SWEP Luncheon Speaker with Allison Haraminac @ Pinyon Environmental
Sep 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Please join us for a SWEP Rocky Mountain Chapter speaker event on Wednesday September 12th, which will feature Allison Haraminac of Pinyon Environmental, Inc. discussing Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) Compliance and Permitting. This presentation will discuss the definition of “take” and provide an overview of the BGEPA permitting process. It will also offer suggestions for minimizing cost and schedule impacts to projects where eagles are present. See attached flyer for details.

The event will be held at Pinyon Environmental, Inc., 3222 S. Vance Street, Suite 200, Lakewood, CO 80227 

Check-in begins at 11:30. The event runs from 12:00 to 1:00 with a catered lunch ($20 for members and $25 non-members). You are welcome to pay your 2018 SWEP Membership fees at check-in as well. 

Please RSVP by COB Monday September 10th to

 Since we are ordering box lunches, we ask you to RSVP and if your plans change and you cannot attend, please notify us by COB Monday September 10th. If you do not give us notice and are a no show, we kindly request that you pay for lunch. 


Dr. Dorothy Colagiovanni @ Next Frontier Biosciences
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Featuring: Dorothy Colagiovanni, Ph.D. from Next Frontier Biosciences

Next Frontier Biosciences (NFB) is a Colorado-based biotech company developing best-in-class purified cannabinoid products for the treatment of chronic pain and other serious medical conditions. This lunchtime presentation will provide an overview of the endocannabinoid system and its relevance to cannabis. It will also review medical uses for cannabis and the concept of microdosing for wellness.

Check-in begins at 11:30. The luncheon will be at 6510 W. 91st Ave., Suite 106, Westminster, CO 80031, and runs from 12:00 to 1:00 with a catered lunch. All are welcome to pay  2019 SWEP Membership fees at check-in. 

Cash or Checks at the check-in table only please.
RSVP* by COB Monday, January 28th to

*As we order lunches ahead of time, we ask  that if you RSVP and cannot attend, please let us know by COB Monday January 28th. If you do not give us notice and are a no show, we will kindly request that you pay for lunch. Also if you have any dietary restrictions, please notify us ahead of time.

About the speaker:

Dr. Colagiovanni is responsible for the day-to-day management of Next Frontier Biosciences’ research and development activities as well as supporting the commercialization of the company’s products. She has over two decades of pharmaceutical development experience with an emphasis on project management, pharmacology and toxicology. Prior to joining the company, Dr. Colagiovanni held scientific leadership roles with Nivalis Therapeutics and Replidyne. She also held research positions with OSI Pharma, Gilead Sciences and Amgen. Dr. Colagiovanni has a broad range of development experience, starting from early drug discovery and clinical trials through regulatory approval and commercial launch. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Molecular Toxicology.

SWEP Speaker Luncheon with Jane Bral
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety
Petroleum Brownfields “That’s a Good Corner”
The Petroleum Cleanup and Redevelopment Fund (Redevelopment Fund), created within the Division of  Oil and Public Safety (OPS), is designed to catalyze the investigation and cleanup of contamination at abandoned and former gas stations and other petroleum storage tank properties. These sites are
common in almost every community throughout Colorado, many being unaddressed for decades. These former storage tank sites are generally not eligible to the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund (PSTF). The Redevelopment Fund can provide reimbursement to a property owner for costs incurred for tank removal, site assessment, cleanup.  The application process to become eligible to the Redevelopment Fund will be discussed along with some success stories.

Tuesday, March 26th

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Box lunch Included

Check in begins at 11:30 a.m.


Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety

633 17th St., Suite 500, Denver CO 80202

Members $20 / person ~ Non-members $25 / person

Cash or Checks at the check-in table only please

RSVP* by COB Friday, March 22nd to

* As we order lunches ahead of time, if you RSVP and cannot attend, please let us know by COB Friday March 22nd. If you do not give us notice and are a no show, we will kindly request that you pay for lunch

About the speaker:

Ms. Bral graduated from Ohio University in Athens, OH in 1980 with a BS in Geology and in 1984 with a MS in Hydrogeology. While earning her MS degree she worked part-time as an exploration geologist for a small oil company in Marietta, OH. After graduating with her MS degree, she worked with Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) for 13 years in Gainesville, FL and Denver, CO doing petroleum and hazardous waste site assessment and remediation. In 1998 she founded Bral Environmental, Inc. that specializes in Phase I and II site assessments. In 1999 she joined the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment – Division of Oil and Public Safety (OPS) as an Environmental Protection Specialist in the Remediation Section where she oversaw the assessment and remediation of petroleum contaminated sites. In 2004 she began managing the Colorado Petroleum Storage Tank Fund that provides annual reimbursements of $35M to $40M. In 2017 she returned to the OPS Remediation Section and now, in addition to overseeing site asssessments and cleanups, she manages the Petroleum Cleanup and Redevelopment Fund which provides reimbursement for tank removals and assessment and cleanup of “Brownfields” sites that are not eligible to the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund.