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Vapor Intrusion: Update on Litigation, Regulation, and Legal Considerations

Vapor Intrusion: Update on Litigation, Regulation, and Legal Considerations
Product Code - EHAU03
Speaker(s): Lawrence P. Schnapf, Schnapf LLC
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 Vapor intrusion, the upward migration of volatile organic compounds from underground soil and water into overlying buildings, has received sharply increased attention at contaminated sites in recent years. Although the widespread presence of vapor intrusion has been well-documented, the Environmental Protection Agency still has not issued final guidance addressing the issue. Now almost a decade in the making, the agency promises an updated guidance within the next few months. In the absence of federal guidance on this complex issue, individual states have come up with their own policies related to vapor intrusion. The result is a piecemeal approach that may provide unequal health protection and make it difficult for real estate developers who work across state lines. As such, parties connected to contaminated sites remain uncertain about how to best address the vapor intrusion issue in a way that will protect human health and the environment as well as protect them from regulatory scrutiny and litigation.

This 90-minute webinar is designed to:

  • Identify current regulatory developments, including a preview on what is likely to be included in EPA’s revised guidance document
  • Provide an update on petroleum vapor intrusion guidance
  • Analyze the ramifications of a forthcoming revision to the CERCLA hazardous ranking system that will add vapor intrusion as a pathway to be evaluated
  • Discuss trends in vapor intrusion case law, including the increased use of RCRA Section 7002 “imminent and substantial endangerment” litigation
  • Review implications of anticipated clarifications in ASTM E1527 that will be reissued in 2013

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Lawrence P. Schnapf, Schnapf LLC

 Larry Schanpf
Lawrence P. Schnapf is an environmental attorney based in New York City and New Jersey with more than 25 years of national environmental experience and the principal of Schnapf LLC. Larry primarily concentrates on environmental issues associated with corporate, real estate, and brownfield transactions; commercial financing, including asset-based lending, syndicated loans, mezzanine loans and distressed debt; and bankruptcy, workouts and corporate restructuring. He has extensive experience with brownfields redevelopment and financing, including representing affordable housing developers and assisting local development corporations or nonprofit organizations with their brownfield planning programs. Larry also counsels clients on environmental, represents clients in federal and state environmental litigation, enforcement actions, administrative proceedings and private cost recovery actions. He also has served as liaison counsel for PRP steering committees. He has written numerous articles on environmental law and is a contributing author for several chapters of “Brownfield Practice and Law: The Cleanup and Redevelopment of Contaminated Properties” published by Matthew Bender. He also was a contributing author for “The Law of Environmental Justice,” published by the American Bar Association and the Matthew Bender “Environmental Law Practice Guide.” He also is the author of “Managing Environmental Liability in Transactions and Brownfield Redevelopment” published by JurisLaw Publishing. Larry is the co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Hazardous Site Remediation Committee, co-chair of the NYSBA brownfield task force and a board member of the Board of the NYC Partnership of Brownfield Practitioners. He is the chair of the Brownfield Committee Force of the Environmental Business Association of New York. He is Chair of the ABA Section of Business Law Committee on Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law. He is a vice chair of the Environmental Transactions, Audits, and Brownfield Committee and the Special Committee on Disclosure of the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. He also is a member of the board of BNA’s Environmental Due Diligence Guide.