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EMLF’s Petrochemicals Update Becomes Virtual Series

Petrochemicals Update Becomes Virtual Series

Register here for the Virtual Petrochemicals Update Series.

Following up to our popular 2018 Petrochemicals Special Institute, join us for the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation’s virtual program featuring business and legal topics, updates on the Shell cracker plant in Pittsburgh and other developments, navigating economic incentives for petrochemical projects, safety and permitting best practices, and panel discussions on environmental, social, governance and sustainability initiatives and corporate legal issues.

All webinars begin at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Wednesday, October 20

Petrochemicals in Appalachia 

Greg Kozera, Shale Crescent USA, will discuss regional petrochemical projects and planned developments, as well as the opportunities available for the petrochemical industry in Appalachia.

Unfortunately, due to a last minute conflict, Shell had to pull out from this webinar, and hopes to join us again in the future.


Wednesday, October 27

Potential Cost Savings Through Economic Development Incentives

This seminar will provide a summary of economic development incentives that may be available to businesses in the petrochemical industry that are locating or expanding in the region.  Topics will include an overview of the various types of incentives, the triggers for incentives opportunities, and insight into how to layer incentives to ensure meaningful impact and value.  Finally, the seminar will consider steps to reduce risks of clawbacks and complications during the incentives compliance period.

Speakers: Scott Ziance and Chris Knezevic, Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease, Jennifer Rohrig, West Virginia Department of Economic Development.


Wednesday, November 3

Panel: Environmental, Social, Governance and Sustainability Initiatives

This panel will feature attorneys and industry representatives discussing sustainability initiatives, climate change, environmental justice, and state pushes for recycled plastic.

Speakers: Kathy Beckett, Steptoe & Johnson; Kevin Garber, Babst Calland; Joe Dawley, Baker Hughes; Rajendra Krishnaswamy, Braskem; Joanne Beatty, Federated Hermes


Wednesday, November 10

Current Safety and Health Issues in the Petrochemicals Industry 

This presentation will provide an update on safety and health issues including the latest from OSHA, industry COVID response, and best safety management practices in light of current challenges.

Speaker: Arthur Wolfson, Fisher Phillips

Petrochemicals and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Heather Rose-Glowacki of the American Chemistry Council will discuss the role that petrochemicals have played in the global response to COVID-19.

Regulatory Air Permitting 

What are the air permit requirements for manufacturing facilities? Hear from state and federal regulators on what your facility needs and what potential issues may arise.

Speakers: Mike Hopkins, Ohio EPA, and Jerry Williams, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

CLE accreditation approved for the webinars in the following states: 3.25 credits KY; 3.25 credits OH; 3 credits PA; 3.25 credits TN; 3.25 credits TX; VA pending and 3.9 credits WV. To inquire about obtaining accreditation in other states, please contact Dawn at dawn@emlf.org.

Cost: $49.00
Free for members with code word MEMBER


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