Day Two Agenda

October 15, 2015


Natural Resource/Industrial Activities Interface Specific to Liability Regimes in the US, Europe and Other Nations

 

8:30 AM

Day 2 Welcome


8:35 AM

On the Ground: Cases, Tools, Approaches

The first part of this agenda segment will provide broad background and perspective on the current practice arena of U.S. natural resource assessment and restoration and allied liability regimes outside the United States. The second part of this segment will consist of three Concurrent Focus Sessions as noted below, all aimed at highlighting actual case experience and related issues.

 

Setting the Context

Moderator: IGNACIA S. MORENO, CEO & Principal, The iMoreno Group; Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Environment and Natural Resources

ROBERT HADDAD, PH.D., Division Chief, Assessment and Restoration Division, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration

BRIAN D. ISRAEL, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

ANNE WAGNER, PH.D., Team Manager, ESHIA & Natural Resources Conservation, Chevron Energy Technology Company

LISA L. WILLIAMS, PH.D., Environmental Contaminants Branch Chief, East Lansing Ecological Services Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

State Government Perspective (pending)

 

Analysis and Discussion Incorporating Actual Case Experience

Focus Session A: Oil Spills and Other Accidents

Co-chairs:
PAUL D. BOEHM, PH.D., Group Vice President & Principal Scientist, Exponent
TONY PENN, Deputy Division Chief, NOAA Assessment and Restoration Division

Presentations:
GREG BAKER, Environmental Scientist, NOAA Assessment and Restoration Division; and GREG E. CHALLENGER, Principal/Marine Scientist, Polaris Applied Sciences, Inc.
ANDREW N. DAVIS, PH.D., Partner, Shipman & Goodwin LLP
RICK DUNFORD, PH.D., Founder and Owner, Environmental Economics Services, LLC

 

Focus Session B: Hazardous Waste Sites

Co-chairs:
LISA SABAN, Partner, Windward Environmental
STEVE GLOMB, Director, Office of Restoration and Damage Assessment, U.S. Department of the Interior

Presentations:
MARK BARASH, Senior Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior
JASON HUGHES, Senior Counsel, Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
WILLIAM J. JACKSON, Shareholder, Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs
STEVEN MILLER, Deputy Assistant General Counsel For Environment, U.S. Department of Energy
MARY P. MORNINGSTAR, Associate General Counsel, Environmental Law, Lockheed Martin Corporation

 

Focus Session C: Environmental Remediation Outside the United States

Co-chairs:
DAVID T. SMITH, Environmental Liability Unit Manager, Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland
NICHOLAS W. GARD, PH.D., Managing Scientist, Exponent

Presentations:
ISABEL ARTIME, Counselor, Office of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Embassy of Spain
NICKY CARIGLIA, Technical Adviser, International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation
DIANA LANE, PH.D., Principal, Abt Associates
Others pending


12:30 PM

Luncheon Briefings

KEEPING UP WITH REAL TIME LIABILITY DEVELOPMENTS:  CERCLA AIR EMISSIONS, WATERS OF THE US AND MORE

MICHAEL GIANNOTTO, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

 

AN UPDATE FROM THE U.S. COAST GUARD

REAR ADMIRAL STEVEN D. POULIN, Judge Advocate General & Chief Counsel, United States Coast Guard


2:00 PM

Beyond Deepwater Horizon: Looking Ahead -- Implications and Opportunities for Policy and Practice

This panel will explore the media, economic, science, and policy aspects of how the field will develop in the post-Deepwater Horizon era, considering in part the aftermath of the event itself, but mainly focusing on the broader picture of how prevention, management, liability, assessment, and restoration will be conducted in the future.

Moderator:

TOMMY P. BEAUDREAU, Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of the Interior

Among our confirmed speakers are:

DANIEL L. MCFADDEN, PH.D., E. Morris Cox Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of California at Berkeley; Presidential Professor of Health Economics, University of Southern California; Nobel Laureate in Economics (2000)

MARCIA MCNUTT, PH.D., Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine; President, National Academy of Sciences (nominated); Former Director, United States Geological Survey

DINA CAPPIELLO, Vice President, Energy, Edelman; Former National Environment/Energy Reporter, Associated Press


3:45 PM

Summary of Discussion and Plan Forward

We will summarize some of what we have heard and learned here and discuss how the insights and ideas developed can be taken forward so as to create a productive, fair and effective playing field for all the various representatives of the different entities who have attended the Symposium.


4:00 PM

Adjourn