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Webinar on Emerging Roles and Challenges for the State Licensed Site Professionals at Hazardous Waste Sites
Emerging Roles and Challenges for the State Licensed Site Professionals at Hazardous Waste Sites
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Many states have turned to privatizing site cleanups in order to cut costs, increase speed and return more properties to productive use. The Licensed Site Professional programs have morphed since their inception with the Massachusetts Licensed Site Professional (MA LSP) program in 1993. To date, about 30,000 sites have been cleaned up under the Massachusetts program with the assistance of environmental professionals or LSPs. Currently twelve states use some form of licensed professional either through the operation of law or formal voluntary programs.
Over the years, other states such as Connecticut’s Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP) program in 1995 and New Jersey’s Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) program in 2012 have amended or passed new legislation, regulations and guidance affecting site cleanup actions, liability provisions, and site redevelopments. Legislation that created the LSRP program in New Jersey established the affirmative obligation for responsible parties to remediate contaminated sites in a timely manner. Sweeping changes have impacted the way sites are assessed, characterized, and remediated/closed. Site owners, state regulators and the LSPs have successfully closed thousands of sites, but major areas of conflict and challenge remain.
Site reopeners resulting from vapor intrusion, the availability of public records from LSPs, and the monitoring and enforcement of engineered and institutional controls join other issues such as release reporting and notifications, and property transfer issues as potential challenges facing LSPs, site owners and regulators involved in real estate transactions and waste site cleanups.
RTM Communications, Inc. and Bloomberg BNA (link to hhtp://www.rtmcomm.com) invite you to join a distinguished panel to discuss these cutting –edge topics:
· Jorge H. Berkowitz, LSRP, Senior Associate, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
· Jeffrey Lambert, LEP, LSP, P.E., Associate and Manager, Conestoga Rovers & Associates
· Lawrence Schnapf, Principal, Schnapf LLC
· Ned Abelson, Partner, Goulston & Storrs (invited)
· Dean Jeffery Telego, President, RTM Communications, Inc. (Moderator)
This informative 90- minute presentation is designed to help you:
· Unlock the changing regulatory culture, roles and responsibilities of the LSPs
· Gain insight about the challenges and different approaches LSP programs are taking at sites
· Determine the extent of authority and liability for remedial investigations, deed restrictions, release reporting and property transfers
· Learn about how LSPs are dealing on site reopeners and vapor intrusion issues
· Hear from practitioners with boots on the ground and lessons learned
Jorge Berkowitz, PhD and LSRP is a Senior Associate with Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc., and in charge of the environmental component of their Trenton office. As an environmental consultant, Jorge specializes in remediating and redeveloping contaminated sites, regulatory compliance, environmental health and Brownfield Redevelopment. Jorge serves as an expert witness on associated environmental issues. Jorge serves in several capacities as an advisor to the NJDEP and is a member of various Boards of Directors and advisory committees for several professional organizations in New Jersey. Jorge was instrumental in helping to formulate necessary changes to the original Site Remediation Reform Act that established the Licensed Site Remediation Professional program.
Jorge Berkowitz, PhD and LSRP, joined the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in 1980 and remained there until 1989. During this period, Jorge served as the Administrator of the DEP’s Superfund Program, Director of the Air Quality Program, Director of the Department’s Water Resource Management and Protection Program, and briefly as Acting Assistant Commissioner for Environmental Control and Management.
Jeffrey Lambert, LEP, LSP, P.E. is an Associate of CRA and the manager of the Plainville, Connecticut office. Jeff is a registered professional engineer (civil) in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, a Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP) in Connecticut, and a Licensed Site Professional (LSP) in Massachusetts. Jeff’s professional practice encompasses a variety of environmental engineering, with emphasis on site assessment/investigation, remediation design and implementation, construction management, due diligence, regulatory permitting and compliance, public relations, and project management.
Lawrence P. Schnapf is a Principal of Schnapf LLC, practicing law in New York City. He has over 27 years of national environmental experience with Fortune 500 corporations and a number of major New York-based law firms. Larry primarily concentrates on environmental issues associated with corporate, real estate and brownfield transactions, commercial lending, distressed debt, bankruptcy and workouts. He has extensive experience with brownfield redevelopment and financing, negotiating environmental insurance policies for business and real estate transactions, performing environmental due diligence for complex business transactions. Larry is the co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Hazardous Site Remediation Committee, co-chair of the NYSBA brownfield task force and a board member of the Board of the NYC Partnership of Brownfield Practitioners.
Greg Bibler is Partner and Chair of the Goodwin Procter LLP Environmental Practice. His focus is strategic environmental counseling in litigation, corporate compliance, contaminated site management, and business transactions. Greg represents clients at sites throughout the country in devising and implementing cost-effective plans for clean-up and redevelopment. He represents clients in cost-recovery and damages suits, licensing proceedings, and enforcement actions. Greg is intimately involved with clients involving the Massachusetts Contingency Plan and the Licensed Site Professional program.
Greg provides counsel and assists in implementing corporate programs for compliance with environmental and nuclear regulations and management standards. He actively participates in evaluating environmental risks and negotiating terms for corporate and real estate transactions.
Dean Jeffery Telego is President of Risk Management Technologies (RTM) and RTM Communications, Inc. Jeff directs RTM corporate development and oversees the companies’ technical operations. Jeff has been in the environmental risk management field since 1978. For RTM Communications, Inc., Jeff creates and chairs two national conferences on environmental finance and risk management topics each year and develops customized training for the financial services industry in the United States, Asia and in Eastern and Central Europe. Jeff was the managing co-editor of the book published by RTM Communications, Inc., entitled Environmental Risk Management--A Desk Reference.
Jeff is also Executive Co-Director of the Environmental Bankers Association (EBA), a financial services industry trade association created to develop model environmental risk management policies and procedures, exchange information by means of a clearinghouse and network, and apply this information in practical terms to credit risk analysis process in lending and for trust transactions.
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