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2020 Annual Environmental Conference

2020 Annual Environmental Conference

Virtual Event
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - Thursday, October 29, 2020

Member Price: $150 | Non-Member Price: $200

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Description

Designed for environmental professionals of all experience levels, this comprehensive two-day virtual program provides participants with the latest information and guidance on key energy and environmental issues at the state and federal levels.

Hear directly from top experts and government officials – including leaders from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Chamber Global Energy Institute, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and more – on significant and proposed changes to state and federal regulations and their implications for Pennsylvania businesses. Top experts will also share best practices to avoid violations and compliance-related fines related to investigations and facility inspections.

Program Highlights

  • Environmental Protection Agency Special Presentation—EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler highlights accomplishments and priorities of the agency under his tenure and engages in a moderated Q&A with attendees.
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Update—FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee presents a national energy perspective and discusses the agency’s recent decisions in key electricity and gas pipeline matters and their implications for energy markets, producers, and consumers.
  • National Energy, Air and Climate Issues Analysis—Marty Durbin, President of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, discusses how changes to federal energy and environmental policy under the Trump administration and Congress impact Pennsylvania and the business community.
  • U.S. Dept. of Justice Update on Litigation Involving Federal Energy and Environmental Policy—Jonathan Brightbill, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, discusses the Trump administration’s approach to enforcement and compliance, as well as recently concluded and on-going litigation of major f ederal energy and environmental laws and regulations.
  • Recent Regulatory Changes to Environmental Laws and Regulations including the Pennsylvania Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (Act 2), the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Surviving Investigations and Facility Inspections with emphasis on how to prepare for an inspection, a company’s rights during an inspection and best practices to avoid violations and compliance-related fines.

The registration fee for this virtual program is $150 for PA Chamber members and $200 for non-members. Registration includes access to all educational content, speaker presentations and handouts, a recording of the event and continuing education credits.

Continuing Education Credits

Certification group type of credits No. of credits
Continuing Legal Education Board CLEs 8
PA Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists Professional Development Hours (PDH) 8
Board of Certified Safety Professionals Continuance of Certification Point .75
American Board of Industrial Hygiene Industrial Hygiene CM Points 1.25

For questions on Continuing Education credit certifications for this event, please contact Susan Smith, 717.720.5457 | ssmith@pachamber.org.