Friday, January 30, 2015
Meeting 8:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Topics will be: 1. Addressing some of the common regulatory issues encountered in developments in New York’s coastal zone. These include tidal wetlands and coastal erosion hazard area regulations, storm water regulation and brownfields issues associated with the state’s industrial waterfront history. We will also address topics that are becoming increasingly important in light of climate change—driven sea level rise, including changes to the FEMA Flood Risk Insurance Maps, changes to municipal building codes, and new state legislation that will require state agencies to consider future physical climate risks caused by storm surges, sea level rise or flooding in certain permitting, funding and regulatory decisions.
2. Toxic tort liability at contaminated sites, which can often rival cleanup costs in significance, but liability releases from DEC do not cover common law claims for bodily injury or property damage. This panel will focus on recent court decisions in toxic tort cases and explore the implications of these rulings on seminal issues, including what/when statute of limitations are triggered, the application of CPLR 214-c and Daubert issues.
3. Ethics Potpourri (1/2 credit).
NEED BREAKFAST or SNACKS AT THE ANNUAL MEETING?
The Environmental Law Section suggests the Herb N’ Chicken deli and coffee bar for your breakfast and snack needs during the Annual Meeting. It is located on the Lobby Level of the Hilton. Only coffee, tea and soft drinks will be provided at the Section Meeting.
Hilton’s new concept restaurant, Herb N’ Kitchen, features seasonal salads, artisanal sandwiches and brick oven pizzas. A barista zone offers specialty coffees to enjoy either in the restaurant or on the go. Breakfast buffet served daily from 6:30AM to 11:00AM (last seating 11:00AM). Coffee and light fare items available to take away from 6:00AM to 1:00AM.