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Dean Mead Sponsors 32nd Annual Environmental Permitting School

Join us at the 32nd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School being hosted by the Florida Chamber Foundation. Dean Mead is one of several businesses to sponsor the event this year. Look for us in the Exhibit Hall at booth # 124.

July 17-20, 2018
Location: JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
Address: 400 South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, Florida 34145| View Map
Booth #124

The following sessions feature some of Dean Mead’s attorneys as speakers and moderators:

Thurs., July 19, 2018: 8:30 A.M. – 10:10 A.M.
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PERMITTING FOR DEVELOPMENT
Practical and informative course designed to address strategies for obtaining environmental and growth management approvals for land development projects under Florida’s current laws and agency practices; consideration of effects of recent legislation and administrative actions taken by the Executive Branch; discussion of successful approaches to processing and obtaining environmental permits from regulatory agencies, determinations of when to obtain the required permits and in what order, and the level of specificity and procedural requirements of each agency. Course to also cover tracking and managing activities for compliance with permit conditions, tips for gaining the respect of regulatory agencies, and steps that should be taken to avoid costly enforcement litigation. Audience participation is encouraged.

Instructors: Cari Roth (moderator), Kim Woodbury, Dennis Mele, Abbey Naylor

Thurs., July 19, 2018: 10:30 A.M. – 12:10 P.M.
STRATEGIES FOR AVOIDING LITIGATION UNDER NEPA, CWA, AND ESA AND UPDATES ON EVOLVING REGULATIONS AND POLICIES UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
Public and private sector projects located near wetlands, endangered species habitat or other protected areas are often opposed by individuals and organizations during permitting proceedings as well as in federal court. Effective permitting of such projects requires a grasp of the changes in the requirements or enforcement of these federal laws under the Trump administration. This seminar focuses on how to build a winning record and strategies for supporting or attacking permitting decisions in the courtroom. This course is ideal for managers and consultants who work on large or controversial projects involving wetlands, endangered species or protected natural resources.

Instructors: John Wharton (moderator), Mike Dennis, John Lesman, Kerri Bars

Fri., July 20, 2018: 10:30 A.M – 12:10 P.M.
WHO’S ROLE IS IT ANYWAY?
Completely redesigned for 2018, this course is an interactive discussion focused on the associated regulatory requirements and techniques for ensuring sure and positive dialogue for communicating with environmental regulatory agencies at the local, state and federal levels. Preparation, organization, as well as an understanding of both the regulation and the processes, can go a long way to facilitating a smoother and certainly more positive outcome. In addition to being technically prepared, knowing the agency representatives, their role in the organization, and their scope of authority can be as critical as having a thorough understanding of the applicability of the various rules and regulations. Here’s your chance to interact with the panel, using real case studies, and discuss which techniques were successful (or not) and receive expert advice from four instructors who’ve learned these lessons.

Instructors: Peter Partlow, Amanda Brock, Anna Long, Liz Johnson

Learn more or register for the 32nd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School.