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Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

March 19, 2012

The Business Council hosts 2012 Spring Environment Conference

ALBANY— The Business Council of New York State, Inc. will host its 2012 Spring Environmental Conference on Thursday, April 19, at the Hotel 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 (NYS DEC), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA).

The Honorable Joseph Martens, Commissioner of the NYS DEC, and Judith Enck, Regional Administrator of the U.S. EPA, Region 2, will be among the speakers addressing environmental professionals from the manufacturing, industrial, engineering and legal sectors. áThis year's luncheon keynote address will be given by Colonel John R. BoulÚ, District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District. The New York District is responsible for the Corps' water resource development, navigation, and regulatory activities in northeastern New Jersey, eastern and south-central New York State, including the New York Harbor and Long Island, and parts of Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

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: marcellus shale, SEQRA short and long form changes, developments in environmental justice, and updates on solid waste and remediation.

“Over the years, our members let us know how much they value the opportunity to learn what the DEC is working on for the next construction season, said Heather Briccetti, President & CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “And this year, members will be treated to some information that will determine how many of their building projects should proceed for the foreseeable future.”

Sponsors of the conference include Harris Beach, PLLC and International Paper.

Exhibitors include America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) and Regenesis.

For Sponsorship or Registration information visit our events page.