BPC Expert Briefing: Environmental Risks, Cleanup and Risk Management

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  • by BPC Staff
  • on January 25, 2016

BPC Expert Briefing: Environmental Risks, Cleanup and Risk Management

February 16, 2016
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Port of Oakland
1st Floor Exhibit Room
530 Water Street
Oakland, CA 94612

The Bay area has significant redevelopment potential as growth continues to explode and expand. Due to the long history of commercial and industrial activity, there are residual environmental risks associated with the land in the San Francisco Bay area..  These risks can pose a challenge to operating businesses and also companies seeking to facilitate land redevelopment.  There are however solutions to successfully address environmental risks and costs associated with a) known pollution issues and b) uncertainty associated with pre-existing pollution conditions that may be present but not currently known.   This panel will help property owners, developers and other stakeholders understand the risks and solutions associated with historically contaminated properties.

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Presenters: Jim Vetter (Marsh USA), Fred Blickle (GHD)

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Jim Vetter is a national environmental leader in the Marsh Environmental Practice. He advises numerous regional, national, and global clients on risk management and insurance solutions related to diverse and frequently complicated environmental risks related to environmental legacies and current business operations. Jim has experience delivering successful outcomes on wide ranging applications, including operational risk, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, liability buy outs, guaranteed fixed price remediation projects, federal base re-alignment and closure, and brownfields re-development. He also takes a lead role supporting clients on claims management and claims advocacy.


Mr. Blickle is an expert in the area of site remediation and remedial technologies and has presented seminars and provided expert witness testimony in this area throughout his 30-year career. A licensed Professional Engineer in nine states with BS Degrees in Biology and Civil Engineering, and an MS Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Alabama, he has been advising clients in the area of compliance and brownfield development which generally trigger multiple Federal regulations including RCRA, CERCLA, and TSCA, as well as State regulations. This experience is particularly useful in the area of industrial facility transaction and redevelopment, decommissioning, and closure, where responsible owners need to identify regulatory obligations, and minimize environmental liabilities, both on‑Site and third party off‑Site and maximize returns by properly addressing environmental liabilities.

Expert Briefings are designed to be affordable and easy to attend over a long lunch break. They are excellent networking and educational opportunities. 

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