February 25, 1998 Special Presentation

by Albert Slap

Marketing Director
GeoSphere Emergency Response Systems



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About Albert Slap
Expert Systems in Emergency Response


EIIP Tech Arena Online Presentation
Wednesday - February 25, 1998 - 12:00 Noon (EST)

PlantSafe: Artificial Intelligence and Emergency Response

Special Presentation

Albert Slap, Marketing Director
GeoSphere Emergency Response Systems


EIIP Tech Arena Moderator - Amy Sebring

The EIIP Virtual Forum Tech Arena session was skillfully handled by Albert Slap, Marketing Director of GeoSphere Emergency Response Systems. As explained by the speaker, PlantSafe is an expert system (type of artificial intelligence) for companies and organizations that provides a decisions support mechanism for those in charge of an emergency response situation.

The 1-hour Tech Arena session drew a good audience of twenty-six participants with a good number of questions for the presenter. The edited and unedited transcripts are located on the EIIP Virtual Forum web site.


Marketing Director
GeoSphere Emergency Response Systems

Mr. Slap is the founding partner of the Law Offices of Albert J. Slap, with offices in Plymouth Meeting, PA and Marlton, NJ. He is also one of the principals of GeoSphere Emergency Response Systems, Inc., a company involved in development of advanced emergency response software for the petrochemical industry.

Mr. Slap is an environmental attorney with over twenty years experience in all aspects of environmental law and civil litigation. He represents industrial manufacturers, real estate developers, and municipalities in air, water, solid and hazardous waste, wetlands, and other environmental issues. Mr. Slap was formerly Deputy City Solicitor for Environmental Affairs with the City of Philadelphia. In that capacity, he brought the first private Superfund cost recovery action, Philadelphia v. Stepan Chemical Co. In private practice at several large law firms, Mr. Slap tried many environmental and toxic tort cases to verdict, including two multi-million dollar jury verdicts.

Mr. Slap has authored over 50 articles and book chapters. He lectures extensively throughout the United States and abroad on environmental topics, including: emergency response planning and use of computerized systems, indoor air pollution, and environmental litigation techniques. In 1995, two book chapters authored by Mr. Slap were published: one by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, "Citizen Suits in Pennsylvania," and one by Hanley and Belfus, "The Legal Aspects of Indoor Air and Health."

Mr. Slap is a 1971 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.) and a 1974 graduate of the Villanova Law School, where he was Chairman of the Moot Court Board. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and is admitted to the Bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Third and Fifth Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.

Mr. Slap is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the 1997 Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers. His community activities have included membership on the Montgomery County Solid Waste Advisory Committee and the Montgomery County Parks Board. Mr. Slap has been a Board Member of The Nature Conservancy, PA Chapter.

Professional Memberships
Pennsylvania Bar- 1974
New Jersey Bar- 1985
Supreme Court of the United States- 1980
Montgomery Bar Association

Community activities
Board of Trustees, The Nature Conservancy, Pennsylvania Chapter;

Mr. Slap has published over 50 articles on a variety of environmental topics. Some of those articles or book chapters include:

"Generator Liability for Hazardous Wastes," 5 ALI/ABA Course Materials Journal, 95-106 (April, 1981).

"Fallout from Three Mile Island: Direct Access to District Court," The National Law Journal, June 22, 1981, pp.28-29.

"NEPA Law and Litigation," Trial, September, 1985.

"Punitive Damages in Toxic Torts," The Barrister, Spring, 1989.

"The 'Chateaugay' Decision: Collision of Bankruptcy and Environmental Law," with Kenneth E. Aaron, Toxics Law Reporter, Vol.5, No.4 (June, 1990).

"Just Compensation for Wetlands Condemnation," Tri-State Real Estate Journal, May, 1991.

"Are Forensic Experts an Endangered Species," Journal of Forensic Sciences, May, 1991.

"Citizen Suits and Attorneys Fees in Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania Environmental Law and Practice, PBI (1994) (1997 Supp.).

"The Legal Aspects of Indoor Air and Health," Effects of the Indoor Environment on Health, Hanley and Belfus (1995).

"Will States Go Scot-Free Under U.S. Supreme Ct. (Florida Seminole Tribe) Ruling?" Pennsylvania Law Weekly, April 22, 1996, pp.-11.

Albert J. Slap, Esquire
email: [email protected]

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