State Engagement Program

State Engagement Coordinator

Dot Lofstrom
P 916-255-3736

Program Advisors

Matt Placky
P 609-883-5438

ITRC's State Engagement Program ensures that ITRC documents and training courses are available, promoted, and used. Each state assigns a staff person from its environmental agency to serve as an ITRC Point of Contact (POC).

ITRC State Point of Contact (POC) Map

Click on the map to view the POC for each state. Click here for a printer friendly version of the map.

Pennsylvania

The goal of the ITRC State Engagement Program (SEP) is to work with state environmental agencies to foster good decision-making regarding the use of innovative environmental technologies for more effective environmental protection. The core purpose of the SEP is to ensure that ITRC documents and training courses are available, promoted, and used by staff at state environmental agencies and all other applicable stakeholders. The SEP is comprised of a network of the state Points of Contact (POCs), along with the State Engagement Coordinator (SEC)—who is a voting member of the ITRC Board of Advisors—and contract-based Program Advisor support. The POCs play an integral role by serving as advocates for ITRC in their state’s environmental agency and by communicating their state’s environmental priorities back to ITRC. The POCs are also instrumental in marketing and promoting ITRC tools and resources to other government agencies, industry, academia, and community and tribal groups.

ITRC Industry Recognition Awards State Engagement Winners click here

State Engagement Program Plan

The State Engagement Program Plan provides an overview of the SEP and outlines the focus areas, defines the goals of the program, and details the POC/SEP roles and responsibilities.

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POC Highlight

Michael Behrens
Nebraska POC

Position/Role with State Agency:
Environmental Engineer III – Waste Management Division, Waste Management Section, Permits Unit. I am involved in the permitting of different solid waste facilities, hazardous waste facilities, RCRA Corrective Action projects, Waste Tire Hauler Permitting and many other special waste projects.

POC Since: January 2009

Best Part About Being a POC: My work is primarily with solid waste and with a little with RCRA projects. Being involved as a POC and scheduling reviews of documents and other ITRC projects has given me the opportunity to be exposed to other areas that I would not normally be involved with because of my work focus. Seeing all the new technologies that are out there for remediation projects has been very helpful in expanding my knowledge base.

Other Experience with ITRC: Other than POC, I have not been involved with ITRC in a different role.

Hobbies/Activities Outside of Work/ITRC: As most know, I officiate women's and men's college volleyball from Junior College level to Division 1. I also officiate USA Volleyball and am a National level certified official. I get to travel to many different parts of the country to officiate volleyball at a variety of different levels. My last volleyball exposure is I am a National certified Line Judge at the college ranks and I currently line judge for the University of Nebraska volleyball program.

When I am not officiating, I enjoy coin and stamp collecting. I am also a tech geek and enjoy working on my computer and looking for the latest tech gear. Finally, I am also a history nut (since I do have a degree in history) and try to read as much as possible, but that seems to get more difficult each year.

 
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