The AFPM Environmental Conference focuses on environmental regulatory and policy issues at the facility level. The sessions are designed to address the impacts of various environmental regulations on refineries and petrochemical operations and to provide compliance solutions for facilities. Environmental representatives from refinery and petrochemical plants and service organizations attend, providing an excellent opportunity to network with peers who share similar problems, challenges, and opportunities in the refining and petrochemical industries.
Monday October 11, 2021
2021 Award Presentation
Biden Administration Session
The First 2 Years of the Biden Administration: Whats Happened so far in Environmental Policy & What Can We Expect in 2022
General Session - Environmental Justice (EJ) Policy Session
Environmental Justice Developments in 2021: What You Need to Know
This is What I See. What Do You See?
General Session - Environmental Justice (EJ) Practice Session
Environmental Justice at the Fore: Navigating the Regulatory Dynamics and Stakeholder Risks
General Session - PFAS
AFFF Panel - PFAS Forensics, Risk Management, Regulations and Industry Perspective
Tuesday October 12, 2021
General Session - RTRs
New Trends for Old Rules
General Session - NAAQS
NAAQS: Major New Issues on the Horizon
General Session - Sustainability/ESG/GHG
Sustainability: Materiality in the Petrochemical Sector
General Session - Fenceline Monitoring
4th Year of Fenceline Monitoring - How Has it Changed During the First 9 Months of Bidens EPA, NGO Studies, Enforcement Activity & A Look to the Future
Save $100 on registration fees by registering by September 10th. Registration fees increase by $100 on September 11th.
Online registration closes October 1st.
Registration fees are based on AFPM membership. If your company is a member of AFPM, you qualify for the Member fees.
|Member Registration - Early||$750.00||Member/Government|
|Member Registration - Late||$850.00||Member/Government|
|Non-Member Registration - Early||$1,250.00|
|Non-Member Registration - Late||$1,350.00|
Reservations cannot be made prior to registration. If you register before the hotel cut-off date, you will receive a link to make a hotel reservation once your registration is complete. You can also find the link to reserve your housing at the top of your confirmation email.
Be sure to register and reserve your room by September 10th. After September 10th, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis at the prevailing rate.
Austin Marriott Downtown
304 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701-4006
Rate: $259.00 Single/Double Occupancy per night
Deposit: $259.00 Single/Double Occupancy per night
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
AFPM is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines, city/state regulations, and venue practices. Due to the changing nature of these restrictions and requirements, AFPM will release official safety protocols two weeks prior to the conference that all staff and attendees must follow while present at the conference.
Those who are present at the site of an AFPM meeting and/or occupy a hotel room in the AFPM room block to conduct business with industry personnel gathered for that meeting are expected to register for that meeting and pay the registration fee, whether or not they attend a specific function.
Member Fee Eligibility
The member rate is based on membership information currently on file with AFPM. If your company is not currently a member, the non-member fees will be charged to your credit card.
A guest is a spouse/significant other, friend or an adult child (18 years old or older) who is not in an industry-related occupation. A co-worker, an associate or spouse who works within the industry may not use the Spouse/Guest Registration category. Guests are not permitted to work the exhibit booth. Children under 18 are not permitted in the exhibit hall.
Registration cancellations may be emailed to ENV@afpm.org. Cancellations may be made by September 10, 2021 with no penalty. Cancellations submitted between September 11 - 24, 2021, will receive a refund of fees, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after September 25, 2021. No telephone cancellations.
AFPM Antitrust Policy
AFPM takes its antitrust compliance obligations seriously and our antitrust policy goes beyond the minimum requirements.
To ensure compliance with the antitrust laws and avoid any appearance of anticompetitive activity, every participant in AFPM meetings and AFPM activities must adhere to the AFPM antitrust guidelines.
Therefore, there should be no discussion or disclosure of information with respect to:
Individual companys prices, profits, premiums, surcharges, or discounts;
your intent to do business with specific customers;
proposed product offerings;
allocation of geographic or product markets;
any refusal to deal with a customer or supplier;
how to respond to the market behavior of a competitor;
companys non-public, confidential information; or
any other topic involving a potentially anticompetitive practice
It is not only your duty to follow the AFPM policy, but also to affirmatively stop any conversations on impermissible subjects. If a discussion presents an antitrust issue, raise your concern immediately. If the discussion continues, announce that you are leaving the meeting because you have an antitrust concern and immediately report your concern to AFPM staff and legal counsel. These Guidelines apply both during the meeting and at informal social events involving AFPM members.
This reference is an overview of AFPMs Antitrust Guidelines. It is not a substitute for legal counsel. Any and all antitrust related concerns should be addressed to AFPMs General Counsel.
Ethical Responsibility and Professional and Personal Conduct Code
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) has adopted the following Ethical Responsibility and Professional and Personal Conduct Code (hereinafter, the Code). Every member of AFPM, their designated representatives, and non-member attendees at all AFPM meetings and forums agree to abide by the Code as a condition of membership in AFPM and attendance and participation at AFPM meetings and forums.
The Code requires the following of all individuals attending AFPM meetings and forums:
Adherence to the AFPM bylaws and the AFPM policies and procedures, as adopted by AFPMs Board of Directors.
Strict compliance with antitrust laws.
Adherence to all applicable federal and state laws.
Maintenance of the highest level of professional and personal ethical behavior while attending AFPM meetings and forums.
Prevention of certain behaviors, including harassment, violence, intimidation and discrimination of any kind involving race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or, where applicable, veteran or marital status.
Assurance that conduct at all times and in all professional and personal dealings with each other and other attendees is with the highest level of integrity and courtesy.
Sharing of knowledge and expertise as speakers at AFPM educational events and sessions whenever practicable, without soliciting or explicitly promoting their own organization's products or services.
Working to instill public and consumer confidence in the petrochemical and refining industries, its member companies, and its professionals, avoiding any action conducive to discrediting members of AFPM.
Refraining from scheduling general attendance meetings, receptions or other events at times that conflict with substantive programming or social events at AFPM meetings without express written permission of AFPM.
Failure to abide by the Code may result, for the first offense, in informal censure of a company or individual by the AFPM Executive Committee. If violations of the Code continue after such an informal censure, a company may be subject to expulsion from AFPM, or an individual to exclusion from participation in AFPM activities, by the Board of Directors.
Video recording, streaming or broadcasting of the exhibit hall, general sessions, workshops and discussions is strictly prohibited. Audio recording is permitted only in the workshops and for the sole purpose of private use. Any recording for purposes of reproduction or distribution without the written consent of the AFPM is strictly prohibited.
By registering for this conference, I hereby grant AFPM, its licensees and assigns, the right to use my name, biographic material, as well as, photos, or videos taken of me during the conference in news media, websites, publications, programs, articles, and/or marketing materials.
We ask your cooperation in observing Association policy on activities held in conjunction with any AFPM meeting:
Meetings or social activities should not be scheduled that take registrants away from AFPM programs and AFPM-sponsored activities;
Any company sponsoring a function to which 25 or more people are invited should outline its plans for advance approval by AFPM. In general, such functions will be approved if they do not unduly take registrants away from AFPM-sponsored activities;
All representatives of companies sponsoring hospitality activities are expected to register for the meeting;
Hospitality suites are expected to close by 12:00 a.m.;
Food, beverage and service personnel (bartenders, hostesses, etc.) must be obtained through the hotel catering department;
Suite promotional activities are to avoid the use of elaborate entertainment, expensive door prizes, suite attendance solicitation by individuals who are not full-time employees of the sponsoring company, or other similar activities.