In the hot political climate of Obama’s second term, practitioners are eager to learn how the Obama Administration will prioritize legislation that will impact environmental, energy, and economic policy. The Clean Air Act remains essential to the controversial debate over public health, job growth, and protection of the environment, but what can you expect in the months to come - aggressive rulemaking or retreat from enforcing the existing laws? How will the government resolve the tension between science and policy? And how will your practice be affected by the most significant items on the rulemaking agenda, such as:
New Source Performance Standards, including Greenhouse Gas standards for new electric utilities and refineries
National Ambient Air Quality Standards revisions for PM2.5 and ozone
Revisions to National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for electric utilities and industrial boilers
Further consideration of ozone transport in the wake of the D.C. Circuit’s invalidation of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule program
Attend this cutting-edge program for a comprehensive analysis of the most complex issues faced by regulators and practitioners. This Clean Air Act CLE Course is enriched by the expertise of a diverse faculty of senior public officials including staff from the United States Congress, federal and state regulators, enforcement attorneys, private and corporate practitioners, and public interest advocates.
What You Will Learn
Join fellow practitioners and regulators from various backgrounds as you learn from top experts in the country and stay current on vital Clean Air Act issues. This year's course features:
Analysis of the most recent developments and renewed enforcement efforts in:
--New Source Review regulatory reforms;
--National Ambient Air Quality Standards, including EPA’s ozone and particulate matter standards and transport rules;
--EPA-mandated quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions;
--Regional and state cap-and-trade programs, including the new regulations for trading, offsetting, and banking in the California program
Tips from experts as to how to settle a civil or criminal Clean Air Act case
Discussion of federal and state air enforcement initiatives, and the industries targeted for increased inspection
Comparison of the similarities and differences between state and federal citizen suits
Examination of the EPA’s approach to addressing mercury and other hazardous air pollutants
Exploration of current uses and issues associated with air dispersion modeling
[Programming Note: An optional introductory lecture on the structure and substance of the Act is presented on Thursday morning for the benefit of people unfamiliar with the Act or interested in a refresher.]
Who Should Attend
Environmental Lawyers and other legal professionals who need to stay current on Clean Air Act issues should attend this accredited continuing legal education program from ALI CLE.
Peter Hsiao, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Los Angeles (also on faculty)
Whether it’s your first year or 20th year of Air practice, this course is a must! – Patrick O’Neill, City of Philadelphia Law Department
The conference reflected the excellent hard work of its organizers. No matter one’s skill level with the Clean Air Act, the course provided relevant, timely information. The content and sequencing was excellent, and the presenters were, without exception, leaders in their field and entirely knowledgeable and understandable. Thanks for a great job.
I was thrilled by the vast and diverse expertise of the panels. When it comes to cutting-edge issues, a diverse group of innovators is particularly useful. Enjoyed ethics portion too.
The breadth of the course was excellent and the variety and qualifications of the speakers was impressive.
The introduction/background at the beginning of each section was extremely helpful. This was a fantastic program. As someone who is inexperienced in the practice of Clean Air law, I was able to follow all of the panels. I also have a much better sense of the current issues in this area of practice.
This program was great. It was a nice balance of overviews, but specific enough to be helpful.