Charlotte Area Environmental Breakfast Club

The Charlotte Area Environmental Breakfast Club (EBC) is a group of Professionals in the Charlotte Area who have assembled to expand our understanding of environmental risk management. Our group is comprised of Lenders and Risk Managers, Public and Private Property Managers, Regulators, Municipal Leaders, Environmental Attorneys and Consultants. We meet quarterly to discuss topics pertinent to our specific industry area.

Our typical meeting format is 30 minutes of networking followed by a one-hour single-speaker or panel presentation on a topic relevant to our business sector. We strive to stay on the forefront of issues and innovations influencing our professions, and invite speakers who are change-engines in their respective areas of expertise. We have been blessed to see our breakfast club conversations leading to improved relationships with regulators and centers of influence, and to see actions taken to improve procedures and processes in the various regulatory programs and in our own standard operating procedures.

Our Next Meeting

Vapor Intrusion Updates
Thursday March 22, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Courtyard by Marriott
Charlotte City Center – Magnolia Room
237 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Join us for a timely presentation on Vapor Intrusion by Jeff Ahrens, PE and Mary Katherine Stukes. Jeff will touch on regulations, mitigation versus sampling, sampling techniques, and mitigation methods.  Mary Katherine will present vapor from the legal perspective including recent cases and experiences and touching on liability of the lender and property owner.

Jeff is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Geosyntec’s Charlotte, NC office.  He has over 13 years of experience in environmental consulting covering project types including contamination assessment, groundwater monitoring, remedial design, and hydrogeologic characterization contaminants in soil, groundwater and subsurface vapors.

Mary Katherine Stukes is a Partner with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Charlotte, NC.  She focuses her practice on environmental law, advising clients on environmental issues involved in all types of business transactions and successfully representing clients in environmental litigation and regulatory compliance issues.

We hope you can make it!

Bon appetit, Charlotte Area Environmental Breakfast Club Organizers


Previous Meetings

12/7/2017 The Benefits of ISO/OSHAS Certification

5/18/2017 Non-scope Concerns – Radon
12/8/2016 Non-Scope Concerns:  ACM, LBP and Mold Abatement Scopes and Costs
7/16/2016 Non-scope Concerns – Endangered Species
4/14/2016 Non-scope Concerns Part I-ACM & LBP Regs
8/20/2015 Innovative Remedial Technologies
3/18/2015 Down & Dirty With Coal Ash
9/25/2014 What the Frac?
3/19/2014 The NC Brownfields Program
11/8/2013 Demystifying the Regulatory Reform Act of 2013
9/10/2013 DSCA Update
6/4/2013 NCDENR Assessment Guideline Revisions (QROS)
3/10/2013 NCDENR’s New Direction and Your Business
11/8/2012 Hot Topic-Dry Cleaners
8/14/2012 Hot Topic in Due Diligence-USTs
4/19/2012 Regulatory Response to Vapor Intrusion


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