Management Workshop

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 
Hotel Hershey
Hershey, PA
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Nemacolin Woodlands
Farmington, PA


8:15 - 9:00 Engineers earn 3 PDHs

9:00 - 9:30
PMAA Legislative/Regulatory Update 
PMAA Government Relations staff will address legislation introduced impacting authorities in this new legislative session, the new House and Senate Committee
Chairs overseeing authority Click-here-to-register-buttonlegislation, highlights of the proposed state budget, and upcoming and recent regulatory issues facing authorities.

9:30 - 10:15
PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Regulatory Update
PADEP central office and southwest regional office representatives will present both water and wastewater regulatory updates and available outreach programs at both Hershey and Nemacolin.

10:15 - 10:50
Social Security for Public Employees
Kristen E. Gardner, PA State Administrator & Social Security Administration R
Make sure your Authority’s personnel are ready for retirement with this overview/review from Social Security Administration (SSA) staff and the State Social Security Administrator (SSSA).

10:50 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 11:30
E-Procurement 101 – Saving Time, Money and Headaches
John Shaffer, PennBid
Is your authority taking advantage of the time and cost savings afforded by e-procurement programs?  John will cover key features and benefits of electronic bid management and how its implementation promotes greater efficiency, lower costs and improved risk management.

11:30 - 12:00
New Regulations for Underground Storage Tanks
Robert J. May PE CHMM, Senior Engineer/Director, Environmental Compliance, Synergy Environmental Inc.
Robert will provide a detailed look at emergency generators and the new PADEP published Operating Regulations (Chapter 245) of 12-22-18 that now requires monthly inspections and periodic equipment testing.

12:00 – 12:30

Implementing and Sustaining Public Sewer Projects in Rural Communities (Hershey)
William Lawrence, West Group Law PLLC
William will focus on issues that rural areas around the Commonwealth face with respect to their wastewater management practices, including compliance with environmental regulations and challenges with respect to funding. Utilizing a case study, additional focus will be on unexpected issues encountered during the design phase of a project, as well as anticipated issues with respect to the construction phase.

Stormwater Case Study (Nemacolin)
Greg Scott, Buchart Horn
In August 2014, the Borough of Greenville in Mercer County, Pennsylvania found itself requiring a $500,000 loan to replace a collapsed 48” storm sewer and facing the prospect of raising property taxes to finance the loan. This presenter will address how Greenville implemented a storm water utility and the outcomes.


12:30 - 1:00
Solicitors Update: PA One Call Enforcement and Litigation Review
PMAA solicitors will address recent litigation involving municipal authorities and recent enforcement changes in the PA One Call Law.

1:00 Lunch