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Agenda: International Tire Conference, Border-Tire Management Partnership

May 5-9, 2008
San Diego, California

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Monday, May 5, 2008
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9:00 a.m.-Noon Quality Assurance and Quality Control for Playground Surfacing

This session is designed for companies that produce, install, and/or market playground surfacing products made with ground rubber. A panel of industry leaders will review the full range of issues related to meeting safety and environmental standards for playground surfacing products. Including; relevant testing standards and regulations, raw material selection and mix, installation procedures and repair and maintenance. Trained inspectors will demonstrate the use of the TRIAX 2000 testing tool, used to document satisfaction of ASTM safety standards, by testing various playground surfaces provided by industry representatives. Participants are encouraged to also sign up for the Quality Improvements for Tire-Derived Product Manufacturers in the afternoon, which will complement this session with a broader perspective on quality that will be relevant to all manufacturers.

Registration Fee: $50.

Meeting Information: Participants will be provided with continental breakfast. All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Quality 101: Practical Approaches to Implementing Quality

This interactive workshop offers practical information on integrating quality control practices into all types of tire-derived product manufacturing enterprises. The session will cover the fundamentals of quality, how to define, measure and implement quality control within your unique business context and illustrate the importance of quality control to increasing sales and overall company performance. Panelists will address the challenges and lessons learned when implementing quality control in small-scale production plants, review the need for standards and product testing and provide an overview of what to look for when selecting and working with testing labs.

Registration Fee: $0.

Meeting Information: Participants will be provided an afternoon break. All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Introduction to Scrap Tire Processing: Advice for Those New to the Industry

This workshop provides the background and basic information regarding obtaining scrap tires, processing scrap tires, markets for tire-derived products, sources of financing, equipment and other issues. The workshop is filled with useful information for individuals interested in processing scrap tires, manufacturing a product from recycled rubber and government representatives interested in understanding the business aspect of scrap tire management. The session will cover operations and markets in both the US and Mexico. English/Spanish translation services will be available.

Registration Fee: $0.

Meeting Information: Participants will be provided an afternoon refreshment break. All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

  • Introduction: Calvin Young, CIWMB
  • U.S. and Mexico Tire Markets, Michael Blumenthal, Vice President, Rubber Manufacturers Association
  • Let the System Work for You: Mike Hinsey, President, Granutech-Saturn Systems
  • Taking a Scrap Tire and Making it Profitable: Todd Hunsche, President Machinery Division, Cincinnati Retread Systems
  • Border Environmental Infrastructure Projects: Alberto Ramirez, Border Environment Cooperate Commission
  • Finding the Financial Support for Your Business: James LaTanner, CIWMB
  • Closing Remarks: Calvin Young, CIWMB
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
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8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. From Scrap to Profit Symposium: Using Recycled Rubber in Rubber and Plastic Products

This symposium focuses on expanding the market for higher value-added products from scrap tires. Topics will include making products from rubber-plastic compounds, producing molded and extruded products with recycled rubber, national and international trends and opportunities, environmental and human health hot topics, marketing tire-derived products, leveraging green building initiatives and selling to the government. The symposium is valuable to business owners, those interested in new business opportunities, and government representatives. English/Spanish translation services will be available. Sponsors of the Second Annual from Scrap to Profit Symposium include: Asphalt Rubber Technology Service (ARTS) at Clemson University, Rubber Manufacturers Association, California Integrated Waste Management Board, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and Columbus McKinnon.

Registration Fee: $95 for government employees from the United States or Mexico and $295 for all others.

Meeting Information: Participants will be provided with a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments. All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

  • Recap from Scrap to Profit I from Spring 2007 Symposium: Serji Amirkhanian, Professor, Civil Engineering, Clemson University
  • Industry Overview: Calvin Young, CIWMB
  • Making Products from Rubber-Plastic Compounds: Dr. Joey Mead, Professor of Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Analytical and Physical Property Tests for Marketing Ground Rubber: Bruce Lambillotte, Smithers Scientific Services, Inc.
  • Range of Opportunities and Equipment for Molding/Extruding Recycled Rubber Products: Sam Kauffman, General Manager, Edge Rubber, Chambersburg, PA
  • How One Firm Systematically Considered Ground Rubber Feedstock for a Diverse Product Line: Stan Esposito, Production Manager, Holz Rubber Company, Lodi, CA
  • Growth Through Diversification: Expanding a Long-Standing Business through Development of a New Rubber-Plastic Product: Greg Graham, Vice President, Modular Rubber Drains, Inc., Visalia, CA
  • Waste Rubber--Characterization, Properties, and Utilization in Virgin Rubbers and Plastics: Anil Bhowmick, Rubber Technology Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • International Recycled Rubber Trends in Canada: Alan Champagne, CEO, Champagne Edition, Inc., Eco-Flex, Alberta, Canada
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
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8:00 a.m.-Noon From Scrap to Profit Symposium: Using Recycled Rubber in Rubber and Plastic Products (Continued from prior day)

Meeting Information: Participants will be provided with a continental breakfast. All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Selling to the Green Building and Government Sectors

In this workshop, tire-derived product manufacturers will receive practical information and hands-on guidance for selling their products in the government purchasing and green construction marketplaces. Workshop instructors will provide real-life examples of successful strategies employed by other companies for completing sales in these arenas. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own challenges and successes. By the end of the workshop, participants should more fully understand how to identify, evaluate, and capitalize on sales opportunities including how to increase product visibility based on the needs and interests of these target customers. Participants will receive written information on how to pursue these markets and where to go for further information and assistance. While designed specifically for California tire-derived product manufacturers, this workshop is open to all attendees, based on space availability. Registration is $0.

Meeting Information: Participants will be provided an afternoon refreshment break. All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Civil Engineering Uses for Waste Tires

This technical session will provide an overview of potential civil engineering uses for tire-derived aggregate (TDA). The session will be beneficial for government representatives as it will provide a brief overview of the programs that are being implemented at the California Integrated Waste Management Board to promote the use of TDA including grant opportunities and technical support. It will also be especially beneficial for civil engineers in the U.S. and Mexico, as the technical aspects of using TDA in various civil engineering applications and case studies of projects completed as part of the TDA program will be presented. English/Spanish translation services will be available. There is no charge for this session.

Meeting Information: Participants will be provided an afternoon refreshment break. All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

  • CIWMB Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA) Program Goals:  Stacey Patenaude, CIWMB
  • Overview of Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA): Dana Humphrey, Dean, College of Engineering, University of Maine
  • Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA) Applications: Joaquin Wright, Senior Vice President, Kennec, Inc
Thursday, May 8, 2008
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9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Border 2012 Work Group Meeting

The Border 2012 Tire Work Group meeting will provide a forum to present six action steps central to developing sustainable scrap-tire management plans. The actions are derived from the U.S. - Mexico Border Scrap Tire Integrated Management Initiative referred to as the "Tire Initiative". The Tire Initiative was agreed upon by the Border 2012 Tire Group in coordination with Mexico’s Secretariat of Environmental and Natural Resources and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and signed by both nations in October 2006. Panelists will discuss and provide background information on the Tire Initiative’s actions which cover understanding scrap tire generation, regulatory options to administer scrap tire management plans, market development, eliminating existing scrap-tire piles, stakeholder involvement and educational outreach programs.

The Border 2012 Work Group emphasizes collaboration among stakeholders who have an interest in border scrap tire issues. The relevant stakeholders include federal, state and local governments from the United States and Mexico, other governmental organizations, academia, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations. Through the concentrated efforts of the Border 2012 Tire Group, all interested parties can achieve their aims in a mutually beneficial way. The Border 2012 Program is a results-driven partnership between U.S. and Mexican federal, state, and local governments and U.S. tribes to improve environmental conditions and protect public health along the 2,000-mile United States – Mexico border. (http://www.epa.gov/border2012/)

This meeting is open to anyone with an interest in United States - Mexico Border scrap tire issues. Translation services will be provided. There is a fee of $0 for individuals that are not members of the Border 2012 Working Group or the Border Governor’s Conference. English/Spanish translation services will be available.

Meeting Information: Participants will be provided with a continental breakfast. Lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided. All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks by Host: Calvin Young, Financial Assistance Director (Grants) Supervisor, California Integrated Waste Management Board
  • Welcome Remarks by San Diego County
  • US-Mexico Border 2012 Program and Meeting Overview and Opening Remarks: Edgar Del Villar, SEMARNAT; Rick Picardi, U.S. EPA
  • Meeting Overview and of U.S.-Mexico Border Scrap Tire Integrated Management Initiative: Ellie Kanipe, U.S. EPA
  • Action 1: Gather information to better understand scrap tire generation
    • Status of Used Tire Imports to Mexico / Quota on Used Tires (Spanish): Ministry of Economy
    • New Tire Generation Rates (Spanish): Francisco Martha, General Director of Mexican Chamber of Rubber
    • Tire Life Cycle--The Case of San Diego: Cristina Buchanan, Local Enforcement Agency, City of San Diego
    • The Economics of Used Tires: Dr. Paul Ganster, Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias, San Diego
    • Industry Perspectives on Waste Regulatory Frameworks--SDSU Survey Results: Reynaldo Rojo Mendoza, Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias, San Diego
  • Action 2: Consider federal, state, and local-level regulatory options to administer scrap tire management programs.
    • Status of Scrap Tire Legislation (Spanish):  Edgar Del Villar Alvelais, SEMARNAT
    • U.S. Border Scrap Tire State Programs: Rick Picardi, U.S. EPA
    • Overview of Mexican Border Scrap Tire State Programs: Esteban Ramon Davis Cota, Baja California Ministry for Environment
    • Development of a Proposal for Public Policy and Operational Guide for an Integrated Scrap Tire Management System for Mexican Border Municipalities (Spanish): Daniel Chacón, Border Environment Cooperation Commission
  • Action 3: Encourage development and implementation, through incentives, of environmentally acceptable and economically viable end-use markets for scrap tires to increase recycling and reuse.
  • Action 4: Abate tire piles by seeking funding to eliminate existing scrap tire piles, and by investing in temporary storage/transfer stations to facilitate tire recycling and reuse.
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. U.S. EPA Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) Tire Workgroup Meeting

This is a meeting for committee members (state, federal, and private representatives) to contribute to the overall goals of the RCC, a multi-faceted initiative implemented by the US EPA. The five Scrap Tire Work Group Committees (Goals and Stockpile Reduction, Ground Rubber, Civil Engineering, Rubberized Asphalt, and Tire Derived Fuel) will work on the action plans they developed to support the overall goals related to scrap tire management and markets in the United States. (http://www.epa.gov/garbage/tires/workgroup.htm) Priority seating is provided to RCC members. There is no charge for this session.

Meeting Information: Participants will be provided with a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments. All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

  • Welcome and Introductions: Mike Fitzpatrick, RCC Scrap Tire Workgroup Leader
  • Committee Activities and Updates in the RCC Scrap Tire Workgroup
  • Intro/Summary of the Overall RCC Scrap Tire Workgroup: Tab Tesnau, EPA
  • Goals and Stockpile Reduction Committee: Ethan Mayeu, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
  • Ground Rubber Committee: Calvin Young, Financial Assistance Director (Grants) Supervisor, CIWMB
  • Civil Engineering Committee: Todd Marvel, Illinois EPA
  • Rubberized Asphalt Committee: Sergi Amirkhanian, Clemson University
  • Tire Derived Fuel (TDF) Committee: George Gilbert, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection
Friday, May 9, 2008
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8:00 a.m.- Noon Meeting Information: Participants will be provided with a continental breakfast. Material will be available upon check-in at the meeting.
  • Opening Remarks: Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny, California State Senate
  • Action 5: Involve federal, state and local government, business, universities, and nongovernmental organizations in the implementation of the Tire Initiative.
  • Action 6: Support educational outreach programs on scrap tire recycling and reuse targeting diverse groups of stakeholders.
    • New Mexico-Chihuahua Rural Task Force Scrap Tire Clean-up Project: Toni Duggan, New Mexico Environment Department
    • Municipality of Nuevo Laredo Scrap Tire Program: Ing. Gustavo Pantoja
    • Municipality of Rosarito Scrap Tire Program: Juan Paulino Caballero Mezo, Director For Urban Control, Municipality of Rosarito
    • Tire Consumer Education: Michael Blumenthal, Vice President, U.S. Rubber Manufacturers Association
    • Tire Initiative Collaborative Effort--Description of Current Border Scrap Tire Projects through the "U.S. Border Scrap Tire Project Action Plans": Ellie Kanipe, U.S. EPA
  • Closing Remarks: Edgar Del Villar, SEMARNAT; Rick Picardi, U.S. EPA

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