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May Board & Member Meeting

IRWA Chapter 20 May Board Meeting & Member Luncheon
Brought to you by our Silver Sponsor ProSource!

When: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
Board Meeting - 10:00am – 11:30am
Member Meeting - 11:30am – 1:00pm

Where: Washington County Nordic Center
1515 Keats Avenue N, Lake Elmo MN 55042

Registration & Cost: The cost of our May Member Meeting is $13 for members and $18 for non-members.

RSVP by May 20, 2015 if you plan to attend the May Luncheon.

Member Registration $13

  Non-Member Registration $18

Parking Pass for May Meeting


Topic: Commitment to Compliance through Environmental Training and Inspection

Presenter: Dave Hennen
ProSource Technologies, LLC

Environmental training and inspection can have a significant impact on the success of a linear right of way project. The myriad of regulations, permit conditions, and comprehensive agency involvement can seem overwhelming, but can be very manageable with an effective environmental training program and experienced environmental inspectors. In this presentation, you will discover the purpose of environmental training and inspection and how they can keep your right of way projects on schedule, avoid unnecessary fines, and foster goodwill with agencies, landowners and other stakeholders. Mr. Hennen has firsthand experience conducting on-site environmental training and inspections. Using visual examples of good versus bad practices, he will utilize a fun, interactive manner to display and discuss the problems identified during inspections and how they can successfully be avoided. You will learn why more and more companies are opting to use environmental training and inspection in an effort to reduce risk and liability and to ensure environmental protection of the resources along the project corridor.

Mr. Hennen has over 18 years of experience in environmental consulting for the energy industry. He serves as the Director of Environmental Services and the company Health and Safety Officer at ProSource Technologies, LLC. He specializes in project management and regulatory and environmental permitting for linear construction projects, including pipelines, power lines, water lines, roads, and trail projects. Mr. Hennen works closely with clients and agencies to ensure regulatory and environmental compliance, while meeting project expectations. Mr. Hennen has conducted environmental training for energy company representatives, construction contractors and agency staff and has performed environmental inspections on behalf of energy companies and agencies. Mr. Hennen has successfully obtained federal, state and local permits and approvals for routing, stream and wetland crossings, erosion and sediment control, water appropriation and discharge, threatened and endangered species and cultural resources. He manages projects from the route selection and title work phases, through land acquisition, permitting, construction and restoration.

Upcoming Education:

Questions Regarding Education:

Mindy J. Leadholm

651-430-4361 (office)
651-470-7754 (cell)
651-430-4350 (fax)

Professional Development Corner:

Tamara Leinweber – RWA
Toshana Barthel - RWA (Pending)
Aimie Mims – SR/WA
Penny Rolf - SR/WA
Ben Barker - SR/WA (Pending)
Chad Peterson – R/W-AMC
Suzanne Loretta - R/W-AC
Ben Barker - NAC (Pending)
Penny Rolf - NAC (Pending)
Aimie Mims - NAC (Pending)
Ben Barker - RAC (Pending)
Penny Rolf - RAC (Pending)

Bradley Weidenfeller – SR/WA

Trevor Seely – RWP
Toshana Barthel – RWA
Christopher Rogers – RWA

Tamara Leinweber – RWA
Thomas Dickson – RWA
Bryan Kruger – RWA
Matthew Hagelin – SR/WA
Ben Barker – NAC
Penny Rolf – NAC
Ben Barker – RAC
Penny Rolf – RAC

Sean Lawler – RWA
(eff. 11/01/14)

Randall Phillips – SR/WA
(eff. 10/01/14)

Chris Rogers – R/W-AC

Questions Regarding Certification:

Greg Cooley, PDC Chair
320-250-2665 (office)