35th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School

Florida Chamber of Commerce
July 21 - 23, 2021
JW Marriott Marco Island
400 South Collier Boulevard
Marco Island, FL 34145

Attorneys Lawrence Sellers, Lawrence Curtin, Alan Krischer, Rafe Petersen and Stacy Watson May will participate at the 35th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School hosted by Florida Chamber of Commerce on July 21-23. 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 2021 Legislature and Beyond." This panel will look at Florida’s changing political landscape in regards to the environment and water policy issues. Panelists will also provide a comprehensive preview of what’s expected with respect to implementation of 2021 legislation with a look ahead to the 2022 session and beyond.

Land Use attorney Lawrence Curtin will moderate the panel titled "Understanding Civil and Criminal Environmental Liability – How to Protect Your Company and Yourself." This session will help environmental professionals understand the sources of potential environmental liability facing organizations and clients in the increasingly-complex regulatory and enforcement space. Panelists will highlight best practices for minimizing the risk of such liabilities and explore how to defend against claims when made. The session will also detail the main sources of administrative, civil and criminal environmental liabilities based on federal, state and local environmental programs and “toxic torts” for personal injuries and property damage.

Land Use attorney Alan Krischer will participate in the panel titled "Concurrency, Impact Fees and Mobility Fees – The State of the Law on Local Government Exactions to Fund Infrastructure and Schools." This session will cover regulatory changes in funding of schools, the treatment of charter schools and the creation and use of impact fee credits. The panelists will discuss legislative solutions to address challenges related to concurrency, impact fees and mobility fees and what’s next in the world of local government exactions.

Environment attorney Rafe Petersen will moderate a panel titled "Federal Environmental Regulation and Enforcement Update." Panelists will discuss the latest changes to federal environmental policies and regulation under the Biden Administration. This session examines how the policies and roles of the federal agencies are changing across a wide spectrum of issues such as enforcement, agency size, the extent of federal authority over wetlands and waters, and climate change. The panel will also discuss how the regulated community, the state and advocacy groups are responding to such changes including the potential for citizen enforcement.

Environmental Compliance attorney Stacy Watson May will join a panel titled "What to Expect When Being Inspected." This panel will focus on providing an understanding of the purpose and approach of compliance reviews and help facilities effectively prepare for inspections to minimize impacts and maximize compliance and achieve the best outcome when non-compliant conditions are discovered during the inspection.

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