Environmental  and  Regulatory 

Stormwater  Developments and  Next Steps
Hazardous Waste and Related Issues
Lessons from Recent Project Experiences
Issues to Watch   |   Outlook for 2018

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Tuesday, August 22   |   Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier

On August 22, Associated Industries of Vermont will host a special seminar focusing on key environmental and regulatory issues.  The seminar will cover issues impacting private and public sector employers and the professionals who serve them, and will feature presentations, commentary, and audience Q&A with expert government and private sector presenters.

Both members and non-members are welcome to register to attend.  Registration is required by August 21 and costs $50 for AIV members and $75 for non-members.  Complementary registrations and other benefits are available for sponsors and new members. 

Prospective attendees are encouraged to send us questions and suggestions for the presenters ahead of time.

For questions and suggestions, as well as more information about the seminar, registration, sponsorship, membership, or other matters, please email info@aivt.org.

We hope to see you there!

CLE:  Approved for 5 general hours of live credit continuing legal education.

Registration and Logistics:

Please register using the form below (if your browser is not showing the form, you can click here for a printable form -- note that it has a link to the portal for credit card payments as well).

Logistical information, including directions and parking vouchers, will be sent with registration confirmation.

Registration by August 21 is required.  Your payment covers lunch and materials both at the event and available online after.  Sorry, no refunds for cancellations after August 18, owing to costs we must incur.  If you cannot pay for your registration online or by check by August 21, please contact us at info@aivt.org for options.

New members and sponsors receive complimentary registrations and other benefits -- email us for details.

Click here if you are interested in sponsoring this event.



8:30 | Registration 

9:00 | Looking Ahead   

DEC Working Groups; Review of Current and Pending Rulemaking; Major Legislation Holding Over from 2017 and Potential New Proposals in 2018; Potential Federal Developments with Implications for Vermont   

Emily Boedecker, Commissioner, DEC
Warren Coleman, Partner, MMR

10:00 | Lessons Learned  

Overview of Experiences with Challenging Development Projects and Implications and Lessons for Development Stakeholders in Vermont   

Jeffrey Nelson, Director of Energy/Environmental Services, VHB
William Dodge, Director and Chair, Regulated Entities Group, DRM
Billy Coster, Director of Planning, Office of Planning and Legal Affairs, ANR

11:00 | Hazardous Waste and Related Issues   

Update and Overview of Statutory Changes, New Investigation & Remediation of Contaminated Properties (IROCP) Rule  

James Donaldson, Environmental Analyst, Hazardous Sites Management Section/Spill Program, DEC
Kurt Muller, Senior Project Engineer/Manager, The Johnson Company

11:45 | PFAS   

Legislative and Regulatory Response in Vermont, Broader Implications   

Joseph Hayes, Branch Manager, ATC Group Services

12:00 | Luncheon Address with Q&A
Julie Moore, Secretary, ANR

1:00 | Stormwater Developments and Next Steps

Updates and Outlook for Changes in Guidance, Regulation, and Permitting; Overview of Process for Financing Proposals; Implications and Opportunities for the Regulated Community

Padraic Monks, Program Manager, Stormwater Program, DEC
Peter Smiar, Director of Land Management/Vermont, VHB
Trey Martin, Of Counsel, DRM

Wrap Up and Final Q&A with Panelists