Hazardous Waste and Sites (ELI Summer School, 2023)

July 27, 2023 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Washington, DC

This event is free and open to the public but you must register.

  • The event will begin at 12:00 Noon Eastern, and runs for 2 hours.
  • Registration:
    • Please register by JUNE 20.
    • Register to attend IN-PERSON at ELI in Washington, DC (map).
    • There is NO webinar option for this event. Please only register if you plan to attend in person.
  • Please note that a recording of this event will be publicly posted on this page. Those who are unable to attend in person will be able to view a recording of the event on this page (usually posted within 2-3 business days). No registration is required in order to view the recording.
  • There is no CLE for this course.
  • Contact events@eli.org with questions.

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 important areas of environmental law, including the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), climate change law, energy law, 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 of change in how we manage waste. This final session of Summer School will be on hazardous waste and sites. It will examine the events that led to the enactment of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Faculty will explore the legal foundations of CERCLA and RCRA. They will teach on both the regulatory efforts and the liability efforts used to manage hazardous waste, with an 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).

To Be Announced

Materials will be posted as they are received.
A recording of this session will be posted to this page, usually within three business days of the live event.

**See the entire Summer School 2023 schedule HERE.**