US Scrap Tire Workgroup Annual Meeting

December 3, 2019 | Greenville, SC


7:00 - 8:00 am      Registration/ Breakfast

8:00 – 8:20 am     Opening Remarks / Goals Committee Update / Colorado


·       Brian Gaboriau, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

8:20 - 8:40 am      US Scrap Tire Workgroup: Challenges, Opportunities, Outlook

·       Rhonda Oyer, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), U.S. Scrap Tire Workgroup Chairperson

8:40 – 8:55 am     Enforcement Committee

·       Lori Freeman, Indiana Department of Emergency Management

8:55 – 9:10 am   Rubber Modified Asphalt Committee

·       Doug Carlson, Liberty Tire Recycling for Anna DeLage (SC)

9:10 –9:25 am    Ground Rubber Committee

·       Denise Kennedy, DK Enterprises for Calvin Young (CA)

9:25 – 9:40 am   Networking Break

9:40 – 9:55 am   Civil Engineering Committee

·       Todd Marvel, Illinois, EPA

9:55 – 10:10 am   Tire Derived Fuel Committee

·       Designee for Kole Kennedy (OK)

10:10-10:30 am       Best Practices and Innovative Tire Program Concepts

·       John Sheerin, US Tire Manufactures Association

10:30 – 11:30 am   States Round Table

·       Chantal Fryer, SC Dept. of Commerce/Janna White SC Dept. Health and Environmental Control

o   Kirsten Clemens (MI), tires abandoned at rental storage facilities

o   Gene Muller (TX), work with USEPA Region 6 that resulted in guidance allowing “discarded” scrap tires to meet the NHSM rule and be used as tire derived fuel. 

o   Open discussion

§  regionality of tire markets-need for regional cooperation?

§  transportation record requirements-can we come to a national standard?

§  changes in tire technology and processing challenges-Tweels; dandelion rubber; RFID chips, etc.?

o   Other emerging state issues TBD from poll questions

11:30 am-11:50 pm    Turf Report Update

·       Denise Kennedy, DK Enterprises

11:50 am- noon       Morning wrap-up

·       Rhonda Oyer, Michigan EGLE, U.S. Scrap Tire Workgroup Chairperson

12:00 pm       Lunch (provided)

1:00-4:00 pm Travel to and tour Michelin plant-two groups

1:00-4:00 pm Open networking

4:00 pm         End of meeting      

5:30 pm         Optional workgroup dinner at TBD