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Current Issues in SEQRA

Understand the steps that need to be followed to ensure that land use development projects can withstand judicial scrutiny.

This material will identify projects that are subject to SEQRA and will help evaluate the timeline for compliance with SEQRA to manage client and development team expectations. This topic will provide the basic framework of SEQRA litigation and help you understand the use of options for continued compliance with SEQRA, such as a generic environmental impact statement. This program will also help you understand the impact of the most recent regulatory amendments to SEQRA on the approval process.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to review the SEQRA process.
  • You will be able to describe the use of the generic environmental impact statement.
  • You will be able to discuss SEQRA litigation.
  • You will be able to identify recent amendments to the SEQRA regulations.

89 minutes
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Agenda

The SEQRA Process

  • SEQRA Overview
  • Initial Review - Is It an Action?
  • Substantive and Procedural Review
  • Interrelation With Site Plan, Subdivision, and Other Land Use Approvals

Use of the Generic Environmental Impact Statement

  • Substantive and Procedural Review
  • Flexible Development Tool for Certain Types of Projects
  • Case Studies

SEQRA Litigation

  • Substantive Issues - Hard Look
  • Procedural Issues - Statute of Limitations, Necessary Parties, Standing
  • Standard of Review
  • The Administrative Record
  • Recent Notable Decisions

Recent Amendments to the SEQRA Regulations

  • Changes to the Type I and Type II List
  • Changes to the EIS Process
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  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
     
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This course was last revised on October 14, 2021.

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  • AIA 1.25
     
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  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • NJ ENG 1.0
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is authorized as a provider to offer courses through the New Jersey Board of Professional Engineers. This course is applicable for 1.0 CPC credits for engineers. * *Please check the NJ State rules and requirements for compliance.
     
  • NY ENG 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is an approved provider with the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveyors. This Ondemand course qualifies for 1.5 hour(s) for engineers. NYS will accept CE credit for any given course only once in a three year registration period.
     
  • PA ENG 1.7
     
  • This program is applicable for 1.7 PDHs for engineers through the Pennsylvania State Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     
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  • Those applying for AIA and HRCI must view 100% of the program and answer the questions following the program.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

George Duke, Esq., P.G.

George Duke, Esq., P.G.

BROWN DUKE & FOGEL, P.C.

  • Partner in the office of BROWN DUKE & FOGEL, P.C.
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of environmental law including land use, brownfield redevelopment, zoning & development, and litigation services
  • Focuses practice on helping businesses navigate complex environmental and land use laws and regulations during corporate and real property transactions, land development projects, mine expansions, brownfield redevelopment projects, and environmental enforcement actions
  • Regular lecturer on land use and environmental matters, including SEQRA, site remediation, and brownfield redevelopment
  • Author of numerous articles on environmental law and natural resources
  • Admitted in New York and New Jersey and U.S. District Courts of New Jersey and the Southern District of New York
  • Member of numerous bar association and professional committees and a member of State Bar Task Force proposing legislative solutions and amendments to environmental laws and regulations
  • J.D. degree, Pace University School of Law School; M.S. degree in geology, Montclair State University; B.A. degree in geology, Franklin & Marshall College
  • Can be contacted at 646-915-0236 or [email protected]
James Ward, Esq.

James Ward, Esq.

BROWN DUKE & FOGEL, P.C.

  • Associate in the office of BROWN DUKE & FOGEL, P.C.
  • Regularly advises clients on environmental compliance, land use (SEQRA), and brownfield redevelopment projects
  • Developed a particular focus on matters involving Federal Superfund (CERCLA), the New York Oil Spill Law, the New Jersey Spill Act, and brownfield redevelopment
  • Admitted in New York and New Jersey
  • Member of the New York City Bar Association Environmental Committee and the New York State Bar Association Brownfield Task Force
  • LL.M. degree in environmental law, magna cum laude, Pace University School of Law; J.D.degree, cum laude, Pace University School of Law; B.A. degree, Pace University
  • Can be contacted at 646-915-0236 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 409241
Published 2021
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