WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Insurance underwriters, claims analysts, and attorneys who evaluate or address site cleanup risks in New Jersey.
New Jersey’s Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) – also known as the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Law – is still relatively new. Enacted in May 2012, it’s an evolving program that licenses private consultants who oversee and approve cleanups of environmentally contaminated sites. The LSRP program – and similar programs in other states – make the environmental claims process for insurers a bit different. Privatized site clean-up programs like these require a licensed professional to follow state environmental regulations to reach site closure (in New Jersey, a Response Action Outcome, or RAO).
Presented by Connell Foley and First Environment, this workshop will educate attendees on the implications of this process for insurance companies, responsible parties, and attorneys. Speakers will provide an overview of licensing requirements for LSRPs, their code of ethics, differences between LSRPs’ closure strategies and remedial approaches, and NJDEP’s RAO process.
Specifically, attendees will walk away with a better understanding of:
- Why the LSRP program was adopted
- LSRP Code of Conduct effects on cleanups, clients, and insurance
- Attorney Rules of Professional Conduct considerations
- Fixed time frames for clean-up
- Permits, fines, and fees
- How effective the program is in closing polluted sites
- Perceived conflicts of interest
- How to properly vet your LRSP
- How to determine if the path to closure is the correct one
- Why and how LSRP opinions and closure strategy vary
- The importance of an exit strategy, and when the best time is to discuss it with your LSRP
Date & Time
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
4:00 - 4:30pm Networking & hors d’oeuvres
4:30 - 6:00pm Workshop
6:00 - 8:00pm Networking reception at Piggyback Bar
New Jersey continuing legal education (CLE) : 1.8 credits (0.6 General/1.2 Ethics-Professionalism credits)
New York CLE: 1.5 credits (0.5 Professional Practice/1 Ethics & Professionalism credits)
Pennsylvania CLE: 1.5 credits (0.5 Substantive/1 Ethics credits)
This workshop is free but advance registration is required by April 19th.
CLICK HERE to register