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Environmental Justice & Community Engagement Seminar- Lod Cook Conference Center, Baton Rouge, LA

May 12, 2022

Join PPM and distinguished speakers to learn about EPA’s Environmental Justice agenda and its impact on your facility. Speakers will include local community environmental activists, agency and industry representatives who are active on the front lines of EJ. The seminar will provide you with an understanding of the issue and tools to prepare your facility to respond.

8:30 – 9:00          Networking and Registration

9:00-9:10              Welcome , Overview & Goals of Today   

Harold Leggett, PhD, Director Regulatory Affairs, PPM Consultants

9:10 – 9:40          EPA’s Perspective of EJ and Community

John Blevins – Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV

9:40 – 10:00        LDEQ’s Perspective of EJ and Community

Denise Bennett – Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

10:00 – 10:10     Break & Networking

10:10 – 10:30     NGO and Community Interactions

Marylee Orr – Louisiana Environmental Action Network

10:30 – 10:50     EJ and Community Oppurtunities at Home

Monique Edwards, The Edwards Law Group, LLC

10:50 – 11:40     Panel with Morning Speakers   

11:40 – 12:20     Lunch – The Legal Basis for EJ

Tim Hardy, Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P

12:50 – 12:50     Data and Technical Resources

Karen Brignac, Deltech Monomers, OpCo, LLC

12:50 – 1:20        Permitting and Legal Challenges

Jerry Jones, Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea LLC

1:20 – 1:30          Break & Networking

1:30 – 2:00          Case Studies & Success Stories

Todd Perry, PPM Consultants, Inc.

2:00 – 2:50          Panel Discussion- Solutions and Path Forward

2:50 – 3:00          Conclusions  & Workshop Wrap-Up

Todd Perry, PG, Principal, PPM Consultants


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