Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM CDT
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Union League Club 
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604

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Robin Pelsis 
A&WMA Lake Michigan States Section 

Environmental Breakfast Series

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

City of Chicago's Storage Tank Program and

New UST Regulation Update

With Special Guest Speaker: 

Dr. Raul Valdivia, Chief Engineer

City of Chicago Department of Public Health

The A&WMA Lake Michigan States Section and the Union League Club Environmental Committee are pleased to invite you to join us to hear Dr. Raul Valdivia speak at the September 19th Environmental Breakfast providing an update on the City of Chicago's Storage Tank Program and New UST Regulation.

The City Of Chicago has been delegated authority from the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) to enforce the Underground Storage Tank (UST) rules and regulations within the City limits since 1992.  Dr. Valdivia  will talk briefly regarding the City of Chicago’s Storage Tank program and the revised UST regulatory changes to meet the October 13, 2018 deadline requirements.

Dr. Raul Valdivia is a Chief Engineer at the City of Chicago Department of Public Health. He received a B.S. degree in Mining Engineering from the University of San Cristobal de Huamanga, Peru, a M.S. in Earth Science from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Kennedy Western University, Wyoming. Dr. Valdivia is the direct responsible for permitting, inspection, and enforcement of all aboveground and underground storage tanks within the City of Chicago for over 27 years. He manages the conduction of site investigation, remedial design and soil/groundwater remediation projects. In addition, he supervises and responds to emergency hazardous incidents and citizen’ complaints regarding leaking USTs within the city. He provides training sessions to environmental engineers, inspectors and technicians.

His researches involve hydrogeologic and geotechnical considerations of siting sanitary landfills in NE Illinois, the impact of acid rain on aquatic life, research on estimation of leak detection time and leak rate from underground storage tanks, and best management practices for reduction of groundwater contamination from storm water runoff infiltration.

COST:  The cost to attend for non-Union League Club members is $40 per person which includes breakfast and any presentation handouts.  Students are invited to join us at a special price of $20 per person.

RSVP:  Due to limited seating and our arrangement with the Union League Club, advance registration is required to guarantee availability. Reservations and payment can be made by clicking the reservation button below.  Reservations may be cancelled for a full refund only if we are notified 48 hours in advance of the event. Union League Club members should contact ULC to make their reservations.

CREDIT:  Attendees are eligible to receive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Professional Development Hours (PDH) credit.

A limited number of scholarships are available for anyone who requires CLE credit to maintain professional registration such as attorneys, professional engineers and professional geologists and who could not otherwise afford to attend this conference. Contact Robin Pelsis at (847) 202-0418 or robin.pelsis@lmawma.org for more details.