Florida Chamber’s annual environmental permitting school now underway

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Today, the 29th annual Environmental Permitting Summer School begins at the World Center Marriott in Orlando. This is the Florida Chamber’s largest short course and is attended by approximately 800 attorneys, consultants, engineers, state and local government officials, developers, land owners, lobbyists and many others with a strong interest in environmental permitting in Florida.

This year’s moderator is Keyna Cory, president of Public Affairs Consultants who also serves as Executive Director of the Florida Recycling Partnership. The keynote speaker on Wednesday is Department of Environment Protection Secretary Jon Steverson. On Thursday, the keynote speaker will be Colonel Alan M. Dodd, the Commander and District Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District.

The program features the Chamber’s unique “break-out” format and are substantially revised and updated each year to afford the most advanced and current instruction available on Florida’s environmental and growth management laws, rules, and programs.  Speakers include the “who’s who” of environmental issues including current and past agency personnel.

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