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Wednesday, July 19
 

8:30am EDT

B1. FDEP Regulatory and Policy Update

B. FDEP REGULATORY AND POLICY UPDATE

Always a timely and useful course to provide updates on the most current information and activities with the Department of Environmental Protection which we feel will be of most interest to our attendees; includes review and analysis of rules and policies recently adopted or under development and related implementation strategies within both Tallahassee and District offices; key/practical tips for all private/public regulated interests; course format designed for extensive audience participation. 


Moderators
avatar for Bill Preston

Bill Preston

President, William D. Preston, P.A.

Speakers
JG

Justin Green

Director, Division of Air Resource Management, Department of Environmental Protection
JU

Joseph Ullo, Jr.

Director, Division of Waste Management, Department of Environmental Protection
JK

Jeff Koerner

Director, Division of Air Resource Management, Department of Environmental Protection
Air pollution control Permitting Compliance Ambient air monitoring Site certification (power plants, transmission lines, gas pipelines)
RM

Ryan Matthews

Director, Office of Water Policy, Department of Environmental Protection
JT

John Truitt

Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs, Department of Environmental Protection


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

1:30pm EDT

A1. FLORIDA’S ENVIRONMENT, WATER POLICY, THE 2017 LEGISLATURE AND BEYOND
A.  FLORIDA’S ENVIRONMENT, WATER POLICY, THE 2017 LEGISLATURE AND BEYOND 
Absolutely the most current and reliable information available on what the 2017 Legislature passed (or considered but failed to pass) and why; assessment of Florida’s changing political landscape with respect to environmental and water policy issues; comprehensive preview of what’s expected with respect to implementation of 2017 legislation with a look ahead to the 2018 session and beyond; course designed for audience participation, so come with your questions for the panelists!

Moderators
avatar for Larry Sellers

Larry Sellers

Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Larry practices administrative and governmental law, with a concentration in environmental and land use matters. He regularly provides advice on permitting and enforcement matters involving a variety of federal, state, regional and local administrative agencies. He has substantial... Read More →

Speakers
ED

Eric Draper

Director, Audubon of Florida
TL

Terry Lewis

Shareholder, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
JS

Jon Steverson

Public Affairs Director, Foley & Lardner
FW

Frank Walker

Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Florida Chamber of Commerce


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

1:30pm EDT

F1. Federal Environmental Regulation And Enforcement In The Trump Era — The Road Ahead
F.  FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION AND ENFORCEMENT IN THE TRUMP ERA — THE ROAD AHEAD

Come listen and learn from a panel of experts as they discuss the latest changes to federal environmental policies and regulation under the Trump Administration.  This session examines how the policies and roles of the federal agencies are changing across a wide spectrum of issues such as enforcement, agency size, the extent of federal authority over wetlands and waters, and climate change.  The experts will also discuss how the regulated community, the state and advocacy groups are responding to such changes including the potential for citizen enforcement.  

These and other federal issues will be discussed by our well-informed panel. Come prepared to listen, learn and participate.


Moderators
avatar for Rafe Petersen

Rafe Petersen

Partner, Holland & Knight
Rafe Petersen is a partner in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm's Government Section. He primarily focuses on litigation and counseling in administrative, environmental and energy fields. Mr. Petersen's environmental practice includes environmental... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Julie Kendig-Schrader

Julie Kendig-Schrader

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
LL

Larry Liebesman

Senior Advisor, Dawson & Associates, Inc.
I have practiced environmental law for over 40 years including 2 years at EPA and 11 at the Department of Justice's Environment Division where I handled litigation under the Clean Water Act, wetlands, ESA, NEPA and CERCLA in federal court. I also spent a year detailed to the General... Read More →
avatar for Neal McAliley

Neal McAliley

Attorney, Carlton Fields
avatar for Dan Thompson

Dan Thompson

Shareholder, Berger Singerman
Dan Thompson is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as an expertin State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice. Heassists clients with governmental regulatory matters, with aparticular emphasis on environmental and land use issues. Hisexperience includes licensing, permitting... Read More →


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

3:30pm EDT

A2. Florida’s Environment, Water Policy and 2017 Legislature
A.  FLORIDA’S ENVIRONMENT, WATER POLICY, THE 2017 LEGISLATURE AND BEYOND 
Absolutely the most current and reliable information available on what the 2017 Legislature passed (or considered but failed to pass) and why; assessment of Florida’s changing political landscape with respect to environmental and water policy issues; comprehensive preview of what’s expected with respect to implementation of 2017 legislation with a look ahead to the 2018 session and beyond; course designed for audience participation, so come with your questions for the panelists!  

Moderators
avatar for Larry Sellers

Larry Sellers

Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Larry practices administrative and governmental law, with a concentration in environmental and land use matters. He regularly provides advice on permitting and enforcement matters involving a variety of federal, state, regional and local administrative agencies. He has substantial... Read More →

Speakers
ED

Eric Draper

Director, Audubon of Florida
TL

Terry Lewis

Shareholder, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
JS

Jon Steverson

Public Affairs Director, Foley & Lardner
FW

Frank Walker

Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Florida Chamber of Commerce


Wednesday July 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:10pm EDT
Caribbean Salon IV

3:30pm EDT

B2. FEDP Regulatory and Policy Update

B. FDEP REGULATORY AND POLICY UPDATE

Always a timely and useful course to provide updates on the most current information and activities with the Department of Environmental Protection which we feel will be of most interest to our attendees; includes review and analysis of rules and policies recently adopted or under development and related implementation strategies within both Tallahassee and District offices; key/practical tips for all private/public regulated interests; course format designed for extensive audience participation.


Moderators
avatar for Bill Preston

Bill Preston

President, William D. Preston, P.A.

Speakers
JG

Justin Green

Director, Division of Air Resource Management, Department of Environmental Protection
JU

Joseph Ullo, Jr.

Director, Division of Waste Management, Department of Environmental Protection
JK

Jeff Koerner

Director, Division of Air Resource Management, Department of Environmental Protection
Air pollution control Permitting Compliance Ambient air monitoring Site certification (power plants, transmission lines, gas pipelines)
RM

Ryan Matthews

Director, Office of Water Policy, Department of Environmental Protection
JT

John Truitt

Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs, Department of Environmental Protection


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

8:30am EDT

D1. Environmental Permitting and Enforcement Update

D. ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING AND ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 

Timely and informative update on permitting and enforcement procedures utilized by environmental agencies; beginner to intermediate course; covers permits and permit renewals; construction and operation permits; time limitations; monitoring; agency enforcement of permit conditions; fines and other penalties; legal and ethical considerations; other emerging trends and issues including legislative review of agency rules and ratification of proposed rules; audience participation encouraged. 

Moderators
avatar for Michael Tammaro

Michael Tammaro

Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Law Office of Michael S. Tammaro
Thirty plus year AV rated Florida lawyer specializing in environmental and land use.

Speakers
avatar for Silvia Alderman

Silvia Alderman

Partner, Akerman LLP
Board Certified in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice. Practicing Environmental and Land Use law since 1977
avatar for Nicole Gough

Nicole Gough

Senior Environmental Specialist, Dewberry
BH

Bob Higgins

President, Higgins Engineering
ML

Matt Leopold

Carlton Fields, P.A.


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

10:30am EDT

C1. WMD Planning, Regulatory and Policy Update

C. WMD PLANNING, REGULATORY, AND POLICY UPDATE

Excellent course designed to provide insight into the regulatory, planning, and water supply development programs of Florida’s five water management districts; includes discussion of water resource development and water supply planning; adoption and implementation of MFLs; integration of Florida Forever work plans with WMD land acquisition and management programs; ERPs, watershed planning, secondary and cumulative impacts, and other emerging programs and issues; audience participation encouraged. 

Moderators
avatar for Eric Olsen

Eric Olsen

Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.
Mr. Olsen has over 30 years of experience in helping clients resolve complex environmental regulatory issues primarily involving the subjects of wetlands, stormwater, flood protection, public water treatment, underground injection control, water supply, and water rights.  He works... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Kelley

Lisa Kelley

Assistant Executive Director, St. Johns River Water Management District
avatar for Nicolas Porter

Nicolas Porter

Shareholder, de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A.


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

10:30am EDT

E. Florida's Energy Policy Outlook

E.  FLORIDA ENERGY POLICY OUTLOOK

This course provides an overview and analysis of state and federal legislation and other initiatives, rule changes, and litigation having a potential impact on energy policies and programs in Florida. The panel will also discuss specific efforts related to electrical power plant siting and generation, pipeline siting and development, oil and gas exploration and production, energy efficiency, alternative energy development, alternative vehicle technologies, and the status of EPA’s Clean Power Plan. This course is designed for extensive audience participation, so come prepared with your questions for this panel of experts!

Moderators
PC

Paula Cobb

Director, Florida Environmental Affairs, Duke Energy

Speakers
KS

Kelley Smith Burk

Director, Office of Energy, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
JT

John Truitt

Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs, Department of Environmental Protection


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

1:30pm EDT

D2. Environmental Permitting and Enforcement Update

D. ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING AND ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 

Timely and informative update on permitting and enforcement procedures utilized by environmental agencies; beginner to intermediate course; covers permits and permit renewals; construction and operation permits; time limitations; monitoring; agency enforcement of permit conditions; fines and other penalties; legal and ethical considerations; other emerging trends and issues including legislative review of agency rules and ratification of proposed rules; audience participation encouraged. 

Moderators
avatar for Michael Tammaro

Michael Tammaro

Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Law Office of Michael S. Tammaro
Thirty plus year AV rated Florida lawyer specializing in environmental and land use.

Speakers
avatar for Silvia Alderman

Silvia Alderman

Partner, Akerman LLP
Board Certified in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice. Practicing Environmental and Land Use law since 1977
avatar for Nicole Gough

Nicole Gough

Senior Environmental Specialist, Dewberry
BH

Bob Higgins

President, Higgins Engineering
ML

Matt Leopold

Carlton Fields, P.A.


Thursday July 20, 2017 1:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
Caribbean Salon VII-VIII

3:30pm EDT

F2. Federa Environmental Regulation and Enforcement In The Trump Era - The Road Ahead
F.  FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION AND ENFORCEMENT IN THE TRUMP ERA — THE ROAD AHEAD

Come listen and learn from a panel of experts as they discuss the latest changes to federal environmental policies and regulation under the Trump Administration.  This session examines how the policies and roles of the federal agencies are changing across a wide spectrum of issues such as enforcement, agency size, the extent of federal authority over wetlands and waters, and climate change.  The experts will also discuss how the regulated community, the state and advocacy groups are responding to such changes including the potential for citizen enforcement.  

These and other federal issues will be discussed by our well-informed panel. Come prepared to listen, learn and participate.

Moderators
avatar for Rafe Petersen

Rafe Petersen

Partner, Holland & Knight
Rafe Petersen is a partner in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm's Government Section. He primarily focuses on litigation and counseling in administrative, environmental and energy fields. Mr. Petersen's environmental practice includes environmental... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Julie Kendig-Schrader

Julie Kendig-Schrader

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
LL

Larry Liebesman

Senior Advisor, Dawson & Associates, Inc.
I have practiced environmental law for over 40 years including 2 years at EPA and 11 at the Department of Justice's Environment Division where I handled litigation under the Clean Water Act, wetlands, ESA, NEPA and CERCLA in federal court. I also spent a year detailed to the General... Read More →
avatar for Neal McAliley

Neal McAliley

Attorney, Carlton Fields
avatar for Dan Thompson

Dan Thompson

Shareholder, Berger Singerman
Dan Thompson is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as an expertin State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice. Heassists clients with governmental regulatory matters, with aparticular emphasis on environmental and land use issues. Hisexperience includes licensing, permitting... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 5:10pm EDT
Caribbean Salon VII-VIII
 
Friday, July 21
 

10:30am EDT

C2. WMD Planning, Regulatory and Policy Update

C. WMD PLANNING, REGULATORY, AND POLICY UPDATE

Excellent course designed to provide insight into the regulatory, planning, and water supply development programs of Florida’s five water management districts; includes discussion of water resource development and water supply planning; adoption and implementation of MFLs; integration of Florida Forever work plans with WMD land acquisition and management programs; ERPs, watershed planning, secondary and cumulative impacts, and other emerging programs and issues; audience participation encouraged. 

Moderators
avatar for Eric Olsen

Eric Olsen

Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.
Mr. Olsen has over 30 years of experience in helping clients resolve complex environmental regulatory issues primarily involving the subjects of wetlands, stormwater, flood protection, public water treatment, underground injection control, water supply, and water rights.  He works... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Kelley

Lisa Kelley

Assistant Executive Director, St. Johns River Water Management District
avatar for Nicolas Porter

Nicolas Porter

Shareholder, de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A.


Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am - 12:10pm EDT
Caribbean Salon IV