NAEP announces June 1, June 8 and August 3 Webinars

NAEP is very pleased to present three informative webinars that will occur in June and August.  Below are the dates and titles of the webinars with links to full information on each webinar.  You can register for one, two or three of the webinars and there are discounted registration fees when you register for multiple webinars at the same time.

June 1, 2016 - NEPA Case Law Update - for more information about the June 1 webinar please click here
The June 1 webinar will cover the cases in reviewed in a recent paper, Recent NEPA Cases (from 2015), co-authored by Ms. Lucinda Low Swartz, Esq., environmental consultant and P.E. Hudson of the Department of the Navy, Office of General Counsel. After a brief overview by  Ms. Swartz, Ms. Hudson, and Dr. Michael D. Smith of ENERCON will discuss the key National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) federal appellate court decisions issued in 2015. In 2015, the U.S. Courts of Appeal issued 14 decisions involving implementation of the NEPA by federal agencies, including four cases that involve challenges to the cumulative effects analyses undertaken by the federal Lead Agency. The 14 cases involved 11 different departments and agencies. Overall, the federal agencies prevailed in 11 of the 14 cases (79 percent). Opinions will be analyzed for their implications and relevance to NEPA practitioners, with an emphasis on key lessons to be learned for improving NEPA practice.
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June 8, 2016 - NEPA Legislative/Policy Update - for more information about the June 8 webinar please click here
The June 8 webinar will provide a review of recently approved and pending National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) policy on programmatic (broad scale) environmental assessments (EAs) and environmental impact statements (EISes). The implications of the recent enactment of Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) for transportation project undergoing NEPA review or state-level environmental reviews will be addressed. The speakers will be Ted Boling of the Council on Environmental Quality and Fred Wagner of Beveridge & Diamond.
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August 3, 2016 - Cohen NEPA Summit Summary Report - for more information about the August 3 webinar please click here
The August 3 webinar will summarize the dialogue and proposed results of the Cohen National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Summit and related sessions held at the National Conference, including key themes that resulted from input provided by Summit participants. The panel will discuss the challenges posed by the current organizational structure in most federal agencies in relation to the consideration of the environment in the decision-making process. The panel will provide an overview of recommendations that have been identified for addressing staffing and training needs in key federal agencies. The panel will also explore the successful use of NEPA to solve environmental issues and blend environmental goals with social, economic, security, and other needs that occurs when senior managers take a leadership role in the environmental review process. The speakers will be Ted Boling, Associate Director for NEPA, Council on Environmental Quality, Shannon Stewart, Principal Technical Associate, ESA and NAEP Board Member and Fred R. Wagner, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond. The moderator will be Ray Clark, President, RiverCrossing Strategies.
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You can register for one, two or three of the webinars and there are discounted registration fees when you register for multiple webinars at the same time.

Please call 856-283-7816 or email naep@naep.org if there are questions or you need assistance with registration.

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Environmental Practice Call for Papers  - Brownfields

Brownfields are usually abandoned, closed or under-used industrial or commercial properties such as former gas stations, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and dry cleaning establishments. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines brownfields as "real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant". The EPA estimates that more than 450,000 of these sites dot the landscape across the country.

The December 2016 issue of Environmental Practice is devoted to the subject of Brownfields. We welcome a variety of perspectives from scholars, practitioners, and students in a variety of fields.

Deadline for submittals is July 11, 2016 - please send submissions or questions to ruth.gaulke@gmail.com

Specific topics that could be addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Revitalization project case studies
  • Remediation and CERCLA – technical and regulatory strategies
  • Communication between decision-makers and the public
  • Innovative funding of Brownfields cleanup or redevelopment (e.g. Public-Private Partnerships)
  • State-funded Brownfields/cleanup programs
  • Innovations in site investigation and cleanup techniques
  • Evaluating future land use and post-development site risk
  • Ecological valuation at contaminated sites
Click Here for the full Call for Papers