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Course Name: Environmental Law for Attorneys and LSRPs
Course Code: EL0106CA23
Date of Most Recent Offering: March 1, 2023
Time: TBD am – TBD pm (Check-in time: TBD am)
Location: Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence Columbus Rd., Bordentown, NJ 08505 (Directions)
Format: In-person classroom course
Registration Fee: $TBD per person
Multi Person Discount Fee: $TBD per person (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
Registration Closes: This class is sold out; please join the waitlist.
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Payments should be made out to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Checks and money orders should be mailed to: Office of Continuing Professional Education, Attn: Registration Dept., 102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
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The Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) is co-hosting this course with the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education.
Attorneys and LSRPs will walk away from this course with better understandings of their roles under federal remediation law and NJ’s legal framework, which is so much more than the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA).
This class is “Team” taught by NJ’s top environmental attorneys, LSRPs, and regulators so that all parties understand the perspectives, roles, and responsibilities of the other project members. Major case law decisions and site remediation case studies will be presented to demonstrate the different roles and viewpoints of all members of the Team. A client’s perspective also will be included.
Each featured topic listed below begins with a lightning-round overview of the important statutes, regulations, and case law as it relates to the subject area so that all discussions have context. Following each overview, Teams will present their coordinated real-world perspectives on the operation of the law in question from a permitting, enforcement, and litigation point of view as it relates to attorneys, LSRPs, and their remediation projects.
- To Due or Not to Due Diligence? Let’s Talk Spill Act, Innocent Purchaser Defenses, and Spill Fund Claims
- Industrial Site Recovery Act: Dead or Alive?
- How are the “Emerging Contaminants” Emerging?
- The Scales of Environmental Justice
- LSRP Functionality and SRRA are we at 2.0?
- Fan Favorite Hot Topics! Court Decisions, NJDEP Policies, LSRP Board Decisions and Civil Lawsuits, and Dirty Dirt Brokers oh my!
|8:30 – 8:40 am||Introduction|
|8:40 – 9:50 am||To Due or Not to Due Diligence? Let’s Talk Spill Act, Innocent Purchaser Defenses, and Spill Fund Claims||Bill Beneduce, Esq., Norris McLaughlin|
David Mairo, Esq., CSG Law
Chemmie Sokolic, Falcon Real Estate Group
|9:50 – 10:30 am||Industrial Site Recovery Act: Dead or Alive?||Patrick Mottola, Esq., CSG Law|
Kathleen Stetser, GEI Consultants
|10:30 – 10:45 am||Break|
|10:45 – 12:00 pm||How are the “Emerging Contaminants” Emerging?||Debra Rosen, Esq., Archer Attorneys at Law|
Caryn Barnes, LSRP, Langan
|12:00 – 12:45 pm||Lunch|
|12:45 – 1:45 pm||The Scales of Environmental Justice||Jessica Palmer, Esq., Attorney General’s Office|
Sean Moriarty, Esq., NJDEP
|1:45 – 3:00 pm||LSRP Functionality and SRRA: Are We at 2.0?||Steve Senior, Esq., Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti|
Lynne Mitchell, NJDEP
Phil Brilliant, Brilliant Environmental Services, LLC
|3:00 – 3:15 pm||Break|
|3:15 – 4:30 pm||Fan Favorite Hot Topics! Court Decisions, NJDEP Policies, LSRP Decisions and Civil Lawsuits, and Dirty Dirt Brokers oh my!||Frank Boenning, Esq., Franklin W. Boenning, LLC|
Paul Stofa, Esq., NJDEP
Who Should Attend?
Designed for professionals with either a legal background or site remediation knowledge, past participants in this course have included:
- Environmental Compliance Managers
- Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP)
- Plant Managers
- Project Managers
- Remediation Managers
Meet Your Faculty Coordinators
Martha Donovan, Norris McLaughlin
Martha N. Donovan devotes her practice to environmental law and complex litigation with an emphasis on the defense of environmental property damage and toxic tort claims. Martha regularly counsels clients on a variety of environmental issues including ISRA compliance, lender liability, underground storage tank laws, and permits and approvals for hazardous waste storage, transportation, and disposal. She has litigated matters relating to the generation, storage, discharge, or release of hazardous substances, including representation under “CERCLA” and “Superfund,” and has defended actions filed by adjoining, predecessor, and successor property owners alleging physical injuries, emotional distress, or lost property values. In addition, she aids in the resolution of matters involving air emissions, waste water discharges, noise pollution, and responses to spill events.
Patrick Mottola, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
Patrick is a member of CSG Law’s Environmental Group. To this role, he brings extensive experience advising industrial, commercial, and developer clients on a variety of issues related to Brownfield redevelopment, site remediation, real estate and corporate transactions, regulatory compliance and permitting, and resolution of enforcement and litigated matters. Patrick regularly appears before the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
“I love the panel/presenter format. Keeps the flow. Great to see the three different viewpoints on each topic.”
– Past Participant
“Provided an excellent recap of our current regulatory climate.”
– Past Participant
“Informative on new issues and changing regulations.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of Environmental Law for Attorneys and LSRPs was approved for 0.65 Rutgers CEUs, as well as the following credits from professional organizations. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
NJ Continuing Legal Education: 6.5 CLEs – Course No. 269
NJ Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 6.75 TCHs (Approval #01-121302-30)
NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists (HO/REHS): Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 6.5 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs) – # 20590.
NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 6.5 Regulatory CECs – Course No. 2014-007
NJ Professional Engineers: 6.5 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits
No breakfast will be provided. Box lunches will be available for pre-registered attendees only.
NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.
Course Requirements and Policies
COVID-19 Mask & Vaccination Policies for Face-to-Face Classes
Registrants attending OCPE events are not currently required to wear face masks or provide proof of vaccination.
To continue to protect yourself and others:
- Masks are welcome.
- If you have symptoms, testing is encouraged.
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Cancellations and Substitutions
A $75 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Environmental Law for Attorneys and LSRPs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer
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