2020 Alabama Mineral Institute Agenda

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Time Event Speaker
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome Greg Guthrie
 8:15 -9:15 a.m.  20/59 Engineering Project  Robert Harris

Johnson Brothers Corporations

 9:15 -10:00 a.m. The Geological Survey of Alabama Groundwater Assessment Program: 2020-2021 Goals and Objectives  Greg Guthrie

Geological Survey of Alabama

 10:00 -10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 -11:00 a.m. ADEM Water Quality Update  Kimberly Minton

ADEM

 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Onsite Wastewater Challenges and Solutions in the Rural Black Belt of Alabama Mark Elliot

University of Alabama, Engineering

 11:45 – 12:45 p.m.  Lunch
12:45 – 1:00 p.m. Afternoon Introductions Greg Guthrie 
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. East Alabama Rare Earth Elements  Dane Vanderhoort 

Geological Survey of Alabama

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Aggregate Industry Janet Kavinoky

Vice President, Vulcan Materials

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Identifying Joint Sets & Extracting Orientations for Pit  &Mine Planning Kyle Houston

Project Engineer, Firmatek

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Reconstruction of 231 Brannon McDonald

Alabama Department of Transportation

5:00 p.m. ADJOURN

Friday, October 16, 2020

Time Event Speaker
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome Richard Katz
 8:15 – 9:15 a.m.  The Emerging Nexus Between Energy and Geological Pore Space Richard Esposito

Southern Company

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Market Downturn in Coal and Reclamation Liabilities “Kathy” Love

Executive Director of the Alabama Surface Mining Commission

 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Protecting the Safety and Health of Workers – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Donald Elswick

Executive Director Environmental and Industrial Programs, University of Alabama

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.  Lunch
12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Afternoon Instructions Richard Katz
12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Red Mountain Expressway William “Bill” Thomas

Geological Survey of Alabama

1:30 – 5:00 p.m  State Geological Facility (Virtual Tour)
5:00 p.m ADJOURN