Odor Regulatory Panel Discussion

WEAT Odor and Corrosion Management Committee – Odor Regulatory Panel Discussion

The Water Environment Association of Texas – Odor and Corrosion Management Committee is excited to present a panel discussion webinar in lieu of the bi-annual WEAT Biosolids, Odor, and Corrosion Conference. The panel discussion will walk attendees through the process of addressing odor complaints from regulatory, legal, and utility perspectives. The webinar will be held on May 11, 2021 from 9 to 10:30 AM! Sponsorship opportunities are currently available.

Introduction – Moderator: Mark Perkins, Perkins Engineering Consultants, Inc.

Regulatory Representative – Carl Ortmann, TCEQ Office of Compliance and Enforcement

Carl Ortmann is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. Currently Carl is the Air Program Work Leader for the San Antonio Regional office. He has worked for TCEQ for 14 years in the air program. His duties entail overseeing investigation activities related to emissions events, emissions testing, and air complaints. He is one of the trainers for the TCEQ on the Odor Complaint Protocol.

Attorney Representative – Maris Chambers, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.

Maris' practice focuses on water and wastewater utility service interests – including certificates of convenience and necessity, water rights, water supply, and water quality. She assists municipalities, utilities, landowners, and water districts with permitting, compliance, and enforcement before state agencies including the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Public Utility Commission, and the State Office of Administrative Hearings. She will bring unique perspectives from her litigation experience with odors and other nuisance issues.

Utility Representative – William Gase, Wastewater Director at City of Garland

William “Bill” Gase has over 30 years of experience working in both the public and private sector. He earned a MS degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently the Director of Wastewater Treatment for the City of Garland Texas. During his career in the water industry, he has earned both a Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) ‘A’ Water Operator License and a TCEQ Wastewater Collections III Operator License. During his career, he has been involved in the Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater fields. He will offer perspectives from a major wastewater utility’s experience with addressing odor complaints at two wastewater treatment plants.

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