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SPR Associate Ahlia Bethea to Speak on St. John’s Environmental Law Society Panel: “Issues in Environmental Justice: Systems, Strategies, and Diversity”

March 21, 2024

  On Monday, March 25th at 6:15 PM, SPR Associate Ahlia Bethea will speak on St. John’s University Environmental Law Society Panel: “Issues in Environmental Justice: Systems, Strategies, and Diversity.” The panel will feature speakers from NYU Institute for Policy Integrity, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Earthjustice. The event will be hosted at St. John’s…

SPR & PW Grosser to Host Webinar on March 21: “Breathing Easy: Navigating Updates to NYSDOH Soil Vapor Guidance”

March 8, 2024

Join PW Grosser Consulting and SPR for a virtual webinar on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 12:00-12:30 PM, as we dive into the February 2024 update to the NYSDOH Soil Vapor Intrusion Guidance. We will discuss the three newly added Soil Vapor/Indoor Air Matrices that focus on petroleum constituents, what types of operations/facilities these may affect, and…

NYSDOH Adds Petroleum-Related VOCs to its Soil Vapor Guidance

February 29, 2024

On or around February 26, 2024, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) released a significant update to its Guidance for Evaluating Soil Vapor Intrusion in the State of New York (SV Guidance) by issuing for the first time three new Soil Vapor/Indoor Air Matrices D-F for 13 petroleum-related volatile organic compounds (VOCs): SPR…

SPR Principals Pam Esterman and Dan Riesel to Co-Chair Annual ALI CLE Environmental Law Conference

February 6, 2024

On February 22-23, 2024, SPR Principals Pamela Esterman and Daniel Riesel will co-chair the annual American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) Environmental Law Conference, co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute. This year, the program will take place at the Washington Marriott Georgetown.  For more detailed information and online registration, click HERE. The program…

SPR Welcomes New Associate Nika Sabasteanski

February 1, 2024

  Nika Sabasteanski joined the SPR team in September after earning a J.D. from New York University School of Law, magna cum laude and as a member of the Order of the Coif. She also holds an M.P.H. from Columbia University. Nika’s focus has been on the intersection of environmental, constitutional, and administrative law. She…

SPR Achieves Extraordinary Brownfield Cleanup Program Results in 2023

January 23, 2024

Sive, Paget & Riesel (SPR) is proud to announce the Firm’s extraordinary results in 2023 for clients with sites in the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP). The BCP is a voluntary, incentive-based program in which contaminated properties known as “brownfields” can be remediated for redevelopment and reuse. The successful remediation of a BCP…

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