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KEY ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN U.S. EPA REGION 2.

Start/End All Day; Thursday May 29, 2014 EDT
Location Name JGH 104
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Columbia Law School

8:30 a.m. Registration

8:50 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

9 a.m. PANEL 1: Climate and Air Pollution

MODERATOR

Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Center for

Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

PANELISTS

Climate Change: Regulation and Adaptation

Joseph Siegel, U.S. EPA Region 2

Other Clean Air Act Issues

Liliana Villatora, U.S. EPA Region 2

Hurricane Response and Disaster Preparedness

Jane Kozinski, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. PANEL 2: Cross-Cutting Issues

MODERATOR

Michael Panfil, Environmental Defense Fund

PANELISTS

Region 2 Civil Enforcement Update

Eric Schaaf, Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA Region 2

Region 2 Criminal Enforcement Update

Laurie Dubriel, U.S. EPA Region 2

EPA Focus on Communities

Paul Simon, U.S. EPA Region 2

11:45 a.m. PANEL 3: Contaminated Site Cleanup and Redevelopment

MODERATOR

J. Kevin Healy, Bryan Cave LLP

PANELISTS

CERCLA/RCRA Update

Walter Mugdan, U.S. EPA Region 2

New York Brownfields Program

Edward McTiernan, New York Department of Environmental Conservation

New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Program

Mark Pederson, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

1 p.m. Lunch

1:45 p.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Judith Enck, Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region 2

2:15 p.m. THE COMMISSIONERS SPEAK

Pamela Esterman, Sive, Paget & Riesel P.C.

Joseph Martens, Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (invited)

Bob Martin, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Emily Lloyd, Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection (invited)

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. PANEL 4: Water Issues

MODERATOR

Laurie J. Sands, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

PANELISTS

Wetlands Jurisdiction and Hydraulic Fracturing Issues

Phyllis Feinmark, U.S. EPA Region 2

Green Infrastructure and Sustainability

Angela Licata, New York City Department of Environmental Protection 

Water Regulation Overview

Michele Sierkerka, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

5 p.m. Adjournment