(Included livestream sessions, recordings, and slides through March 31, 2021)
Hosted by the RTP Chapter
This year's virtual program covered policy updates, regulatory changes, and research on the latest environmental topics.
Keynote Address: John Bachmann, Associate Director for Science Policy (Retired), EPA/OAQPS, delivered the opening presentation on Wednesday, December 9 – "50 Years of EPA – A Brief History and Lessons for the Future."
PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENFOURCEMENT: PERSPECTIVES OF FORMER EPA AIR ENFORCEMENT ATTORNEYS
Thursday, December 3
5:00 - 6:30PM
Hosted by the Baltimore-Washington Chapter
Speaker: Julie Domike, Babst Calland Attorneys at Law and Clara Poffenberger, Clara Poffenberge Environmental Law & Policy LLC (CPELP LCC)
Based on over 30 years’ individual experience with a variety of clients and air issues, these nationally recognized Clean Air Act attorneys provided perspectives on the 50- year history of environmental enforcement as well as the continued efforts to overcome remaining challenges and to address new and emerging problems.
Julie Domike, a shareholder with Babst Calland’s Washington D.C. office, previously served as an attorney and a branch chief in EPA’s Air Enforcement Division. Over the years since leaving EPA, she has been a lead partner in environmental practices representing clients in various industries across the U.S., advising on CAA compliance and defending clients facing federal and state enforcement action.
Clara Poffenberger began her career as an attorney at EPA before joining private law firms where she represented clients from the US and Latin America, and then served as in-house counsel for ExxonMobil. She now has her own practice providing strategic advice on regulatory development and compliance.
NCDEQ PERMITTING PROCESS REVIEW
Tuesday, November 17
Hosted by the RTP Chapter
On Tuesday November 17, 2020 at 12 noon, the A&WMA RTP Chapter hosted Jamie Ragan, Director of the NC DEQ’s Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service. Have you ever wondered what happens to your environmental permit application when you submit it to one of the Divisions within the DEQ? Jamie provided us an overview of the Department’s efforts to streamline, modernize, and make the permitting process more integrated and efficient.
Jamie has been with the DEQ for over 17 years. She has served in a variety of roles including Environmental Specialist, Section Chief and Director. Prior to joining DEQ, Jamie worked at Wilson County Soil and Water Conservation District as a Resource Conservationist. Jamie has a Masters in Environmental Health from East Carolina University.