Environmental Law & Enforcement Conference August 6

August 6, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

MCM Elegante Hotel and Conference Center 5200 East University Blvd

Odessa TX 79762 (432)368-5885


Coordinated Local Environmental Enforcement For Local Prosecutors and Judges:

This conference is an examination of how code enforcement, health department enforcement, criminal enforcement, local prosecutors and judges can work together to create a rational, comprehensive enforcement program for a city or county to follow to reduce environmental violations. This is a detailed conference that will cover specific laws and approaches that are useful to creating a strong program of local enforcement. The conference builds on these modules: (1) Public health nuisances on all property, public and private; (2) Public nuisances in unincorporated areas of the county; (3) Illegal dumping on public and private property; (4) Illegal outdoor burning in cities and counties; (5) Intentional dumping of oil and gas waste; (6) Ethics of Local Enforcement; (7) Best practices for building strong case files for better prosecution of violators; and (8) Procedure and best practices for pursuing violations against corporations.

Presenters will be: Dr. Vicki Sutton, Professor, Texas Tech University School of Law; Bill Keffer, Professor, Texas Tech University School of Law; Roger Haseman, Harris County, TX Asst. District Attorney (Retired); C. Richard “Dick” Baker Texas Tech University School of Law, Adjunct Professor.

Lunch will be catered and will include oil and gas industry representative presentation of the industry’s current environmental and green initiatives in the Permian Basin.

A limited block of rooms will be available at MCM Elegante at a conference rate of $129.00 per night. Please contact the hotel directly 432-368-5885 and advise them you will be attending the Environmental Conference or the block under the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission.

7.5 MCLE hours has been approved including 1 hour of ethics training at no cost to attendees. Register online by going to PBRPC.org. Any questions or concerns, please contact Todd Mistrot at 432-262-4947 (O) or 662-251-7111 (C).