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PFAS Contamination: Current Regulatory Landscape and Science

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, October 25, 2022

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This CLE course will guide environmental law counsel on the evolving federal and state regulatory landscape related to perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), providing updates to recent legislative and regulatory changes at both the federal and state level.


Over the past 18 months, U.S. EPA and the Biden Administration have issued numerous new regulations of PFAS under CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, and other environmental statutes.

In recent months, the U.S. EPA has issued significant new toxicity assessments and drinking water regulations for PFAS, including PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and PFBS. U.S. EPA also has taken steps to regulate PFOS and PFOA as hazardous substances under CERCLA. State regulators are also imposing new drinking water limits, cleanup standards, and testing requirements for PFAS. The U.S. EPA and a number of states are planning to issue numerous additional regulations of PFAS over the next few years.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines the evolving federal and state regulatory landscape for PFAS. The group will discuss current scientific data on PFAS, including a review of the basis on which regulatory standards are developed, opportunities and challenges to determining the source of PFAS contamination (forensic analysis), business sectors, and regions where PFAS is or may soon be a regulatory focus, and new regulations and ongoing litigation.

The panel will offer insight into the legal risks facing companies using and discharging PFAS in manufacturing, companies distributing or selling products containing PFAS, and companies and municipalities responding to PFAS contamination in groundwater, drinking water, and waste.



  1. Regulatory developments
    1. EPA
    2. States
  2. Scientific developments
    1. Development of Safe Drinking Water Standards
    2. Implications of Drinking Water Standards
    3. PFAS in environmental media
    4. Epidemiology and toxicology


The panel will review these and other essential issues:

  • What new federal regulation of PFAS is the EPA considering?
  • What are recent state regulatory developments with PFAS?
  • How does PFAS cycle through the environment?
  • What science has been used to support EPA and state regulation of PFAS?


Abell, Russell
Russ Abell, PG, LSP

Vice President
Sanborn Head & Assoc.

Mr. Abell has over 20 years of experience nationally focusing on hydrogeology and fate and transport analysis. His...  |  Read More

Kray, Jeff
Jeff B. Kray

Managing Partner
Marten Law

Mr. Kray’s practice focuses on water quality, water resources, and complex environmental litigation, including...  |  Read More

Thurlow, Matthew
Matt Thurlow

Partner, Co-Chair Environmental Team
Baker & Hostetler

Mr. Thurlow is an environmental litigator with significant experience in environmental matters brought under the Clean...  |  Read More

Zemba, Stephen
Stephen (Steve) Zemba, Ph.D., P.E.

Project Director
Sanborn Head & Associates

Dr. Zemba has over three decades of experience nationally as an environmental consulting specialist in the area of...  |  Read More

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