Mitigating Environmental Liability from Construction Debris and Contaminated Soil

Leveraging Contractual Indemnity, Developing Waste Management Plan, Determining Liability, and Recovering Remediation Costs

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Recorded event now available


This CLE webinar will provide guidance to environmental counsel to mitigate the environmental risks and liability resulting from construction debris and resulting contaminated soil. The panel will offer steps for counsel to all parties involved (landowner, potential purchaser, construction contractor, etc.) to determine which party or parties are liable for clean-up and for recovering remediation costs.

Description

Construction sites are receiving attention from environmental regulators concerning the environmental obligations of the owner, contractors and subcontractors related to construction debris and contaminated soil. Construction waste can be a significant environmental liability.

Construction waste may be the result of anything from discovering an underground storage tank while excavating to the oil from construction machinery seeping into a nearby water supply. Debris and other construction waste are not limited to the construction site itself; such waste is also dumped on other property—properly or improperly.

Failing to comply with environmental law and regulations can be very costly and involves all parties who had control or use of the land. Counsel to owners, contractors and subcontractors must carefully craft agreements to provide for indemnity and waste management plans. Counsel for landowners must understand how, when, where and from whom to seek remediation costs.

Listen as our authoritative panel of environmental attorneys examines the potential risks and liability resulting from construction debris and contaminated soil and discusses the steps that can be taken to mitigate those risks. The panel will offer best practices for determining liability and recovering remediation costs.

Outline

  1. Risks and liability resulting from construction debris and contaminated soil
  2. Mitigation of environmental risk
  3. Determining liability
  4. Recovering remediation costs

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the potential environmental risks for construction debris?
  • What steps can counsel for owners, contractors and subcontractors take to mitigate the environmental risks and liability?
  • What best practices can counsel employ to ensure environmental compliance and remediation for cleanup costs?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.

Faculty

Philip L. Comella, Partner
Seyfarth Shaw, Chicago

Mr. Comella is head of the Environmental, Safety and Toxic Torts Group in the firm’s Chicago office. His practice spans both regulatory counseling and environmental-based litigation. With nearly three decades of experience in environmental law, Mr. Comella’s practice focuses on the solid and hazardous waste industry, as well as construction claims with an environmental component. 

Scott D. Deatherage, Partner
Gardere Wynne Sewell, Dallas

Mr. Deatherage's practice focuses on permitting, compliance, administrative law and judicial litigation on a variety of environmental issues including air emissions, wastewater discharges, hazardous waste, hazardous substances and toxic substances. He has significant experience representing oil and gas, industry, finance and real estate clients with respect to environmental matters.


Recordings

CLE On-Demand - Streaming Audio

Includes recorded streaming audio of full program plus PDF handouts.

On-demand is the only recorded format recognized for CLE credits in DE, IN, KS, LA, MS, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, VA, WI.

AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN*, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH**, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH*, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY (Note: Some states restrict CLE eligibility based on the age of a program. Refer to our state CLE Map for additional information.)

*Only available for attorneys admitted for more than two years. For OH CLE credits, only programs recorded within the current calendar year are eligible - contact the CLE department for verification.

**NH attendees must self-determine if a program is eligible for credit and self-report their attendance.

CLE On-Demand Audio $297.00

How does this work?


Recorded Event

Includes full event recording plus handouts.

Strafford is an approved provider and self-study CLE credit is available in most states.

AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KY, ME, MN, MO, MT, ND, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WY (Note: Some states restrict CLE eligibility based on the age of a program. Refer to our state CLE Map for additional information.)

Strafford will process CLE credit for one person on each recording.

Additional copies of a recording can be purchased at a discount. Please call Strafford Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-926-7926 ext 10 or email customerservice@straffordpub.com to place your order.

Recorded Webinar Download $297.00

How does this work?

Recorded Audio Download (MP3) $297.00

How does this work?


Webinar

Strafford webinars offer several options for participation: online viewing of speaker-controlled PowerPoint presentations with audio via computer speakers or via phone; or audio only via telephone (download speaker handouts prior to the program).  Please note that our webinars do not feature videos of the presenters.

Program Materials

Requires Adobe Reader 8 or later. Download Acrobat FREE.

Program Materials

Requires Adobe Reader 8 or later. Download Acrobat FREE.

or call 1-800-926-7926

CLE Credits

Many states grant CLE credits for on-demand streaming audio programs and recorded events. Our programs are pre-approved in many states. Refer to our state CLE map for state-specific information.

or call 1-800-926-7926

Customer Reviews

I thought the practice points and recommendations from the speakers, based on years of experience, were valuable.

Felise Cooper

Allen & Overy

Strafford's program was advanced, current and very convenient.

Laura Wishik

Seattle City Attorney's Office

I appreciated the depth with which the presenters discussed the subject.

Dan Jordanger

Hunton & Williams

Clearly had right speakers for this seminar.

Greg DeGulis

McMahon DeGulis

The content was very helpful and the presenters clearly knew the subject matter inside and out.

Nicole Squires

Chapman and Cutler

or call 1-800-926-7926

Environmental Law Advisory Board

John J. Allen

Partner

Allen Matkins

Albert M. Cohen

Partner

Loeb & Loeb

Aaron Courtney

Partner

Stoel Rives

Andrew N. Davis

Partner

Shipman & Goodwin

David R. Gillay

Partner

Barnes & Thornburg

Brian D. Israel

Partner

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Thomas J. P. McHenry

Partner

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

James B. Slaughter

Principal

Beveridge & Diamond

Jeffrey A. Smith

Senior Counsel

Sidley Austin

E. Gail Suchman

Special Counsel

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Gregory D. Trimarche

Senior Counsel

Ring Bender

or call 1-800-926-7926

Our Guarantee

Strafford webinars are backed by our 100% Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee: if you are not satisfied with any of our products, simply let us know and get a full refund. For more information regarding complaints and refunds, please contact us at 1-800-926-7926 ext 10. Complaints regarding this program can be submitted via the course evaluation found in the “Thank you” e-mail at the end of the course.