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Buffet Breakfast: 7:30 ~ Program: 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Environmental Update -- All Appropriate Inquiry / Due Diligence, Lessor and Lessee Liability, and Maine Voluntary Response Action Program
Make plans to join us for breakfast on October 29, 2013 from 7:30 - 9:00 AM at the Clarion Hotel in Portland for an update on the new 2013 ASTM standard and the EPA rulemaking.
Ken Gray, environmental and products regulation attorney at Pierce Atwood LLP will be providing an update on the new 2013 ASTM standard and the EPA rulemaking which is creating unfortunate new issues, recent legal developments on AAI/Due Diligence, and the EPA Tenant Liability Guidance.
The Maine Voluntary Response Action Program has been instrumental in administering the Maine liability protections law by reviewing environmental information, and providing “no action assurances” and “certificates of completion” for contaminated properties. Come hear the latest developments and updates from Nick Hodgkins, DEP’s VRAP manager and Brownfields Coordinator.
Whether you are:
Buying, selling, or leasing property,
A potential owner, or potential lessee,
A lender or bank,
A developer or municipal or county planner, or an
Environmental Professional or Brownfields specialist,
You will not want to miss this breakfast briefing.
About the Panelists:
Kenneth F. Gray, Esquire is a Partner with Pierce Atwood LLP. Pierce Atwood’s Environmental Practice Group, the largest and most experienced north of Boston, and Ken Gray in particular, has decades of experience in advising on contaminated property issues, including transactions of all sizes, and environmental due diligence for buyers, sellers, and lenders. His work includes Brownfields investigation and redevelopment, ASTM Standards, and environmental covenants/institutional controls. Ken’s practice also includes counseling and enforcement issues related to product regulation, and chemical substance manufacturing, shipment and disposal.
Nicholas J. Hodgkins has been the Coordinator of Maine’s Voluntary Response Action Program (VRAP) since its inception in 1993, and has managed the closure of over 500 contaminated sites. He has also worked within the DEP’s Uncontrolled Hazardous Substance Sites Program and the LUST (Leaking Underground Storage Tanks) Program. Prior to his employment with state government, he worked as an exploration geologist for one of North America’s largest gold companies. Mr. Hodgkins holds a bachelor’s degree in geology.