Explore the Program

The agenda for the 10th Annual Tennessee Mining Conference is filled with knowledgeable speakers and exciting networking events throughout the three-day conference. 

Technical session speakers

Monday, Oct. 8

8:30 - 9:00 Chuck Laine, TMA President, Welcome Message

9:00 - 9:45 Ed Elliott, Senior Advisor to the Assistant SecretaryMine Safety & Health Administration

Breakout Sessions

Mineral Breakout

Coal Breakout

10-10:45

Bryan Epperson, TDEC, General Mining Permit Overview

Josh Campbell, Department of Interior (invited)

10:45 - 11:30

Michelle Owenby, TDEC, Air Pollution Control Updates (invited)                                                  

Charlie Atkins, Ramco, Innovations in Coal

11:30 - 12:15

Tim Nickodemus, Equipment Armor, 
An Example of Misdirection and Complacency in the Mining Industry

Bill Penny, Burr + Foreman, Endangered Species Act Proposed Changes (invited)


Awards Luncheon
12:15 - 1:30

TMA 10-year Anniversary Resolution Presentation - Sen. Frank Niceley & Rep. Kelly Keisling (invited)

Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative Excellence in Reforestation Award - Chris Miller & Will DeBord, OSM 

Technical Sessions

1:30 - 2:15 Jonathon Burr, TDEC, Water Quality Criteria & ARAP Changes at the State Level

2:15 - 3:00 Waters of the U.S., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (invited)

TMA Membership Meeting

3:00 - 4:00 TMA Annual Membership Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 9

8:30 - 9:15 Barry Thacker, Schnabel Engineering, Arbor Day—honoring mines that gave life to Tennessee communities

9:00 - 9:45 Brent Eugley, Imerys/Kentucky-Tennessee Clay, Working with the Community

9:45 - 10:30 Roxanne Reiley, Tennessee Mining Association, 2019: The New Age in Tennessee Politics

 

Sunday, October 7

4 - 6 p.m.
Registration Opens

4 - 6 p.m. 
Networking Reception

6 - 9 p.m.
Loco Burro Dinner (hosted)
Transportation Provided

Monday, October 8

7 - 8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast Buffet

8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Technical Presentations

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. 
Awards Luncheon

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 
Technical Presentations

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
TMA Annual Memembership Meeting

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Calhoun's Dinner (ticket required)
Transportation Provided

Tuesday, October 9

7:30 a.m. 
Biscuit Breakfast

8:30 - 11:00 a.m. 
Techincal Presentations