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 Secretary, Mine Safety & Health Administration
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)
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
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.
4 - 6 p.m.
6 - 9 p.m.
Loco Burro Dinner (hosted)
Monday, October 8
7 - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
TMA Annual Memembership Meeting
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Calhoun's Dinner (ticket required)
Tuesday, October 9
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.