Birmingham Environmental Professionals Association (BEPA)

BEPA Spotlight: Jefferson County H2O Fall/Winter Newsletter

HOT OFF THE PRESS!Here is the JeffCo Fall/Winter H2O Newsletter for your enjoyment and edification.

Thanks to Ms.Lyn DiClemente, Education Training Manager with the Jefferson County Commission for keeping us updated.


UA SafeState October Course Offerings

2021 BEPA Conference Final Words and Thanks

Please join us in expressing our appreciation to the following organizations and environmental professionals who donated their time and resources to bring us a free virtual seminar this year.

Jeff Rodgers AGC Alabama Construction Industry Services, Inc.
John B. D. Milledge, JD, PG V.P. Project Management Action Environmental, Birmingham, Alabama
Louis Montgomery, JD, PE Regulatory Director Bhate Environmental, Birmingham, Alabama
Jonathan P. Fleming, Ph.D., GISP Assistant Professor of Geography Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
Jim Fineis, P.G. President Total Vapor Solutions, Alpharetta, Georgia
William S. “Buddy” Cox III, Esq. Environmental, Toxic Tort, Natural Resources & Brownfield Redevelopment Law Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, Birmingham, Alabama
Brian Harms, P.E.(WI), CIH Office Practice Leader – ECRTRC Companies, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jeff Ramey Senior Project Manager TRC Companies, Brookfield, Wisconsin
Grady Moore, Esq. Chair, Environmental Law Group Balch & Bingham LLP Birmingham, Alabama
Paul Hansen, P.E. Project Manager PPM Consultants, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama
John Hargraves, PG National Brownfields Director PM Environmental, Decatur, Alabama
Trey Noland, PG Senior Technical Advisor PM Environmental, Birmingham, Alabama
Phillip Voss, CPESC, CISEC, CESSWI Stormwater Group Manager Spectrum Environmental, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama
Brent Watson Chief, Compliance and Enforcement Section Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), Land Division Montgomery, Alabama

BEPA would like to thank our 2018-2021 Constant Contact Sponsor – PPM Consultants!

Thanks to Zane Hood and the crew at PPM Consultants for making it possible for BEPA to utilize Constant Contact in 2018-2021!  This service has streamlined meeting and event coordination for our ever-growing membership and allows us to keep everyone informed and up-to-date on our group meetings and activities.
PPM Consultants


•Soil and Groundwater Assessment
•Soil and Groundwater Remediation
•Risk Assessments
•Emergency Response Oversight

•Air Permitting, Compliance and Reporting
•Water Permitting, Compliance and Reporting
•SPCC/Response Plans and Training
•Solid Waste Permitting, Compliance And Reporting
•Hazardous Waste Permitting, Compliance And Reporting
•Environmental Compliance Audits
•Tank Management And Compliance

•Phase I And II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)
•Environmental Compliance Audits
•Asbestos, Lead, and Mold Studies

•Brownfields Redevelopment
•Legal Environmental Support Services
•NEPA Evaluations
•Wellhead Protection/Source Water Assessments
•Security/Vulnerability Assessments
•GSA Schedule Services

BEPA Conference Recording Available!

Many thanks to the 68 folks who joined us for the BEPA Virtual ½ Day Environmental Conference on May 6. For those who were unable to attend the live event, here is a link to the recording. Enjoy!

Registration to Thursday May 6th Webinar Still Available!

As of Friday, we still had space available for our ½ day virtual conference. Please feel free to share the registration link and associated information below with your colleagues and clients who may be interested in attending.

Thanks again for your willingness to participate.  ~John Milledge

This program is made available at no cost to attendees by the Alabama AGC.  Please register for the Birmingham Environmental Professionals (BEPA) Virtual Conference on May 6, 2021 8:00 AM CDT at:

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The agenda and presenters’ biographies have been posted on the BEPA website.

This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for a maximum of 4.3 hours’ credit, including 0 hours of ethics (if applicable). Download form here.

Get Your CLE Credit Here! BEPA Virtual ½ Day Environmental Conference

Join us Thursday, May 6 and use this form for your CLE credit.

CORRECTED: BEPA Virtual ½ Day Environmental Conference Speaker Agenda, Bios

JeffCo H2O News Spring/Summer 2021

BEPA 2021 Conference Update

Mark your calendars now to join us Thursday, May 6 for a virtual half-day environmental conference!

Upcoming Community Events and Programs

I hope this email finds you all well and healthy.  Enclosed are some fun things we have coming up, I thought you might like to share with our BEPA friends.

  • Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Garden Seminars.  The kickoff is March 24, all seminars are held via the digital Zoom platform.  You must register for each class on the Friends of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens web site:
  • April 24th Household hazardous Waste Day.  There are 3 locations to choose from.  The Irondale site has been moved to the old Sam’s Warehouse to make it easier to service all the vehicles.  The Bessemer site had been tweaked to ensure a better experience and less time for unload.  Attached is a Save the Date, the official flyer will be ready in a few weeks.  Will forward once received.
  • Electronic take back and paper shredding events.  We have three new events scheduled, all are listed on the attached flyer.  It is best to show up early, our past few events have met capacity.  Unfortunately we are limited to the two large trucks for electronics and the huge on site paper shredding truck. 

Don’t hesitate to call or email with questions!



Hana Burwinkle Berres
Education Training Coordinator | Development Services | Jefferson County Commission
205.325-8741 | |