Shareholder Henry Darwin will present the Keynote Address at the 17th Annual Environmental Processionals of Arizona (“EPAZ”) Conference on Friday, March 25th.
In his presentation, “Ten Biggest Surprises from My Experience as the Acting EPA Deputy Administrator,” Henry shares the most surprising and challenging issues he encountered while serving as COO and Acting Deputy Administrator for EPA. Henry will also explain the operational, budgetary, and policy-driven differences between leading ADEQ and the EPA, and share insights regarding environmental protection responsibilities between the states and federal government.
Before joining Gallagher & Kennedy, Henry worked in government service for over 25 years and for 10 years in senior executive leadership at state and federal levels. Henry provides clients with an unmatched understanding of state and federal environmental law and agency know-how. As the former Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and as the Acting Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Henry is known nation-wide for striking the right balance between economic development and environmental protection.
The EPAZ Conference is a great opportunity to learn the latest regulatory updates related to Air, Soil, Water and Waste as well as share industry specific information and network among your peers. Expected topics on our program will include regulatory & technical updates for industry, municipalities and medical facilities as it relates to AIR, WASTE & WATER, NEPA/ESA, EMERGENCY RESPONSE, EPCRA & OSHA/H&S and more.
The Environmental Professionals of Arizona (EPAZ), formerly known as the HazWaste Society, was formed in 1986 with the objectives of the environmental study, evaluation and control of hazardous wastes generated in Arizona. Our Vision: To be Arizona’s leading community of environmental professionals that inspires the exchange of information and ideas and fosters professional development.