|Date:||Wed, 22 Apr 1998 12:06:25 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||ABA 27th National Annual Conference on the Environment|
27th National Annual Conference on the Environment THE NEXT WAVE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: COMING TO GRIPS WITH THE CHALLENGES OF FEDERAL-STATE RELATIONS June 12-13, 1998 William F. Bolger Center for Leadership Development Potomac, Maryland SPONSORED BY American Bar Association Standing Committee on Environmental Law IN COOPERATION WITH Center for Strategic and International Studies Enterprise for the Environment Environmental Council of the States Environmental Law Institute Bar Association of the District of Columbia Environmental Law Committee Federal Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources George Washington University Law School - Environmental Law Program National Environmental Policy Institute Western Governors Association After years of federal-state wrangling over environmental and resource decisions affecting local communities, innovative experiments in governmental decision making are developing. The costs, delay and perceived inadequate solutions associated with traditional regulatory approaches to environmental protection and land use issues often have frustrated businesses, communities and environmentalists. In response, new collaborations are emerging among federal, state and local interests across the country, while performance-based and other initiatives are incorporating new values and stretching old notions of realistic goals for clean-up, resources and enforcement. This conference will explore the next wave of environmental protection through the changing approaches of federal and state environmental decision makers and how these changes affect environmental law practice and policy making. Examination of demanding cleanup issues opens the program, followed by a session focused on sensitive Western natural resources matters. The closing session tackles the impacts of differing state and federal approaches to environmental compliance and enforcement, including recent proposals by E4E and NAPA. Keynote presentations will complement the interactive conference discussions. This conference is intended for professionals who deal with environmental and natural resource issues, including private and public sector attorneys; state, local and federal regulatory and policy making staff and officials; as well as researchers and academics. The experienced and regionally diverse faculty ensures a high level of discussion that will contribute important information, understanding and analysis to your work as well as create significant opportunities for business networking. ======================== PROGRAM FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 1998 12:00 Noon CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPENS 2:00 pm CONFERENCE GENERAL SESSION WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS Sheila Slocum Hollis, SCEL Chair Duane, Morris & Heckscher L.L.P Washington, DC Nilda M. Mesa, Conference Co-Chair Baltimore, MD M. Joel Bolstein, Conference Co-Chair Dechert, Price & Rhoads, Philadelphia, PA STATES RULE: SUPERFUND II -- WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF? A growing movement to State control of investigations and clean-ups under the Superfund law has created frustration within the regulatory and regulated communities alike. In the transition from Federal to State environmental project management, arguments are increasing over jurisdiction, the pace of regulatory progress and conflicting goals. With a focus on identifying solutions, this panel will examine: the problems associated with determining standards as well as differing standards, paA gmethodologies and development of risk-based response actions; regulatory "turf" battles; local community interests and public relations; and, of course, finances --- what role will they play in Superfund II? John M. Barkett, Coll, Davidson, Carter, Salter & Barkett, P.A., Miami, FL Moderator James C. Colman, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Waste Prevention, Department of Environmental Protection Commonwealth of Massachusetts Boston,MA James C. Forney, Director-Closed Sites Waste Management, Livonia, MI James J. Doyle, Environmental Counsel Exxon Chemical Company, Houston,TX Gail Ginsburg, Regional Counsel, USEPA Region 5, Chicago, IL Lenny Siegel, Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight, c/o Pacific Studies Center, Mountain View, CA Christopher M. Teaf, Ph.D., President and Director of Toxicology, Hazardous Substance & Waste Management Research, Tallahasee, FL 5:30 pm First Session Adjourns 6:00 - 9:00 pm Conference Reception & Dinner 8:00 pm OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS William D. Ruckelshaus (invited) Chairman, Enterprise for the Environment and Chairman of the Board, Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc., Seattle, WA SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 1998 8:30 - 10:00 am WESTERN LANDS AND NATURAL RESOURCES: STRIKING THE BALANCE Nowhere has the struggle over environmental decisions been more marked than in the conflicts over natural resources, land use and local economics in the West. Learn how ranchers, industry, environmentalists, tribes, states and federal agencies are forging surprising grass-roots alliances to keep alive the character of the West and strengthen local economies. Nilda M. Mesa, Baltimore, MD, Moderator Thomas C. Jensen, Of Counsel, Troutman Sanders L.L.P., Washington, DC James M. Souby, Executive Director, Western Governors Association, Denver, CO Lynne Sherrod, Executive Director, Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust, Arvada, CO Lorraine Eisler, Hia-Ced O'odham Alliance, Glendale, AZ U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, DC (invited) 10:15 - 11:45 am FEDERAL-STATE ENFORCEMENT ISSUES: BUILDING A BETTER WORKING RELATIONSHIP This session takes a hard look at similarities and differences in the State and Federal approaches to environmental compliance and enforcement and their impact on the regulated community and the public. Panelists examine the successes and failures of traditional regulatory approaches, and new and innovative tools for approaching environmental protection including performance-based environmental objectives. M. Joel Bolstein, Dechert, Price & Rhoads, Philadelphia, PA, Moderator Elliot Laws, Patton Boggs, Washington, DC Robert Roberts, Executive Director, Environmental Council of the States, Washington, DC R. Kinnan Golemon, Brown McCarroll & Oaks Hartline, Austin, TX Karl Hausker, PhD, Project Director, Enterprise for the Environment, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington, DC DeWitt John, Director, Center for Economy and the Environment, National Academy of Public Administration, Washington, DC 12:00 noon Luncheon 12:45 pm LUNCHEON KEYNOTE 1:30 pm Conference Concludes CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES Member of Program Sponsor $375 General Attendance $425 Academic/NGO/Govt $150 Full-Time Student $50 ABOUT THE BOLGER CONFERENCE CENTER Just 30 minutes from Washington, DC, the William F. Bolger Center for Leadership Development is situated on 83 acres in Potomac, MD, minutes from shopping, dining and public recreation. The Center offers 45 meeting rooms; a Business Center with fax, copying and other services; and a compute lab. In addition, guests can enjoy shuttle service to nearby mall shopping and downtown Bethesda, MD; full group dining service; laundry facilities; a fitness center with full gym and indoor pool; jogging trails; free bike rental; and a lounge. The Center provides 470 guides rooms, 25 of which are equipped for persons with disabilities. Attractive "Complete Meeting Package" (CMP) rates for overnight guests --- $141 / p standard (small room) or $165 /p Deluxe --- include one room night, 3 meals, maid services, 24-hour security, free parking, all-day beverage breaks with morning and afternoon snacks, TV and clock radio in each guest room, use of fitness center, and use of the business center and computer lab. Call the Center directly to reserve your room and tell them that you are with the ABA Environmental Law Group. Telephone 301-983-7000, toll-free 1-888-520-8784, Fax 301-983-7728. ======================= QUESTIONS and to receive a complete brochure and registration form, contact Staff Director Elissa Lichtenstein, tel. 202-662-1695, fax 202-638-3844, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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