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Jessica Merrigan Delivers at Missouri, Kansas Environmental Conferences

8/12/2008

Jessica Merrigan (Environmental - Kansas City) spoke August 7th at the 2008 Kansas Environmental Conference sponsored by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at the Overland Park Convention Center. Ms. Merrigan spoke on "going beyond due diligence," which included the topic of how to effectively plan for efficient and compliant purchases and post-closing operation of manufacturing facilities. Other speakers from the Kansas program included KDHE's Director of Environment John Mitchell and other representatives of KDHE who provided updates on agency priorities and goals.

On July 31, she presented at the 2008 Environmental Conference at the Lake, an annual program sponsored by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and the Missouri Bar. Ms. Merrigan discussed methods and ideas for waste reduction in operations and how waste reduction can benefit workers, facility compliance and a company's bottom line.

Ms. Merrigan has represented clients in administrative negotiations with both the Environmental Protection Agency and state agencies, advising clients regarding their regulatory requirements and assisting in litigation of environmental claims, including contribution claims under the federal Superfund law. She works with federal environmental laws and regulations, including storm water management and planning under the Clean Water Act, reporting requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) and statutory and regulatory requirements of the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA).
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