Complimentary Webinar: Reopeners – What, Me Worry?

Reopeners – What, Me Worry?

Tuesday, November 1st • 1:00pm (EST)
Presented By: C. Nicole Sullivan (CSG) and Adam Love, Ph.D. (Roux Associates)

Reopeners – What, Me Worry? is geared toward demystifying site reopeners in the environmental context, providing you with the tools necessary to evaluate your risk and prepare for a potential reopener. Those that own, develop, remediate, or deal in real property, particularly property currently or formerly used for commercial or industrial purposes, should find this webinar insightful.

This complimentary webinar will be presented by C. Nicole Sullivan, an associate at CSG (Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC) with nearly 15 years of experience in the environmental law field, and Adam Love, Ph.D., an environmental consultant who focuses on contaminated properties.

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Roux Complimentary Webinar: Contaminated Historic Fill Strategies

Wednesday, June 29th • 2:00pm (EST)
Presenter: Chase Gerbig, Senior Engineer

Contaminated historic fill presents a unique risk to anyone acquiring, developing, or liable for a contaminated property. Specifically, it may not be identified in ASTM International Phase I environmental site assessments. Due to the disperse nature of contaminated historic fill, it may not be identified in preliminary site investigations either. When encountered unexpectedly, this type of fill can be more costly to address than other “traditional” sources of environmental contamination.

What is contaminated historic fill? In short, it’s dirty dirt. Generally speaking, contaminated historic fill is a catchall term used to describe contaminated material deposited to raise the elevation at a site. The material was contaminated at the source of the fill; therefore, the contaminants in the fill are unrelated to activity at the site where it was deposited.

Real estate development and remediation projects, particularly in cities that have industrial legacies, frequently encounter contaminated historic fill and have to manage the material. When contaminated fill is identified ahead of time and strategies are in place to manage the material, it can be handled rather painlessly. However, when the fill shows up as a surprise over the course of unrelated site work, it can have far ranging financial and schedule implications.

Through several case studies, this webinar will discuss types of contaminated historic fill and how to identify its sources, typical contaminants, and most importantly, strategies Roux Associates has used to help clients manage risks and costs associated with contaminated historic fill.

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Roux Complimentary Webinar: Natural Resource Damages – Trends and Tools to Reduce Liability

Wednesday, June 8 • 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Dan Sullivan, Vice President/Principal Hydrogeologist

Please join us for a Roux complimentary webinar presented by our Vice President/Principal Hydrogeologist, Dan Sullivan, entitled Natural Resource Damages – Trends and Tools to Reduce Liability. 

Three federal statutes, as well as some state-specific statutes, allow for the pursuit of monetary or non-monetary damages if a release of oil or hazardous substances has resulted in injury to natural resources held in trust for the public. Such claims are known as Natural Resource Damage claims, or NRD claims.

Ten years ago, NRD claims were described as “a sleeping giant,” where potential NRD claims could overwhelm actual clean-up costs. In recent years, there have been some real signs that the sleeping giant is stirring—just not at every site.

The methods used to calculate NRD claims are subject to abuse, because many of the key parameters require subjective assumptions. This webinar will discuss seven example parameters where unrealistic government assumptions can generate huge NRD claims that may be unwarranted. By performing an independent analysis of these parameters, an entity subject to an NRD claim can mount a reasonable defense and potentially reduce their liability.

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