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Wednesday, July 19
 

8:30am EDT

H&I1. Lake Okeechobee and Estuaries (Part 1 of 2)

H&I. LAKE OKEECHOBEE AND THE ESTUARIES: A WATER MANAGEMENT BALANCING ACT

In its second year being offered, this panel is presenting on the very critical issues affecting Lake Okeechobee and the Northern Estuaries.  This year, the 2017 Legislature is considering various options to solve and address water storage issues affecting Lake Okeechobee and the Northern Everglades and Estuaries, including Senate committee meetings on this very critical and controversial issue. This 2-part course of advanced discussion will focus on the latest issues facing the management of Lake Okeechobee and the estuaries and their effect on water supply, water resources, and environmental restoration throughout South Florida. The panel represents a diverse cross section of government (federal, state, and local), private landowners, tribal entities, and environmental and agricultural interests.

The panel will discuss how Lake management decisions affect their differing interests and obligations and the varying issues that must be balanced to make effective decisions.  They will focus on the very latest developments affecting the Lake and estuaries, including the latest update from the Legislature, applicable provisions of the Water Policy Bill, status of the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule, schedule for the Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation, endangered species, latest studies and status of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan projects and what can be expected over the coming year.  In Part II of this panel, the speakers will openly discuss the various options and solutions for addressing the issues.


Moderators
avatar for Luna E. Phillips

Luna E. Phillips

Shareholder, GUNSTER
Luna Phillips is a Florida Bar board certified Gunster shareholder who practices in the area of environmental, administrative and governmental law. She leads the firm’s Environmental practice.Prior to joining the firm, Luna was a senior attorney for the South Florida Water Management... Read More →

Speakers
EB

Ernie Barnett

Partner, Water and Land Advisors, Inc.
DB

Drew Bartlett

Deputy Secretary for Ecosystem Restoration, Department of Environmental Protection
avatar for Michelle Diffenderfer

Michelle Diffenderfer

President, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
ED

Eric Draper

Director, Audubon of Florida
JK

Jason Kirk

District Commander, Jacksonville District, US Army Corps of Engineers
EM

Ernie Marks

Division Director, Everglades Policy and Cooordination, South Florida Water Management District
BP

Bob Progulske

Everglades Program Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Wednesday July 19, 2017 8:30am - 10:10am EDT
Caribbean Salon IV

8:30am EDT

M1. Emerging Issues in Environmental Due Diligence

M. EMERGING ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE

Very informative discussion of emerging trends and issues that impact the environmental due diligence process including changing arsenic and VOH standards, issues arising from foreclosures, consumptive use restrictions and other regulatory challenges as may apply; practical considerations in closing land transactions when there are unresolved issues and how to address those issues and much more; audience participation encouraged. 

Moderators
avatar for Cristina Lumpkin

Cristina Lumpkin

Partner, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
I am a partner in the environmental practice group at Bilzin Sumberg in Miami. I work primarily with developers and buyers/sellers of commercial real property, assisting clients with pre-acquisition environmental due diligence, site assessment and remediation. In my role as a developer's... Read More →

Speakers
RS

Robert Stephens REM, LEP, CSCO

Director Environmental Group, Ramos Engineering & Associates
Mr. Stephens is a founding member of the Florida Environmental Assessors Association and has taught Phase I & Phase II certification classes in Florida since 1993. He is a Certified Florida Environmental Assessor, a Registered Environmental Property Assessor, a Registered Environmental... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Eger-Smith

Kelly Eger-Smith

President/Owner, American Environmental Consulting
avatar for Kirby Stallings

Kirby Stallings

Senior Scientist, S&ME
avatar for Vince Yarina

Vince Yarina

Principal/Vice President, Langan


Wednesday July 19, 2017 8:30am - 10:10am EDT
Jacksonville/ Tallahassee

10:30am EDT

H&I2. Lake Okkechobee and Estuaries (Part 2 of 2)

H&I. LAKE OKEECHOBEE AND THE ESTUARIES: A WATER MANAGEMENT BALANCING ACT

In its second year being offered, this panel is presenting on the very critical issues affecting Lake Okeechobee and the Northern Estuaries.  This year, the 2017 Legislature is considering various options to solve and address water storage issues affecting Lake Okeechobee and the Northern Everglades and Estuaries, including Senate committee meetings on this very critical and controversial issue. This 2-part course of advanced discussion will focus on the latest issues facing the management of Lake Okeechobee and the estuaries and their effect on water supply, water resources, and environmental restoration throughout South Florida. The panel represents a diverse cross section of government (federal, state, and local), private landowners, tribal entities, and environmental and agricultural interests.

The panel will discuss how Lake management decisions affect their differing interests and obligations and the varying issues that must be balanced to make effective decisions.  They will focus on the very latest developments affecting the Lake and estuaries, including the latest update from the Legislature, applicable provisions of the Water Policy Bill, status of the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule, schedule for the Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation, endangered species, latest studies and status of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan projects and what can be expected over the coming year.  In Part II of this panel, the speakers will openly discuss the various options and solutions for addressing the issues.


Moderators
avatar for Luna E. Phillips

Luna E. Phillips

Shareholder, GUNSTER
Luna Phillips is a Florida Bar board certified Gunster shareholder who practices in the area of environmental, administrative and governmental law. She leads the firm’s Environmental practice.Prior to joining the firm, Luna was a senior attorney for the South Florida Water Management... Read More →

Speakers
EB

Ernie Barnett

Partner, Water and Land Advisors, Inc.
DB

Drew Bartlett

Deputy Secretary for Ecosystem Restoration, Department of Environmental Protection
avatar for Michelle Diffenderfer

Michelle Diffenderfer

President, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
ED

Eric Draper

Director, Audubon of Florida
JK

Jason Kirk

District Commander, Jacksonville District, US Army Corps of Engineers
EM

Ernie Marks

Division Director, Everglades Policy and Cooordination, South Florida Water Management District
BP

Bob Progulske

Everglades Program Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Wednesday July 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:10pm EDT
Caribbean Salon IV

10:30am EDT

J. Permits Under Attack: Defending Your Permit from all Challengers

J. PERMITS UNDER ATTACK: DEFENDING YOUR PERMIT FROM ALL CHALLENGERS

Permits, approvals, and other agency authorizations are critical to your company’s business. But challenges in courts of law and public opinion are becoming increasingly common. These attacks threaten to delay, derail, or undo your permitting effort. This course, again updated for 2016, is designed to help you navigate the steps you can and should take both to plan for and to defend your permit from such challenges. It will include practical advice on how to successfully survive a permit challenge, including identifying key vulnerabilities, building a defensible record, and other early steps to help ensure the long-term success of your efforts. It will also cover defense of your permit in administrative and judicial proceedings, as well as other settings. Audience participation is encouraged. 

Speakers
LC

Larry Curtin

Partner, Holland & Knight
AK

Alan Krischer

Partner, Holland & Knight
avatar for Jerry Stouck

Jerry Stouck

Chair, Federal Regulatory and Administrative Law Practice, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Jerry Stouck Chairs the Federal Regulatory and Administrative Law Practice and has more than 35 years of trial and appellate litigation experience in a wide range of cases and courts. He has particular experience in complex business, regulatory and environmental disputes with government... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:10pm EDT
Key West/ Palm Beach

10:30am EDT

R1. What to Expect When Being Inspected

R. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN BEING INSPECTED

For regulated facilities, environmental compliance inspections can often seem intimidating.  Recognizing the "pop quiz" impression of an inspection and the perceived business interruption, this panel will focus on providing an understanding of the purpose and approach of compliance reviews and help facilities effectively prepare for inspections to minimize impacts and maximize compliance.  The panel will provide an overview of the roles of the Florida DEP and EPA, components of multimedia compliance monitoring programs developed for both agencies, a discussion of the State Review Framework, and DEP's approach to satisfying their compliance inspection objectives.  With this background on the structure, purpose and frequency, the panel will also present the latest national enforcement initiatives, which are selected by EPA every three years.  The panel will also discuss what inspectors typically look for when performing a facility inspection and how environmental staff can best be prepared for an inspection.  From both an industrial and legal perspective, the presentations will discuss best practices that environmental staff should follow before and on the day of the inspection in order to ensure that year-round compliance is achieved, the department’s compliance objectives are reached, inspectors’ needs are being met, all while minimizing undue stress on the regulated facility.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Ballenger

Michael Ballenger

Manager of Consulting Services - Florida, Trinity Consultants
I serve as the Florida Manager for Trinity Consultants. I specialize in air permitting and compliance, helping industry meet regulations.

Speakers
JG

Justin Green

Director, Division of Air Resource Management, Department of Environmental Protection
avatar for Stacy Watson May

Stacy Watson May

Of Counsel, Holland & Knight
Ms. Watson May counsels a variety of industrial and commercial clients such as manufacturers, facility owners and developers with environmental compliance and enforcement actions across multiple states as well as at the federal and local levels. For these clients, she regularly negotiates... Read More →
CW

Cliff Wilson

Vice President, Dewberry


Wednesday July 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:10pm EDT
Caribbean Salon VII-VIII

1:30pm EDT

P. Recent Developments in Property Rights

P. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN PROPERTY RIGHTS

This course discusses recent state and federal legal decisions, legislative proposals and enactments, and anything else of interest to those who deal with the nitty-gritty of private property issues.  It is intended for the seasoned practitioner; however, all are encouraged to attend.  Audience participation is encouraged. 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Boulris

Amy Boulris

Shareholder, GUNSTER
Amy Brigham Boulris is a shareholder who joined Gunster in 2012, after over two decades of successful practice with the widely respected property rights boutique, Brigham Moore. Amy is a diverse litigator, experienced at both trial and appellate levels.Amy continues to devote her... Read More →
avatar for James Burling

James Burling

Vice President for Legal Affairs, Pacific Legal Foundation
Property rights and environmental regulation
JN

Jim Nutt

Litigation Practice Group Manager, South Florida Water Management District
avatar for David Smolker

David Smolker

Shareholder, Smolker Bartlett Loeb Hinds & Thompson, P.A.
Mr. Smolker is a versatile, land use, environmental property rights lawyer whose practice encompasses local administrative, civil trial and appellate practice in the areas of land use and zoning, comprehensive planning, environmental permitting, water, wetlands, submerged land, eminent... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
Jacksonville/ Tallahassee

1:30pm EDT

T. A New Eye in the Sky: How Drone Technology is Advancing Environmental Assessment

T. A New Eye in the Sky: How Drone Technology is Advancing Environmental Assessment and Monitoring

Drone (aka, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or UAV) technology has impacted the world in a number of ways, providing an effective resource to capture high quality video and aerial imagery.  The ability of a drone to reach inaccessible or otherwise cost-prohibitive areas has made it a valuable tool that provides on-demand data that is fast, flexible and affordable.  Used in combination with post-processing software, drone imagery can be upgraded to create accurate 2D maps and 3D models for a myriad of products, including topographic surveys, digital surface models, volumetric calculations and 3D models with photorealistic textures.  Since the Federal Aviation Administration has begun approving drone use for commercial applications, the environmental industry is being rapidly advanced by the innovations provided by the use of drone technology.    This session will explore drone technology and some of these cutting-edge innovations that utilize drones to support environmental assessment and monitoring.

Moderators
avatar for Keanan Bell

Keanan Bell

Sr. GIS Manager/Project Manager, Northstar

Speakers
BA

Brent Anderson

Vice President, NorthStar
SG

Shawn Gibbs

Biologist, Hanson Professional Services Inc.
MD

Matthew Duckstein P.E.

Senior Engineer, Northstar
avatar for Brad Pekas

Brad Pekas

Senior Engineer and Geologist , Trihydro Corporation
Bradley S. Pekas, PE, PG, is an owner and Senior Engineer with Trihydro Corporation, and he is based in Tampa, Florida. Brad has over 30 years of environmental experience pertaining to assessment/remediation projects, water resource engineering and environmental permitting/compliance... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
Caribbean Salon I-II

3:30pm EDT

K. The Genesis and Demystification of FDOT's NEPA Assignment

K. THE GENESIS AND DEMYSTIFICATION OF FDOT’S NEPA ASSIGNMENT

This new and timely course describes the USDOT’s Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program, allowing the Florida Department of Transportation to assume the responsibilities of the US Secretary of Transportation with regard to the National Environmental Policy Act, other environmental laws (e.g., Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Clean Water Act), and environmental reviews.  Speakers will describe the Program, its benefits and legal aspects, and implications for FDOT project delivery. If you or your clients interact with FDOT in any way, this is a course you cannot afford to miss! Come prepared with questions for this expert panel! 

Moderators
XP

Xavier Pagan

State Environmental Process Administrator, Florida Department of Transportation

Speakers
avatar for David McCray

David McCray

Of Counsel, Beveridge and Diamond
I assist clients with major project and infrastructure development, including environmental reviews, permitting and approvals from a wide range of federal and state natural resources agencies, and litigation defense of project decisions and policies. I also counsel clients on regulatory... Read More →
avatar for Silvia Beltre P.E.

Silvia Beltre P.E.

Senior Principal, Stantec
Experienced in PD&E studies (NEPA Studies) Recently assisted FDOT with application to and implementation of the NEPA Assignment Program (Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program)
KT

Kathleen Toolan

Special Counsel for Environmental Affairs, FDOT


Wednesday July 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:10pm EDT
Jacksonville/ Tallahassee

3:30pm EDT

N. Wheel of Regulation: A Discussion on Environmental and Land Use Regulations

N. WHEEL OF REGULATION: A TOPICAL DISCUSSION ON VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND USE REGULATIONS AND APPROACHES FOR SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS WITH REGULATORY AGENCIES

An interactive discussion focused on case studies, the associated regulatory requirements and techniques for ensuring sure and positive dialogue for communicating with environmental regulatory agencies at the local, state and federal levels.  Preparation, organization, as well as an understanding of both the regulation and the processes, can go a long way to facilitating a smoother and certainly more positive outcome.  In addition to being technically prepared, knowing the agency representatives, their role in the organization, and their scope of authority can be as critical as having a thorough understanding of the applicability of the various rules and regulations.  Here’s your chance to interact with real case studies, discuss which techniques were successful (or not) and receive expert advice from four instructors who’ve learned these lessons. 

Speakers
AB

Amanda Brock

Attorney, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.
avatar for Anna Long

Anna Long

Shareholder, Dean Mead
avatar for Peter Partlow

Peter Partlow

President/Principal Engineer, E Sciences, Incorporated
avatar for Liz Johnson,  MPA, CEP, PWS

Liz Johnson, MPA, CEP, PWS

Environmental Program Administrator, Environmental Protection Division, Orange County Government
Elizabeth R. JohnsonAssistant Manager, Orange County Environmental Protection Division EDUCATION:Orlando College; Winter Park, Florida, 1993Masters in Public Administration - Graduated Magna Cum LaudeRollins College; Winter Park, Florida, 1986B.A. Environmental SciencePROFESSIONAL... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:10pm EDT
Caribbean Salon VI
 
Thursday, July 20
 

8:30am EDT

L. Comprehensive Water Evaluation, Planning & Management

L. COMPREHENSIVE WATERSHED EVALUATION, PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

In-depth examination of continued agency emphasis on watershed management as a means of comprehensively integrating a variety of planning and regulatory programs currently implemented by DEP and water management districts; these include TMDLs, stormwater construction, NPDES, PLRGs, and both structural and non-structural floodplain planning and management; practical considerations; organizing stakeholders; discussion of need for statutory changes as well as changes to current agency practices. Audience participation encouraged.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Ellard

Mark Ellard

Senior Principal, Geosyntec Consultants
Mark Ellard, PE, CFM, D.WRE, ENV SP is a Senior Principal in Geosyntec Consultant's Orlando office. Mark has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of civil and environmental engineering including watershed management plans, stormwater master plans, water quality evaluations... Read More →
TF

Tom Frick

Director, Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Department of Environmental Protection
SL

Steve Lienhart

Water Resources Consulting
avatar for Ann Redmond

Ann Redmond

Managing Principal, Brown and Caldwell
Ann Redmond, CEP, a Managing Principal with Brown and Caldwell, is an environmental professional in natural resource consulting and regulation who specializes in managing complex projects relying on consensus-building approaches to maximize the end results. She brings decades of experience... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 8:30am - 10:10am EDT
Caribbean Salon VII-VIII

10:30am EDT

M2. Emerging Issues in Environmental Due Diligence

M. EMERGING ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE

Very informative discussion of emerging trends and issues that impact the environmental due diligence process including changing arsenic and VOH standards, issues arising from foreclosures, consumptive use restrictions and other regulatory challenges as may apply; practical considerations in closing land transactions when there are unresolved issues and how to address those issues and much more; audience participation encouraged. 

Moderators
avatar for Cristina Lumpkin

Cristina Lumpkin

Partner, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
I am a partner in the environmental practice group at Bilzin Sumberg in Miami. I work primarily with developers and buyers/sellers of commercial real property, assisting clients with pre-acquisition environmental due diligence, site assessment and remediation. In my role as a developer's... Read More →

Speakers
RS

Robert Stephens REM, LEP, CSCO

Director Environmental Group, Ramos Engineering & Associates
Mr. Stephens is a founding member of the Florida Environmental Assessors Association and has taught Phase I & Phase II certification classes in Florida since 1993. He is a Certified Florida Environmental Assessor, a Registered Environmental Property Assessor, a Registered Environmental... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Eger-Smith

Kelly Eger-Smith

President/Owner, American Environmental Consulting
avatar for Kirby Stallings

Kirby Stallings

Senior Scientist, S&ME
avatar for Vince Yarina

Vince Yarina

Principal/Vice President, Langan


Thursday July 20, 2017 10:30am - 12:10pm EDT
Jacksonville/ Tallahassee

10:30am EDT

R2. What to Expect When Being Inspected

R. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN BEING INSPECTED

For regulated facilities, environmental compliance inspections can often seem intimidating.  Recognizing the "pop quiz" impression of an inspection and the perceived business interruption, this panel will focus on providing an understanding of the purpose and approach of compliance reviews and help facilities effectively prepare for inspections to minimize impacts and maximize compliance.  The panel will provide an overview of the roles of the Florida DEP and EPA, components of multimedia compliance monitoring programs developed for both agencies, a discussion of the State Review Framework, and DEP's approach to satisfying their compliance inspection objectives.  With this background on the structure, purpose and frequency, the panel will also present the latest national enforcement initiatives, which are selected by EPA every three years.  The panel will also discuss what inspectors typically look for when performing a facility inspection and how environmental staff can best be prepared for an inspection.  From both an industrial and legal perspective, the presentations will discuss best practices that environmental staff should follow before and on the day of the inspection in order to ensure that year-round compliance is achieved, the department’s compliance objectives are reached, inspectors’ needs are being met, all while minimizing undue stress on the regulated facility.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Ballenger

Michael Ballenger

Manager of Consulting Services - Florida, Trinity Consultants
I serve as the Florida Manager for Trinity Consultants. I specialize in air permitting and compliance, helping industry meet regulations.

Speakers
JG

Justin Green

Director, Division of Air Resource Management, Department of Environmental Protection
avatar for Stacy Watson May

Stacy Watson May

Of Counsel, Holland & Knight
Ms. Watson May counsels a variety of industrial and commercial clients such as manufacturers, facility owners and developers with environmental compliance and enforcement actions across multiple states as well as at the federal and local levels. For these clients, she regularly negotiates... Read More →
CW

Cliff Wilson

Vice President, Dewberry


Thursday July 20, 2017 10:30am - 12:10pm EDT
Caribbean Salon VII-VIII

1:30pm EDT

S. Information Technology: A Solutionto Improve Quality Efficiency of Government Services

S. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: A SOLUTION TO IMPROVE QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES

Information Technology has changed the way we communicate, access information, entertain ourselves and conduct commerce. But, how has the “IT revolution” affected the way government agencies gather and share information and provide services? This panel explores the role for IT in improving data quality, real-time access to information, and delivery of government services, such as monitoring air quality, permitting new or expanded business, ensuring regulatory compliance, and providing online tools for the public and regulated community. Panel members will also discuss how upfront investment in IT solutions can lead to long-term improvements in data quality and increases in operational efficiencies for the agencies and the businesses they regulate. Finally, the panel will provide concrete examples of IT successes and insights into the next generation of needs and potential solutions.

Speakers
MC

Matt Caldwell

Representative, District 79, Florida House of Representatives
avatar for David Clark

David Clark

Deputy Secretary for Land and Recreation, Department of Environmental Protection
avatar for Katy Fenton

Katy Fenton

Vice President of Regulatory Systems, Kyra Solutions


Thursday July 20, 2017 1:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
Caribbean Salon I-II

3:30pm EDT

G. Taking Land and Water Resources Management to the Next Level

G. TAKING LAND AND WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT TO THE “NEXT LEVEL”

To achieve Florida’s long term resource management goals, land managers must use innovation to increase efficiencies and improve productivity to ultimately enhance resource value.  This timely and informative course was requested by DEP to provide for an advanced discussion of how new data and tools are being applied to meet or exceed resource management objectives.  Audience participation is encouraged.

Moderators
avatar for Gary Clark

Gary Clark

Deputy Secretary, Land and Recreation, Department of Environmental Protection

Speakers
WH

Wes Howell

Assistant Bureau Chief, Recreation and Parks, Department of Environmental Protection
ZP

Zach Pruzak

Central Florida Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy
avatar for Kelly Sands

Kelly Sands

Business Development Manager, SE Region, Westervelt Ecological Services
LZ

Leonard Zeiler

Director of Asset Management, Northwest Florida Water Management District


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 5:10pm EDT
Caribbean Salon I-II

3:30pm EDT

O. Property Rights 101

O. PROPERTY RIGHTS 101

This course provides a basic overview of private property rights in Florida.  Specifically, it discusses the basics of takings jurisprudence, the Bert J. Harris, Jr. Private Property Rights Protection Act, and other limits on government action that affect private property.  For the private property owner, this course provides an overview of their rights.  For the state and local government official, this course provides a roadmap for avoiding property rights litigation.  Audience participation is encouraged. 

Moderators
avatar for Mohammad Jazil

Mohammad Jazil

Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams

Speakers
BB

Brian Bolves

Shareholder, Manson Bolves Donaldson and Varn, P.A.
avatar for Jake Cremer

Jake Cremer

Attorney, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
Jake Cremer, a Shareholder in Stearns Weaver Miller’s Tampa office, counsels clients in their interactions with local, state, and federal governments on environmental, land use, and land development issues. He has been lead counsel on a variety of complex permitting and economic... Read More →
avatar for Chris Emmanuel

Chris Emmanuel

Director of Infrastructure and Governance Policy, Florida Chamber of Commerce
DG

David Goldstein

Chief Assistant County Attorney, Pasco County


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 5:10pm EDT
Jacksonville/ Tallahassee
 
Friday, July 21
 

8:30am EDT

Q. Strategies for Avoiding Litigation under NEPA, CWA and ESA and Updated on Evolving Regulations and Policies Under the Trump Administration

Q. STRATEGIES FOR AVOIDING LITIGATION UNDER NEPA, CWA, AND ESA AND UPDATES ON EVOLVING REGULATIONS AND POLICIES UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

Public and private sector projects located near wetlands, endangered species habitat or other protected areas are often opposed by individuals and organizations during permitting proceedings as well as in federal court. Effective permitting of such projects requires a grasp of the changes in the requirements or enforcement of these federal laws under the Trump administration. This seminar focuses on how to build a winning record and strategies for supporting or attacking permitting decisions in the courtroom. This course is ideal for managers and consultants who work on large or controversial projects involving wetlands, endangered species or protected natural resources.

Moderators
JW

John Wharton

Shareholder, Dean Mead

Speakers
avatar for Kerri Barsh

Kerri Barsh

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Kerri L. Barsh is Co-Chair of the firm’s Environmental Practice and represents public and private clients on an array of environmental regulatory, permitting and litigation matters, including transactional support and due diligence, environmental assessment and liability matters... Read More →
avatar for Mike Dennis

Mike Dennis

President, Breedlove, Dennis & Associates
JL

John Lesman

Director, Bio-Tech Consulting


Friday July 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:10am EDT
Miami