PFAS in Wastewater and New 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 Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) new proposed rules 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 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
- 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 via the comment period on these proposed rules?
Ms. Barrientos has significant experience assisting clients with environmental, health, and safety regulatory... | Read More
Ms. Barrientos has significant experience assisting clients with environmental, health, and safety regulatory requirements arising under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, solid and hazardous waste laws, Superfund, OSHA and PHMSA, as well as state and local environmental laws and regulations. She has worked extensively with municipalities and electric-generating utilities, mobile sources, and clients in the chemical, manufacturing and real estate industries. Ms. Barrientos’ journalism background and endless curiosity also serve her well as she navigates FOIA issues, inspections and information requests, and investigations across sectors.Close
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
Vinson & Elkins
Ms. Rondinelli is a member of the firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources practice. Her principal areas of... | Read More
Ms. Rondinelli is a member of the firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources practice. Her principal areas of practice focus on regulatory counseling and environmental transactional matters, but also includes providing support for environmental litigation and enforcement matters. Prior to joining Vinson & Elkins, Ms. Rondinelli clerked for Judge John F. Anderson in the Eastern District of Virginia.Close