Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT; 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET; lunch served at 11:30 a.m. CT, 12:30 p.m. ET | Houston, TX
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The energy sector continues to be in the regulators’
crosshairs with new rules targeting greenhouse gas emissions and continued
enforcement attention. The U.S. EPA has again designated the oil and gas sector
as a national enforcement priority through at least Fiscal Year 2019, and state
enforcement agencies are partnering with EPA on significant enforcement cases
and undertaking their own enforcement actions across the country. In the energy
sector, the enforcement net has covered a wide swath of operations, including
upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities, as well as mining and other
activities. The government is also spotlighting other sectors such as chemical
manufacturing and agribusiness with heightened enforcement scrutiny.
Given the regulators’ emphasis on monitoring
compliance and pursuing enforcement, it is imperative to understand the full
suite of options for evaluating and addressing compliance issues, and key
strategic considerations with resolving noncompliance, including: