Transition Time – The Biden Effect: What to Expect from the New Administration’s Environmental Agenda
Speakers: Steve Siros (Jenner & Block), Stephen Cannizzaro and Joe Mizerany, P.G. (Geosyntec Consultants)
Time: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 11:45am-1pm
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CEMS has received one (1) general CLE credit for this presentation
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will have a significant role in helping President Joe Biden carry out his promise to address climate change with aggressive policies and reversing many of the other administrative policy and regulatory actions established by the Trump administration.
This presentation will provide an overview of Biden’s first 100 days and how and the impacts of administrative priorities such as rolling back the roll back on addressing climate change, environmental justice, and the bolstering of EPA’s approach to enforcement. The administration plans to utilize all the available procedural mechanisms for change (e.g., Executive action, Legislative action, and Judicial action) to marshal in their agenda; therefore, specific and detailed information in the presentation will include ongoing and expected policy and regulatory changes associated with the CAA, CWA, TSCA, PFAS/SDWA, RCRA and CERCLA.
Steve Siro, Jenner & Block
Steven M. Siros is chair of the Environmental Litigation Practice and co-chair of the Environmental Workplace Health and Safety Practice. He focuses primarily on environmental and toxic tort matters. Corporations seek his counsel on complex CERCLA and RCRA matters and cases involving toxic tort and natural resource damages. He counsels policyholders in insurance coverage disputes relating to environmental issues, advises on regulatory compliance issues, and assists clients on a variety of climate change and sustainability issues. He also manages the environmental aspects of numerous real estate and corporate transactions and helps clients perform environmental compliance audits at facilities around the world
Stephen Cannizzaro, Geosyntec Consultants
Steve joined the Geosyntec team after 22 years with General Dynamic where he served as the Corporate Director of EH&S and Chairman of the Global EH&S Committee. Steve brings over 25 years of manufacturing experience along with a solid background in environmental and safety compliance.
Auditing is second nature to Steve as he has participated in over 400 compliance related audits and is a Lead Auditor for ISO 14001, ISO 45001, and ISO 50001. His true passion lies with the identification, development and execution of Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency projects. The team he previously led was distinguished as the winner of the United States Secretary of Defense Award for Industrial Sustainability. This recognition led to an invitation to the White House where Steve presented to a Senate Oversight committee on “Enhanced Sustainability through the development of Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency Platforms.”
Steve’s goal is to strengthen Geosyntec’s Environmental Management and Compliance practice by leveraging his manufacturing and compliance background to form lasting partnerships with clients by offering streamlined and effective EH&S business solutions.
Joe Mizerany, P.G, Geosyntec Consultants
Joe is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist with more than 30 years of professional experience serving private and public clients who manage hazardous waste and materials, petroleum products, and explosive and radioactive waste. He has built a reputation and practice of developing advocacy strategies for national clients facing liability challenges associated with all aspects of environmental protection, improvement, and sustainability planning. These challenges have also included expert witness and testimony support for a variety of industries with complex RCRA, CERCLA, and CWA matters.
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