July 17, 2018

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. 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. 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 the events that led to the enactment of CERCLA and addressed uncertainties that still exist in RCRA, such as the definition of waste and the rules for recycling.

Ravi Arulanantham, Ph.D., Senior Principal Consultant, Geosyntec
Toby Chun, Partner, Environmental Transactional Practice Group, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Mary Ellen Ternes, Partner, Earth & Water Law, LLC

Ravi Arulanantham presentation
Toby Chun presentation
Mary Ellen Ternes presentation

**See the entire Summer School 2018 schedule HERE.**

July 17, 2018

Hunton Andrews Kurth and the Environmental Law Institute invite you to a complimentary summer speaker series featuring key representatives from environmental regulatory agencies. The series of informal seminars will provide attendees with the opportunity to directly interact with environmental regulators and professionals in the field on the latest issues and challenges in environmental law in California and throughout the western United States.

San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission

The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is a California state planning and regulatory agency with regional authority over the San Francisco Bay and its shoreline and the Suisun Marsh. Created in 1965, BCDC is the nation’s oldest coastal zone agency. State law requires BCDC permitting for projects that propose to fill or extract materials from the Bay and authorizes BCDC to bring enforcement actions for unauthorized projects. BCDC is also tasked with ensuring maximum feasible public access within the Bay’s 100-foot shoreline band and is at the regulatory forefront of preparing for potential sea level rise in the Bay Area. Our speaker discussed the latest issues and challenges facing the agency and developments in the Bay.

Marc Zeppetello, Chief Counsel, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
Tom Boer, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (Moderator)

**See other sessions in the San Francisco Summer Speaker Series schedule HERE.**