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From “Oh No!” to “OK”: Effectively Responding the Moment You Discover an Environmental Problem
July 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In our highly regulated world, environmental noncompliance happens: A late permit application; an incomplete report; a missed deadline; a chemical spill; a regulatory oversight—that “woops” moment. Once you discover it, time is of the essence, and the questions continue to mount: How did this happen? How do we fix it? Should we report it? When? Will there be enforcement? At what cost? Katie Childs, Senior Compliance Manager with August Mack, and Steve Matzura, Environmental, Health & Safety Attorney with McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, will discuss how to effectively respond from the moment environmental noncompliance is first discovered. The presentation will include practical considerations for dealing with agencies, strategies for mitigating potential liability (including self-disclosure and audit policies), and best practices for responding and preventing recurrence.