Join Brian Zagon as he presents at Law Seminars International's PFAS Contamination and Regulation in California, taking place virtually on February 11-12, 2021. Brian will be presenting on the interplay between EPA and the Department of Defense; implications of the interagency dispute over listing specific compounds as a hazardous substance.
From Law Seminars International:
California has taken an aggressive approach to regulating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the "forever chemicals" that have become the subject of hundreds of lawsuits throughout the nation.
The California State Water Resources Control Board-mandated investigations of PFAS sources continue, with data from the initial round of investigations now available to the public. PFAS data from subsequent rounds of investigations, targeting sectors including wastewater treatment and petroleum, will likely be available in the near future, building the potential for cost recovery and toxic tort litigation. The development of Environmental Screening Levels by the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board brings new guidance, and challenges, for responsible parties remediating PFAS contamination within California.
Further, responsible parties, property owners, and developers in California and beyond must also grapple with uncertainty surrounding legislation to designate PFAS as hazardous substances under the CERCLA statute and the implications of this designation for due diligence and site cleanup requirements. Additionally, California's unique Proposition 65 Duty to Warn requirements for PFAS have not yet resulted in a wave of litigation, but as water purveyors are required to report concentrations of PFAS in drinking water supplies to customers it is almost certain that litigation to offset cleanup costs will follow.
Meanwhile, the development of PFAS-free replacement products, including fluorine-free alternatives to PFAS-containing fire-fighting foams, continues on a national and global scale, but the efficacy and reliability of such substitutes has not yet been fully vetted.
Register soon for this cutting-edge virtual conference on PFAS Contamination and Regulation in California. To keep everyone safe, it will be an interactive Zoom broadcast with a virtual reception for less formal conversation about PFAS issues among the participants.
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