Workshop Attendee Registration Information


In order to help the RVIPA Board plan for the Workshop, please indicate which of the following sessions you are likely to attend on each day.


  • Legal Authority -Heather Goins
    Industrial User Waste Survey - Laurie Rodriguez
    Monitoring/Sampling - Joseph Fielding
    Permitting - Pat Bradley
    Enforcement - Joseph Fielding
    Pretreatment Audit and Violations - Todd Franklin

Please note: Limited space is available for each of the tours. You MUST pre-register to save your spot.  In order to go on a facility tour, the required PPE MUST be shown when checking in for the tour.


  • Categorical Pretreatment Standards - Chuck Durham
    How to Inspect a SIU/CIU - Laurie Rodriguez
    Pretreatment Jeopardy - Pretreatment Board

  • Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt manufactures on highway, vocational, and medium duty trucks that provide value to their owners and pride to their drivers. Peterbilt was founded in 1939 and has been the Class of the trucking industry ever since. As a global citizen, Peterbilt is determined to ensure it is an environmentally friendly company. Customers know that they’re participating in environmental advancements when choosing Peterbilt products. Employees are committed to reducing the environmental impact through innovative designs, new manufacturing and operational practices, and aggressive recycling and waste reduction.

    Those wishing to go on the Peterbilt facility tour must agree to the following rules.

    Dress Code: Closed toe shoes are required. No open toe shoe of any kind is allowed. No shorts are allowed. Flowing clothing is not allowed. Visitors without safety shoes or protective covers must remain on the main aisles.

    Age Requirement: No person under 16 years old is permitted into the plant during production hours.

    Personal Protective Equipment: Hearing protection and protective eyewear (regular prescription glasses do not meet this requirement) are required in all areas of the plant and are available in the front lobby. Safety shoes or protective covers are required when off the main aisles working with assembly process. Closed toe shoes are required in all areas of the plant. Open toe shoes are not permitted. Visitors in all areas of the plant are required to wear high visibility safety vests.

    Photography: Tour guides may arrange for photos to be taken in the Peterbilt Experience Area. All other photography in the plant is prohibited without advance approval. Approval may be requested, in advance, through the plant receptionist. No other photos on the property are permitted.

    Jewelry Policy: The Denton plant has a jewelry policy in place to help prevent potential product damage. Anyone entering the plant is required to:
    1. Remove rings while in the plant;
    2. Remove watches or bracelets while in the plant; and
    3. Remove belts with metal buckles while in the plant.

  • Based in Lewisville, Texas, Mary Kay, Inc. 's Richard R. Rogers Manufacturing/ R&D Center (R3) manufactures over 400 cosmetic and personal care products. Mary Kay was founded in 1963 in Dallas, Texas, and has become an international corporation. R3 opened its doors in 2018 and has since been awarded LEED Silver certification status. Mary Kay is committed to building a healthier, greener and sustainable future and showed this commitment during the Covid-19 pandemic when they began manufacturing hand sanitizer to assist with shortages.

    Dress Code/Personal Protective Equipment: Good, closed-toed walking shoes are encouraged as it is a large facility. Safety glasses are required if you wish to tour the wastewater treatment area.

  • Opening Session
    Welcome Address - Rudy Molina & State Coordinators
    Keynote Address - Charles Maguire, EPA Region VI Water Division Director
    EPA Update - Jan Pickrel, US EPA Headquarters
    Wastewater Surveillance Program Management-Best Practices and Planning for the Future - John Sheets, PhD, PE, CDM Smith
    Closing Remarks - Rudy Molina & Peter Brown

  • Hors d'oeuvres, Cash Bar, and Entertainment!


  • David James

  • Janet Sims

  • Lisa Ellington

  • Laurie Rodriguez
    Casey Nettles

  • Ginger Briggs

  • Daniel Hicks

  • Chris Pasch / Pat Bradley

  • David James and Ed Gilmore

  • Chuck Durham

  • Dean Mercias, Ph.D. & Heather Goins

  • Murali Erat, P.E.

  • Larry Boldt


  • Closing Session
    Moderated Roundtable Topics
    1. FOG Issues: Causes & Solutions- Itzel Dominguez
    2. Pretreatment Resources - Martin Miller
    3. Legal Authority/Ordinance Development - Pat Bradley
    4. CIU/SIU Inspections - Carie Davis
    5. Categorizing IUs - John Hancock
    6. Hauled Waste - Jordan Wilson
    7. Communications/Public Education Opportunities - Laurie Rodriguez
    8. Sampling - Troy Zwerneman

    Case Study: POTW Inhibition and Pretreatment Investigations & Responses - Jennifer Moore (TRA), Joseph Fielding (TRA), Maurice Akech (City of Dallas)
    Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) - Ann Wilson
    Conference Wrap-up - Peter Brown

Substitutions can be made to registrations, however it is the firm policy of the EPA Region VI Pretreatment Association that no refunds will be issued for completed and submitted registrations.

Location Information

  • Embassy Suites
  • 3100 Town Center Trail, Denton, TX, 76201 US

For assistance with the registration process, please contact Lisa Ellington, Ph.D. at (870) 239-7795 or [email protected]

For questions about being an exhibitor, sponsor, or supporter, please contact Peter Brown at (504) 942-3856 or [email protected], or Joseph Fielding at (214) 499-8930 or [email protected].

We accept payments by credit card and check. 

PAYMENT BY CHECK: If you are paying by check, select the "offline" payment method and mail your check to: Lisa Ellington, Ph.D., PLWC, P.O. Box 9, Paragould, AR 72451.

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