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Thursday,  June 26th –  Ramada Inn and Conference Facility (Layout)

7:00—8:30 Registration, Light Breakfast & Setup Exhibits (Pre-function Area)
8:30—8:45 W e l c o m e (Grand Ballroom): Robert Hughes, EPCAMR Executive Director & Gary Anderson, ARIPPA
Track 1 (Grand Ballroom) Track 2 (Executive Forum)
8:45—9:30 Gary Anderson, ARIPPA, Ebensburg Power Company,“23 Years of Reclamation” Shawn Simmers, Cambria Cogen, “The Synergies Between CFB Power Generation and Waste Coal Pile Reclamation”
9:30—10:15 Mike Dziak, Earth Conservancy, “AMD Treatment Alternatives and Reclamation of Mine Scarred Lands” Lukus Monette, OSMRE, “Little Conemaugh Watershed Modeling Project”
10:15—10:45 Break (Pre-function Area)
10:45—11:30 Jeff Polenik, Robindale Energy, “Seanor GFCC – A Positive Impact” Lois Uranowski, OSMRE, “Sustainable Mining and Reclamation: Is this possible?”
11:30—12:15 Jonathan M. Dietz and Timothy Gourley, Dietz-Gourley Consulting, LLC “Rushton Mine AMD Treatment Plant: Cost Saving & Performance Enhancing Modifications” Cliff Denhom, Stream Restoration Inc., “Datashed Overview and Q&A”
12:15 Boxed Lunch (pickup in Pre-Function Area) & “AMR Film Festival”- an alternate to outings (12:30 – 4:30 Room TBD) 
Golf Outing Penn’s Cave Outing
12:30—5:00 The Mountain View Country Club offers some of the best golfing in Central Pa. Transportation is “on your own” to the course, located just 4 miles from the Ramada Conf. Ctr.   Read more at Extra Activities page. Penn’s Cave is America’s only all-water cavern tour and wildlife park.  Transportation (bus) provided by conference and will leave promptly from the front of the Ramada Conf. Ctr. at 12:30.   Read more at Extra Activities page.
5:00—5:30 Free Time-Networking (Pre-function Area to Outdoor Pavilion*)
5:30—6:30 Buffet Dinner and Mayfly Award (Outdoor Pavilion*)
 * weather permitting

Friday, June 27th – Ramada Inn and Conference Facility (Layout)

7:00—8:30 Registration & Light Breakfast (Pre-function Area)
8:30—8:45 W e l c o m e (Grand Ballroom): Andy McAllister, WPCAMR Regional Coordinator
8:45—9:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Grand Ballroom):  Chris Abruzzo, Secretary, PA Department of Environmental Protection
Track 1 (Chairman’s Room) Track 2 (Executive Forum)
9:30—10:15 Cara Santelli, , “Microorganisms Contributing to Manganese Remediation in Passive Treatment Technologies” Amy Wolfe, Trout Unlimited, “A Decade of Progress for the West Branch Susquehanna
Restoration Initiative”
10:15—10:45 Break (Pre-function Area)
10:45—11:30 Eric Cavazza, PA DEP, “An Analysis of PA’s Accelerated Response Program – PA’s Alternative to OSM’s Federal Emergency Program” Shawn Rummel, Trout Unlimited, “Recovery of Coldwater Ecosystems Following Treatment of Abandoned Mine Drainage: Looking Beyond Water Quality to Determine Successful Treatment”
11:30—12:15 Bob Hedin, Hedin Environmental, “Effective Passive Treatment of Coal Mine Drainage” Amy Wolfe, Trout Unlimited, “15 Years of Assessment, Abatement, and Recovery in the Lower Kettle Creek Watershed: What’s Next?”
12:15—1:30 Lunch & Speaker:  Greg Conrad, Interstate Mining Compact Commission (Atrium – Near Pool)
Track 1 (Chairman’s Room) Track 2 (Executive Forum)
1:30—2:15 Umar Mycka, Poison Ivy Horticulturist , “Observing A Familiar Stranger: Poison Ivy” Operations and Maintenance Panel – Part One: Art Rose, Penn State University, “Performance of 25 Passive Treatment Systems in PA”
2:15—3:00 Brad Shultz, Skelly and Loy, “Broad Top Township Six Mile Run AMD Treatment & Waste Coal Reclamation Project” Operations and Maintenance Panel – Part Two
3:00—3:30 Break (Pre-function Area)
3:30—4:15 William D. Burgos, Bradley Kaley and Yizhi Sheng, Penn State University, “Bioreactors for low-pH Fe(II) oxidation also remove remarkable amounts of total Fe” Operations and Maintenance Panel – Part Three
4:15—5:00 Joe Pizarchik, OSMRE, “OSMRE Perspective”
5:00—5:30 End of Conference & Take Down Exhibits – Hand in your nametag for Door Prizes – Must be Present to Win!


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