Special Institute – The Ohio Dormant Mineral Act, Post Corban

Special Institute – The Ohio Dormant Mineral Act, Post Corban

Don’t miss the EMLF’s Special Institute – The Ohio Dormant Mineral Act, Post Corban on December 12.

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation is sponsoring the one-day Special Institute on the recent Supreme Court of Ohio’s decisions relating to the Act.  This conference will revisit the application of statutes, procedures, cures and related issues in light of the decisions.

The program will be held at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris, Columbus, OH.  The registration fee includes meeting materials in electronic format, continental breakfast, break refreshments and a luncheon.

The major case, Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., will be reviewed by an interactive panel of attorneys who were involved with the Court’s decision, offering insight into issues left open by the Court and the impact of the decision.

Other topics include:

  • Procedures and Pitfalls of the “2006 DMA”
  • Ohio’s Marketable Title Act and the ODMA: Siblings or Distant Cousins?
  • Understanding Unitization
  • How Do I . . . Cure Titles to Severed Minerals?
  • Torts 101 . . . or Not — New Questions Related to Corban
  • Handouts and Paybacks: Remedies for Payments Made to the Wrong Party

There is no room block but you may call the hotel at 614.885.1600 for accommodations, or go to the hotel’s website.

Go to the EMLF website to register for this important Special Institute. You can download a PDF version of the e-brochure or register online.

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Special Institute

The Ohio Dormant Mineral Act, Post Corban

Special Institute – The Ohio Dormant Mineral Act, Post Corban

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation is sponsoring a one-day Special Institute on the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act and the recent Supreme Court of Ohio’s decisions relating to the Act.  This Special Institute will revisit the application of statutes, procedures, cures and related issues in light of the decisions.

The Special Institute is set for December 12 at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris, Columbus, OH.  The registration fee includes meeting materials and presentations, continental breakfast and breaks, and a luncheon.

The major case, Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., will be reviewed by an interactive panel of attorneys who were involved with the Court’s decision, offering insight into issues left open by the Court and the impact of the decision.

Other topics include:

  • Procedures and Pitfalls of the “2006 DMA”
  • Ohio’s Marketable Title Act and the ODMA: Siblings or Distant Cousins?
  • Understanding Unitization
  • How Do I . . . Cure Titles to Severed Minerals?
  • Torts 101 . . . or Not — New Questions Related to Corban
  • Handouts and Paybacks: Remedies for Payments Made to the Wrong Party

Early bird fees are in effect until November 23. There is no room block but you may call the hotel at 614.885.1600 for accommodations, or go to the hotel’s website.

Go to the EMLF website to register for this important Special Institute. You can download a PDF version of the e-brochure or register online.

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Save the Date – December 12

Special Institute Scheduled on the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act

Watch the EMLF website for the online program schedule and registration information for a special institute on December 12, 2016 – a full day on the Ohio Supreme Court’s September rulings on the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act, reviewing the implications of the court’s findings.

The program is being held at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris, 8700 Lyra Drive, Columbus, Ohio, off Interstate 71. There is a free local area shuttle serving the Port Columbus airport.

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Register Today for Kentucky Mineral Law Conference

Early Bird Discount Ends October 1

If you’re planning to attend the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference on October 19-20 at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, take advantage of the early bird discount to save. Saturday, October 1, is the last day for the discounted rate.

Click here to register.

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Room block to be released

Hilton Room Block Release on September 18

If you’re planning to attend the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference on October 19-20 at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, be sure to make your room reservations before the block is released on September 18.

Go to http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/L/LEXDTHF-ENERGY-20161018/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

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Kentucky Mineral Law Conference in Lexington
Registration is underway for the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference on October 19-20 at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, located at 368 West Vine Street, just across the street from Triangle Park.  Go to emlf.org for complete program brochure, online conference registration, and online reservations at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown.

Make your hotel reservations as soon as possible – special rates at the Hilton are available only through September 18 or sell out.  And hotel space can be difficult to find – it’s the fall racing meet at Keeneland through October 29 (no racing on Monday or Tuesday).

This year’s program features the following presentations:

Day 1–

  • Fossil Fuels and Executive Branch Authority
  • Renewables – Coming to the Grid Near You
  • Energy Law Update
  • Cyber and Physical Security – Lessons from the Power Industry
  • Streamlined NEPA Review for Energy Projects
  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction:  Ethical Issues with Impaired Attorneys
  • Corporate Counsel Roundtable

Day 2 – Track 1

  • EPA’s Influence Over Section 404 Permits
  • Due Process Under the Clean Water Act
  • EPA’s Energy Extraction Regulatory and Enforcement Initiative
  • NORM and TENORM – A New Legal Normal?
  • 2016 Pipeline Safety Regulatory and Legislative Update
  • Natural Gas Liquids Contract Terms
  • Energy-Related Nuisance Claims

Day 2 – Track 2

  • Bad Faith Trespass to Oil & Gas – Sabella v. Appalachian Dev. Corp.
  • Issues Arising Under Joint Operations: Non-Operators’ Failure to Pay
  • Employment and Wage and Hour Law Landscape
  • Access Rights from Start to Finish
  • Treatment of Leases, Contracts and Other Issues in Bankruptcy
  • Coal Industry Bankruptcy Cases
  • MSHA’s Right to Company Records in Investigations and Part 50 Audits

Social events include hosted luncheon on Wednesday and hosted reception for speakers, registrants and guests on Wednesday immediately following the sessions.  On Thursday, there will be selected Committee luncheon meetings and a hosted luncheon for all law student registrants.

Mine Safety and Health Law Special Institute – September 24 in Las Vegas
There’s still time to register for the Mine Safety program at the Encore/Wynn hotel, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South in Las Vegas, the Saturday before the National Mining Association’s  MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2016 begins on September 26.  The Mine Safety & Health Special Institute is co-sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.  Go to emlf.org for complete program brochure and online registration.  (EMLF does not have a hotel room block in Las Vegas.)

Sponsor Opportunities for Kentucky Mineral Law Conference Social Events
Sponsor support for the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference enables the EMLF to keep the registration fees as low as possible while offering social events that enhance the enjoyability of everyone attending the conference.

The following sponsorship packages are available:
Monday Lunch Sponsor $3000 – 1 available
Continental Breakfast Sponsor $1500 – 2 available
Break Sponsors $1500 – 4 available
Reception Sponsors $1500 – Unlimited

All sponsors will be acknowledged with their company or law firm logo on the conference website, the scrolling PowerPoint display throughout the conference, board display at sponsored event, and sponsor name tag ribbons for all attending representatives.  To purchase or reserve a sponsorship, please email Michele Ash at michele@emlf.org

Back to Classes with an EMLF Scholarship
This fall scholarship checks totaling $30,000 were sent to 11 law students attending EMLF member law schools.  Awards are based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, energy-related work experience and other student activities, and the student’s own personal statement about their interest in pursuing a career in energy and mineral law.  Read what set these students apart.

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Register now – save money with early bird rates

Mine Safety & Health Law Special Institute



There’s still time to take advantage of the early bird rates for the Special Institute on Mine Safety and Health Law. Early bird rates are good through September 1.

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation and Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation are co-sponsoring the institute to be held on September 24 at the Encore/Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, prior to the opening of the National Mining Association’s MINExpo International 2016, September 26-28, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Chaired by Dan Wolff at Crowell & Moring, topics include criminal enforcement of mine safety violations, with speakers from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor; Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) investigations and documents requests; the Mine Act’s whistleblower provisions; MSHA’s regulatory agenda; Judicial Deference; effects of bankruptcy on Mine Act enforcement; and building a culture of workplace safety.

There will also be a case update on recent cases before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC), and a Q&A session with Commissioner William I. Althen and Robert J. Lesnick, Chief Judge, FMSHRC.

Dave Freudenthal, former Governor of Wyoming, will be the luncheon speaker, addressing topics of interest to the western mining industry, including recent federal actions related to the sage grouse, “net gain” mitigation policy, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

For complete brochure and online registration, go to emlf.org

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Call for Topics for the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference – Deadline July 29.

The annual Kentucky Mineral Law Conference will be October 19-20, 2016, at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown.  The program chair this year is Karen J. Greenwell, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs.

At a time when energy industry issues dominate the news, we invite you to submit topic proposals and speaker suggestions on a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to the following: oil and gas upstream and midstream, coal, renewable energy, electric power generation and distribution, distributed energy systems, emissions trading programs, environmental law and regulation, bankruptcy, energy efficiency, energy policy, contracts, leases and other transactions; ethics, land, title and real property; human resources, labor and employment, occupational safety and mine safety and health; litigation, rail transportation, natural gas transmission, pipelines, LNG, power purchase contracts — whatever issues you would like to see addressed.

Deadline for topic submissions is July 29.  Please send a brief description of a few sentences describing your proposal, and any speaker suggestions (including yourself) to Sharon Daniels at sharon@emlf.org

The planning meeting will be August 2 in Lexington.  The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided.  If you would like to attend, please reply to Sharon Daniels and you will receive details on the location.

Mine Safety & Health Law Special Institute

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation and Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation are co- sponsoring a Special Institute on Mine Safety and Health Law on September 24 at the Encore/Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, prior to the opening of the National Mining Association’s MINExpo International 2016, September 26-28, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Chaired by Dan Wolff at Crowell & Moring, topics include criminal enforcement of mine safety violations, with speakers from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor; Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) investigations and documents requests; the Mine Act’s whistleblower provisions; MSHA’s regulatory agenda; Judicial Deference; effects of bankruptcy on Mine Act enforcement; and building a culture of workplace safety.  There will also be a case update on recent cases before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC), and a Q&A session with Commissioner William I. Althen and Robert J. Lesnick, Chief Judge, FMSHRC.

Dave Freudenthal, former Governor of Wyoming, will be the luncheon speaker, addressing topics of interest to the western mining industry, including recent federal actions related to the sage grouse, “net gain” mitigation policy, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

For complete brochure and online registration, click here.

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7th Law of Shale Plays

Pittsburgh on September 7-8, 2016

7th Law of Shale Plays

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation and the Institute for Energy Law/ Center for American and International Law are again co-sponsoring the 7th Law of Shale Plays, September 7-8 at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA.

The program is co-chaired by Sharon O. Flanery at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Charleston, WV and Erin W. McDowell, Range Resources – Appalachia LLC, Canonsburg, PA.  Former U.S. Senator from Texas, Kay Bailey Hutchison, will give the luncheon presentation “Energy Today: How It’s Shaping the U.S. Economy and Policy.”

Program topics:

  • Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry: A Governmental Perspective
  • New SEC Rules and Guidance Impacting Publicly-Traded Energy Companies
  • Five Essential Rules for a Reduction-In-Force
  • What You Need to Know About PHMSA’s Mega-Rule for Gas Gathering and Transmission Lines
  • Opportunities, Risks and New Developments in the Distressed Oil and Gas Industry
  • Litigation Update – Hot Topics and Future Disputes
  • Insights and Advice from General Counsel
  • Private Equity and M&A in a Distressed Environment
  • Cyber-Security Risks and the Shale Industry: What Is Your Exposure?
  • Multijurisdictional Practice: The Ethics of Practicing Here, There and Anywhere

Follow this link for the complete program brochure, and to register online:   http://www.cailaw.org/institute-for-energy-law/events/2016/law-of-shale-plays.html

The EMLF and IEL/CAIL gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors:

Hosted Luncheon Sponsors

  • Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • EY
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Range Resources Corporation

Networking Reception Sponsors

  • Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C.
  • McGuireWoods LLP

Canvas Bag Sponsors

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
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Mine Safety & Health Law Special Institute

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation is sponsoring a Special Institute on Mine Safety and Health Law on September 24 at the Encore/Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, prior to the opening of the National Mining Association’s MINExpo International 2016, September 26-28, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Chaired by Dan Wolff at Crowell & Moring, topics include criminal enforcement of mine safety violations, with speakers from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor; Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) investigations and documents requests; the Mine Act’s whistleblower provisions; MSHA’s regulatory agenda; Judicial Deference; effects of bankruptcy on Mine Act enforcement; and building a culture of workplace safety.  There will also be a case update on recent cases before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC), and a Q&A session with Commissioner William I. Althen and Robert J. Lesnick, Chief Judge, FMSHRC.

Dave Freudenthal, former Governor of Wyoming, will be the luncheon speaker, addressing topics of interest to the western mining industry, including recent federal actions related to the sage grouse, “net gain” mitigation policy, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

For complete brochure and online registration, click here.

Call for Topics for the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference

The annual Kentucky Mineral Law Conference will be October 19-20, 2016, at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown.  The program chair this year is Karen J. Greenwell, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs.

At a time when energy industry issues dominate the news, we invite you to submit topic proposals and speaker suggestions on a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to the following: oil and gas upstream and midstream, coal, renewable energy, electric power generation and distribution, distributed energy systems, emissions trading programs, environmental law and regulation, bankruptcy, energy efficiency, energy policy, contracts, leases and other transactions; ethics, land, title and real property; human resources, labor and employment, occupational safety and mine safety and health; litigation, rail transportation, natural gas transmission, pipelines, LNG, power purchase contracts — whatever issues you would like to see addressed.

Deadline for topic submissions is July 29.  Please send a brief description of a few sentences describing your proposal, and any speaker suggestions (including yourself) to Sharon Daniels at sharon@emlf.org

The planning meeting will be August 2 in Lexington.  The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided.  If you would like to attend, please reply to Sharon Daniels and you will receive details on the location.

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