SBM Environmental Law Section to Co-Host Environmental Regulatory Conference May 16 in Lansing


The State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Section's Air Quality Committee and the Michigan Manufacturers Association will host a third annual conference called "The Evolving Environmental Regulatory Landscape" from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 at the Michigan Manufacturers Association headquarters at 620 S. Capitol Avenue in Lansing.

The conference will address the most urgent air quality regulatory issues facing Michigan companies in 2012, and is aimed at plant managers, environmental managers, facility managers, environmental professionals, and persons responsible for environmental reporting.

Speakers include DTE Energy Company Vice President of Environmental Affairs Skiles Boyd, who will discuss the "Impact of Utility MACT and other regulations on electric generation." Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP Partner S. Lee Johnson will discuss a "Greenhouse Gas Overview." Council of Industrial Boiler Owners President Robert Bessette will discuss "Boiler/CISWI." United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 5, Air and Radiation Division Deputy Director Bruce Sypniewski will give a presentation.

There will also be a NAAQS panel discussion moderated by Pepper Hamilton LLP Attorney Kurt A. Kissling. Members of the panel will include Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Division Chief G. Vinson Hellwig, Natural Resources Defense Council, Midwest Office Legal Fellow Jessie Rossman, and Air Improvement Resource, Inc. Principal Scientist Dr. George Wolff.

To register for the event, visit The Evolving Environmental Regulatory Landscape. Prior to May 1, the registration fee is $40 per person. After May 1, the registration fee is $55 per person. For more information, visit SBM Environmental Law Section or contact LeAnn Hicks at or (517) 487-8557.