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Elizabeth Toot-Levy to Present the 2024 National Pretreatment Workshop

Elizabeth Toot-Levy will speak on permitting at the National Pretreatment Workshop and Training in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at 1:50 p.m. EDT on May 15, 2024.

Beth is a Senior Scientist based in Cleveland, Ohio, with more than 23 years of experience in environmental and regulatory compliance. She joined Geosyntec in 2015 after 14 years at the largest wastewater utility in Ohio. She leads multiple projects involving the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Clean Water Act (CWA). Her clients include municipalities, industries, attorneys, and other consultants throughout the United States.

The National Pretreatment Workshop and Training is hosted by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). This workshop will focus on regulatory issues important to pretreatment programs and on topics that impact the day-to-day management of pretreatment programs. Speakers, panel presentations, and roundtable discussions will address issues including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), source reduction, enforcement strategies and case studies, and flushable wipes.

The NACWA represents public wastewater and stormwater agencies across the United States, and is the nation’s recognized leader in legislative, regulatory, and legal advocacy on the full spectrum of clean water issues, as well as a top technical resource for water management, sustainability, and ecosystem protection interests.


In the last decade we have witnessed several changes to our industrial/manufacturing economic base. Recently, the federal government has even created several incentives to promote “new” manufacturing in the US, including the CHIPS and Science Act which emphasizes semiconductor manufacturing and the Inflation Reduction Act, which contains incentives for electric vehicle battery and solar panel manufacturing. The new and/or relocated (from abroad) manufacturing facilities for these industries and their supply chains present enormous economic opportunities and are important to national security, but also can present some challenges for those involved with permitting the facilities at the local and state levels. Focusing on battery manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing, and other “new” industries, this presentation will describe some of the hurdles pretreatment coordinators and their permittees may encounter when one of these new industries comes to town, including how these facilities may differ from existing related industries, navigating ELG applicability, and project delivery differences.

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Learn more about the conference: 2024 National Pretreatment Workshop + Training
Learn more about NACWA: About NACWA
For more information regarding water quality, pretreatment, and manufacturing, contact Beth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Beth: Elizabeth Toot-Levy | LinkedIn