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EPA and the Environmental Law Institute Cosponsor Public Seminar: CERCLA @35: Looking Back, Looking Forward


WASHINGTON - EPA is cosponsoring a public seminar with the Environmental Law Institute (ELI): "CERCLA @35: Looking Back, Looking Forward." Panelists will discuss Superfund's origins, highlight some of the program's successes and shortcomings in its early years, and address the Superfund legacy in a larger context, examining where contaminated site regulation and cleanup may go from here, and extrapolating lessons other jurisdictions can learn from the United States' Superfund experience.

December 11, 2015 marks 35 years since the enactment of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERLCA), a giant step forward in cleaning up industrial waste sites to help ensure human health and environmental protection. The Superfund law gives EPA the authority to clean up contamination and directs EPA to update the National Priorities List at least annually.

WHO: EPA Assistant Administrator, Mathy Stanislaus, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Larry Starfield, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
Scott Fulton, President, Environmental Law Institute
Joel Gross, Partner, Arnold & Porter
Susan Bodine, Chief Counsel, Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate

WHAT: Environmental Law Institute public seminar cosponsored by EPA

WHEN: Thursday, December 10, 2015, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Environmental Law Institute
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 700 (Directions)
Washington, DC (and via webinar)

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registration closes December 9.