HGS secured a significant victory for client CF Industries, Inc. (CF) in FINR II, Inc. v. CF Industries, Inc. and Department of Environmental Protection, OGC Case No. 11-1756, DOAH Case No. 11-6495 (June 8, 2012), for its proposed South Pasture phosphate mine extension located in Hardee County, Florida.
On June 7, 2012, Administrative Law Judge Bram Canter issued a final order rejecting legal challenges against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP’s) proposed numeric nutrient standards and existing narrative nutrient criterion.
HGS Attorney Jake Cremer spoke at the 2012 National Conference of Forest Landowners on May 30, 2012. The conference is held annually by the Forest Landowners Association, bringing together private owners of timberlands from across the country to discuss the issues they are facing.
In mid-May, HGS celebrated the graduation of the Tallahassee Chamber’s Leadership Tallahassee Class 29, including HGS lawyer Mike Collazo.
Three HGS Attorneys spoke at a continuing legal education seminar last Friday, Environmental and Land Use Considerations for Real Estate Transactions 2012.
On April 12, Hopping Green & Sams was named one of 3 finalists for the Tallahassee Chamber’s “Service Business of the Year” award at a reception held honoring all nominees.
HGS Attorney Jake Cremer spoke to the Southeastern Wood Producers Association in Perry, Florida on April 10, 2012. Hopping Green & Sams sponsored the meeting.
The Hopping Green & Sams Legislative Practice Group completed another successful Legislative Session in 2012
The Florida Legislature adopted House Bill 503, which amended a number of statutes dealing with real estate development and environmental permitting. Once the bill is presented to Governor Scott, he will have 15 days to sign or veto it, or the bill will become law without his signature. If HB 503 becomes law, it will take effect July 1, 2012.
HGS Shareholder Ralph DeMeo made a presentation on Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Law before the City of Bartow Commission on March 5, 2012.