February 26, 2024

22nd Annual Kentucky Environmental Conference

Date: Mar 26-27, 2024

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Lexington/UK Coldstream, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Kentucky 40511

Presented by Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Why Attend

The most comprehensive environmental conference in the state!

Where can you find the latest information on Kentucky and federal environmental policies and regulations, as well as information on new environmental compliance mandates? The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will provide this and more at our annual Kentucky Environmental Conference. You will leave this conference with a detailed, up-to-the-minute review of major environmental regulatory issues that affect your facility. Register today, and we guarantee you will return to work with insights that will help you do your job better and help your company improve its compliance practices and bottom line.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

  • 11:00 a.m. Session One | Breakout A - Information Overload? A Look Back at the Biggest Environmental Cases and Regulatory Actions of 2023,
    Jennifer Cave
    , Member, Stites & Harbison, PLLC. Environmental issues were in the headlines for much of 2023. The U.S. Supreme Court decided several major environmental cases, Canadian wildfires produced haze in many American cities throughout the summer, and regulators continued to focus their attention on issues like climate change, environmental justice, and emerging contaminants. More transformations are expected in 2024 as the Supreme Court decides a case that has the potential to end a tool that helps federal agencies defend their environmental rules in court. And, with just a year left in President Biden's first term, EPA is expected to finalize a number of regulatory proposals in 2024. This presentation will survey the most significant environmental caselaw and rules from the past year. In addition, the presentation will outline what environmental law practitioners expect to be talking about the most in 2024.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

  • 9:30 a.m. - I’m Supposed to Report That? (Understanding and Preparing for Expanded Reporting under the Proposed Air Emissions Reporting Rule), Jennifer Cave, Member, Stites & Harbison PLLC and Sreenivas Kesaraju, Senior Environmental Consultant, AECOM: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule on August 9th which would update the Air Emissions Reporting Requirements (AERR) to collect certain additional emissions data EPA says is critical for performing air quality and risk analysis. This proposed action would require affected stationary sources to annually submit (starting in 2027) hazardous air pollutant (HAP) (i.e., “air toxics”) emissions data, criteria air pollutant emissions data, stack test data, and, potentially, PFAS emissions data, to EPA. These data will become the basis for EPA’s National Emission Inventory, which the Agency uses as it develops and reviews regulations, conducts air quality modeling analyses, environmental justice reviews, and risk assessments. Although the proposed rule does not trigger immediate reporting obligations, affected facilities should begin familiarizing themselves with the requirements of this significant rulemaking.
  • 3:00 p.m. Session Six | Breakout K - ABC’s of Sustainability, Ken Gish, Member, Stites & Harbison, PLLC: This presentation will discuss and define key concepts used in evaluating and reporting on corporate sustainability efforts. The presentation will focus on requirements of the Federal Trade Commission's Green Guides and include a discussion of how companies can make sustainability claims without risk of "greenwashing" accusations. The presentation will also include a discussion of potential changes to the Green Guides and how those changes may impact a company's sustainability reporting requirements. Finally, the presentation will provide an update on the Security and Exchange Commission's proposed climate-related risk disclosure rulemaking.

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Now approved for CLE credit! The Kentucky Bar Association has approved 12.25 continuing legal education hours for the conference. CEU/CPE. This program may also be eligible for CEU and CPE credits. Contact your professional board to find out what’s required.

Related Capabilities
Environmental Litigation Health Care - Environmental Creditors' Rights, Out-of-Court Workouts & Commercial Litigation Environmental, Energy & Sustainability Environmental Transactions Regulatory Counseling, Permitting, Compliance & Enforcement Sustainability & Emerging Technology Natural Resources & Environmental Surety Law Renewable Energy Development