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Environmental Regulation 2012: Hot Topics, Commercial Implications and Management Strategies

Released on: Apr. 12, 2012
Running Time: 06:12:41

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The federal Environmental Protection Agency continues to issue hundreds of pages of important new regulations each year, decisions of national importance in the environmental arena have been issued by the courts, and states have seized the initiative with new environmental regulations in such disparate areas of environmental law as climate change and hydrofracking.

This program focuses on recent regulatory and litigation developments in the environmental arena and new changes that are on the horizon.  The program provides insights on how corporations manage compliance in a dynamic regulatory environment.  Seasoned practitioners, senior government officials and experienced environmental consultants will provide practical advice on new regulatory requirements and their commercial implications.

Lecture Topics  [Total time 06:12:41]
Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.
  • Opening Remarks and Introduction* [00:11:04]
    Philip E. Karmel
  • Climate Change and Clean Air Act Regulatory Developments [01:00:16]
    Philip E. Karmel, Christine A. Fazio
  • Practical Aspects of Managing Compliance [00:58:50]
    Eric M. Dessen, J. David Thomas
  • Environmental Due Diligence and Drafting Environmental Provisions in Business and Real Estate Transactions [01:04:00]
    Joyce S. Schlesinger, Edward L. Strohbehn, Jr., William J. Squires III
  • Brownfields, Water Quality, Hydrofracking and Vapor Intrusion [01:00:02]
    Edward L. Strohbehn, Jr., Amy L. Edwards, Kathy Robb
  • Environmental Disclosure and Enforcement [01:00:21]
    Scott Fein, Betty Moy Huber
  • Ethical Limits on Discussing Client-Confidential Information with the Client's Other Professionals [00:58:08]
    James M. Altman

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:

  • Climate Change--Regulatory Developments 2012
    Philip E. Karmel
  • PSD and Title V Permitting Guidance for Greenhouse Gases
    Philip E. Karmel
  • Clean Air Act Developments in Year 2011
    Christine A. Fazio
  • Corporate Environmental Preparedness
    Eric M. Dessen
  • Practical Aspects of Environmental Management
    J. David Thomas
  • Contract Provisions to Allocate and Limit Environmental Risks and Liabilities in Purchase Agreements for Commercial Transactions
    Edward L. Strohbehn, Jr., William J. Squires III
  • Environmental Due Diligence in Business and Real Estate Transactions
    Joyce S. Schlesinger
  • EPA Releases Final Health Assessment of TCE--Results in Lower Screening Levels
    Edward L. Strohbehn, Jr.
  • Vapor Intrusion and Contaminated Site Remediation: An Overview
    Edward L. Strohbehn, Jr.
  • EPA Fact Sheet: EPA Proposes Draft General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities
    Philip E. Karmel
  • Plan to Study the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources
    Philip E. Karmel
  • Brownfields Redevelopments and Sustainability Initiatives: An Update
    Amy L. Edwards
  • Endangered Species Act, Take, and Water: The Aransas Project v. Shaw, et al.
    Kathy Robb
  • Collaboration, Cost-Effectiveness, and Innovation
    Kathy Robb
  • Commission Guidance Regarding Disclosure Related to Climate Change; Final Rules
    Philip E. Karmel
  • Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations
    Philip E. Karmel
  • Environment and Natural Resources Division Directive 2008-02; Parallel Proceedings Policy
    Philip E. Karmel
  • EPA Memorandums
    Philip E. Karmel
  • Environmental Disclosure in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Filings--Key Considerations for 2012
    Betty Moy Huber
  • Ethical Limits on Sharing Client Confidential Information with the Client's Other Professionals
    James M. Altman
  • Index to Environmental Regulation 2012 

Presentation Material

  • Air Quality Regulatory Developments: 2011-12
    Christine A. Fazio
  • Climate Change Regulatory Developments
    Philip E. Karmel
  • Environmental Due Diligence and Drafting Environmental Provisions in Business and Real Estate Transactions
    Joyce S. Schlesinger
  • Vapor Intrusion Hot Topics: Recent Federal/State Regulatory Related Actions
    Edward L. Strohbehn, Jr.
  • Drafting Environmental Provisions in Business and Real Estate Transactions
    Edward L. Strohbehn, Jr., William J. Squires III
  • Brownfields, Water Quality, Hydrofracking and Vapor Intrusion
  • Environmental Disclosure Issues – Recent Developments
    Betty Moy Huber
  • Ethical Limits on Discussing Client-Confidential Information with the Client's Retained Professionals
    James M. Altman
Philip E. Karmel ~ Bryan Cave LLP
Edward L. Strohbehn Jr. ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
James M. Altman ~ Bryan Cave LLP
Eric M. Dessen ~ Assistant General Counsel, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
Amy L. Edwards ~ Holland & Knight LLP
Christine A. Fazio ~ Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
Scott Fein ~ Whiteman, Osterman, & Hanna LLP
Betty Moy Huber ~ Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Kathy Robb ~ Hunton & Williams LLP
Joyce S. Schlesinger ~ Principal and President, ENVIRON
William J. Squires III ~ Bingham McCutchen LLP
J. David Thomas ~ Principal, ENVIRON

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