New York Partner Phil Karmel and St. Louis Partner Brandon Neuschafer will present at the Practising Law Institute’s “Environmental Regulation 2019 CLE: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practice Guidance for Corporate Compliance,” Sept. 27 in New York City. The full-day CLE program will review recent developments in environmental regulation – and deregulation – affecting compliance obligations for a range of businesses and organizations. 

Karmel is a co-chair for the program and will deliver a presentation titled “EPA’s New Cost-Benefit Methods and Clean Air Act Update,” which will discuss recent Trump administrative initiatives with respect to cost-benefit analysis, NAAQS reviews, significant impact levels, PM2.5 precursors, MACT applicability and heavy truck emission standards. His presentation will also cover the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. Neuschafer will present an update on emerging pesticide issues, including an analysis of recent decisions regarding EPA’s Endangered Species Act consultation obligations, criticism of EPA’s pesticide registration procedures and EPA actions on neonicotinoid insecticides.

Karmel’s experience includes matters arising under environmental review statutes (NEPA and SEQRA); Clean Air Act permitting, compliance and litigation; Superfund and oil spill litigation and counseling; pesticide-related personal injury and property damage litigation; zoning and other land use matters; government investigations; brownfields redevelopment; eminent domain litigation; and the environmental aspects of corporate and real estate transactions.

Neuschafer regularly advises clients on regulatory issues under federal and state environmental, health and safety laws. He has particularly deep experience in the field of chemical and pesticide regulation, which includes advising clients on all aspects of the manufacturing, sale, import, export, handling and disposal of both conventional and bio-based chemicals and pesticides. He also frequently assists clients in responding to and defending enforcement actions, investigations and information requests asserted by EPA, OSHA, FAA, DOT and various state agencies.

For more information or to register, please visit the PLI website; the program will be live in New York, with groupcasts offered in Atlanta and New Brunswick.

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