IAEP Presents Cultural and Historic Resource Review in Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Beyond Webinar (via Zoom)
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Program and Q&A) Location: At-Your-Computer Webinar via Zoom Cost: All IAEP Members: $40; Non-members: $75
GUEST SPEAKERS: Jeff Kruchten, Chief Archaeologist at the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office
Ann Scott, Ph.D, Manager and Principal Investigator in the Environmental Planning Group of Environmental Services Michael B. Fisher, Associate in the Energy, Environmental and Regulatory Group of the international law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC
Cultural and/or historic resource review is typically a “non-scope” consideration in a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), and is an often-overlooked aspect of land development. Failure to identify such issues before a development project is underway can have devastating consequences to the timing, budget and even viability of a project. Thus, when asked to evaluate these issues, the Environmental Professional must be prepared to obtain and review readily available information from state and local authorities on historical, cultural and archeological resources, and offer guidance to the client as to how such resources may impact the client’s future intended use of the subject property. It may also be necessary to go beyond the Phase I ESA and recommend a formal archeological Phase IA survey or other assessment, and/or obtain development approval from federal, state and local authorities, or native tribes. Use of government funding (particularly federal funds) on a project can also implicate additional levels of review and approval. Attend this timely webinar with our expert panel, including the Chief Archaeologist of the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office (IHPA), and avoid being surprised by these important development considerations!
Pre-registration is required. Refunds are allowed with cancellation 48 hours prior to the webinar.
Our Corporate membership umbrella allows for up to 5 employees to attend this webinar at the $40 per employee member rate.
IAEP will provide a certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours to attendees.
Jeff Krutchen Jeff is the Chief Archaeologist at the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office, with 25 years of experience in Midwestern archaeology in both research and regulatory field, laboratory, and bureaucratic regulatory contexts. His primary duties at the SHPO include reviewing development projects in Illinois for compliance with both state and federal historic preservation laws. Jeff has a BA from SUNY-Buffalo (1996) and an MA (2004) from University of Illinois, where he also is presently an ABD PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology.
Ann Scott, Ph.D Dr. Ann Scott serves as Manager and Principal Investigator in the Environmental Planning Group of Environmental Services. Dr. Scott has over 25 years of archaeological and environmental compliance experience and has worked for the National Park Service (notable parks: Lincoln’s Home, IL; Sleeping Bear Dunes, MI; Herbert Hoover’s Birthplace, IA; and Cuyahoga Valley, OH), the States of Wisconsin and Illinois, and private consulting firms in the Midwest and Texas. This work has involved all levels of investigation including Phase I surveys, Phase II testing, and Phase III data recovery at both prehistoric and historic-period sites. The work has been performed in compliance with various state heritage laws, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) NEPA assignment standards. Dr. Scott exceeds qualifications for the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology under 36 CFR 61.
Michael B. Fisher Mike Fisher is an associate in the Energy, Environmental and Regulatory Group of the international law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC. Mike has previously served as a legal extern at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Appeals Board in Washington, D.C. He was also a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division and interned at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Before law school, Mike worked for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan in Mt. Pleasant, where he was an environmental response program specialist and a water resources technician. Mike is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where he was President of the Native American Law Students Association and was recognized as an Exceptional Pro Bono Pledge Honoree. He earned his Master of Public Administration from Central Michigan University and his Bachelor of Science in environmental biology from Ferris State University. Mike is a descendant of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.