PFAS Contamination: Evolving State and Federal Regulatory Landscape, Science, Litigation, and Due Diligence in Transactions
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar 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 and discuss evaluating and addressing PFAS risks in transactions. The panel will also examine ongoing litigation and the legal risks facing companies using and discharging PFAS in manufacturing as well as companies distributing or selling products containing PFAS.
- Regulatory developments
- Legal risks of PFAS and litigation
- Using and discharging PFAS in manufacturing processes
- Distributing or selling products containing PFAS
- Using firefighting foam at airports and fire training facilities
- Releasing PFAS from wastewater treatment facilities and in landfill leachate
- PFAs risks in transactions
The panel will review these and other essential issues:
- What should companies and counsel do to ensure compliance with differing state standards for PFAS?
- What new federal regulation of PFAS is EPA considering?
- What types of legal claims are PFAS defendants facing from government and private litigation?
- What steps should environmental counsel take to minimize the litigation and regulatory risk of PFAS in transactions?
Russ Abell, P.G., 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
Matthew D. (Matt) Thurlow
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 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