CARY, N.C., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Plans are underway for Environmental Summit `98 - a conference and exposition being held the week of May 11, 1998 and we invite you to be a part. This event in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, recognized worldwide as a center for the advancement of science and technology, will bring together leaders of industry, government and academia to discuss and evaluate not only traditional, but also emerging, environmental and safety issues and initiatives. The summit will set the tone to jointly develop strategies assuring proactive compliance in the present and the future. The new millennium will require these initiatives aimed at protection of human health, the environment, and the earth's natural resources. Emerging Issues Several voluntary initiatives are already underway such as Project XL, EPA's Environmental Leadership Program, and ISO 14000. EPA and the states are actively working to apply these initiatives to permits, permit approvals, site inspections, etc. In order to focus resources and avoid fragmentation, companies and organizations must look at initiatives in the early stages of implementation to set the most beneficial course of action. Other emerging issues to consider are: -- National Ambient Air Quality Standards for the combined effects of multiple compounds as required by the Clean Air Act Amendments -- Cradle-to-grave factors for sustainable development of products being produced, distributed, used and disposed -- Alternative communication methods and tools for presenting environmental and safety data to special interest groups and the general public -- Assessment of the relative risk of multimedia environmental impacts Workshop Sessions At Environmental Summit `98 In order to meet the demand for information on the above mentioned issues, workshop tracks are planned for the following subjects at the conference: -- Environmental Management Plans for the 21st Century -- Pollution Prevention -- Regulatory Overview -- Tools for Environmental Improvement -- How to Integrate EMS Value into Core Business Functions -- Risk Assessment and Risk Management -- ISO 14000 and Other Voluntary Initiatives -- Air Quality -- Water Quality -- Hazardous Waste Management -- Site Restoration and Remediation Technology -- Safety and Emergency Response -- Transportation and the Environment Workshop presentations may be as brief as 15 minutes or as long as an hour depending upon topics and the formation of panels. Submission of Papers If you would like to make a presentation at Environmental Summit `98, please submit an abstract of 300 words or less describing the presentation you wish to make and the expected duration of your presentation by August 31, 1997 using one of the methods listed below: E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Fax: (919) 469-4137 Mail: Tammy Nielsen Vice President 101 Center Pointe Drive Cary, NC 27513-5706 Speakers will not be compensated or reimbursed for travel expenses but will be given free admission to conference general sessions and the exposition. Speakers will be informed by October 15, 1997 of acceptance of their submission and provided further instructions. We look forward to your participation in Environmental Summit `98.
SOURCE Environmental Resource Center