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Clean Air Act Advocacy: Tips and Skills for Addressing Regulatory, Permitting and Enforcement Issues with Clients, Regulators and the Public

Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 93 minutes
Recorded Date: January 09, 2018
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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Monitoring
  • Settings standards
  • Sources-Control (stationary and mobile)
  • Enforcement: Sections 113 and 114
Runtime: 1 hour and 33 minutes
Recorded: January 9, 2018


The Clean Air Act is complex. The participants of this program will benefit from learning the skills to explain the air basics in a way that a sophisticated client with little air knowledge will understand. The program will address both mobile and stationary sources and address current common issues.

In the U.S. there has been an increase in EPA 114 actions. The Colorado Dept. of Public Health and the Environment launched a suit against an oil and gas operator and new rulemakings are in progress. It has become common for individuals working in a variety of industries to seek a basic knowledge of air quality principles and the Clean Air Act.

This program was recorded on January 9th, 2018.

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Lauran Sturm

Assistant General Counsel
Tennessee Dept. of Environment & Conservation

Lauran M. Sturm is Assistant General Counsel with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, where she specializes in air, waste, and public records matters.

Before joining state government, Lauran was an associate with Stites & Harbison, PLLC in Louisville, Kentucky, and an associate and partner with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP in Nashville.

She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

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Jennifer Biever

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Jennifer Biever practices at the forefront of environmental and permitting issues affecting energy and natural resource companies, including the current high-profile issues related to evaluation and regulation of methane in the oil and natural gas industry.

Jennifer not only assists in evaluating, commenting on, and contesting state and federal regulatory regimes affecting environmental requirements and compliance, but Jennifer's wealth of knowledge and experience allows her to assist companies in the implementation of compliance evaluation programs, handling of environmental enforcement matters, due diligence in transactions involving such environmental requirements, permitting of significant and comprehensive natural resource projects, and litigation related to such permitting actions.

With a keen focus on natural resource projects on public lands, whether it's transmission infrastructure, ski area developments, mining projects, oil and gas field development, or large-scale renewable energy development, Jennifer can help with all aspects of projects related to federal and state agency review, consultation, and permitting on a range of issues, and governing statutes involving a variety of issues from air quality, to water quality, to wildlife species.

Based in Denver since 2004, but practicing nationally and throughout the Rocky Mountain West, Jennifer brings advanced strategic thinking on comprehensive policy and legal matters, having the benefit of direct exposure to and experience of client operations and business needs on the ground in the region. This broad-based experience enables Jennifer to provide strong advice that reduces permitting delays, minimizes litigation risk, and ensures effective engagement with a variety of stakeholders (government, public, and private) on a wide range of important and significant energy, infrastructure, and natural resource projects.

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Edward L. Kropp

Of Counsel
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Edward L. "Skipp" Kropp focuses his practice in the area of environmental law and is resident in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a former Chief of the West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection Office of Air Quality and former Deputy Director of the West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection. He began his career performing atmospheric chemistry research for Battelle Memorial Institute in Ohio and has over 25 years of experience as both in house counsel and in private practice.

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