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.

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 leaders in their respective areas of expertise. We have been blessed to see our breakfast club conversations leading to an increase in technical knowledge, 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

Non-Scope Concerns:Endangered Species-The Act, Implementation & Application
Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Courtyard by Marriott
Charlotte City Center – Magnolia Room
237 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

This is event two of a multi-part series on ASTM non-scope concerns in commercial real estate. This event focuses on Endangered Species.

Fern Paterson, Associate at Parker Poe focuses her practice on regulatory compliance matters and business transactions involving environmental issues. She will concentrate her portion of the discussion on the statutory framework of the Endangered Species Act, how it’s implemented and applied.

Michael Zavislak, Environmental Services Manager at SUMMIT assists clients with the complex and challenging Environmental Engineering industry. He will concentrate his portion of the discussion on tips and tricks for identification of species and/or habitat; a case study for the Northern Long-Eared Bat; and other ‘hot topic’ endangered and threatened species. Please come ready with your questions on how these regulations impact your assessments and/or commercial transactions.


Previous Meetings

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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