New wastewater permits for craft breweries and wineries—What you need to be thinking about now

Date: September 24, 2015

Time: 4:00–6:30 p.m.

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 1300 Clinton Square, 14th Floor, Rochester, NY 14604

Please join us for an informative and interactive panel discussion during which we’ll discuss the upcoming release of proposed wastewater permits by the New York State of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for craft breweries and wineries. If you discharge wastewater and do not have a permit in place, you could be facing significant penalties.

Key topics of discussion will include:

  • NYSDEC’s new draft Wastewater Discharge General SPDES Permit—Representatives of NYSDEC will discuss what the streamlined permit requirements are likely to be, how to go about getting a permit and other key issues you need to be thinking about now
  • Treating craft brewery and winery wastewater without breaking the bank—A representative from the equipment vendor, Applied Filtration Technology, Inc. (AFTEK), will discuss how to choose cost effective wastewater treatment equipment to effectively treat these wastewaters
  • Contract issues around equipment purchases related to wastewater treatment—Nixon Peabody Equipment Procurement attorney will discuss issues you need to consider when buying or leasing wastewater treatment equipment
  • Trademark, branding, and copyright issues for start-ups—Nixon Peabody Trademark attorney will discuss how to protect your trademark and branding


  • Amy Reichhart, Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP (Moderator)
  • Nancy Rice and Pradeep Jangbari, Environmental Engineers, NYSDEC
  • Kathleen A. Russell, Founding Partner, Applied Filtration Technology, Inc. (AFTEK)
  • Darren Miller, Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Kristen Mollnow Walsh, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP


4:00–5:30 p.m. Panel discussion
5:30–6:30 p.m. Networking and tastings reception (wine, beer, and light appetizers will be served)

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