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Wendy A. Marsh Speaks at Hospitals for a Healthy Environment National Teleconference

Syracuse, New York – Hancock Estabrook, LLP, Counselors at Law, is pleased to announce that Wendy A. Marsh, Firm partner in the Environmental Law Department, will be participating in a national teleconference on the topic of “Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for Hospitals – What to Expect When an EPA Inspector Comes to Your Door.” The teleconference is being presented by Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) and is scheduled for January 14, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.

The teleconference is designed to help healthcare facilities to prepare for a multimedia inspection. This session includes the details of a multi-media inspection, how facilities are targeted and practices and issues that will encourage an inspector to dig a little deeper. Also addressed will be common violations identified during inspections, self-audits at healthcare facilities, and best practices that can reduce the time to complete the inspection and reduce follow-up activities. To register for the teleconference go to www.h2eonline.org/events/teleconf/

The primary goal of the H2E effort is to educate healthcare professionals about pollution prevention opportunities in hospitals and health care systems. Reduction in pollution is not only beneficial to the environment and the health of our communities, it also reduces the waste disposal costs incurred by the health care industry.

H2E is a joint project of the American Hospital Association , the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEAP), Health Care Without Harm, and the American Nurses Association. In addition, various state and local resources have also joined the effort to help health care facilities achieve the goals outlined in H2E.

Ms. Marsh is a member of the Health Care practice area, which includes seven attorneys in the Heath Law Department. She counsels clients, including hospitals, on environmental compliance issues, including those relating to the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Toxic Substance Control Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and their New York counterparts. She has represented business clients in negotiating enforcement and permitting issues with the USEPA, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and local environmental authorities, and on remediation projects required by federal and state laws including the new Brownfields statute. Ms. Marsh has assisted numerous clients through compliance audits and assisted clients in bringing their facilities into compliance. She litigates cases in state and federal court on issues such as compliance, cost recovery, contribution, Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act (CERCLA), RCRA and New York’s Navigation Law. Ms. Marsh represents clients on land use matters, such as zoning, planning and compliance. She also guides applicants, concerned citizens, planning boards, historic preservation boards and zoning boards of appeals through matters involving an approval process.

Ms. Marsh is a graduate of the University at Buffalo Law School (J.D.) and the State University of New York at Albany (B.S., magna cum laude). She is admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Court (NDNY, WDNY).