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Role of Government in Environmental Improvement

Planning for Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Upon Infrastructure

Jonathan Carey and Matt Accardi

Monday, May 20
Baltimore Theater
4:00 PM

About the Session

A panel representing federal, state, county and consultants will cover the inadequacy of septic and cesspool wastewater treatment in the face of sea level rise and increased stormwater flows. It will discuss the challenges in project planning and funding, public involvement and referenda, and the approach to environmental review. The panel will explain the Initiative’s long-term benefits to surface and groundwater quality, coastal ecosystems, and the resiliency of the southern shore of Suffolk County.

About the Presenters

Jonathan Carey

Biography Pending

Matt Accardi

Matt serves as in-house counsel and Certifying Environmental Office at the New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery where he helps ensure compliance with HUD’s NEPA implementing regulations as well as the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act.  Prior to joining GOSR in August 2015, Matt worked as an environmental consultant focusing on site remediation before attending Vermont Law School. Matt also teaches an environmental law course for graduate students at the City University of New York’s College of Staten Island.