June 25, 2013
Summer School: Clean Land -- Hazardous Waste and Sites
The Environmental Law Institute &
DC Bar’s Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section
Each summer, ELI convenes a complimentary seminar series that offers an introduction to the legal and policy foundations of environmental protection in the United States. ELI’s Summer School is a series of brown-bag lunch seminars taught by experts in their fields, introducing the audience to the major environmental statutes (including NEPA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, TSCA, RCRA, and CERCLA) and land use law.
Who should attend:The series is designed for undergraduates, law students, and graduate students. The series is also appropriate for professionals seeking an introduction or reintroduction to environmental law and policy.
Clean Land: Hazardous Waste and Sites
Environmental law has brought about a sea change in how we manage waste. Faculty explored both the dense regulatory efforts and the simple liability efforts used to bring about this change with emphasis on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The speakers discussed events that led to the enactment of CERCLA and address uncertainties that still exist in RCRA, such as the definition of waste and the rules for recycling.
Jeff Allmon, Associate, Paul Hastings LLP
Michael Lukens, Associate, Paul Hastings LLP
CERCLA reference materials:
AAI Final Factsheet
Atlantic Research Alert
Enforcement First Policy
Model 104 Access Agreement
Musts for USTs
Universal Waste Summary
RCRA reference materials:
RCRA Definition of Solid Waste Summary
RCRA Civil Enforcement Response Policy
RCRA Civil Penalty Policy
RCRA Corrective Action Guidance
RCRA Generator Requirements
RCRA Hazardous Waste Identification
RCRA Overview: Definition of Solid Waste 2011 Proposed Rule
RCRA Treatment Storage Disposal
RCRA Underground Storage Tanks
RCRA Universal Waste
RCRA Used Oil
The ELI Summer School series is made possible by the generous support of our members.
For a list of downloadable ELI Research Reports and other resources on hazardous waste issues, please click HERE.
For more information on the many benefits of ELI individual membership, please go HERE.