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Environmental & Energy Law Fall 2020 Meeting – Part 1

Environmental & Energy Law Fall 2020 Meeting – Part 1


Program Topics:

Emerging Trends and Issues in Environmental Due Diligence

This portion will discuss how due diligence practices may change following the anticipated revisions to the ASTM E1527-13 Phase I standard to be released in 2021, as well as challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers will review key anticipated revisions to ASTM E1527, how to evaluate Phase I reports that were completed during the COVID-19 shutdown, how to assess COVID-related operational changes, and lessons learned from consultant experience and litigation.


Lawrence Schnapf, Esq., Schnapf LLC, New York, NY

Michael Burke, PG, CHMM, Langan, Principle/Vice President, New York, NY


PFAS Remediation – DEC’s New Screening Levels and The Latest Trends in Remediation Technologies 

This topic will have NYSDEC provide an update on the new Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for Emerging Contaminants PFOA, PFOS and 1,4-dioxane and describe new PFAS soil and groundwater screening levels applicable to all remediation sites. Speakers will describe the state-of-the art remediation technologies being developed to address this contamination as well as the current soil and groundwater sampling and disposal challenges. Panelists will also provide the legal perspective on the impact emerging contaminants are causing in contaminated real estate transactions.  


Moderator: Linda Shaw, Esq., Knauf Shaw, LLP, Rochester, NY

George Heitzman, P.E., Assistant Division Director, NYS Division of Environmental Remediation, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Rick Shoyer, LSRP, Senior Project Consultant, Advanced GeoScience Corp./ Montrose

Amy L. Reichhart, Esq., Nixon Peabody LLP, Rochester, NY 

Section Member Price: $100.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $225.00
Published Date:
  • October 23, 2020
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VJN71A
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 4.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 4.0