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ERM Webinar Series: Insights on Site Remediation and Restoration

ERM is hosting a series of webinars throughout the year that will address different techniques to manage business risks associated with contaminated site management. The series is geared towards EHS professionals that hold responsibility for sites with complex challenges and will provide in-depth technical expertise along with practical applications to bring back to their organizations.

Upcoming Webinar - Game Changer in China: the 2019 Soil Pollution Prevention & Control Law 

12 September 2019, 12-1pm EST

For the last 30 years of China’s industrialization, there has been little incentive or regulatory requirement for industrial facilities to clean up contaminated industrial sites.

The Soil Pollution Prevention & Control Law, which came into effect in 2019, is a landmark change that is linked to the process for obtaining operating permits and introduces the “polluter pays” principle.  

Every indication is that enforcement of this new law will be swift and stringent, with potential to directly impact operations and supply chains. It is critical to understand the implications of this new law in order to keep your company’s operations and supply chain in good standing.

Discussion Topics

  • Background and Overview of the Soil Pollution Prevention & Control Law
  • Regulatory Triggers
  • Challenges and Barriers
  • The Impact on Property Transactions
  • How to Minimize Business and Reputation Risks
  • Best Management Practices
  • Information Sharing and Public Disclosure Requirements

Who Should Attend
Environmental, Legal and Real Estate Directors and Managers with operations in China and individuals responsible for suppliers with significant operations in China.

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Speakers

Dr. Andrew Huggins
Dr. Huggins is responsible for coordinating ERM remediation practice globally. He is in charge of market development and technical quality within the practice, which involves site investigation, risk assessment, design, and implementation of remediation systems along with Deactivation/Decontamination/Demolition services. He provides oversight to US corporations in managing domestic and overseas remediation liabilities. Dr. Huggins is actively involved in remediation projects in Brazil, Italy and the US with a focus on applying innovative remediation technologies. He has organized and managed expert panels convened to address risk management, remediation, water quality and wastewater treatment issues. He has also assisted private parties in Superfund settlements with the Department of Justice and provided expert testimony on water quality and risk assessment issues. 

Seong Jeon
Seong Jeon joined ERM as the China Business Unit Partner for the Contaminated Site Management practice in 2018. Seong is a seasoned environmental and management professional with over 28 years of experience including site assessment/characterization, exposure risk assessment, remediation option assessment, remedial action design and implementation. Seong has managed large and complex environmental and technical due diligence projects including Phase 1 & 2 ESAs and post-acquisition value creation planning as part of private equity and M&A acquisition advisory programs. Seong is also highly experienced in project preparation and management, feasibility studies, program design review and project management consulting for large scale infrastructure projects throughout China supported by public funds such as the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, and the Asia Development Bank for projects.

Trista Chen
Ms. Trista Chen is a Partner with ERM leading the Transaction Services practice for Greater China. Trista Chen has over 12 years experience in Strategic Environmental Consulting, advising clients on M&A programs, Post-Merger-Integration, as well as operational compliance and HSE excellence. Her expertise lies in the evaluation of environmental liabilities and their impacts on industrial operations in the context of increasing regulatory complexity in China. Aside of the focus of due diligence services, her responsibilities in recent years also cover key clients management, in particular for clients in the chemical sector and financial sector. Trista has lead over 800 Environmental Due Diligence projects and portfolio programs in identifying, planning for and managing the risk exposure arising from mergers, acquisitions and divestitures to assist clients to enhance the return on investment by understanding and quantifying EHS risks and maximizing the long term vitality and profitability of the business. In 2015, she was a delegate to the CEO- lead World Business Counsel for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Leader Program, which is designed to help identify the skills needed by future leaders of member companies, and to provide a unique platform for developing and testing skills in a real-world setting. 

Upcoming topics in this series

  • Strategic Approaches to Portfolio Risk Reduction
  • Vapor Intrusion: Regulatory Update and Emerging Issues

Past Webinars

Watch the presentations and download the slides from past webinars in this series

Watch the presentations and download the slides from ERM's 2018 Webinar series: Tthe business of remediation

Register for the September Webinar

To register for ERM’s webinar Game Changer in China: the 2019 Soil Pollution Prevention & Control Law, please follow the link below.

ERM's Global Remediation Management Roundtables

This fall, ERM is hosting Global Remediation Management Roundtables in Chicago, IL and Houston, TX, bringing together thought leaders in global remediation management to share ideas and address challenging issues related to contaminated site management.

ERM Contact

Please feel free to reach out to Aarika Hoffner if you have any webinar topic suggestions, or require assistance with one of our planned sessions.