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CERCLA Case Studies and Lessons Learned:

Novel Approaches to and Noteworthy Outcomes for Superfund Sites


Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes

 

Sponsors:
The American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources and Center for Professional Development

1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific

Program Description

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as Superfund, created a tax on the chemical and petroleum industries and provided broad federal authority to respond directly to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment. From small mining sites to sediment "mega sites," CERCLA case studies provide important and interesting lessons about the practical implications of the statute for practitioners, government, and the regulated community.

This panel will provide an in-depth look at sites where unique and instructive approaches were taken to selecting and implementing the remedial action, managing government oversight, coordinating between responsible parties and government agencies, resolving liabilities, negotiating the consent decree, and dealing with evolving standards and cleanup requirements. Panel speakers will provide an insider’s perspective on several significant CERCLA sites where these approaches and their consequences are playing out. Participants will take away a new appreciation of CERCLA's complexities and a better understanding of real-world practices that are being used to address them.

Program Faculty

Brian E. Carr, Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, New York, NY

Adam S. Cohen, Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Denver, CO

Nancy K. Peterson, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP,Milwaukee, WI

Megan McCulloch (Moderator), Environmental Health & Safety Attorney, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI

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Registration Options

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Tuition

$125 Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Members
$150 ABA Members
$195 General Public
$99 Government Attorneys
$75 Each additional registrant at the same location.

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