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CLE# 2011-005: Current Topics in Environmental Law

Credits: 3.0 General

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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8:30 a.m. Registration begins

9:00 a.m. Water Panel

Moderator: Alaska DEC Commissioner Larry Hartig

Panel members: Cameron Leonard, Lynn Kent and Tina Sellers

• Overview of federal and state permitting of discharges to surface waters in Alaska.

• Current issues regarding water quality standards and discharge permits.

• Current issues regarding storm water.

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Air Panel

Moderator: Lawrence V. Albert

Panel members: Susan Reeves and Alice Edwards

EPA’s greenhouse gas emissions tailoring rule, litigation challenges to that rule,

and the State’s responsibility to implement the rule by January 2, 2011 EPA’s

proposed amendments to the ambient air quality standards under the Clean Air

Act and the impacts of the rules upon regulated sources. Will include nitric

oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide, ozone, and fine particulates. The

consequences of non-attainment area status for local communities under the

Clean Air Act, along with the State’s responsibilities for implementation thereof.

11:15 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. Hazardous Cleanup Panel

Moderator: Russ Winner

Panel members: Breck Tostevin, George Lyle and Richard Sundet

• Legal liability for cleanup of contaminated property

• How to negotiate the purchase and sale of contaminated property with a Prospective Purchaser Agreement

12:30 p.m. Adjourn






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