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Hazardous Waste and Sites (ELI Summer School, 2021)

When:

July 13, 2021

Where:

Webinar only


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 seminars taught by experts in their fields, introducing the audience to the major environmental statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); land use law; and environmental justice. Faculty will also incorporate major regulatory and judicial updates to the laws.

Who will benefit: All are welcome. Students and emerging professionals will have unique opportunities to learn, hear updates, ask questions, and network. The series is intended for:

  • undergraduates,
  • law students and graduate students, and
  • working professionals new to or looking for a refresher course in environmental law (such as interns, summer clerks, and associates, or second-career professionals).

Hazardous Waste and Sites

Environmental law has brought about a sea change in how we manage waste. This session on hazardous waste and sites examines the events that led to the enactment of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Panelists will explore the legal foundation to CERCLA and also those of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Faculty will teach on both the dense regulatory efforts and the simple liability efforts used to bring about this change with emphasis on:

  • the definition of waste and the rules for recycling,
  • the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA),
  • and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).

Panelists:
Allison B. Rumsey
, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Moderator
Byron Brown, Senior Counsel, Crowell & Morning LLP
Charlotte Mooney, Chief, Cleanup Programs Branch, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Mimi Newton, Assistant Regional Counsel, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Materials:
Allison B. Rumsey presentation

Byron Brown presentation
Charlotte Mooney presentation
Mimi Newton presentation
Recordings of Summer School sessions are usually posted w/in 48 hours.

**See the entire Summer School 2021 schedule HERE.**

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