The Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (TAEP) is the premier organization for environmental professionals in the State of Texas. One of the primary aims of TAEP is the advancement of the environmental profession and the establishment of a forum to discuss important environmental issues.
Previous Luncheon Meeting Presentations
Holly Reed, Managing Director, External Affairs, Texas Central Partners, LLC., June 16th presentation, High Speed Rail Corridor Project from Houston to N. Texas, is available here
Michael F. Bloom, PE, ENV SP, BCEE, R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc., May 19th presentation,
Overview of “ENVISION” A Sustainability Rating System for Infrastructure Project, is available here
Jed Anderson, Attorney, The AL Law Group PLLC,April 21st presentation, Environmental Regulatory ‘Over-Compliance’ Costing Texas Industry $ Millions, is available for download here
Dr. Eduardo Olaguer, Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), March 17th presentation, HARC: Overview of the Benzene and Other Toxics (BEE-TEX) Field Study, is available here
John V. Fontana, PG, President and CEO, Vista GeoScience, February 18th presentation, High Resolution Remedial Design Characterization and In-Situ Remediation Technologies Combined to Clean-Up Sites the First Time – It’s a Contact Sport, is available here
Jayson Hudson, Regulatory Project Manager at U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, January 21st presentation, Update on Galveston District Mitigation Practices, is available here.
Older Luncheon Meeting Presentations can be found on our Archives page.
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July 21st Joint Regulatory Update Luncheon Meeting with Gulf Coast Chapter of Air & Waste Management Association
Thursday July 21st
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
8505 Cypress Street Houston, Texas
Speaker: Ashley K. Wadick, TCEQ Regional Director
Topic: Annual Regulatory Update
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28th Annual Environmental SuperConference
August 4 - 5, 2016
The 28th edition of the annual Texas Environmental Superconference, Texas’s award-winning environmental conference, will be held on Thursday and Friday -- August 4th and 5th, 2016 -- in Austin at the Four Seasons Hotel. This year’s theme is Yogi Berra quotes and the conference is fittingly entitled “It’s like déjà vu all over again”; each topic has an appropriate quote assigned to it. Our Wednesday evening session, on August 3rd —“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future” is an entertaining 2-hour program on managing environmental crises.
Co-sponsored by the State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section, the Air & Waste Management Association – Southwest Section, the Water Environment Association of Texas, the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals, The Auditing Roundtable, and the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, this conference routinely draws in excess of 500 attendees from both the public and private sectors. Because the conference consistently sells out, we encourage you to register early. There will be no walk-in registration. Registration is online only--at www.texenrls.org.
Speakers include distinguished representatives from the public and private sectors, including, from the federal government, Gary Jonesi, from EPA Headquarters, Office of Civil Enforcement, and from EPA Region 6, Ron Curry, Regional Administrator, James O’Rourke Payne, Jr., Regional Counsel, and Cheryl Seager, Assistant Regional Counsel, and, from the state, from TCEQ, Bryan Shaw, Chairman, and Steve Hagle, Deputy Director, Office of Air, and Tony Benedict, Assistant Attorney General of Texas.
Topics for this year’s conference include: Case Law Update – “In theory, there’s no difference between theory and practice, but in practice, there is”; TCEQ Contested Case Hearing Rules – Two Perspectives -- “You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you”; Air Quality – “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else”; Water Issues – “We have deep depth”; EPA TCEQ Relations – “Okay you guys, pair up in threes”; Enforcement – “We made too many wrong mistakes”; ESA Developments Affecting the Energy Industry – “He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.” Insurance Recovery for Environmental Liability – “Take it with a grin of salt”; Vapor Intrusion – “No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded”; Institutional Governance and the Environmental Crisis – “How can you think and hit at the same time?”; Environmental Audit Policy – “If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be”; The BP Criminal Litigation – A War Story – “Even Napoleon had his Watergate”; News from EPA – “The future ain’t what it used to be”; Environmental Appeals – The View from the Bench – “You can observe a lot by just watching”; Environmental Issues in Distressed Asset Transactions – “Slump? I ain’t in no slump . . . I just ain’t hitting”; and Ethical Issues Involving Parallel Proceedings – “When you come to a fork in the road, take it”.
As always, there are steep discounts for governmental attendees.
As noted, registration is online at www.texenrls.org/Superconference. Although registration must be made online, participants have the option of paying online by credit card or by mailing a check, payable to "State Bar of Texas – Texas Environmental Superconference." Checks may be sent to: Texas Environmental Superconference, 600 Congress, Suite 1300, Austin, TX 78701. For further information, please contact Superconference@haynesboone.com.
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