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April 25th, 2014 
Waste Reduction and Recycling Seminar
MPCA Board Room
520 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul MN
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The Upper Midwest Section (UMS) of Air & Waste Management (A&WMA) is offering financial support to members who will be formally participating in the 2014 A&WMA Annual Conference and Exhibition.  Those members who will be presenting a paper, displaying a technical poster, or participating in a technical planning committee are eligible to receive up to $500 in financial support.  This does include students that participate in the Student Poster Competition or in the Environmental Challenge International (ECi) Competition.

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Please see attached the current Upper Midwest Section of A&WMA by-laws.  Please let either Mark Manninen or Kathryn Anderson know if you have any questions.  


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Trinity Consultants, a worldwide environmental consulting firm with particular expertise in air quality, is seeking an entry level Consultant for our Lake Elmo, MN office.  Responsibilities include conducting air dispersion modeling, calculating air emissions, assembling permit applications and building client relationships.  For fur

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Xcel Energy currently has four open positions for Environmental Analysts in Minnesota.  These positions are located at several of our power plants, and will support general environmental compliance efforts across all media.  There are two open positions at the Sherco Plant in Becker, one position supporting the metro area plants (officed at either Riverside in Minneapolis or High Bridge in St. Paul), and one position supporting our refuse derived fuel (RDF) plants officed at Red Wing.  We also have an open plant analyst position in Colorado, for those who are willing to re-locate.

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28th Annual

Conference on the Environment

Reinventing the Wheel –

Compliance in the 21st Century

November 12th, 2013

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Wenck Associates, Inc.  seeking an Air Quality Engineer or Scientist for one of our Minnesota – Twin Cities offices. The successful candidate will perform air emission calculations, identify applicable air quality regulations, assist clients in identifying appropriate monitoring, testing, record-keeping, and reporting protocols, and compile appropriate forms for air emission permit applications to authorize construction, modification or operation of industrial facilities. 

Please see the following website for more information:

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AWMA Webinar entitled Ethical Issues of Environmental Attorneys, Engineers, and Consultants Working Together

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We want to congratulate Chris Nelson from 3M Company who was elected to the 2014 Air & Waste Management Association Board of Directors.  Chris is a current member of the Upper Midwest Section A&WMA and a past presented for our section.  For more information, please see the A&WMA website (

Congratulations Chris!

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Registration is now open for the 2013 Conference on the Environment.

Please register through Central States Water Environment Association website.

A copy of the agenda is attached.

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