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28th Annual South Eastern Environmental Law & Regulation Conference

Sponsored by:

Environmental Law Section of the Alabama State Bar
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Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law of The Mississippi Bar

SANDESTIN GOLF and BEACH RESORT

Destin, Florida

June 14th 2019

2019 PRACTICE UPDATE

FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATORY UPDATES

CLEAN WATER ACT, EMERGING CONTAMINANTS, AND CARBON BANKING

REMEDIATION AND RESTORATION PROJECTS AND LITIGATION FORENSICS

ETHICS IN SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Agenda

  • Welcome and Introduction

    Mary Forman Samuels, Esq.
    Program Chair, Alabama State Bar Environmental Law Section
    Balch & Bingham (Birmingham, AL)

  • Federal Regulatory Update

    Julia B. Barber, Esq.
    Balch & Bingham (Birmingham, AL)

  • Update on Clean Water Act Jurisdiction: A Moving and Blurry Target

    Gene Wasson, Esq.
    Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes (Jackson, MS)

  • BREAK (15 minutes)

  • Emerging Contaminants: Are Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) the “Next Big Thing”?

    Chris Paul
    Golder Associates (Atlanta, GA)

    Jeff Friedman, Esq.
    Friedman Dazzio Zulanas & Bowling (Birmingham, AL)

    Alfred F. Smith, Jr., Esq.
    Bainbridge Mims Rogers & Smith (Birmingham, AL)

  • Regulatory Updates: Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection

    Daphne Lutz, P.E.
    Alabama Department of Environmental Management (Montgomery, AL)

    Gary Rikard, Esq.
    Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (Jackson, MS)

    John Truitt
    Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Tallahassee, FL)

    Schuyler Espy, Esq., Moderator Burr + Forman (Montgomery, AL)

  • LUNCH

    LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

  • Treasure Forest: Can Carbon Banking Work in Southern Forests?

    Trish Johnson
    The Nature Conservancy (Nashville, TN)

    Ray F. Robbins, III, Esq.
    The Westervelt Company (Tuscaloosa, AL)

    Mitchell Reid, Esq., Moderator
    The Nature Conservancy (Birmingham, AL)

  • Creative and Sustainable Approaches to Remediation and Restoration Projects

    Dave Czayka
    EnviroScience (Nashville, TN)

    Matt Leavell, AIA, LEED AP
    The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (Tuscaloosa, AL)

    Julie Shiyou-Woodard
    Smart Home America (Mobile, AL)

    William S. Cox, III, Esq., Moderator
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings (Birmingham, AL)

  • BREAK (15 minutes)

  • Litigation Update: Using Environmental Forensic Tools for Litigation Support

    Lauren Fitzgerald, PhD, P.E. Geosyntec Consultants (Atlanta, GA)

    W. Larkin Radney, IV, Esq.
    Lightfoot Franklin & White (Birmingham, AL)

    Jay Thompson, PhD, P.E.
    Geosyntec Consultants (Minneapolis, MN)

  • Ethics: Website and Social Media Marketing Rules

    Eric Anderson, Esq.
    Alabama State Bar (Montgomery, AL)

  • RECEPTION

    Reception in the Magnolia Foyer at the Baytowne Conference Center for attendees, speakers, sponsors, and their families

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CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

MCLE Credit: This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commissions of the Alabama State Bar and The Mississippi Bar for a maximum of 7.0 hours’ credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics.

VENUE

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is located at 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy. W., Destin, Florida 32550.  Room reservations should be made directly with the resort.  The resort is holding a limited number of discounted rooms for registrants of this program on a first-come, first-served basis.  The Group Code is 23Q8U3.

REGISTRATION FEES

Early registration through May 15 is $355.  Late registration after May 15 is $405.

A discounted registration fee of $225 is available for employees of non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and governmental agencies.

A student registration fee of $95 is available for a limited number of full-time students.

Bios, Papers and Power Points

2019 Conference Sponsors:

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Spain & Gillon
STRADA Professional Services
Balch & Bingham
Bhate Environmental Associates
Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes
Pace Analytical
Terracon Consultants
TTL, Inc.
Butler Snow
ATC Group Services
Burr + Forman
Cypress Environmental Science & Engineering
Environmental Standards
EnviroScience
Geosyntec Consultants
Golder Associates
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale
Highland Technical Services
Lightfoot Franklin & White
Maynard Cooper & Gale
PM Environmental
PPM Consultants
Rosen Harwood
Starnes Davis Florie
Thompson Engineering
Alabama Power Company
Birmingham Reporting Service
Southern Environmental Law Center