Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Petrochemicals Update
About this Course
Following up to our popular 2018 Petrochemicals Special Institute, and held virtually due to the covid-19 pandemic, join the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation for a webinar series of business and legal topics, including 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. This series is chaired by Anthony Giuliani of the law firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease, and sponsored by Frost Brown Todd, Babst Calland, and Jackson Kelly.
This Course Has 4 Sections
  • Petrochemicals in Appalachia
    Greg Kozera, Shale Crescent USA, discusses regional petrochemical projects and planned developments, as well as the opportunities available for the petrochemical industry in Appalachia.
  • 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
  • Panel Discussion: 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. Features Kathy Beckett, Steptoe & Johnson; Kevin Garber, Babst Calland; Joanne Beatty, Federated Hermes; Joe Dawley, Baker Hughes; Rajendra Krishnasawmy, Braskem
  • Petrochemical Safety and Regulatory Issues
    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 COVID-19
    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
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