2011 Key Environmental Issues in U.S. EPA Region 1

2011 Key Environmental Issues in U.S. EPA Region 1

September 20, 2011
Region 1 Headquarters
Boston, MA


About the Conference

2011 Key Environmental Issues in U.S. EPA Region 1Key Environmental Issues in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, a one-day conference sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, offers a unique opportunity to engage in dialogue with policy makers and legal professionals involved in environmental issues throughout New England. This conference offers timely updates on key state and regional developments in environmental law in the Region 1 states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, as well as the ten Tribal Nations. Hosted by EPA at its new LEED Gold offices in Boston’s historic Post Office Square, the conference will place special emphasis on program initiatives and priorities in Region 1 states, as presented by EPA Regional Administrator Curt Spalding and the commissioners of the New England state environmental agencies. The conference will include a keynote address from Cynthia Giles, EPA assistant administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. Sessions will address key developments in water and air regulation, Superfund, brownfields, enforcement, ethics, and opportunities to network with colleagues will be provided. This conference will be attended by environmental law practitioners including academics, nonprofit lawyers, in-house counsel, and government lawyers.

Program Co-Chair:
Brian M. Rayback, Pierce Atwood LLP, Portland, ME


CLE Credit

States typically decide whether a program qualifies for CLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program.

ABA live, in-person programs ordinarily receive CLE credit in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The ABA will seek 6.50 hours of CLE credit (including 1.00 of ethics credit) for this program in 60-minute-hour states, and 7.80 hours of CLE credit (including 1.20 hours of ethics credit) for this program in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to approval from each state. Click here to view a list of 60- and 50-minute-hour states.

Special rules apply to lawyers from the following states:

  • Nebraska: You may self-submit this program for CLE approval in Nebraska after attending the program by logging into your personal MCLE account with the Nebraska MCLE Commission. There is no fee for this submission and a response is generally received within 3-5 days.

  • New Jersey: You will be eligible for credit for this program under the NJ reciprocity provisions if another state grants credit for it. Please visit the New Jersey MCLE website for more information.

  • New York: This transitional CLE program is approved for all New York-licensed attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 6.5 transitional MCLE credits (including 1.0 hours of ethics credit). Both experienced and newly admitted attorneys may earn New York credit with this program.

All attorneys may click here to view additional MCLE information for your jurisdiction.