This seminar is designed to assist attorneys, government and municipal administrators, city personnel and engineers to better understand the basics of water law. Our experienced and well-rounded faculty will address the following topics:
• DEC Enforcement Process And Working With The Agency
• Solid Waste Issues
• Contaminated Properties, Brownfields And Transactional Issues
• Petroleum Spills: Agency Action And Litigation
• Wetland Regulations
• State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), And Land Use Approvals
• Oil Spills: Response, Removal And Third Party Litigation
You won’t want to miss this valuable seminar.
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
II. DEC Enforcement Process And Working With The Agency
A. DEC Inspections
B. DEC Penalty Policies
C. Enforcement Hearings
D. Consent Order Process
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
III. Solid Waste Issues
A. DEC Permitting
B. Transfer Stations
C. Landfills And Incinerators
D. Municipal vs. Private Participation
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
IV. Contaminated Properties, Brownfields And Transactional Issues
A. State Superfund Program
B. DEC Voluntary Cleanup Program
C. County Jurisdiction
D. Working With The DEC
E. Transactional Issues
F. Environmental Insurance
G. Negotiating Environmental Provisions To A Real Estate Transaction
H. Phase I And Phase II Process
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
V. Petroleum Spills: Agency Action And Litigation
A. Overview Of New York’s Oil Spill Law
B. Spill Reporting Requirements
C. DEC Jurisdiction And Initiatives
D. Litigation Issues: Private Cost Recovery And Actions By The Attorney General’s Office
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
VI. State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), And Land Use Approvals
A. SEQRA Overview
B. Type I vs. Other Actions
C. Environmental Impact Statement Process
D. Municipal Land Use Approval Process Overview
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Oil Spills: Response, Removal And Third Party Litigation
A. Overview Of Controlling Federal Legislation
B. Criminalization Of Pollution Incidents
C. NPFC – OSLTF
D. Litigation Issues: Private Cost Recovery And Actions By The U.S. Government