TRB Webinar: Navigating Environmental Compliance for Public-Private Partnerships

April 21, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 1.25 hour(s)

Public-private partnerships (P3s) are often used to build, operate, and maintain transportation projects. But environmental compliance issues can sometimes slow down or complicate these projects. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how to effectively integrate private sector involvement in the environmental process. This webinar will focus specifically the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for P3 projects. Presenters will discuss the extent of permissible project developer involvement in the early project development process and how this affects NEPA and other environmental compliance issues. They will identify how private developers and federal agencies can remain unbiased throughout an environmental evaluation.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Environmental Issues in Transportation Law.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. The role of P3 projects in bridging the funding gap: Andrée Blais, Nossaman LLP
  2. NEPA compliance and P3 project delivery: Janet Myers, Federal Highway Administration
  3. Policy Trends with P3s: Eric Beightel: WSP
  4. Question and answer session: David Miller, Nossaman LLP

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how P3 projects bridge transportation funding gaps
  2. Discuss how to effectively integrate private sector involvement in the NEPA process

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Continuing Legal Education Credits

TRB is offering 1.25 CLE credits for this webinar. TRB did not seek approval for this workshop from the state board, so we advise that you contact your state board prior to registering for the webinar to see if credits would be accepted. Registered webinar attendees who sign in and view the entire webinar will receive a link to a certificate that they can fill out and provide to their board. Complete a certificate for each state in which you are required to file. Rules for CLE in some states require the provider to file attendance with the regulator as a service to lawyers. Please confirm jurisdictional reporting requirements with the state regulator. This certificate should be filed with the appropriate MCLE Board(s) or Commission(s) within 30 days of activity. Introductory remarks, keynote addresses, business meetings, breaks, receptions, etc., are not included in the computation of credit. TRB will retain a copy of your attendance; however, TRB is not required to submit attendance to the board.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.