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Industry Environmental Compliance Conference

November 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The High Cost of Non-Compliance:
Risk Management and Environmental Protection Duties from the Industry Perspective

Department of Environmental Quality Boardroom,
195 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City, Utah

Register now online » or contact Erin (801-585-3440)

$100 General Public
$65 University faculty & staff, seniors, nonprofit organizations, and government employees
$30 Students

6 hours of CLE Credit (1.25 ethics/professionalism & civility)

Sponsored by:
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment


8:30 a.m. – Registration

9:00 a.m. – Welcome

9:10 a.m. – Keynote Lecture: What Can Happen to a Company When Things Go Wrong:

                   Balancing Duties to Shareholders, Customers and Public

                    Carol Dinkins, Partner, Vinson & Elkins

10:10 a.m. – Break

10:25 a.m. – Panel: Responding to a Catastrophic Industrial Accident

                       Moderator: Robin Kundis Craig, William H. Leary Professor of Law, University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law (Moderator)

                       Rich Haddock, Vice President, Environment, Barrick Gold

                       Steven G. Jones, Of Counsel, Holland & Hart

                       Charles (David) Nutt, Director of Legal Services, EHS, Huntsman International, LLC

                       Amanda Smith, Executive Director, Utah Department of Environmental Quality

11:40 a.m. – Lunch

12:15 p.m. – Panel: Appropriate Regulatory Response to Industrial Non-Compliance

                      Moderator: Lincoln Davies, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law

                      Craig Anderson, Assistant Attorney General, Utah Attorney General’s Office

                      Walt Baker, Director, Division of Water Quality, Utah Department of Environmental Quality

                      Suzanne Bohan, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA 8 Office of Enforcement Compliance and Environmental Justice

                      Carol Dinkins, Partner, Vinson & Elkins

                       Stephen Smithson, Counsel, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (formerly Senior Corporate Counsel, Rio Tinto)

1:30 p.m. – Panel: Environmental Health and Safety Management Systems

                    Moderator: Jim Moore, formerly General Counsel, Huntsman Chemical Corporation (retired)

                    Jim Alto, Director Environmental, Barrick Gold Corporation

                    Steven Christiansen, Shareholder, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

                    Paul Harding, Business Assistance, Utah Department of Environmental Quality

                    Christopher Thomas, Executive Director, HEAL UT

2:45 p.m. – Break

3:00 p.m. – Panel: Interaction of Regulators, the Regulated Community and Community Leaders:

                    Importance of Ethics and Civility in These Relationships

                     Moderator: Michele Straube, Director, Stegner Center Environmental Dispute Resolution Program

                     Sandra K. Allen, Assistant Attorney General, Utah Attorney General’s Office, Environmental Division

                     Rob Dubuc, Staff Attorney, Utah Office, Western Resource Advocates

                     Joe Havasi, Director of Natural Resources, Great Salt Lake Minerals Corporation (A Compass Minerals Company)

                     Dan Johnson, Independent Consultant; Oil and Gas Industry (retired)

                     Lisa A. Kirschner, Shareholder, Parsons Behle & Latimer


November 21
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Wallace Stegner Center


DEQ Board Room
195 N. 1950 W. #1015, Salt Lake City, 84116
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