesday, October 25 (Open to the Public!)

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Check-in

8:30 – 10:15 a.m. Safer Alternatives in Auto Shops

An update on state goals to eliminate toxic solvents and convert to water-based paints

Speakers: Hugh O’Neil (Department of Ecology), Larry Brown (King County), Jane Paulson (MnTAP), Ken Grimm (PPRC)

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: Green Chemistry in the Northwest

A panel discussion led by state reps from California, Washington, and Oregon. What is unique about state green chemistry visions? How are states working together to change national policy, practices, and dialogue?

Speakers: Saskia VanBergen (Department of Ecology), Lisa Cox  (Oregon DEQ), Ben Jarvis (Idaho DEQ)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:00 – 2:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: Technical Assistance Training Opportunities

What training opportunities are available for P2 Professionals? What are opportunities for collaboration and resource sharing? What are the biggest challenges to engagement and how can we overcome them?

Speakers: Keilly Wittman (KW Refrigerant Management Strategy), Dana Stahl (University of Washington DEOHS), Peter Canepa and Minal Mistry (Oregon DEQ)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Safer Alternatives in Dry Cleaning

Case studies and new projects in Washington and Oregon.

Speakers: Myles Perkins (Department of Ecology), Mitch Frister (PPRC & EcoBiz), Steve Whittaker (King County & EnviroStars)

4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks


As opposed to past years, this year’s Roundtable guests are responsible for booking their own accommodations. There are numerous hotels to choose from surrounding EPA Region 10 Headquarters, but rooms are booking quite fast, so we recommend booking as soon as possible. A few recommended options are:



If you’re flying into SeaTac International Airport, you have a few options to get downtown:

  • Shuttle Services or cabs run about $50.00 each way.
  • The city’s new and improved Light Rail (cost: $3.00 each way to the University St. Station) takes you from the Airport to within a block or two of any of the above hotels (exception being the Silver Cloud-Broadway, which is about a 0.5 mile walk or cab ride from the Capitol Hill Station).





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