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Event Title:  CLS Center for Climate Change Law Conference, "Key Environmental Issues in U.S. EPA Region 2"
NYS CLE Credit Program (NJ Pending)
Date:   May 29, 2014
Time:   9:00AM - 5:00PM ET
Location:   COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL
Jerome L. Greene Hall, Lobby Level, Room 104
435 West 116th Street at Amsterdam Avenue
New York City
Description:   ABOUT THE 2014 CONFERENCE

This biennial conference examines key and emerging environmental issues in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 area, which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

CONFERENCE CO-SPONSORS:

SCHEDULE TOPIC PRESENTERS
8:30 A.M. – 8:50 A.M.

REGISTRATION

8:50 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.

WELCOME ADDRESS
AND OPENING REMARKS



9:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M.
SESSION I
NYS CLE: 1.5 CREDITS,
Areas of Professional Practice

CLIMATE AND AIR POLLUTION

  • Climate Change: Regulation and Adaptation
  • Other Clean Air Act Issues
  • Hurricane Response and Disaster Preparedness
MODERATOR
Michael B. Gerrard
Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice & Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

PANELISTS
Joseph A. Siegel
U.S. EPA Region 2
Liliana Villatora
U.S. EPA Region 2

Jane Kozinski
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

10:15 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

BREAK

10:30 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
SESSION II
NYS CLE: 1.5 CREDITS,
Areas of Professional Practice

CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES

  • Region 2 Civil Enforcement Update
  • Region 2 Criminal Enforcement Update
  • EPA Focus on Communities
MODERATOR
Michael N. Panfil '11
Environmental Defense Fund

PANELISTS
Eric H. Schaaf
U.S. EPA Region 2
Laurie D. Dubriel
U.S. EPA Region 2

Paul F. Simon
U.S. EPA Region 2

11:45 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
SESSION III
NYS CLE: 1.5 CREDITS,
Areas of Professional Practice

CONTAMINATED SITE CLEANUP AND REDEVELOPMENT

  • CERCLA/RCRA Update
  • New York Brownfields Program
  • New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Program
MODERATOR
J. Kevin Healy
Bryan Cave LLP

PANELISTS
Walter E. Mugdan
U.S. EPA Region 2
Edward F. McTiernan
New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Mark Pedersen
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

1:00 P.M. – 1:45 P.M.

LUNCH

Boxed lunches provided

1:45 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Judith A. Enck
Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region 2

2:15 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

THE COMMISSIONERS SPEAK

MODERATOR
Pamela R. Esterman
Counsel, Sive, Paget & Riesel P.C.

PANELISTS
Marc Gerstman
Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Bob Martin
Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Emily Lloyd
Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection

3:30 P.M. – 3:45 P.M.

BREAK

3:45 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
SESSION IV
NYS CLE: 1.5 CREDITS,
Areas of Professional Practice

WATER ISSUES

  • Wetlands Jurisdiction and Hydraulic Fracturing Issues
  • Green Infrastructure and Sustainability
  • Water Regulation Overview
MODERATOR
Laurie J. Sands
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

PANELISTS
Phyllis S.K. Feinmark
U.S. EPA Region 2
Angela Licata
New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Michele N. Siekerka
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

5:00 P.M.

ADJOURNMENT



REGISTRATION SCHEDULE
Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended. Online registration will close for all transactions, including cancellations with refund, at 5pm on Monday, May 26, 2014. On-site registration will be available at the Conference, space permitting.

VENUE
Location: Columbia Law School Jerome L. Greene Hall, Lobby Level, East Hall, Room 104 Address: 435 West 116th Street at Amsterdam Avenue, New York City. Closest Subway: #1 train's 116th Street/Columbia University Station at Broadway and West 116th Street.

CLE CREDIT
NYS: Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live CLE program, suitable for both transitional and nontransitional attorneys, will provide in aggregate a maximum of 6.0 credit hours to be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. NJ: New Jersey CLE Board approval is pending for this live program. ELIGIBILITY The CLE credit award is based on full attendance, only, of credit-eligible sessions, as reflected in the conference registers. Attorneys seeking credit must sign the registers both prior to and following their attending program sessions, both for the Morning Sessions before the lunch break and for the Afternoon Sessions following it. Attorneys attending only part of a session are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. On sign-out, at the Morning and/or Afternoon Sessions' conclusion or otherwise on departure, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, furnished at the Conference. CERTIFICATES Attorneys seeking NYS or NJ CLE credit should confirm their contact information in the sign-in/-out registers. Attorneys seeking credit for jurisdictions other than New York [or New Jersey, pending approval] should consult the relevant jurisdiction’s/s’ guidelines for reporting.

INQUIRIES
Please direct your inquiries to Terry Liu.

Thank you for your interest in this conference. The conference has reached capacity and is now closed for pre-registration. On-site registration will be available, space permitting. Please contact Terry Liu to reserve a place on the waitlist.