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Waste Management and Site Remediation [clear filter]
Wednesday, July 19
 

8:30am EDT

OOO. Selling and Financing of Contaminated Properties

OOO. SELLING AND FINANCING OF CONTAMINATED PROPERTIES: WHAT IS THE RISK TOLERANCE OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS REGARDING ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITIES?

While there are definitely incentives for redeveloping properties with perceived or actual environmental concerns, working with lenders in securing financing for the same may present additional challenges.  Hear what the experts working for banks, equity capital, and other sources of finance have to say.  What do lenders and equity investors need to meet their internal lending criteria?  How do they manage environmental risks in their portfolios? Are traditional banks all the same?  What’s available from non-traditional lending sources?  How do they and their attorneys view the recent evolution of FDEP’s institutional controls policy? Our panelists will provide answers to these questions and much, much more!  Join this new and interactive panel discussion as our experts provide insight into funding options and environmental risk management for redevelopment projects. 

Moderators
avatar for Anna Long

Anna Long

Shareholder, Dean Mead

Speakers
RD

Ralph Demeo

Shareholder, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
avatar for Mary Hurley

Mary Hurley

Director of Land Advisors Capital, Florida Division, Land Advisors Capital


Wednesday July 19, 2017 8:30am - 10:10am EDT
Miami

10:30am EDT

PPP. Florida Waste Regulation Update And A Look Ahead

PPP.  FLORIDA WASTE REGULATION UPDATE AND A LOOK AHEAD

Florida has long been one of the nation’s leaders in effective waste management and recycling programs.  Some sources predict Florida’s population to top 26 million residents by 2040.  How will the State address the waste management demands of these additional 6 million citizens?  Can Florida’s status as a national leader continue in the face of such a rapid increase in population?  Hear this panel of experts address a wide range of waste management regulatory issues and forecasts including Florida’s progress and remaining challenges in meeting its current 75 % recycling goal by 2020, “recycling” of former waste disposal areas into productive land uses, industrial solid waste disposal and recycling challenges, and effective waste tire management in the face of the Zika threat. 

Moderators
avatar for Mike Petrovich

Mike Petrovich

Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.

Speakers
avatar for Keyna Cory

Keyna Cory

President, Public Affairs Consultants
Keyna Cory is President of Public Affairs Consultants, a governmental and public affairs company based in Tallahassee, FL. She has extensive experience in the solid waste management field, recycling, and water regulations. Keyna has represented the National Waste & Recycling Association... Read More →
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Joseph Ullo, Jr.

Director, Division of Waste Management, Department of Environmental Protection
avatar for Brian Moore

Brian Moore

Principal Engineer, GHD
RT

Richard Tedder P.E.

Senior Consultant, Geosyntec Consultants
avatar for Stephen Tilbrook

Stephen Tilbrook

Shareholder, Gray Robinson


Wednesday July 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:10pm EDT
Clearwater/ Orlando
 
Thursday, July 20
 

8:30am EDT

SSS. Institutional Controls: State Practice and Future Developments

SSS. INSTITUTIONAL CONTROLS: STATE OF PRACTICE AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

The State of Florida is a leader in implementing site closure with conditions using Institutional Controls (ICs) and the last four years have seen important developments in the closure of sites using several forms of durable governmental and non-governmental institutional controls.  This panel will examine the current state of practice in the application of ICs in closing sites that have been a liability for a long time and for sites where remediation is simply no longer cost-effective or feasible.  What are the various forms of ICs being submitted to FDEP? What are their legal basis?  How and when to use one IC vs. another? Where is this issue headed for in the future? What additional forms of durable IC are in the works? This is anticipated to be a very lively panel of instructors and you must come and learn from experts that are in the forefront in advising banks, developers, investors, and responsible parties in how to close a site with the appropriate institutional controls. 

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Caspary

Jorge Caspary

Principal, Cameron-Cole, LLC
Jorge is a recognized expert in Florida with a 25-year record of sound technical and management decisions in the areas of environmental assessment and site cleanup, solid and hazardous waste, Superfund, brownfield redevelopment, and risk-based cleanup and site closure strategies... Read More →
avatar for Frank L. Hearne

Frank L. Hearne

Attorney, Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester
I am an environmental lawyer who has more than 50 years experience in environmental matters as an engineer, biologist and lawyer. We have been coming to Marco Island since the beginning and I have an excellent collection of Tee Shirts from the past events. My family and I will be... Read More →
avatar for Laurel Lockett

Laurel Lockett

Shareholder, Carlton Fields, P.A.
Laurel Lockett is a partner at Carlton Fields, in Tampa, FL where she practices in the areas of environmental law and commercial real estate. She has substantial experience with cleanup, purchase, sale and redevelopment of brownfields and other contaminated sites, including manuscripting... Read More →
avatar for Al Malefatto

Al Malefatto

Shareholder, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Mr. Malefatto has been practicing environmental, land use and administrative law in Florida since 1980. He is the Chair of LLW’s Environmental & Natural Resources Law Practice Group and has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies, developers, home builders, small... Read More →
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Howard Nelson

Partner, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod
avatar for Ron Noble

Ron Noble

Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Ron H. Noble represents clients in all areas of environmental due diligence, permitting and regulatory compliance. Other practice areas he has experience in include hazardous and solid waste regulation, wastewater treatment enforcement and permitting, environmental representation... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 8:30am - 10:10am EDT
Key West/ Palm Beach

10:30am EDT

TTT. Risk Based Corrective Action Update

TTT. RISK BASED CORRECTIVE ACTION UPDATE

The last year has seen further significant changes in the implementation of risk base corrective actions in Florida.  This panel of experts will recap the implementation of recent legislation, policy changes and rule development, revisions to the depth of contamination in the application of direct exposure soil cleanup target levels, and examples of new Land Use Controls for Airports and Ports. Rulemaking for Chapter 62-780 and the Institutional Control Procedures Guidance (ICPG) are finally completed, and the Contaminated Media Forum (CMF) is tackling new cleanup target levels. With everything going on in the world of RBCA, you cannot afford to miss this course! Come prepared to participate in a lively and informative discussion! 

Moderators
RD

Ralph Demeo

Shareholder, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Applegate

Joseph Applegate

Sr. Principal Hydrogeologist, Geosyntec Consultants
Joe Applegate is a Sr. PrincipalHydrogeologist in Geosyntec’s Tallahassee, FL office and has 34 years of environmentalexperience of characterization, fate and transport, and remediation experience.He has managed multiple USEPA CERCLA, RCRA, projects including petroleum, dry-cleaningfacilities... Read More →
avatar for Steven Folsom

Steven Folsom

Vice President, HSW Consulting
Steven Folsom is Vice President and Principal Consultant with HSW, working with clients to provide creative solutions for engineering and environmental compliance issues related to site investigation, remedial design and performance optimization, brownfields redevelopment, solid and... Read More →
avatar for Jim Oliveros, P.G.

Jim Oliveros, P.G.

Project Director, SCS Engineers
I've been doing environmental compliance and contaminated site assessment/remediation work for over 35 years. I focus on helping clients successfully complete their projects without letting the environmental issues become the "tail wagging the dog."  I also have an interest in all... Read More →
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Nicole Penichet

Toxicologist/Regulatory Affairs, Geosyntec Consultants


Thursday July 20, 2017 10:30am - 12:10pm EDT
Miami

1:30pm EDT

QQQ&RRR1. Florida Brownfields: A Comprehensive Technical, Regulatory, and Legal Update (Part 1 of 2)

QQQ. & RRR  FLORIDA BROWNFIELDS: A COMPREHENSIVE TECHNICAL, REGULATORY, AND LEGAL UPDATE

This panel will examine the current state of regulatory and financial incentives as well market dynamics, financing considerations, and other concerns that help private developers and local governments collaborate to overcome the risk, limit the liability, and manage the cleanup costs associated with taking title to and redeveloping contaminated sites.  Specific examples of successful and profitable projects and the community benefits they create will be discussed. A comprehensive discussion of applicable Florida and federal rules and best management practices will be presented by a leading panel of Florida experts who will also provide a replicable, scalable, and easy-to-follow path for private development principals, local government planners, lenders, and other brownfield stakeholders.  After this class, attendees will be well-positioned for success. 

Moderators
avatar for Michael Goldstein

Michael Goldstein

Managing Partner, The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, P.A.
Michael R. Goldstein is the Managing Shareholder of The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, P.A., president of the Goldstein Brownfields Foundation, president of the Goldstein Brownfields Group, co-CEO of Goldstein Kite Environmental Redevelopment Partners, former Chairman of the Miami-Dade... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rick Burgess

Rick Burgess

Shareholder, GUNSTER
Rick Burgess joined the firm in 1994. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV ratedattorney who practices exclusively in the area of environmental law for a broad range of clients, including developers, agricultural interests, public and private companies and financial institutions.Rick has... Read More →
avatar for Richard Carman

Richard Carman

Corporate Director of Environmental Services, Universal Engineering Sciences
Richard Carman serves as the Corporate Director of Environmental Services for Universal Engineering Sciences, headquartered in Orlando and has 19 branch offices across Florida, Georgia and Maryland. He has over 25 years of health, safety and environmental (HSE) consulting experience... Read More →
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Joseph Ullo, Jr.

Director, Division of Waste Management, Department of Environmental Protection
avatar for Robyn Neely

Robyn Neely

Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Practice, Akerman LLP
Robyn Neely focuses her practice on environmental site contamination issues related to real estate and corporate sales and acquisitions, and leases, including pre-acquisition, pre-leasing and pre-foreclosure due diligence analysis. Her practice also includes managing the investigation and remediation of contaminated properties and brownfield... Read More →
avatar for Maribel Nicholson-Choice

Maribel Nicholson-Choice

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Maribel is a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig’s Tallahassee office with a concentrated practice in local government, environmental, and land use law. With 30 years of experience which includes local government, environmental, land use, brownfields, construction with an emphasis... Read More →
JP

Janet Peterson

Senior Project Manager, Bureau Veritas North America, Inc.
avatar for Mike Schackne

Mike Schackne

Senior Project Manager, Langan
BT

Brad Tompa

Department Manager, Environmental Services, Terracon


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

3:30pm EDT

QQQ&RRR2. Florida Brownfields: A Comprehensive Technical, Regulatory, and Legal Update (Part 2 of 2)

QQQ. & RRR  FLORIDA BROWNFIELDS: A COMPREHENSIVE TECHNICAL, REGULATORY, AND LEGAL UPDATE

This panel will examine the current state of regulatory and financial incentives as well market dynamics, financing considerations, and other concerns that help private developers and local governments collaborate to overcome the risk, limit the liability, and manage the cleanup costs associated with taking title to and redeveloping contaminated sites.  Specific examples of successful and profitable projects and the community benefits they create will be discussed. A comprehensive discussion of applicable Florida and federal rules and best management practices will be presented by a leading panel of Florida experts who will also provide a replicable, scalable, and easy-to-follow path for private development principals, local government planners, lenders, and other brownfield stakeholders.  After this class, attendees will be well-positioned for success. 

Moderators
avatar for Michael Goldstein

Michael Goldstein

Managing Partner, The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, P.A.
Michael R. Goldstein is the Managing Shareholder of The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, P.A., president of the Goldstein Brownfields Foundation, president of the Goldstein Brownfields Group, co-CEO of Goldstein Kite Environmental Redevelopment Partners, former Chairman of the Miami-Dade... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rick Burgess

Rick Burgess

Shareholder, GUNSTER
Rick Burgess joined the firm in 1994. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV ratedattorney who practices exclusively in the area of environmental law for a broad range of clients, including developers, agricultural interests, public and private companies and financial institutions.Rick has... Read More →
avatar for Richard Carman

Richard Carman

Corporate Director of Environmental Services, Universal Engineering Sciences
Richard Carman serves as the Corporate Director of Environmental Services for Universal Engineering Sciences, headquartered in Orlando and has 19 branch offices across Florida, Georgia and Maryland. He has over 25 years of health, safety and environmental (HSE) consulting experience... Read More →
JU

Joseph Ullo, Jr.

Director, Division of Waste Management, Department of Environmental Protection
avatar for Robyn Neely

Robyn Neely

Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Practice, Akerman LLP
Robyn Neely focuses her practice on environmental site contamination issues related to real estate and corporate sales and acquisitions, and leases, including pre-acquisition, pre-leasing and pre-foreclosure due diligence analysis. Her practice also includes managing the investigation and remediation of contaminated properties and brownfield... Read More →
avatar for Maribel Nicholson-Choice

Maribel Nicholson-Choice

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Maribel is a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig’s Tallahassee office with a concentrated practice in local government, environmental, and land use law. With 30 years of experience which includes local government, environmental, land use, brownfields, construction with an emphasis... Read More →
JP

Janet Peterson

Senior Project Manager, Bureau Veritas North America, Inc.
avatar for Mike Schackne

Mike Schackne

Senior Project Manager, Langan
BT

Brad Tompa

Department Manager, Environmental Services, Terracon


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

8:30am EDT

UUU. RBCA Practical Applications and Case Studies

UUU. RBCA PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS AND CASE STUDIES

This course presents specific-cases where the evolution of RBCA and Institutional Controls has been applied. Case studies will focus on the approach taken by responsible parties on achieving site closures by means other than a restrictive covenant. Part of the class will be on recent developments in achieving site closures using a probabilistic risk assessment.  A must-attend, up-to-date, timely, and informative course on a hot topic designed for active audience participation.  

Moderators
CE

Carl Eldred

Attorney, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.

Speakers
NA

Nicholas Albergo

Senior Advisor, GHD
Old and forgetful.  Haven't offered any new information since Lawton Chiles was in office.
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 Tom Lewis

Tom Lewis

Northwest Florida Environmental Department Manager, Terracon
Mr. Lewis is a Senior Associate working in Terracon’s Tallahassee office. With over 27 years of consulting experience in the State of Florida, he is responsible for scoping and implementing a broad range of site assessment projects for private and public sector clients across the... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Peters

Jeffrey Peters

Principal Scientist, Environmental Consulting & Technology
As a Professional Geologist, I have more than 29 years’ experience as a consultant in the environmental field. I have managed both technical and administrative staff and have a wide range of experience in personnel management, technical project management, sales and marketing, business... Read More →
avatar for Eddy Smith

Eddy Smith

Senior Vice President, SCS Engineers
DS

David Stubbs

Director, Properties and Environmental Compliance, JAXPORT


Friday July 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:10am EDT
Caribbean Salon VI