31st Annual Environmental Law Update 2019

Product ID: CA2922R7
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Co-produced with the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin’s environment

The 31st Annual Environmental Law Update makes it easy to stay informed on all the latest state and federal legislative changes and regulatory issues. In addition to the latest updates in clean air, water, and hazardous waste, this year’s update will highlight the emerging contaminants that threaten Wisconsin’s ecosystem. Gain an overview of where the related rules, regulation, legislation, and litigation stand.

  • Learn how per- and polyflouroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) contaminate groundwater
  • Discuss the pending state legislation to regulate “forever chemicals”
  • Receive an overview of wetland regulation as well as wetland losses and gains
You'll also recieve guidance for reacting to ethical dilemmas. Read More ↓

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Webcast seminar
OnDemand Seminar
Course manual
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Pricing

Member $259.00

Non-Member $339.00

Credits

8 CLE, 1 EPR

Date and Time

Saturday, November 09, 20198:30 AM - 4:45 PM CT

Add to Calendar 11/9/2019 8:30:00 AM 11/9/2019 4:45:00 PM America/Chicago 31st Annual Environmental Law Update 2019

Co-produced with the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin’s environment

The 31st Annual Environmental Law Update makes it easy to stay informed on all the latest state and federal legislative changes and regulatory issues. In addition to the latest updates in clean air, water, and hazardous waste, this year’s update will highlight the emerging contaminants that threaten Wisconsin’s ecosystem. Gain an overview of where the related rules, regulation, legislation, and litigation stand.

  • Learn how per- and polyflouroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) contaminate groundwater
  • Discuss the pending state legislation to regulate “forever chemicals”
  • Receive an overview of wetland regulation as well as wetland losses and gains
You'll also recieve guidance for reacting to ethical dilemmas.
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Co-produced with the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin’s environment

The 31st Annual Environmental Law Update makes it easy to stay informed on all the latest state and federal legislative changes and regulatory issues. In addition to the latest updates in clean air, water, and hazardous waste, this year’s update will highlight the emerging contaminants that threaten Wisconsin’s ecosystem. Gain an overview of where the related rules, regulation, legislation, and litigation stand.

  • Learn how per- and polyflouroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) contaminate groundwater
  • Discuss the pending state legislation to regulate “forever chemicals”
  • Receive an overview of wetland regulation as well as wetland losses and gains
You'll also recieve guidance for reacting to ethical dilemmas. Read More ↓

Program Chair:

Peter A. Tomasi
Foley & Lardner LLP
Milwaukee

Presenters:

Todd L. Ambs
Assistant Deputy Secretary
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Madison

Lori Bowman
Natural Resources Manager
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade & Consumer Protection
Madison

James Bridges
Department of Natural Resources
Madison

Cheryl W. Heilman
Department of Natural Resources
Madison

Mark A. Herman
Deputy Counsel
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Madison

Christopher J. Jaekels
Davis & Kuelthau, S.C.
Milwaukee

Nicholas R. Johnson
Foley & Lardner LLP
Milwaukee

Ann Kipper
Deputy Division Administrator
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Rhinelander

Michael J. Kowalkowski
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Madison

Jessica L. Kramer
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Water
Washington, D.C.

Jodi Arndt Labs
Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C.
Green Bay

Jane R. Landretti
Chief Legal Counsel
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade & Consumer Protection Legal Department
Madison

Amanda L. Minks
Department of Natural Resources
Madison

Timothy J. Pierce
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

Brian H. Potts
Perkins Coie LLP
Madison

David Ross (invited)
Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC

Sara Walling
Division Administrator
Division of Agricultural Resource Management
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade & Consumer Protection
Madison

Edward B. Witte
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Milwaukee

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Keynote Address: State of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

  • Priorities of the administration
  • Key initiatives

Todd L. Ambs

9:30 a.m. : Clean Air Act: State and Federal Updates

  • EPA rulemakings
  • State regulatory issues
  • Recent air-related court rulings
  • State and federal enforcement update

Brian H. Potts

10:15 a.m. :Break

10:30 a.m. : Wetland regulation overview, trends and landscape

  • An overview of Wisconsin’s wetland laws
  • Summary of recent changes to Wisconsin’s wetland laws and a reflection of the first year of implementation
  • Summary of wetland losses and gains in Wisconsin and their ties to regulatory programs including Wisconsin’s wetland mitigation programs

Amanda L. Minks

11:15 a.m. : State and Federal Hazardous Waste Updates

  • Recent federal regulation and litigation surrounding Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • Updates to Wisconsin hazardous waste rules
  • Areas of interest for regulated entities

James Bridges

12:00 p.m. : Lunch
All attendees at the Madison seminar are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch sponsored by the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

1:00 p.m. : Emerging Contaminants/Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS)

  • History, toxicology and environmental occurrence
  • Regulation by Federal EPA and other states
  • What’s happening in Wisconsin?
    o Where are PFAS present?
    o Effect on cleanups and VPLE program
    o Proposed groundwater standards
  • Best Practices for due diligence and risk management

Edward B. Witte, Jessica L. Kramer

2:00 p.m. : A DATCP Overview: Pesticides, Targeted Performance Standards, and Hemp

  • An overview of DATCP’s laws regulating pesticides
  • DATCP’s role with water quality in Silurian bedrock
  • Environmental issues in Wisconsin Hemp

Lori Bowman, Nicholas R. Johnson, Jane R. Landretti, Sara Walling

2:50 p.m. : Practice Pointers: Working with the Wisconsin DNR

  • Moderated panel discussion with DNR attorneys and agency staff
  • Best practices for permits and approvals, open records, comments on agency documents, and more

Cheryl W. Heilman, Mark A. Herman, Ann Kipper, Michael J. Kowalkowski

3:40 p.m. : Break

3:55 p.m. : Ethical Issues Arising during Emergency Environmental Lawyering Today

  • While emergency situations do not alter the basic duties of diligence or competence, the Model Rules now acknowledge that special rules may apply in emergencies.
  • Discover how emergency situations affect these duties.
  • Includes a panel discussion on:
    o Duty of Lawyer Competence
    o Duty of Thoroughness and Preparation
    o Permissive Disclosures
    o Duty to Render Candid Advice

Jodi Arndt Labs, Christopher J. Jaekels, Timothy J. Pierce

4:45 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Know the latest rules, regulation, legislation, and litigation related to hazardous waste, and clean air and water
  • Learn how PFAS contaminate groundwater and the status of pending litigation
  • Hear the new governor’s priorities and initiatives for the DNR
  • Gain insider tips for working efficiently and effectively with the DNR
  • Better understand what the DATCP regulates
  • Know how to proceed the next time an ethical conundrum crosses your desk
  • Environmental law attorneys
  • Real estate lawyers
  • Agricultural law attorneys
  • Business lawyers
  • Construction law attorneys
  • Municipal lawyers

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The Environmental Law Section is pleased to offer four full scholarships to section members to attend the 31st Annual Environmental Law Update. Applicants must be within three years of their graduation date from law school and employed with a nonprofit or government organization or unemployed. If interested in applying, view the scholarship details or contact Section Coordinator Jane Corkery at jcorkery@wisbar.org or (608) 250-6124.

The taco bar returns!

Attend the live seminar for a special opportunity to meet and talk with the presenters and fellow attendees at a complimentary networking luncheon sponsored by the State Bar’s Environmental Law Section.

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