That's Confidential: Protecting Information in Regulatory Submittals
Thursday, February 27, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
The requirements that establish protections for confidential business information (CBI) can vary significantly by jurisdiction. This can frequently cause the potential for improper characterization of data as CBI by industry, disagreement over which information may be protected as confidential, and/or the release of critical CBI to the general public, including a company’s competitors. Perspectives from the industrial, regulatory, and legal communities will be provided. The importance to industry for maintaining CBI while balancing the need of regulatory agencies and the public to have access to needed information when reviewing regulatory submittals will be elaborated.
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Jon Bloomberg, Environmental Attorney, Xcel Energy
Jon Bloomberg has been an environmental attorney for over 30 years, with a practice involving all the major regulatory programs but focusing particularly on the Clean Air Act. In his current role, Jon provides air regulatory support to all the facilities in Xcel Energy’s eight state service area. He also works on other environmental regulatory and policy issues. Jon has a B.S. degree in economics from the University of Minnesota and a law degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Cornell University. He also has taught environmental law at the University of St. Thomas Law School and Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Brian Bunger, Chief Legal Officer, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Brian C. Bunger is the chief legal officer managing all legal affairs of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and is counsel to the Air District’s Executive Officer, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council. Mr. Bunger also manages the public records request response function for the Air District. Mr. Bunger has been with the Air District since 2000, and was appointed District Counsel in 2002. Mr. Bunger holds a BA, with High Honors, from the University of California, Berkeley, and a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Mr. Bunger has been a member of the California Bar since 1989.
Adam Driscoll, Senior Air Quality Consultant, Barr’s Minneapolis Office
Adam Driscoll is a Senior Air Quality Consultant in Barr’s Minneapolis office where he serves clients in a variety of industries in areas that include: complex air quality permitting, multi-media auditing and agency negotiations. He has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota, and is a registered professional engineer in Minnesota.
Chris Nelson, Environmental Permitting Manager, 3M Company
Chris Nelson is the Environmental Permitting Manager for 3M Company, leading compliance activities for 3M’s global manufacturing facilities. He was the 2018 President for the Air & Waste Management Association Board of Directors, chairs the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s Air Quality subcommittee, and serves on the Board of Directors for Environmental Initiative, a Minnesota-based non-profit. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota. He is a registered professional chemical engineer in Minnesota.
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