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PENJERDEL COUNCIL MEETING TO EXAMINE WETLANDS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES

 PENJERDEL COUNCIL MEETING TO EXAMINE WETLANDS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
 The Penjerdel Council's Environmental Improvement Committee will host a special program on Friday, Jan. 17, to examine federal and state wetlands legislative issues and requirements.
 This meeting will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad St., Philadelphia.
 Guest speaker U.S. Rep. Tom Ridge (R-Pa.) will discuss his current proposal to reform and streamline federal wetlands enforcement programs. Now serving his fourth term, Ridge is a member of the congressional committees on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs; Veterans' Affairs; and the Post Office and Civil Service.
 This special meeting will begin withction for BCM Engineers Inc., will address the wetlands delineation manual controversy and the new Corps of Engineers nationwide permit program. Mariellen Harrington, an attorney with Dechert Price & Rhoads, will provide a status report on wetlands regulation programs in New Jersey and Delaware. Carol R. Collier will describe the new Pennsylvania 105 regulations and proposed wetlands legislation. Collier is a vice president of BCM Engineers and is program director for environmental planning and water resources.
 James M. Seif will kick off the program and introduce the speakers. Seif is counsel to the Philadelphia law firm of Dechert Price & Rhoads, where he concentrates on environmental law and government relations. Seif is former regional administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III.
 This program is being cosponsored by BCM Engineers Inc. and Dechert Price & Rhoads. BCM Engineers is a national leader in providing environmental engineering services and specializes in engineering "big picture" environmental solutions.
 Dechert Price & Rhoads' environmental legal services involve domestic and international corporate transactions; regulatory and government affairs; and civil, administrative and criminal litigation.
 The Penjerdel Council is a non-profit business association that focuses on issues that affect the Delaware Valley region, primarily issues involving the environment, transportation, energy, the maritime industry, defense and water supply.
 CONTACT: Gretchen Toner of the Penjerdel Council, 215-972-3949.
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