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Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) Conference

January 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EST

CEC’s Kris Macoskey, Rick Buffalini, and Jim Campbell are scheduled to present “Solar Development on Brightfieldsat 4:00pm on Wednesday, January 27. 

Featured Speakers

Kris Macoskey, QEP

Vice President

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Kris Macoskey
Mr. Macoskey is one of the leaders of CEC’s environmental practice with particular emphasis on air quality permitting and compliance. He has over 27 years of experience helping facilities manage their environmental regulatory compliance obligations. Mr. Macoskey has expertise in identifying compliance gaps, filling those gaps, developing programs, and providing training aimed at maintaining ongoing compliance. Mr. Macoskey is knowledgeable in federal and state environmental programs affecting industry and has special expertise in the area of air quality compliance and permitting.  He has managed projects ranging from simple construction permit applications to major New Source Review evaluations as well as ambient air and meteorological monitoring, dispersion modeling, human health risk assessment, and control technology evaluations. Project experience spans the oil and gas, manufacturing, electric utility, and waste management sectors. Mr. Macoskey has been a Qualified Environmental Professional with the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice since 1996. Mr. Macoskey can be contacted at 800-365-2324 or kmacoskey@cecinc.com.
Rick Buffalini, P.E.

Vice President

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Mr. Buffalini has more than 35 years of experience in civil, environmental, and geotechnical projects. He has extensive experience in providing consulting services related to the permitting and construction of disposal facilities of municipal and industrial solid wastes and coal combustion residuals. He has performed siting studies for existing and greenfield facilities involving the evaluation of state and federal location restrictions, siting criteria, hydrogeologic conditions, access roads, and haul distances. He has prepared and directed numerous conceptual and detailed designs of disposal facilities including grading plans, composite liner and cap systems, leachate collection systems (bottom liner and perimeter trench), leachate transfer and storage systems, surface water management systems, gas extraction systems, and access roads, scales, and site buildings. Mr. Buffalini has prepared permit applications for expansions and closure of waste disposal facilities. Mr. Buffalini has been involved in numerous landfill construction projects. He has provided services as construction manager, prepared bidding documents with technical specifications and construction drawings, and provided construction quality assurance services for construction of composite liner systems, cap systems, leachate collection, transport and storage systems, surface water channels and culverts, sedimentation basins, and gas extraction systems. His work related to coal combustion residuals (CCR) includes the design and permitting for the expansion and closure of landfills and surface impoundments. His experience includes siting studies, feasibility evaluations, conceptual and detailed designs, permitting, and construction documents for the expansion and closure of CCR facilities. Mr. Buffalini has also provided services related to USEPA CCR Rule compliance for landfills and surface impoundments.
Jim Campbell, P.E.

Senior Project Manager

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Jim has more than 55 years experience involving planning, budgeting, engineering, architecture, construction management, and contracting. His experience includes 30 years with Department of Defense (DOD) (18 years with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and 12 years with the U.S. Air Force); two years with City of Chandler Public Works, City Engineer, and five years District Director and Managing Engineer for several  nation engineering consulting firms. The 30-year career with DOD included extensive engineering design and construction experience exceeding state-of-the art capability for reliable and hardened communication facilities, to include very advanced and highly reliable utility systems. Fifteen years of this experience included management of worldwide DOD base facilities, public works, and supervising large work forces, 320 to 1,100 employees including military and civilians who budgeted operated, maintained, designed, constructed, and repaired the base facilities, transportation, and utility systems. This was followed by two years as the Capital Improvement Projects, Contract Administrator, and Senior Project Manager working for the City of Chandler, City Engineer. From 2004 to August 2008, Jim served as the District Director for Burgess & Niple, Inc. Phoenix Office. Over Jim’s carreer he has been involved in numerous energy projects involving generation, transmission, high reliability and survivability.  For the past five years he has been heavily involved with solar, wind and power delivery projects.


January 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am EST
January 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EST
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