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January Breakfast Meeting

Join us for our January Breakfast Meeting at the Holiday Inn Syracuse! Our speaker this month will be Darren Suarez, Director of government affairs, for advocacy on energyenvironmental, and occupational safety and health issues of the Business Council of New York State.  Darren will be speaking on regulatory changes to 6 NYCRR Part 360 Series, Solid Waste Management Facilities. The public comments period ended September 13th, which resulted in detailed written comments from approximately 230 entities. The discussion will explore some of the major topics the comments focused upon and the regulated communities, the activists community and the Department’s next steps.

Unfortunately due to capacity limitations, sign-ups are now closed for this event. 

Agenda:
         7:45 - 8:15 AM - Breakfast Buffet
        8:15 - 8:20 AM - Introduction and Announcements
        8:20 - 9:00 AM - Featured Speaker
        9:00 - 9:30 AM - Networking

Background:

 On February 26, 2016 the Department of Environmental Conservation posted draft regulation amending 6 NYCRR Part 360 Series, Solid Waste Management Facilities. The rulemaking is intended to update and clarify technical criteria for solid waste management facilities and activities, and incorporate legal and policy developments that have not been made since the last major revision to these regulations in 1993. Changes to all portions of the Part 360 series are expected, including Parts 364 and 369.  The public comments period ended September 13.  The DEC received detailed written comments from approximately 230 entities.  The discussion will explore some of the major topics the comments focused upon and the regulated communities, the activists community and the Department’s next steps.

Darren Suarez

 

Darren Suarez is a director of government affairs, with responsibility for all advocacy on EnergyEnvironmental and Occupational Safety and Health

Darren Suarez is The Business Council of New York State’s director of government affairs, for advocacy on energyenvironmental, and occupational safety and health issues.

Prior to joining The Business Council, Darren worked at Hinman Straub LLC, where he lobbied for a number of Fortune 500 companies on energy and environmental issues. He also previously served as the program director for environmental and economic development for the New York State Senate, where he represented the Majority Leader at meetings and public events in addition to developing, amending, and negotiating economic development tax incentives.

Additionally, he was also a government affairs representative for the City University of New York and Cornell University, and worked for the New York State Department of Labor as a job services representative — working with employers to meet their workforce needs.

Darren holds a degree in Political Science from UMass — Dartmouth. He was the recipient of the 2006 Economic Development Service Award in recognition of work in attracting GlobalFoundries to construct a $3.2 billion 300 mm-wafer fab in New York State. In 2005, Darren was awarded the New York Nature Conservancy’s Salamander Award for working to protect New York’s biodiversity and was a joint recipient of the 2004 National Conference of State Legislatures Staff Chair Award for work as a primary author of New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program.

 

Earlier Event: January 12
7th Annual Holiday Enviro-Mixer
Later Event: February 21
February Dinner Meeting