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Wednesday, May 10

Opening Plenary Session: TBA

TDEC Commissioner, David Salyers

Thursday, May 11

Morning Plenary Session: Data Quality and Scientific Integrity

There are many aspects to Environmental Data Quality and Scientific Integrity, and most environmental professionals consider environmental data quality the most important. However, building systems, labs and organizations who need scientific data require more than a lab and a process to evaluate environmental samples. EPA, TVA and TDEC are involved in critical environmental operations and decisions, with missions of “Protecting Public Health and the Environment,” (EPA)  “Making Life Better for the People of Tennessee Valley through the Integrated Management of the Region’s Resources.” (TVA) and “enhancing quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment by: Protecting and improving the quality of Tennessee’s air, land, and water through a responsible regulatory system.” (TDEC). John Blevins of Region 4 Southeast, Rebecca Tolene of TVA will share the Agency’s Scientific Integrity Packages for all to see the structure, mechanics, and operational aspects of creating and implementing a Scientific Integrity Policy at their respective Agencies and how they collaborate and coordinate within these policies to arrive at the best possible decision making.