George Voinovich Bridge Construction Tour

Attention NOC AWMA Members NEOAIHA and NEOCHMM have invited our members to a tour of the George Voinovich Bridge construction to be held July 28, 2016 at 2 pm.  See details on how to register below.

The Northeast Ohio American Industrial Hygiene Association (NEOAIHA) has invited NEOCHMM to join them for a 
Tour of a future Cleveland landmark, the George Voinovich Bridge Construction Site
WHEN: July 28, 2016 at 2 pm.

The bridge has been growing as a feature on the skyline of Cleveland.  The public has been offered a rare opportunity to visit a major infrastructure project to see how this project has come together.  “It’s really a tremendous thing to see up-close. This opportunity gives Clevelanders a new prospective to see the hard working women and men who build and maintain our infrastructure.”
We will be stepping off promptly at 2 pm –WEATHER PERMITTING, please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour begins.  Tour members will need to be dressed appropriately, with long pants and sturdy, closed toe shoes.  Additional safety equipment will be provided by the tour operator.
Register here:

Password: GVV_Shamberger

Following the tour, come join your colleagues for a networking social hour.

Flannery’s Pub
323 Prospect Ave.E.
Cleveland, OH

You can join the group at Flannery’s Pub even if you can’t make the tour.

Announcing NOC AWMA’s Spring Conference June 7, 2016; Registration is now open

The Registration is now open for NOC A&WMA’s Spring Conference on June 7, 2016.
Northern Ohio Chapter of Air & Waste Management Association will be holding its Spring Conference on Tuesday June 7, 2016 at Merwin’s Wharf at the Cleveland Metropark in the Flats. The event is Titled Air, Water, Waste and Sediment Issues in our Ports and Lakes. The event will run from 2:30 to 7 pm with presentations from:

Pamela Allen, Director’s Office-Lake Erie Dredged Materials and Nutrients, Ohio EPA

Kurt Princic, Chief, Ohio EPA Northeast District Office

Will Friedman, President and CEO, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (KEYNOTE)

Thomas Rayburn, Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, Lake Carriers’ Association

Merwin’s Wharf is a perfect setting for this late Spring event next to the Cuyahoga River. Attendance will be limited so we encourage you to sign up early.   You can sign up by highlighting the Current Events tab at the top of this page then clicking the Registrations tab.  We encourage you to pay using the pay pal option but if you wish to pay by check please print the registration form at the link on this page and mail with your payment.  Please also complete the registration process so we have your registration recorded.  Thanks.   Should you have questions contact Bob Perry, Chapter Treasurer at or by phone at 216-338-7057.

Spring 2016 Conference Agenda

Spring Conference Registration v3

13th Annual Environmental, Health & Safety Networking Social

The Northern Ohio Chapter of A&WMA is again participating in the annual EH&S Networking Social to be held Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 5 to 8 pm at The Flat Iron Café in the Flats.   The address is 1114 Center Street, Cleveland, OH 44113; we will be upstairs in Kells Club Room.   This is an opportunity for you to network with other EH&S professionals at our annual event, which is always well attended.   Please see the link to the flyer for details on signing up for this event.   Participating sponsors are:  Northeast Ohio Chapter of Hazardous Materials Managers, Northeast Ohio Chapter–American Industrial Hygiene Association, Northern Ohio Chapter -American Society of Safety Engineers,  The Auditing Roundtable – Ohio Valley Region and of course our NOC A&WMA.   We encourage you to attend this Free Event!!

EHS Networking Social Flyer 2016

NOC AWMA Networking Social December 17th at Brewster’s in Twinsburg

Greetings Chapter Colleagues!

We have reserved the party room at Brewster’s in Twinsburg from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday December 17th. This is an opportunity to get together for an informal evening with other environmental colleagues. Please pass the word if you know someone that may be interested the event. The Chapter will provide appetizers to keep the evening rolling; any Adult beverages will be on your own. There is NO CHARGE for this event but please register here Current Events so we can get a head count.

Please contact Bob Perry by email at or by phone at 330-315-7445 if you have questions.

Brewster’s Twinsburg address is: 2681 Creekside Drive Twinsburg, OH 44087


All Ohio AWMA Conference Thursday Oct 22nd, 2015 in Columbus OH

Greetings NOC AWMA Members and future members!
As our Chapters have done in the past, The Southwest Chapter AWMA and the Northern Ohio Chapter AWMA are co-sponsoring the All Ohio AWMA Conference to be held in Columbus OH at the Vern Riffe Center on Thursday October 22, 2015. This is an all-day conference starting at 8:30 and running until about 3:00 pm. We have lined up an excellent slate of speakers including: Ohio EPA Director, Craig Butler; Bob Hodanbosi, Chief of the Division of Air Pollution Control; and others. Mike Born from Shoemaker, Loop and Kendrick will also speak and has lined up very interesting panel discussion on a hot air topic – the one hour SO2 standard. The panel will include Jennifer Van Vlerah and Christopher Beekman from Ohio EPA, Brian Kolts from FirstEnergy Corp and Chris Imbrogno of Carmeuse Lime!
Costs are $50 for members; $35 for government and academia; $25 for students. Non-member costs are $100 but a member rate is available for those that join AWMA prior to the conference. Food and refreshments are included at no additional cost.
PDH credits for attending and a certifying certificate will be provided for attendees.
Seating is limited as we expect to sell this event out. Please sign up early at the NOC AWMA website under Current Events/Registrations.
If you have questions please contact Robert Perry at 330-315-7445 or by email at
Corporate Sponsorship is generously provided by Mr. Mike Born of Shoemaker, Loop and Kendrick Law Firm.

NOC AWMA night at the Akron Rubber Ducks on July 11, 2015

Update for Saturday — Turns out there is a doubleheader scheduled for Saturday.   There will be two 7 inning games  First game starts at 5:05 pm –Fireworks after the second game.   Feel free to enjoy both games.

We now have tickets for NOC AWMA night at the Akron Rubber Ducks versus Reading Fightin Phils on July 11, 2015.  Fireworks are scheduled right after the game weather permitting of course.   Come and enjoy at evening with your fellow colleagues, watch some baseball and enjoy the fireworks.  Canal Park is a great place to watch a baseball game.    Please sign up through our Event Registration.   As an NOC AWMA member you can have up to four free tickets.   Additional tickets, if available, can be purchased for $7.00 each. Please provide your address so I can mail out your tickets.   Ticket requests received as we get close to July 11th will be placed at Will Call at the Rubber Ducks box office.  Please call me to ensure I have your order and that there are tickets remaining.    Feel free to contact me via email at or by phone at 330-315-7445.  See you at the game.

Spring Conference: Hot Environmental Topics in Northwest Ohio


IMG_4675Wednesday, April 22, 2015
University of Toledo, Brady Center, College of Engineering

Speaker Presentations:

Regulatory Update – Shannon Nabors, NWDO Chief, Ohio EPA
Sustainability in Local Businesses – Melissa Greene, Board of Lucas County Commissioners
Livestock Waste in Agriculture – Kevin Elder, Ohio Department of Agriculture

University of Toledo student research presentations:

Climatic Benefits of Black Carbon Reduction – Ashish Sharma
Carbon Footprint of Rainwater Harvesting Systems – Jay Devkota
Microelectrode Measurements for Lake Erie Sedmiment – Mohsen Behbahani

Photo Gallery – Current Events


Contact Keith Gaydosh with questions.

Pecha Kucha Night at the Thirsty Dog

In keeping with our Chapter’s efforts to move around and provide varied programs our Chapter held a Pecha Kucha Night on Election Day Tuesday November 4, 2014 at the local Akron brewery the Thirsty Dog. The Thirsty Dog provided a great venue for our members to get together. We provided the food and the Thirsty Dog’s provided us the opportunity to sample a number of their fine brews.

The event was highlighted by owner John Najeway telling us all about the history of the brewery. We followed that up with a tour of the brewery and glimpse into its exciting future.

The evening was concluded with our Pecha Kucha presentations provided by
Pat Nortz —Krejci Dump Site Restoration;
Kevin Sobnosky— Environmental Regulatory Update from a Consultants Prospective;
Brian Kolts — New Jersey Coastal Inundation Model;
and a humorous wrap up by Scott Smith with Foreign Travel Photos.

A good time was had by all. Check out Thirsty Dog Brewing Company website for more info.

We look forward to holding another event next Spring. We invite input on topics that would be of interest.

Come Join Our Planning Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the Month

Hello, fellow air, waste, and environmental enthusiasts.

Come join the monthly Planning Committee meeting of AWMA NOC. Our meetings are conducted approximately ten months out of the year on the 2nd Thursday, 4:00 PM at the Brecksville Library. These meetings offer a great opportunity to network and to stay abreast of developments in the air and waste “environmental” world.

Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions. Looking forward to seeing you!

Keith Gaydosh
Chair, Northern Ohio Chapter
Email Keith