Session 8: Hazardous Waste and Sites (ELI Summer School, 2024)

July 30, 2024 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Webinar Only

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

    • Webinar information will be emailed upon registration.
    • Please register by July 29.
    • If you are unsure if you can access the webinar via the Zoom platform, please check your system requirements. If you are unable to participate via the Zoom platform, you may join in listen-only mode using a telephone.
  • There is no in-person option for this session.
  • The event will begin at 12:00 Noon Eastern (11:00 AM Central, 10:00 AM Mountain, 9:00 AM Pacific), and runs for 2 hours.
  • There is no CLE for this course.
  • Please note that a recording of this event will be publicly posted on this page. Those who are unable to attend live 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.
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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. Faculty will also incorporate major regulatory and judicial updates to the laws.

Hazardous Waste and Sites

Environmental law has brought about a marked change in how we manage hazardous substances and waste, the focus of this final session of Summer School. The session 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) as well as the statutes’ legal foundations. Faculty will explore both the regulatory efforts and the liability efforts used to manage hazardous waste and sites, with an emphasis on:

  • the definitions of hazardous substances and hazardous waste;
  • the basic elements of RCRA;
  • the basic elements of CERCLA; and
  • recent hazardous substance designations and hazardous constituent listings.

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.

**Check out the entire Summer School 2024 schedule.**