Seminars benefit both environment
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[MARCH 16, 2004]
SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Rod
Blagojevich announced that the Illinois Environmental Protection
Agency and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity are teaming up with the Illinois Environmental
Regulatory Group for a series of seminars, starting today, to help
Illinois businesses comply with environmental requirements.
"These seminars will provide practical
information on how Illinois companies can meet their environmental
obligations and avoid future problems and costs," Gov. Blagojevich
said. "This kind of knowledge is good for both our state's natural
and business environment."
In 2002, Illinois EPA participated in a
similar series of seminars sponsored by the Illinois Environmental
Regulatory Group, an affiliate of the Illinois Chamber, and more
than 1,000 participants from across the state attended.
The new series of seminars will be
conducted starting March 16 and continuing through May 19.
Registration is through the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group:
phone (217) 523-4942, e-mail
email@example.com. Participants may register for a series of
three sessions or for individual seminars. The Illinois
Environmental Regulatory Group is charging a fee of $525 for the
series or $195 for each individual seminar.
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"We are pleased to be providing experts
from our staff to assist Illinois companies in complying with state
and federal environmental laws, such as permits, reporting and
compliance and enforcement. Seminars such as these help all of us do
our jobs better," said Illinois EPA Director Renee Cipriano.
The Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity's Small Business and Environmental Assistance Program is
also participating in this spring's seminars and is reaching out to
The all-day sessions, from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m., will be in Springfield and Bloomingdale and will feature a
different broad topic each month.
pollution issues will be the March focus, with the Springfield
session on March 16 and the Bloomingdale session on March 23. Water
pollution issues will be featured on April 7 in Springfield and
April 14 in Bloomingdale. The seminars will wrap up with air
pollution issues addressed in Springfield on May 12 and in
Bloomingdale on May 19.
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