33rd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School

Florida Chamber of Commerce
July 16-19, 2019
JW Marriott Marco Island
400 South Collier Boulevard
Marco Island, FL 34145

Attorneys Lawrence Sellers, Rafe Petersen, Roger Sims, Beth Rothenberg, Lawrence Curtin and Alan Krischer will participate at the 33rd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School hosted by Florida Chamber of Commerce on July 16-19. This event will discuss Florida’s environment, energy and growth management laws, new rules/programs and more.

Environment Attorney Lawrence Sellers will moderate the panel “Florida’s Environment, Water Policy, The 2019 Legislature and Beyond” on July 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:10 p.m. This panel will look at Florida’s changing political landscape in regards to the environment and water policy issues. In addition, professionals will discuss the key factors within the 2019 legislation and what is expected for the 2020 session. View presentation materials.

Environment Attorney Rafe Petersen will moderate the panel “Federal Environment Regulation and Enforcement Under the Trump Administration” on July 17 from 1:30 to 3:10 p.m. This panel will discuss the latest changes to federal environmental policies under President Trump’s administration. Professionals will look at how the policies and roles of the federal agencies are adapting to the changing issues in enforcement, agency size, the extent of authority within wetlands and waters, climate change, and how state and advocacy groups are responding.

Water Law Attorney Roger Sims will participate in the panel “Emerging Water Supply Issues, Including an Update on the Central Florida Water Initiative” on July 17 from 3:30 to 5:10 p.m.  First, the panelists will look at the new water supply projects, including the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI), and the role of utilities for water users. Secondly, professionals will discuss the emerging challenges with water demands, the costs of distributing and storage of water, legal policy issues that arise with the control of reclaimed water and more.

Real Estate Attorney Beth Rothenberg will be participating in the panel “What to Expect When Being Inspected” on July 18 from 1:30 to 3:10 p.m. This panel will discuss the fundamentals and purpose of compliance reviews that help facilities prepare for inspections. Professional will discuss the roles of compliance monitoring systems, what is included in the State Review Framework and more. This session will give you both industrial and legal perspectives that the environmental staff should follow before and after the day of inspection.

Land Use Attorneys Lawrence Curtin and Alan Krischer will moderate and participate in the panel “Environmental Permits Under Attack: Preparing For and Defending Your Permits and Other Approvals” on July 18 from 3:30 to 5:10 p.m. This panel will discuss how permits, approvals and other agency authorizations bring challenges in the court of law. Professionals will help you navigate the steps to take in order to avoid permit challenges, give practical advice, and cover your defense in administrative and judicial proceedings.

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