Jody Ostendorf, EPA – Updates to Ozone Standards @ EPA Building, Bitterroot Room (2nd Floor)
Jan 21 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

The Clean Air Act charges the EPA Administrator with setting primary standards that are requisite to protect public health with an adequate margin of safety. The body of scientific evidence on ozone and health has expanded significantly since EPA last reviewed the ozone standards in 2008. New clinical studies, that have become available since 2008, provide evidence of harmful effects to healthy, exercising adults at levels within the 2008 standard of 75 ppb. Ms. Ostendorf will discuss EPA’s October 1, 2015 decision to tighten the ozone standard to 70 ppb and other provisions of the final rule.

Purchasing a lunch will be optional for this event, due to the luncheon being held at the EPA building. There will be no charge for the presentation. The typical fees will be charged if you would like a SWEP lunch ($15 for members/$25 for non-members). Please include in your RSVP if you would like a lunch or not.

RSVP by COB Friday, January 15th to


Progressive Networking Dinner @ Old Spaghetti Factory
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Toxicology Panel @ Davis, Graham & Stubbs LLP
Jan 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sustainable Cities: Denver’s Sustainability Programs & Goals @ Arcadis, Inc.
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

City governments across the world have realized the importance of sustainability to maintaining quality of life for citizens and the competitive advantages that sustainability can offer. Effective sustainability efforts are built on balancing the elements of people, planet, and profit – the triple bottom line. To achieve a balance among these elements, cities set goals and assess their progress toward those goals with defined metrics. Dr. Heintz will discuss Arcadis’ Sustainable Cities Index, with a focus on Denver, and Denver’s sustainability goals and programs.

About the speaker: Dr. Monica Heintz is a geoscientist at Arcadis, specializing in natural attenuation and stimulated biodegradation of a variety of compounds. She serves on the Denver Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Sustainability Advisory Council and chairs the subcommittee on Sustainability as a Core Business Value. Dr. Heintz is also a volunteer advocate for increased utilization of renewable electricity sources in Denver and across Colorado.

Check in begins at 11:45 a.m.
To RSVP or for more information, email

Networking Happy Hour and Negotiation 101 with Rhonda Caudill @ CB&Potts - Longs Peak Room
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Want to learn how to negotiate for better outcomes in both your business and professional life?

Rhonda Caudill will cover the basic negotiation process and explain how to ensure successful outcomes for you, your project or your business by taking the right approach and planning ahead. Whether you are an engineer, project manager, scientist, technician, or business development professional, it pays to know how to negotiate.

About the speaker: Rhonda Caudill is a contracts attorney and procurement professional at Arcadis with 20+ years of negotiation experience. “Negotiation 101” is a workshop on negotiation skills that provides an overview of collaborative negotiation based on the book Getting to Yes by Fisher & Ury.

Pay at the check-in table only please by Cash or Check.
Featured speaker starts at 6:00 pm.

We hope you’ll join us and bring a friend!

Progressive Dinner Networking Event @ Old Spaghetti Factory
Nov 8 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration begins at 5:45. No walk-ins accepted.

RSVP by COB Wednesday, November 1st, to and pay at the door (cash or check).

The Progressive Dinner will involve changing tables throughout the course of the evening, providing opportunities to meet many people. This is a great networking event, so bring your business cards!

Salad, Main entrée (choice of meat, chicken or veggie), Dessert, and Soft drinks.
Cash bar will be available.

Monitoring Changes in Marijuana Use and Potential Health Effects @ Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Featuring: Katelyn Hall, MPH of the Marijuana Health Monitoring and Research Program, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)

Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana in November 2012 with Amendment 64. Retail sales began in January 2014 along with a developing and diversifying marijuana industry. Ms. Hall will discuss pre/post-legalization trends of marijuana use among pregnant and breastfeeding women, children, adolescents, young adults, and adults 21+ years old in Colorado. She will also discuss potential marijuana health effects seen in hospital and emergency department discharges and poison control center calls.

Check-in begins at 11:30. The luncheon will be in Building A, Carson Conference Room, and runs from 12:00 to 1:00 with a catered lunch. All are welcome to pay  2018 SWEP Membership fees at check-in. 

Cash or Checks at the check-in table only please.
RSVP* by COB Monday, January 22nd to

*As we order lunches ahead of time, we do ask if you RSVP and cannot attend, please give us at least 24-hour notice. If you do not give us 24-hour notice, we kindly request that you pay for lunch. Also if you have any dietary restrictions, we ask that you notify us ahead of time.

About the speaker: Katelyn Hall is a statistical analyst and epidemiologist at CDPHE. She specializes in marijuana-related surveillance and is completing a dissertation for a PhD in epidemiology. She serves on the Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists Marijuana Committee and the ICD-10-CM Drug Poisoning Indicators Workgroup where she co-chairs the Case Definition Subgroup. She chairs the Colorado Marijuana Data Working Group where she brings together experts in marijuana surveillance in Colorado.




Rocky Mountain SWEP Steering Committee Meeting
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Geotech Field Days @ Geotech Environmental Equipment, Inc.
Jun 21 – Jun 22 all-day
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.