Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — April 7, 2011

Business Council hosts 2011 Spring Environment Conference

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. will host its 2011 Spring Environment Conference on Thursday April 14, at the Crowne Plaza Albany, Albany, NY. This one-day conference provides participants with an update on environmental issues by key officials from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Unites States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The keynote speaker is Joseph Martens, commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental. His discussion will center on DEC's efforts to balance the need for New York to create jobs with the increasing stresses on our environment. The morning session will feature George Pavlou the Deputy Regional Administrator U.S. EPA, Region 2 giving a review of the federal environmental outlook for 2011.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from and meet the experts who write and implement environmental laws and regulations. They will get the latest information on key topics including: Job creation opportunities with Marcellus Shale and How Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impact the Federal Cap and Trade Program.

Other sessions will include: an update on material and wastewater management, Brownfield legislation update, the regulatory permitting process, a legislative update from Business Council staff and a discussion of hot topics in the Office of General Counsel at DEC.

The event attracts environmental professionals from manufacturing, industrial, engineering and legal sectors, among others.

The sponsors of the conference are: ERM, Finch Paper LLC and International Paper.
Exhibitors include ANGA, CHA and Groundwater Sciences Corporation.