PFAS Contamination: Current Regulatory Landscape and Science
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
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.
- Regulatory developments
- Scientific developments
- Development of Safe Drinking Water Standards
- Implications of Drinking Water Standards
- PFAS in environmental media
- 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?
Russ Abell, PG, LSP
Sanborn Head & Assoc.
Mr. Abell has over 20 years of experience nationally focusing on hydrogeology and fate and transport analysis. His... | Read More
Mr. Abell has over 20 years of experience nationally focusing on hydrogeology and fate and transport analysis. His experience includes consulting expert roles for fate and transport analysis in retail petroleum sites, product liability matters, and chlorinated solvent plume sites in overburden and fractured bedrock settings. Mr. Abell’s recent focus includes fate and transport analysis of PFAS in groundwater impacting municipal public water supply wells and remedial design to address PFAS-contaminated groundwater. He holds a B.A. in geology from Amherst College and an M.S. in geology from Virginia Tech University. Mr. Abell manages more than 30 staff servicing clients in the areas of environmental due diligence, site assessment, remediation, and vapor intrusion assessment and mitigation.Close
Jeff B. Kray
Mr. Kray’s practice focuses on water quality, water resources, and complex environmental litigation, including... | Read More
Mr. Kray’s practice focuses on water quality, water resources, and complex environmental litigation, including CWA permitting and regulatory compliance, and CERCLA site remediation. He has represented public and private clients throughout the west. Mr. Kray is a frequent speaker and writer on water law and policy and holds leadership positions in the Water Resources and Water Quality and Wetlands Committees of the ABA's Section on Environment, Energy and Resources.Close
Baker & Hostetler
Mr. Thurlow is an environmental litigator with significant experience in environmental matters brought under the Clean... | Read More
Mr. Thurlow is an environmental litigator with significant experience in environmental matters brought under the Clean Air Act, CERCLA, Clean Water Act and RCRA. He formerly served in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice where he acted as lead counsel on a variety of civil enforcement matters, including a major Clean Water Act case against the city of Memphis, Tennessee, several Superfund cases, and several Clean Air Act matters involving power plants and oil refineries. He is a frequent writer and speaker.Close
Stephen (Steve) Zemba, Ph.D., P.E.
Sanborn Head & Associates
Dr. Zemba has over three decades of experience nationally as an environmental consulting specialist in the area of... | Read More
Dr. Zemba has over three decades of experience nationally as an environmental consulting specialist in the area of health risk assessment. His expertise includes assessing the transport and risks of environmental chemicals. Dr. Zemba holds a B.S. from Carnegie‐Mellon University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in the field of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Zemba also teaches university‐level courses on air quality management and air pollution control.Close