Environmental Summit `98 Call For Papers

Preparing For The New Millennium

Aug 04, 1997, 01:00 ET from Environmental Resource Center

    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
     --  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:    tnielsen@ercweb.com;        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