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Environmental Regulations and Permitting
Environmental Regulations and Permitting

Mon, Aug 22


Alaska Safety Alliance & Zoom

Environmental Regulations and Permitting

PFAS is everywhere and in this presentation, you will learn the environmental regulations and permitting requirements for your construction projects

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Time & Location

Aug 22, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM AKDT

Alaska Safety Alliance & Zoom, 2600 Cordova St #105, Anchorage, AK 99503, USA

About the Event

Event Overview

Our August programming will feature two guest speakers from Midnight Sun Environmental. Courtney Targos and Annie Collie will present on topics that clients in the construction industry are asking about regarding environmental permitting and compliance. 

All construction and improvement projects are impacted by environmental regulations and laws. Midnight Sun Environmental will review the overarching common federal, state, and local requirements as they relate to construction. Environmental permitting is important for lowering the industry's environmental impact, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, and encouraging technological innovation. Permits provide facilities with legally enforceable operating conditions and any reporting and pollution monitoring or testing requirements. New construction and new facilities trigger several permitting and compliance obligations. It is important in the world of construction to know the key pieces of environmental legislation and the key regulatory authorities. This talk will conclude with a series of case studies to present practical applications.


$25 for member's in-person event, which includes dinner 

$30 for non-member in-person event, which includes dinner

$15 off for Zoom participation (use coupon code "ZOOM" for the discount)

Speaker Bios

Annie Collie, Environmental Scientist

Annie Collie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management with a minor in Global Environmental Sustainability from Colorado State University in 2014. She has more than six years of experience working in the environmental field in the state of Alaska. Annie works as an environmental scientist with Midnight Sun Environmental, LLC, in Anchorage, Alaska. She has worked on a wide variety of projects throughout the state of Alaska, including transportation, utility, and other major infrastructure projects. Annie’s work has focused on developing and managing stormwater plans, advising, and installing best management practices, contaminated sites investigation and remediation, wetlands permitting, NEPA compliance, and state and federal permitting.

Annie is a passionate outdoors enthusiast. She can be found in backcountry skiing, hiking, backpacking, camping, foraging, or fishing when she is not working.

Courtney Targos, M.S., Geologist

Courtney Targos received her BS and MS in geological sciences from Indiana University Northwest and the University of Minnesota – Duluth. In addition, Courtney received a Stream Restoration Certification through the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Courtney is a Midnight Sun Environmental, LLC Geologist in Anchorage, Alaska, with an interest in multi-disciplinary studies and projects. Courtney has more than ten years of experience in field and data collection methodologies, statistical analyses, communicating scientific results to various audience demographics, and extensive expertise using ArcGIS. Since starting with MSE in 2018, Ms. Targos has provided environmental permitting and compliance services for local, tribal, state, and federal projects. She has utilized these skills for large-scale development projects and linear transportation projects. Courtney’s role at MSE includes all aspects of project completion, including methods development, risk management, data collection and analyses, document development presenting findings to clients for approval.

Ms. Targos loves to explore Alaskan waters via paddleboard, hike the scenic wilderness, fish, and forage with her partner and dog in her free time. When not outside, Courtney dreams of living a fully subsistent lifestyle and has been learning to hunt, trap, and use traditional indigenous medicinal herbs in hopes of one day living off the grid.


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