Federal Environmental Regulations for Construction Professionals
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Monday, November 21, 2022
8:30 am – 3:30 pm CST (including a 30-min. break)
Adam G. Sowatzka
E. Christopher (Chris) Murray
Complying with Clean Water Act and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations
Notice of intent and permitting requirements
Stormwater pollution prevention plan development
Handling of Dredged and Fill Material
Clean Water Act, Section 404 compliance
Handling Solid and Hazardous Wastes
Requirements of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Defining hazardous wastes
Hazardous waste generation
Hazardous waste storage and disposal
Hazardous Substances under CERCLA
Complying with CERCLA (Superfund) regulations
Handling contaminated sites and soils
Handling contaminants of emerging concern
PCBs, PFAs, endocrine disruptors
National Environmental Policy Act Requirements on Federal Projects
Complying with Air Quality Requirements
Clean Air Act requirements for mobile and stationary sources
Complying with requirements for vehicles and equipment
Complying with regulations on dust emissions
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6.0 HSW CE Hours
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Emily Freeborn, Pro Bono Program Staff Attorney at Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services
Ms. Freeborn is an Ohio native and earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the Ohio State University in 2008. She studied law at New York Law School where she graduated cum laude in 2013. She began her legal career as a civil prosecutor for the Texas Attorney General’s office in East Texas. She went on to serve in several nonprofit and government positions as an attorney and advocate for victims of exploitation. In 2019 Ms. Freeborn joined the Harris County Attorney’s office, in Houston, Texas where she served as a civil prosecutor in the Children’s Protection Division and the Environmental Division. As an environmental prosecutor she pursued air, waste, and water violations through administrative regulation and civil litigation. After returning to her home state of Ohio, Ms. Freeborn joined Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services in May 2022 as a Pro Bono Staff Attorney where she focuses on regulation of the petrochemical industry in the Ohio River Valley.
E. Christopher (Chris) MurrayAttorney and Partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek in Uniondale, NY
E. Christopher (Chris) Murray has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of complex commercial, environmental, real estate, brokerage commission, insurance, employment, civil rights, anti-trust and trademark litigation; as well as commercial real estate and business transactions. A Partner in the Litigation Department at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., he is also Chair of the Environmental and Land Use Practice Group. Mr. Murray’s experience includes litigation and administrative hearings involving a variety of environmental issues including SEQRA compliance, violations of New York and federal law concerning the disposal of hazardous waste, challenges to the denial of wetland permits and CERCLA liability. He also advises clients regarding compliance with environmental and zoning laws and regulations.
Kelly Rondinelli Associate at Vinson & Elkins LLP in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Rondinelli’s practice focuses on navigating the energy transition. She supports clients in a broad range of environmental transactional matters, including low-carbon ventures, and counsels private equity, financial institutions, and public and private company clients on environmental liabilities and risk-management across a range of industries. Kelly advises energy companies, financial institutions and funds on climate-related disclosures and various ESG-related matters, including climate reporting, and represents clients in the notice and comment process on related regulations.
Adam G. Sowatzka
Adam G. Sowatzka Partner at King & Spalding in Atlanta, GA
Mr. Sowatzka is well known for his thorough grasp of environmental issues, gleaned from his experience as an EPA enforcement attorney, general counsel with an international manufacturing company, and lawyer with King & Spalding. With more than 22 years of experience as an environmental lawyer, he has litigated numerous cases in federal and state courts; represented companies in complex, high-stakes enforcement actions, and advocated before EPA and other regulatory agencies on dozens of rules, permits, and other administrative proceedings. Mr. Sowatzka has handled matters in all environmental media — from water, to air, to waste issues. He has particular expertise in handling matters involving emerging contaminants, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”). He was the lead attorney in one of the first major regulatory matters involving PFAS contamination of a municipal wastewater treatment plant, including the investigation and characterization of a three-county area in Northern Alabama impacted by biosolids from the plant. Mr. Sowatzka has been recognized as a leading environmental lawyer by Chambers USA. He has also been named a Georgia Super Lawyer by Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.
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Course Title: Federal Environmental Regulations for Construction Professionals
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This six-hour course discusses a range of topics of environmental concern and how to resolve them in a way that complies with federal regulations. The course identifies sources of pollution in the field and the related federal regulations, and then discusses how to handle these concerns. Topics of environmental concern include stormwater management, handling of dredged, fill material, solid and hazardous waste, CERCLA regulations and air quality.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to comply with the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations, and notice of intent and permitting requirements.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, define hazardous waste, discuss hazardous waste generation, storage and disposal, and comply with spill reporting.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with CERCLA regulations and discuss the handling of contaminated sites, soils, and contaminants of emerging concern, including PCBs, PFAs, and endocrine disruptors.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with the air quality requirements for vehicles, equipment, dust emissions, and mobile and stationary sources.
LUs: 6.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 09/28/2025
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