Beyond PFAS: New Emerging Contaminants and Regulation, Litigation, Recent Science, Risks, and Liabilities
Gen-X, 1,4-dioxane, Perchlorate, Pharmaceuticals, Endocrine Disrupters, Glyphosate
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide environmental counsel with an overview of the recent science related to the latest emerging contaminants including PFAS, Gen-X, 1,4-dioxane, perchlorate, pharmaceutical products, endocrine disrupters, and glyphosate, discuss recent cases and recently enacted legislation that will impact the regulation and liability of these emerging contaminants, and focus on the rapidly developing regulatory environment and its impact on clients across industries.
- Emerging contaminants overview
- Endocrine disrupters
- The science
- Fate and transport
- Technical issues
- Human health
- Sources of contamination and remediation techniques
- Current and future litigation
- Risk transfer by environmental insurance
- Practical guidance
- Future Trends
The panel will review these and other essential issues:
- What is the latest science behind these emerging contaminants?
- What should companies and counsel do to ensure compliance with differing state standards?
- What new federal regulations are EPA considering?
- What types of legal claims are defendants facing from government and private litigation?
- What steps should environmental counsel take to minimize the litigation and regulatory risk of emerging contaminants?
Mr. Hauptmann has twenty-five years of experience in environmental investigation and remediation for industry, and... | Read More
Mr. Hauptmann has twenty-five years of experience in environmental investigation and remediation for industry, and federal and municipal government. His areas of expertise include multi-tasking project management, federal facility environmental cleanup, public presentations of technical issues, groundwater modeling, and innovative cleanup technologies. His experience includes design and construction of groundwater remediation and treatment systems under CERCLA and RCRA. He has also performed optimization of treatment system operations emphasizing lower cost solutions and of-the-shelf equipment. As a consulting engineer, Mr. Hauptmann has estimated cleanup costs and apportioned environmental liabilities among separate parties. He has delineated water supply aquifer protection areas. He has implemented site closure and cleanup projects under CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, SDWA, CWA, ISO14001, New York, Connecticut, Indiana and other local regulations. These projects have succeeded because of his technical expertise, team leadership and regulatory agency negotiation abilities. Other strengths include: budget planning, scheduling, and cost estimating; project management/subcontractor management; written and verbal communication; and data collection, management, evaluation, and presentation.Close
Partner and Co-Founder
Mr. Piccininni is a biologist, environmental attorney, and passionate environmentalist who is dedicated to restoring... | Read More
Mr. Piccininni is a biologist, environmental attorney, and passionate environmentalist who is dedicated to restoring functional habitat to our human-impacted landscape. He received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, his M.S. in Biological Sciences from Marshall University, and his B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. As a Partner and Co-Founder at SMPIL Consulting, Ltd., he provides expert
testimony for community and advocacy groups. Frank also collaborates with real estate developers to inform their land-use decisions with sustainable design and empirical data. Additionally, he conducts research projects to further the understanding of local environmental issues and the efficacy of potential interventions.
Nicholas C. Rigano
Throughout his practice, Mr. Rigano has represented key constituents in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy cases, including... | Read More
Throughout his practice, Mr. Rigano has represented key constituents in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy cases, including trustees, debtors, committees, secured creditors, factors, landlords, trade creditors and defendants in Chapter 5 bankruptcy actions. His practice also includes the representation of clients with a variety of environmental issues, including subsurface contamination, solid waste, and cost recovery issues. He authored numerous articles published in Bloomberg Bankruptcy Law Reporter, Wall Street Journal Bankruptcy Pro, the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and the New York Real Estate Journal. He has lectured extensively on various bankruptcy and litigation topics.Close
Valkenburg Professional Geologist
Mr. Valkenburg is a hydrogeologist with over 40 years experience in the US and several foreign countries. His expertise... | Read More
Mr. Valkenburg is a hydrogeologist with over 40 years experience in the US and several foreign countries. His expertise is in the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites. While at ARCADIS, Mr. Valkenburg was the Program Manager for several large sites that involve multidisciplinary project teams consisting of geologists, engineers, risk assessment, community relations, and the development of strategic closure plans. He retired from ARCADIS in 2015 and now runs his own company, Valkenburg Professional Geologist, PLLC. Mr. Valkenburg is a licensed Professional Geologist in New York State and a Certified Professional Geologist by the Am. Institute of Professional Geologists.Close