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NYS Business Council's 2016 Environment Conference

Steven Eckler discussed complex projects in a highly regulated state (Photo by NYS Business Council)

On November 14-16, OBG participated in the 2016 Annual Environment Conference, held by The Business Council of New York State in Saratoga Springs, NY. This two-day event brings together experts from the private and public sectors to share the latest information relevant to environmental issues in New York State. OBG experts George Rest, PE, Steven Eckler, and Neil Webb participated in panel discussions on ever-changing state environmental programs and policies.

View our presentations:

Policy Panel: Complex Projects in a Highly Regulated State
Wetland Permits and Utica Nano [Presentation]
Steven Eckler

As construction continues on the Marcy Nanocenter site in support of the ams AG facility, the efforts to reduce time-to-market and increase site marketability appear to have succeeded. But the positive outcome understates the extensive coordination and negotiation required to navigate the federal wetland permitting process. In this presentation, Steven Eckler, a permit specialist with OBG, relates the experience including challenges and solutions.

Speakers: Daniel Whitehead, NYS DEC; Robert Alessi, Esq., DLA Piper (US) LLP; Andrew Clemente, PE, Troy Sand & Gravel Co., Inc.;Andrew Gilchrist, Esq., Tuczinksi Gilchrist Tingley Cavalier & Ferradino, P.C; Steven Eckler, OBG

Discussion Panel: From Flint to Hoosick: What is to be Done with our Drinking Water? 
Legal and Financial Aspects of Lead Service Line Replacement [Presentation]
George Rest, PE

Moderator: Darren Suarez, The Business Council of New York State
Speakers: Mark Lenz, PE, Arcadis; George Rest, PE, OBG; Steve Woodard, PhD, PE, ECT (Emerging Compounds Treatment Technologies)