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Events | November 9, 2022
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State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Section: 2022 Fall Joint Environmental Conference

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET

In Person and Virtual
Lansing Community College West Campus
5708 Cornerstone Dr
Lansing, MI 48917

Happy Hour Location:
Eagle Monk Brewery

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP is sponsoring the annual State Bar of Michigan Fall Joint Conference, co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Section and the East and West Michigan Sections of the Air & Waste Management Association. The event will take place in-person with a virtual option on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Lansing Community College – West Campus.

Warner partners Kurt Brauer, Kurt Kissling and Scott Watson will be participating in the event, with Watson speaking on the “Project Siting Challenges” panel, Kissling moderating the EGLE “Division Directors” session and Brauer providing the “PFAS Update” after lunch. See the full agenda below:


8:00 a.m.        


8:30 a.m.        

Lillian Woolley, Fishbeck, Conference Chair

Morning Session
Jim Enright, Enright Law Firm PLLC, Moderator

8:40 a.m.        

Project Siting Challenges − Panel
Dr. Laprisha Berry Daniels, Detroiters for Environmental Justice
Jenny Waugh, Algoma Township Planning Commission
Matthew Wagner, DTE Energy
Scott Watson, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

9:20 a.m.       

Climate Migration
Derek VanBerkel, School for the Environment and Sustainability, The University of Michigan

9:45 a.m.       


Morning Session 2
Kurt Kissling, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, Moderator

10:00 a.m.      

Division Directors
Liz Browne, EGLE-Materials Management Division
Annette Switzer, EGLE-Air Quality Division
Mike Neller, EGLE- Remediation and Redevelopment Division
Teresa Seidel, EGLE-Water Resources Division



1:00 p.m.       

Separate Air and Waste Breakout Sessions (concurrent)

1:00 p.m.       

Air Breakout Session
Lillian Woolley, Fishbeck, Moderator

1:00 p.m.       

VOC/NOx RACT Rule Overview
Marissa Vaerten and Trace McDonald, EGLE-Air Quality Division

1:20 p.m.       

Developing a Compliance Program for VOC/NOx RACT
Lillian Woolley, Fishbeck

1:40 p.m.       

MiEnviro Reporting
Jenifer Dixon, EGLE-Environmental Support Division                      

2:00 p.m.       

Air Dispersion Modeling − Panel
Brian Leahy, Barr Engineering
Chris Occhcipinti, NTH Consultants
Stephanie Hengesback and Jim Haywood, EGLE-AQD

1:00 p.m.       

Waste Breakout Session
Melinda Keillor, Tetra Tech, Moderator

1:00 p.m.       

PFAS Update
Kurt Brauer, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

1:20 p.m.       

Dealing with Legacy PFAS Issues in a Former Ash Lagoon
Carrie Rivette, City of Grand Rapids

1:40 p.m.       

Challenges in Going Landfill Free
Tom Caswell, Republic Services

2:00 p.m.       

Recycling Update
Emily Freeman, EGLE-Materials Management Division      

2:20 p.m.       

TSCA: Why Should I Care?
AnnMarie Sanford, Dickinson-Wright PLLC

2:40 p.m.       


3:00 p.m.       

Plenary Sustainability Session
Jennifer Calnen, GZA, Moderator

3:00 p.m.       

Proposed SEC Rule on Climate-Related Disclosures – What It Means and How to Prepare
Thomas Klotz, GZA and Jacob Hupart, Mintz

3:40 p.m.       

Energy Efficiency – Saving Money and Reducing Environmental Impacts
Dwayne Kubacki, Detroit Diesel Corporation

4:20 p.m.                   

Kent County Sustainable Business Park
Darwin Baas, Kent County Department of Public Works                 

5:00 p.m.                   


The PDF agenda can be viewed here.

Registration and sponsorship information:

Contact Mary Anne Parks at or 248.895.6400 for questions.