Scarinci Hollenbeck Partner John M. Scagnelli, Chair of the firm’s Environmental and Land Use Law Group, will participate in two panel discussions at the next meeting of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Site Remediation Advisory Group (SRAG) Meeting, to be held on December 9, 2015. The topics for the sessions are (1) 3rd Party/Spill Act Exempt Parties, and (2) Records Request/OPRA issues.
At the first session, Third Party/Spill Act Exempt Parties, Mr. Scagnelli and his co-panelists will discuss the differences between remedial obligations at municipally-owned brownfield sites vs. private party remedial sites, including the application of regulations and guidance and lessons learned. The panel will also discuss the applicable statutory innocent purchaser protections and Remedial Action Permit requirements.
At the second session, Records Request/OPRA Issues, Mr. Scagnelli and his co-panelists will discuss Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requests for environmental documents from NJDEP and municipalities and other public entities.
John M. Scagnelli, Esq.
About John M. Scagnelli:
John M. Scagnelli’s environmental law practice encompasses the entire environmental law field, including environmental compliance, environmental litigation, environmental auditing, environmental permitting and environmental counseling. He serves as environmental counsel for banks and lending institutions, commercial and industrial companies, states and municipalities, real estate development organizations, and other organizations. His environmental work includes remediation projects and litigation relating to state environmental statutes.
The NJDEP SRAG Meeting will be held on December 9, 2015 between 9:00 a.m. – Noon at the NJDEP First Floor Public Hearing Room, 461 East State Street, Trenton, New Jersey.