PFAS in Wastewater and EPA Proposed Rules: Revising Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Pretreatment Standards
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will address the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) proposed rules, which are expected to take several years to come to fruition, aiming to reduce per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in wastewater discharges by revising effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) and pretreatment standards. The panel will discuss the EPA's Multi-Industry PFAS 2021 study and findings. The panel will provide guidance for businesses regarding the EPA's current actions in this area and identify and mitigate potential risks associated with PFAS in operations.
- PFAS prior regulations
- Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 15
- Multi-industry PFAS study
- Ongoing comment period
- Affected industries
- Future regulation
The panel will discuss these and other key topics:
- What are the limitations on PFAS in the Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 15?
- What industries are most impacted by these rules? What future industries are most likely to be regulated?
- How can industry affect future regulation of these rules?
Ralph A. DeMeo
Mr. DeMeo practices, inter alia, environmental, land use, and administrative law, with special emphasis in domestic and... | Read More
Mr. DeMeo practices, inter alia, environmental, land use, and administrative law, with special emphasis in domestic and industrial wastewater, hazardous and solid waste, surface water and groundwater quality, and toxic torts. He represents industry, businesses, landowners, corporate and individual clients, as well as local governments, throughout Florida and the U.S. in state and federal courts, before state and federal agencies, and before the legislature. Mr. DeMeo is a nationally recognized expert on PFAS regulation and liability, and has three cases pending in the Multi-District PFAS litigation in South Carolina federal court.Close
Thomas S. Lee
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Mr. Lee is leader of the firm’s PFAS and Proposition 65 teams. He regularly works with clients in a variety of... | Read More
Mr. Lee is leader of the firm’s PFAS and Proposition 65 teams. He regularly works with clients in a variety of industries including real estate investment and development, food and agriculture, retail and consumer products, and chemical manufacturing and distribution. Mr. Lee’s practice focuses on three main areas: transactional work, compliance counseling, and enforcement defense. In his transactional work he represents buyers and sellers of real estate and corporate entities that are impacted by environmental conditions or related liability, with a particular focus on brownfield acquisition and redevelopment. Mr. Lee takes projects from initial due diligence, through contract drafting, closing, and post-closing remediation and regulatory closure, all with an eye towards balancing the costs and risks posed by the environmental conditions. Mr. Lee is the founder and editor of the firms’ Emerging Contaminants/Emerging Solutions blog, and writes and lectures regularly on a variety of topics including Proposition 65 and the developing regulation of PFAS.Close
Hannah M. Flesch
Vinson & Elkins
Ms. Flesch’s principal area of practice is environmental and natural resources law, including environmental... | Read More
Ms. Flesch’s principal area of practice is environmental and natural resources law, including environmental litigation, regulatory compliance, permitting, and transactional support.Close