Environmental And Compliance Trends For 2017: Practical Strategies For Staying Ahead Of Regulatory Changes
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The new year brings changes to compliance and, thus, new responsibilities for environmental professionals to abide by. From new rules and lots of emerging compliance concepts to regulatory tools, 2017 promises to deliver new trends that need to be on your radar.
Join us for a look inside the next 12 months of the environmental industry. Todd Berman, senior environmental analyst at Robinson + Cole along with attorneys Emilee Mooney Scott and Brian Freeman, will provide a fast-paced, comprehensive introduction to potential new rules and regulatory strategies. They’ll discuss environmental trends that will likely emerge over the course of next year and what you can do to prepare.
About Your Presenters:
- Environmental trends to expect for 2017
- How to prepare for upcoming environmental changes
- How to adapt to the age of the drone
- 7 new, and important regulatory changes for 2017, concerning:
- TSCA Reform
- Emerging contaminants
- Greenhouse gases
- Land use and endangered species
- Developments in energy law
- Data management and electronic reporting
- New regulatory tools
Senior Environmental Analyst
Todd Berman is a broadly experienced environmental analyst who assists clients and attorneys with strategy and implementation on a variety of environmental as well as health and safety issues, including compliance, due diligence, enforcement defense, transactional, and land use issues. Mr. Berman also assists clients with complex Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act cost-allocation matters. Much of his work focuses on helping clients manage historic environmental conditions and/or governmental expectations and obligations on sites they no longer own or operate.
Mr. Berman's eight years of industrial management experience give him a well-grounded perspective on many of the environmental challenges faced by our clients. He is a United States Coast Guard-licensed Master Captain and has served as a member of the adjunct faculty at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lally School of Management. Mr. Berman's undergraduate work included terms of study at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Emilee Mooney Scott, Esq.
Associate, Environmental + Utilities
Emilee Mooney Scott is an associate in Robinson+Cole's Environmental + Utilities Group, with experience drafting transactional documents, motions, and memoranda of law. Ms. Scott holds the Green Building Certification Institute’s LEED Green Associate accreditation, a credential that demonstrates familiarity with green building principles.
Brian C. Freeman, Esq.
Brian Freeman focuses his practice on environmental compliance counseling, permitting, site remediation, and related litigation regarding federal and state regulatory programs. Areas of particular focus include air quality, climate change, and waste management/recycling issues. He has worked with a broad variety of clients, ranging from Fortune 100 conglomerates to individual entrepreneurs, and across a broad spectrum of industries, including aerospace manufacturing, electricity generation, composting and organics management, pharmaceutical, petroleum, and specialty chemicals. His experience includes a several-month secondment in the legal department of a major industrial client, where he handled a full array of environmental, health, and safety matters.
Mr. Freeman has served since 2009 as co-chair of the Air Task Force of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association's Environmental Policies Council and as a member of the council's Steering Committee. As an active member of the State Implementation Plan Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC), he has worked with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to develop and implement air quality control programs in that state. He also served on DEEP's public advisory panel concerning revisions to the state's underground storage tank program. He has published and given presentations on numerous environmental law topics, including air emissions permitting, greenhouse gas regulation, site remediation, and enforcement.
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TSCA Reform, greenhouse gases, environmental compliance, EHS regulatory changes 2017, energy law, emerging contaminants
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