Co-chairs: Pete Woodfill, CH2MHill, Inc., and Pete Carrico, SCS Engineers
Evaluates nominations and presents two SWANA Excellence Awards for “Landfill Gas Utilization” and “Landfill Gas Control”. Learn more about these awards.
Call for Nominations for the 2018 DIAA Award is now open.
Download and fill out this form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline is December 17, 2017, at midnight Eastern time.
Co-chairs: Frank Caponi, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, and Kerry Kelly, Waste Management
Tracks current and pending legislation at the federal and state levels, providing comments and writing letters to elected officials in support of SWANA’s stance on key issues.
Chair: Mark McDannel, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts
Join the committee by sending your name, email and phone number to email@example.com and putting “Biogas Committee” in the subject line.
Extraction and Control Systems Committee
Chair: Dave Kaminski, QED Environmental Systems, Inc.
Uses the combined experience and knowledge base of the industry to upgrade standards of practice in the design and installation of lanfdill gas and biogas (LFG) management systems.
Field Practices Committee
Chair: Carlo Lebron, SCS Engineers
Tracks and communicates developments and practices for LFG collection systems through a
Manual of Practice for three areas: Health and Safety, Materials and Equipment, and Sampling and Analysis.
Chair: Tom Bilgri, Cornerstone Environmental Group
Reviews abstracts submitted for WASTECON. The committee also suggests future conference sites, technical presentations and tours for the annual Landfill Gas Symposium, the largest LFG conference and trade show in North America. Members also can serve as moderators for technical sessions and contribute to the topic and speaker selection process for SWANA’s monthly Webinars.
Rules and Regulations Committee
Chair: Niki Wuestenberg, Republic Services
Tracks and analyzes regulations, interfacing with agencies seeking to regulate LFG, and actively providing input into regulatory and environmental policy, as well as SWANA’s technical policies.
Chair: Farideh Kia, ES Engineering Services, LLC
Provides training and education through courses and publications, assuring program quality. Courses have included:
- Landfill Gas Systems
- Operation and Maintenance
- Landfill Gas Basics
- A home-study training package called Managing Landfill Gas at MSW Landfills
Chair: Benny Benson, ENERGYneering Solutions, Inc./Flowing
Expands the use of LFG by identifying existing and emerging technologies and addressing barriers to growth. This includes technical, regulatory, environmental and financial challenges.
Young Professionals Committee
Chair: Nicole Burkhardt, Delaware Solid Waste Authority
The committee’s role is to help attract more young professionals to the LFG waste sector and represent YP interests within the Technical Division. LBG-YP Committee members will be the voice of the next generation in SWANA landfill gas and biogas initiatives.