The Atlanta Lawyer February 2017 - Page 38

ENVIRONMENTAL AND TOXIC TORT
SECTION UPDATE

ENVIRONMENTAL AND TOXIC TORT

By Jennifer L . Pennington , Esq . J . Pennington Law Firm , LLC jenniferlpennington @ gmail . com
The Environmental and Toxic Tort Section has been very active over the past few months and looks forward to its upcoming CLE event on March 1st .
Establishment Mixer
In late October , Section members joined with the Environmental Section of the State Bar for a mixer at The Establishment . Designed and built with reclaimed wood from several Georgia counties and decorated with antique iron from Atlanta ’ s first cobblestone buildings and antebellum furnishings , The Establishment provided the perfect setting for the event where attendees enjoyed craft cocktails and small plates as they mingled in this unique space .
CLE Breakfast
Finally , a CLE Breakfast will be held on March 1st to discuss the Industrial General NPDES Storm Water Permit recently modified and reissued by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division . The Georgia ' s Environmental Protection Division recently announced a modified and reissued Industrial General NPDES Storm Water permit under the Clean Water Act . Noncompliance with the provisions of the modified permit provisions can have potentially serious and costly consequences for the regulated community . Practitioners with a stake in understanding the new requirements are invited to hear from a , EPD representative as well as a technical consultant in a live breakfast panel at the law firm King & Spalding , LLP . A portion of the time will be reserved for questions and answers .
Date and Time : Wednesday , March 1 , 2017 , 7:30 am to 9 am ( program commencing 8 am )
Place : King & Spalding , LLP 1180 Peachtree St NE , Atlanta , GA 30309
Speakers : Glen Behrend , Environmental Protection Division of the GA Dept . of Natural Resources Brian Edwards , Conversion Technology Inc . ( CTI )
Trees Atlanta Service Day
On November 19 , Section members gathered to plant trees in Atlanta ’ s Candler Park neighborhood as part of a service day sponsored by Trees Atlanta . It was a beautiful fall day and our members enjoyed getting their hands dirty while helping beautify the downtown environment . We anticipate holding another service event this spring and invite all members to join us .
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