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Hazardous Substances, Site Remediation, and Enforcement
  • 26th Annual Advanced ALI-ABA Course of Study
    Cosponsored by the Environmental Law Institute
  • Thursday-Friday
  • April 24-25, 2008
  • Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan Nat'l Airport
  • Arlington (suburban Washington, D.C.), VA
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What You Will Learn

This two-day course of study gives its registrants the opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding of the laws governing hazardous substances, as well as up-to-date information on federal enforcement of statutes regulating them and remediation actions.

This year's presentation (the 26th) includes several new features. In addition to sessions on Superfund litigation and site remediation, there will be panels on allocating Superfund response costs, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and international environmental issues. The course again includes a session on nanotechnology, first introduced into the program in 2006.

This course is filled with fresh information, insights, and practical tips of great value to anyone working in the field.

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Planning Chairs

(also on faculty)

Ridgway M. Hall, Jr., Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, D.C.

John A. Pendergrass, Senior Attorney and Director, Center for State, Local, and Regional Environmental Programs, Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C.


Susan Bodine, Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

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Lynn L. Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., Washington, D.C.

Karl S. Bourdeau, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., Washington, D.C.

William D. Brighton, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Robert Carr, Attorney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, San Francisco

David R. Case, Executive Director, Environmental Technology Council, Washington, D.C.

John C. Cruden, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Mark N. Duvall, Managing Counsel, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan

Amy A. Fraenkel, Director, Regional Office for North America, United Nations Environment Programme, Washington, D.C.

Kevin A. Gaynor, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., Washington, D.C.

Mary B. Hashem, Brownfield Partners, LLC, Denver

William Hengemihle, Managing Director, LECG, Wayne, Pennsylvania

Kyle Holifield, Director of Product Compliance and Safety, Wal-Mart, Bentonville, Arkansas

Matthew Jaffe, Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, D.C.

K. Russell LaMotte, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., Washington, D.C.

Valerie Ann Lee, President, Environment International Ltd., Seattle

Daniel S. Miller, First Assistant Attorney General, Natural Resources and Environment Section, Colorado Department of Law, Denver

Granta Y. Nakayama, Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

David M. Ogden, Coordinator, Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Geneva, Switzerland

Kenneth W. Patterson, Director, Regional Support Division, Office of Site Remediation Enforcement, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

Bernard J. Reilly, Senior Corporate Counsel, Legal Environmental Group, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc., Wilmington, Delaware

Irma S. Russell, NELPI Professor, National Energy-Environment Law and Policy Institute, University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa

Michael W. Steinberg, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington, D.C.

Dean Jeffrey Telego, President, Risk Management Technologies, Inc. Alexandria, Virginia; Executive Co-Director, Environmental Bankers Association

(additional faculty to be confirmed)

ALI-ABA Staff Attorney: William S. Stevens, Assistant Director, Office of Courses (wstevens@ali-aba.org)

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Program Schedule


8:00 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast

Webcast Segment A

9:00 a.m.  Introduction - Messrs. Hall and Pendergrass

9:15 a.m.  Keynote Address - Ms. Bodine

9:45 a.m.  Superfund: Litigation and Site Remediation - Messrs. Patterson and Steinberg

10:45 a.m.  Networking Break

11:00 a.m.  Superfund: Response Cost Allocation Strategies - Messrs. Hengemihle and Reilly

12:00 noon  Lunch Break

Webcast Segment B

1:15 p.m.  Natural Resource Damages - Mr. Brighton and Ms. Lee

2:15 p.m.  Brownfields Redevelopment - Ms. Hashem and Mr. Telego

3:00 p.m.  Networking Break

3:15 p.m.  Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Issues - Messrs. Bourdeau and Case

4:00 p.m.  Ethical Issues in Environmental Matters - Professor Russell and Mr. Pendergrass

5:00 p.m.  Adjournment for the Day; Networking Reception for Registrants and Faculty


FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008

8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast

Webcast Segment C

9:00 a.m.  Enforcement: Policy, Litigation Issues, and Developments - Messrs. Cruden, Gaynor, and Nakayama

10:30 a.m.  Networking Break

10:45 a.m.  State-Federal Issues - Messrs. Carr and Miller

11:45 a.m.  Nanotechnology - Messrs. Duvall, Jaffe, and Pendergrass

12:45 p.m.  Lunch Break

Webcast Segment D

2:00 p.m.  TSCA and FIFRA Update - Ms. Bergeson

3:00 p.m.  International Environmental Issues - Ms. Fraenkel and Messrs. Holifield, Lamotte, and Ogden

4:15 p.m.  Questions and Answers

4:45 p.m.  Adjournment




Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 12.5, including one hour of ethics

Suggested Prerequisite: Limited experience in legal practice in subject matter or completion of Basic CLE Course in subject matter

Educational Objective: Acquisition of knowledge and skills to develop proficiency as a practitioner; maintenance of professional competence as a practitioner; provision of information on recent legal developments

Level of Instruction: Advanced

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Here's what registrants have said about this course:
"This is the finest course on this topic year in and year out. The panel format makes for invigorating discussions."

"I really liked the materials that supplement the presentations - very comprehensive and thorough. The diversity of the panel members was excellent - government/private sector speakers complemented each other."

"All the presenters in this course were well prepared and scheduled in very good order. The beginning of the day and the end of the day were equally informative and interesting."

"I thought the discussion of RCRA was the most articulate overview of what's happening on the RCRA front that I've ever heard. Most tend to bog down in the details. This was extremely informative."

"Another fine ALI-ABA course. I liked the course and learned a lot."

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