Rocky Mountain Chapter

Certified Hazardous Materials Managers

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The RMC-CHMM actively supports environmental professionals along the Front Range of Colorado by providing regularly scheduled general meetings, facility tours, and social events. Our activities provide an opportunity for networking and career development. Attending tours, technical presentations, and community service activities earns you Certification Maintenance Points* (CMPs) toward credential recertification.

2016 AHMP Conference

Where All EHS&S Discplines Connect! Join us August 28-31, 2016 in Washington DC. Visit the AHMP 2106 Conference web site


All general meetings are typically held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month beginning February.

2016 RMC_CHMM Meeting Schedule

February 18th 09:30-11:30- Joint meeting with CEPA: presentation by Coleen Brisnahan on Methamphetamine Cleanups

  • March 16- Repurposed Materials Tour
  • April 12- Environmental Remediation Workshop
  • April 21- Water quality/remediation permits with CDPHE
  • May 9-11: Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management, Arvada CO.
  • May 10- EHMM Student Meetup– AHMP outlook with AHMP President Joe Jenkins
  • June 15- Drone use in Environmental Operations, John West
  • July 13 - NREL Wind Turbine Tour
  • August 29-31 - AHMP National Confernece
  • September 17- CHMMunity Project 
  • September 20-21- AIHA/ASSE Fall Technical Conference
  • October 20- Integrated Solid Waste Plan CDPHE
  • November- Date TBD- Vapor Intrusion Assessments and Investigations
  • December -Date TBD- Holiday Party

The many activities provided by the Chapter have included:

CHMMunity Events 

Annually, since 2012, the RMC has supported and participated at the Adams County's Hazardous Chemical Roundup in Thornton, CO. CHMMs participating recieved 1 CMP per hour worked.

2016 CHMMunity Project information coming soon.


  • 2015: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden CO
  • 2015: IP Automation, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 2014: Balistreri's Vineyards Tour, Denver CO
  • 2014: Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site (DADS) Landfill, Denver CO
  • 2014: Left Hand Brewing, Boulder CO
  • 2013: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs CO
  • 2013: Region8Enviro Universal Waste Recycler, Wheat Ridge, CO
  • 2012: Bestway Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Colordao Springs CO
  • 2012: Stranahan's Whisky Distillery, Denver (with AHMP's 2012 Leadership Workshop)
  • 2012: TestAmerica Laboratories Tour and General Meeting, Arvada
  • 2011: Denver International Airport, Denver, SPCC and Glycol Mgt systems
  • 2010: New Belgium Brewery Tour and General Meeting, Fort Collins
  • 2009: Ashanti/Anglogold Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine Tour, Victor
  • 2008: EPA Region 8 LEED Certified Green Office Building Tour, Denver, in conjunction with the EHMM course taught at EPA's Region 8 Office
  • 2008: Luminous Electronics Recycling Tour and General Meeting, Denver
  • 2007: EPA Region 8 LEED Certified Green Office Building Tour, Denver
  • 2006: Coors Brewyer, VIP EH&S Tour and General Meeting, Golden



  • DOT Hazard Classification of Unknowns, Mr. John West, URS, August 2012
  • SPCC Regulatory Update 2012, Mr. John West, URS, August 2012


  • CDPHE Air Quality Regulations for Oil and Gas E&P
  • CDPHE New Clean Water Regulations for Impoundments
  • Fracking: the Rest of the Story, Margaret Ash, CO Oil and Gas CommissionView the presentation.
  • STI SP001 Tank Inspections as Part of the 2008 SPCC Amendments, Mr John West, URS
  • Regulatory Update Panel Discussion, OSHA 2011 Priorities - Mr. Todd Zentner, and Waste Regulation Update - Mr. Ed Smith, CDPHE
  • Greenhouse Gas Reporting Panel Discussion, GHG Regulation, the Mandatory reporting Rule, Dirk Wold, URS Corp. and GHG Reporting for Natural Gas Local Distribution Companies, Joe Jenkins, Black Hills Corp.
  • Plasma Enhanced Melter, Curtis Musgrave of Nomlaki Technologies, Colorado Springs
  • AHMP Update, Cedric Calhoun, AHMP Executive Director, Denver, View the presentation
  • Federal and State Environmental Crimes Investigation and Prosecution, Michael Melito, Troy Arnold, and Michael Bergin, Denver, CO, joint meeting with the RMAEP
  • Hazardous Waste Regulatory Update, Rodger Goffredi, McCoy and Associates, Denver CO
  • The Auditing Roundtable, Karen Graziano, The Auditing Roundtable, Denver
  • Energy Choices - Keeping the Lights On, Steve Riner, CHMM, Denver, CO, View the presentation
  • Public Health Concerns in Developing Nations, Lee Hanley, US EPA Region 8, Denver CO
  • OSHA Update by Todd Zentner, OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist, US Dept. of Labor, Denver CO
  • Renewing Your CHMM Credential, Joe Jenkins, PG, CHMM, Highlands Ranch
  • Meth Lab Awareness, Sgt Matt Wittner, Douglas County Sheriff, Highlands Ranch
  • OSHA Inspection Priorities, by Joe Flynn, OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist, US Dept. of Labor, Denver CO
  • Katrina, One Year Later, Larry Reichert, CHMM, Colorado Springs
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans & Oil Pollution Enforcement presented by Ms. Jane Nakad, Compliance Specialist and Enforcement Officer, EPA Region VIII, Oil Pollution Act (OPA) Program, Denver
  • Homeland Security Planning and Capability Assessment presented by Mr. David B. Sullivan, CEM, Acting Director of the Office of Emergency Management for the City and County of Denver, Westminster
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response, A Matrix-Based Approach to Emergency Notifications presented by Mr. Steve Riner, CHMM and Mr. Joe Jenkins, CHMM, Aquila, Inc., Colorado Springs, View this presentation.
  • Universal Waste Management – Electronic Equipment presented by Ms. Kathy K. Hotovec, CDPHE – Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division, Littleton
  • Cleaning Up Old Chemicals from Public Schools in Jefferson County presented by Mr. Chris Erzinger, Westminster, CDPHE

*CMPs for tours and technical presentations are equivalent to CEUs.


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