Small Business Environmental Roundtable – February 29, 2024

The next Office of Advocacy Environmental Roundtable will be held virtually on February 29, 2024, at 2 PM ET on the Microsoft Teams platform. The discussion will focus on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed revisions to effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) for the meat and poultry processing industry.

To register for this roundtable, complete the online form via Microsoft Virtual Events to receive a Microsoft Teams meeting link.


I. Welcome and Introduction of Small Business Representatives
Nick Goldstein, Assistant Chief Counsel, SBA Office of Advocacy

II. Overview of EPA’s Proposed Rule on Clean Water Act Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Meat and Poultry Products Point Source Category
Morgan Teachey, Biologist, U.S. EPA Office of Water
Christian Richter, Principal, The Policy Group
Jeffrey Longsworth, Earth and Water Group
Cynthia Finley, Director of Regulatory Affairs, National Association of Clean Water Agencies

III. Open Discussion

IV. Adjourn

SBA Advocacy is an independent government office responsible for advancing the views of small businesses in the regulatory policy across the federal government. We conduct roundtables to hear the experiences, challenges, and recommendations of small businesses, and identify alternative approaches for policy development at federal regulatory agencies. Our roundtables are largely held online, to facilitate the attendance of stakeholders from a diverse range of backgrounds, industries, and geographic regions.

Roundtable meetings are open to all interested persons and are intended to facilitate an open and frank discussion about issues of interest to small business. These meetings are off the record and not intended for press purposes. Direct quotations of presenters or attendees may not be used without direct written approval of the person(s) making the statement. All press inquiries should be sent to Chandler Baxter at Agendas and presentations are available to all. If you need accommodations for a disability to participate in the roundtable, please contact Nick Goldstein for assistance.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact Assistant Chief Counsel Nick Goldstein at

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