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Environmental Issues Forum

Michigan Chamber Environmental Issues Forum

Wednesday and Thursday, April 28-29, 2021

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The Michigan Chamber has gathered leading experts, including attorneys and government officials, to provide you an online update on the most current developments in the environmental arena.  You will not want to miss this popular, top-notch program, which is held only once a year.

FREE Event for Chamber Members
$99 for Non-Members

Agenda

Wednesday, April 28th - Four (4) Sessions

Update from Michigan EGLE, Chief Deputy Director, Aaron Keatley

Get an overview on active EGLE initiatives such as vapor intrusion, emerging contaminants, dam safety, water infrastructure funding and climate change. Learn about opportunities to engage with the Department as they review their permitting processes and compliance frameworks.

Update on Michigan’s PFAS Emerging Contaminants Regulations

Hear from EGLE’s newly appointed executive director of the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART), Abigail Hendershott, on what is next for regulating PFAS and PFOS contaminants throughout the state.

A Discussion on Water Quality, Including Wastewater and Stormwater Issues

Learn about the state’s $500 million MI Clean Water Plan and what funding opportunities are available to improve and upgrade water use and wastewater facilities, as well as permitting issues around water discharge.

Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities (Including Renewable Energy)

The state has set a target of economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2050 and an interim goal of 28% carbon reductions by 2025.  How will it get there? How can industry and regulators work together to ensure policies are done in a way that best serves the state?

Adjourn at Noon

Agenda

Thursday, April 29 - Five (5) Sessions

State Legislative Environmental Priorities

Learn about the Michigan Chamber’s environmental priorities for the 2021-2022 legislative cycle and opportunities for the business community to meaningfully engage in regulatory reforms the Chamber is pursuing.

An Update on Remediation/Brownfield Issues, Including Vapor Intrusion, Due Care, Part 201 Stakeholder Process

What does the regulatory climate currently look like for remediation issues in the state? Learn about initiatives to improve how the state works with the business community on improving site cleanup at facilities.

MIOSHA/OSHA Update

This session will provide an insightful fast-paced update on the latest workplace safety requirements and guidelines.  We’ll examine anticipated federal OSHA changes from the Biden administration and lessons to be learned from recent MIOSHA inspections, citations and appeals.

Federal Environmental Update, Including a Discussion of the New Administration at the EPA and Priorities

Learn about the many new climate and environment-related initiatives the new Biden Administration’s EPA has kicked off.

Environmental Justice Regulatory Permitting Issues

The state has shown increased technical capacity and focus on environmental justice. Learn what that could mean for the business community as well as communities undergoing energy transitions as historical power plants are shut down.

Adjourn at Noon

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Michigan Chamber Environmental Issues Forum

Wednesday and Thursday, April 28-29, 2021

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