International Society of Automation News Release
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA LDAR Symposium in May Focuses on Legal Aspects of Improving LDAR Programs
Research Triangle Park, NC (18 February 2009) – This year’s ISA Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Training and Symposium on 19-22 May in Austin, TX, will focus on topics currently impacting the LDAR community and the challenges and opportunities of the future.
ISA’s 9th Annual Fugitive Emissions – LDAR Training and Symposium has established itself as the “must-attend” LDAR event of the year. Attended by LDAR experts, professionals, and regulators, ISA’s LDAR Symposium offers current presentations and best practices to improve program compliance and to help attendees minimize their company’s exposure. This year’s Symposium highlights topics certain to impact the LDAR community now and in the future, including the effects of the Alternative Work Practice (AWP) for Optical Imaging Cameras and Consent Decrees.
Opening this year’s ISA LDAR Symposium will be Eddie Lewis, a partner with one of the largest law firms in the United States, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP. The topic of his presentation is titled “A Legal Perspective on LDAR” and in it he will share some important perspectives relating to legal pitfalls and how to avoid them when managing Leak Detection and Repair programs. Lewis is a chemical engineer who earned his law degree in 1992. He has published numerous articles and was named one of The Best Lawyers in America for Environmental Law.
With the EPA having now finalized the Alternative Work Practice for Optical Imaging Cameras, the symposium will offer answers and input covering all aspects of the program. The event will also cover Consent Decrees, another area of high interest for the chemical processing industry. Symposium presenters represent companies, agencies, and organizations such as:
Eli Lilly & Company
Newcomers, seasoned professionals, and regulatory agencies will network together at the event to share best practices for reducing emissions in ways that are effective and efficient. A training course, “Surviving an LDAR Audit,” taught by Buddy Joyner, will be presented at the event on 19 May.
Conference sessions, paper presentations, and exhibits will be featured at the event. Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available. For details, contact Rodney Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the symposium, or to register, visit www.isa.org/ldar or call (919) 549-8411.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in North America. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).