Doug Austin
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Doug Austin is currently the Director of Government Affairs for the Institute of Clean Air Companies (ICAC) based in DC.  Before ICAC, Doug was at the Ozone Transport Commission where as Program Manager for 4½ years he was involved with a host of regional air quality topics affecting the Northeast states including State Implementation Plan (SIP) attainment planning, regional haze, multipollutant planning, photochemical modeling, High Electric Demand Day (HEDD), Industrial / Commercial / Institutional (ICI) boiler, and Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) vacatur issues.  Prior to the OTC, Doug was a SIP planner for 2 years in the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Air and Radiation Management Administration.  Doug also has over a decade of technical sales and engineering experience with Betz Industrial selling boiler, cooling and wastewater treatment chemicals to both the industrial and utility sectors.  Academically, Doug has a B.A. degree in Political Science from Denison University, a M.S. degree in Natural Resources Policy and Planning from Ohio State University, completed the graduate coursework in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and received a J.D. degree from Widener University of Law.


Jim Butz
Novinda Corporation

Jim Butz is Vice President of Product Management for Novinda Corporation in Denver, Colorado. Since 2002 he has been a key member of the R&D team for Amended Silicates, Novinda’s mineral-based mercury reagent. While at ADA Technologies, Jim directed the initial field trial of Amended Silicates at a full-scale coal-fired power plant in 2006. He has participated in the ongoing development of advanced mercury control technologies at lab, pilot, and full-scale over the past 15 years. Jim is a mechanical engineer with 30 years of experience in environmental control technologies for coal-fired generation.


William Hizny
BASF Corportation

William Hizny is a Technical Projects Manager for the Clean Air Group in the Catalysts Division of BASF Corporation.   His responsibilities focus on products and projects that demonstrate new and innovative catalyst and sorbent technologies to satisfy current and future needs of environmental emissions control markets. William has over 12 years of experience at BASF and continues as a member of the mercury sorbent project team at BASF since its inception. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University and a M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University.