"Intensive Seminar on Recent Developments in MEPA and Environmental Permitting," Law Seminars International

November 2013

The Fourth Annual Intensive Seminar on Recent Developments in MEPA and Environmental Permitting
New requirements and compliance strategies

November 7, 2013

400 Atlantic Avenue Building in Boston, MA

Who Should Attend

Attorneys, environmental and real estate professionals, corporate managers and governmental representatives

Why You Should Attend

It has been a busy year in Massachusetts relative to environmental permitting. Regulatory efforts have focused on climate change adaptation and on renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction, including tax incentives for solar, wind and offshore wind, DEP initiatives in combined heat and power and anaerobic digestion, and changes to MEPA regulations to meet the Commonwealth's greenhouse gas reduction policies. In addition, the past year has seen numerous casino proposals make their way into the permitting process.

This seminar will provide an update on how the various casino projects have dealt with the local and state permitting processes. It will also provide insight into policy initiatives and practical strategies to most efficiently permit projects in Massachusetts. In addition to an overview of the relevant regulatory, legislative and decisional trends, including the Supreme Court's recent Koontz Decision, the expert faculty of policy directors, practitioners and non-profit leaders will share practical first-hand lessons for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

Program Co-Chairs:

Margaret Briggs, Epsilon Associates, Inc. and Matthew J. Kiefer, Esq., Goulston & Storrs PC

What You Will Learn

  • Expediting development of renewable and distributed Combined Heat and Power resources
  • New legislative and case law developments for MEPA and environmental permitting
  • Sea level rises: Climate change adaptation in Boston
  • Case study of a policy initiative: Casino permitting in Massachusetts
  • Strategic tips for approaching environmental review including EIS/EIR design and preparation

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