Ou Plans Conference on Environmental Law

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Environmental law in the oil and gas industry is the topic of a conference planned Oct. 22 and 23 in the forum building of the Oklahoma Center for Continuing Education, 1700 Asp Ave., on the University of Oklahoma's Norman campus.

The conference will be presented by the Center for Business and Management, a unit of OU's Division of Continuing Education and Public Service, in cooperation with the OU College of Business Administration.

The two-day conference will focus on the increasingly complex environmental, health and safety laws regulating the oil and gas industry. The conference is designed to assist attorneys, landmen, engineers, geologists, drilling contractors and other petroleum professionals to develop a better understanding of the nation's environmental laws and regulations.

Among the topics to be presented are regulation and disposal of wastes, hazardous waste spill liability, regulation and disposal of used oil and common law theories of liability for aquifer pollution and the measure of damages.

Keynote speaker for the event will be U.S. Rep. Mike Synar, D-Oklahoma, who will provide an update on environmental legislation affecting the oil and gas industry. Synar will speak Oct. 22, following a reception and dinner, which is offered at no additional cost to conference participants. Others wishing to attend the 5 p.m. reception and dinner can make reservations, at $15 per person.

Cost of the conference will be $350, which covers the course fee, materials, coffee breaks, two lunches and the reception and dinner.

Both the American Association of Petroleum Landmen and the National Association of Division Order Analysts have approved the conference for 15 recertification credits.

For more information about the Environmental Law conference, people can contact the Center for Business and Management, 1700 Asp Ave., Norman, 73037-0001. . .

- Registration will be accepted until Monday for an introduction to law course sponsored by the University of Oklahoma's department of legal assistant education.

Designed as the first prerequisite for all other OU legal assistant courses, the introduction to law course will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 10, in classroom 3 of the OU Law Center, 300 Timberdell Rd. …