The Environmental & Sustainabilty Committee helps ACC members effectively represent their clients on environmental matters and develop in-house environmental programs. It offers numerous resources on key topics such as environmental due diligence and environmental reporting requirements.
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Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM ET, 5:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation
Under two broad settlement agreements, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service must complete listing decisions for 757 plant and animal species by 2018. Every U.S. state has at least 3 species, and some states have more than 50. Apart from those settlements, the agency recently indicated that it plans to undertake hundreds of additional listing decisions under self-imposed deadlines. While companies in the energy, mining, timber, and real estate development sectors (and companies that rely on them) will likely feel the heaviest impacts, virtually every business with physical operations may be impacted ‹ sometimes in unexpected ways. This presentation will provide the latest update on species listings and what companies can do now and over the next few years to minimize the impacts to their business, operations and project development plans. Parker Moore, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Parker chairs B&D‰s Wetlands/ESA/NEPA practice group and helps clients nationwide from every economic sector navigate issues arising under the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGPA) and related environmental laws. He also defends clients against agency enforcement actions and citizen suits.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM ET, 5:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation
Updates to California's Proposition 65 Requirements-Warnings and Disclosure of Supplemental Information Regarding Exposures from Products
This ACC Legal Quick Hit will focus on amendments to the Proposition 65 warning regulations that require clear and reasonable warnings for exposure to consumer products. Developments in this area include clarification regarding the responsibilities of manufacturers and retailers for product warnings, modification of content of the warnings, and modification of the methods by which warnings may be provided. We will also discuss the State‰s development of a publicly available supplemental information website and new requirements on product manufacturers to provide information regarding exposure to listed chemicals. Laura Duncan, Principal in the San Francisco office of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Recent Committee-Developed Resources
Jul 2014 Top TenSponsored by Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
In light of this diversified landscape of plaintiffs and media, defendants should consider the following key questions when sued under RCRA's citizen suit provisions.
Jun 2014 Form & Policy Download docSponsored by Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
A checklist focused on the 'swords' and 'shields' of corporate environmental crimes.
Jun 2014 Form & Policy Download pdfSponsored by Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
This list includes key points to consider when preparing for and managing an OSHA inspection.