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Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program

2016 TRI National Training Conference

TRI at 30: Working Together To Reduce Toxic Releases

2012 TRI Conference attendees listening to one of the plenary speakers.


Washington Court Hotel - Washington, D.C.
October 19-21, 2016
October 19-20: Public Conference Session
October 21: U.S. EPA, States, and Tribes Session

Dillard University Deep South Center For Environmental Justice
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About the Conference

October 17, 2016, marked the 30th anniversary of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), which supports and promotes emergency planning and provides the public with information about releases of toxic chemicals in their community through the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The 2016 TRI National Conference featured presentations, panels, discussions, exhibits, networking opportunities, and a celebration of 30 years of TRI and community right-to-know. The conference brought together EPA, localities, states, tribes, federal agencies, companies, community groups, researchers, and non-governmental organizations.

Conference Agenda with Links to Presentations

The final conference agenda includes links to presentation slides and presenter biographies. 

The theme of the 2016 conference was TRI at 30: Working Together To Reduce Toxic Releases. The conference included a mix of plenary and breakout sessions and exhibits on the two public-session days, October 19 and 20.

2016 TRI National Training Conference Planning Team

Co-Sponsors:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Dillard University

Planning Committee:

Margaret Conomos, Co-Chair, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Dnise Kaalund, Co-Chair, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Wayne S. Davis U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Diane Fowler, Washington State Department of Ecology
Wayne Harris, Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security
Jocelyn Hospital U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Karen T Johnson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7
Kenneth L. Joiner, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jami Murphy, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Chris Rascher, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1
Guy Tomassoni, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cassandra Vail, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Diana Wahler, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mary Williams, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Dillard University

Conference Communications Coordinators:

Nicole Berckes, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Sarah Swenson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency