Gibbons Director David J. Freeman will serve as Program Co-Chair of an upcoming New York State Bar/New York City Bar conference on Federal and New York State brownfield and Superfund programs.
The conference will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on December 12, 2019 at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. The program’s distinguished faculty includes New York State Attorney General Letitia James, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez, and other officials from the EPA, the New York State of Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), the New York State Office of Attorney General, and the New York City Office of Environmental Remediation.
The topics to be discussed will include:
- trends in federal Superfund enforcement, including natural resource damages claims and the impact of the Superfund Task Force recommendations;
- NYSDEC policies and practices in implementing the 2015 Amendments to the Brownfield Cleanup Act;
- the intersection between Superfund and brownfields, focusing on developments at the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site; and
- an analysis of case law developments in these areas.