Environmental Compliance Webinar Series

Get the Latest Updates to Environmental Law Changes

Environmental laws and regulations are in a constant state of flux across Michigan and the country. This two-part webinar series will cover two of the latest changes including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements and the perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) emerging contaminants.

For Entire Series: $110 Members / $150 Non-Members (add both webinars to cart for discount)

Per Webinar: $75 for Members / $95 Non-Members

Hazardous Waste Generator Regulatory Update
Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time: 
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

New rules and regulations went into effect last year regarding Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements. The Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule is in effect federally and the Solvent Contaminated Wipes Rule is now in effect for the State of Michigan. Aspects of these regulations were reorganized and included new requirements and some added flexibility for generators. Please join us for this 60-minute webinar to learn about the changes in RCRA requirements and additional RCRA issues on the horizon.

What You Will Learn:

  • Latest RCRA requirements, nomenclature and adoption
  • Developing RCRA issues to track in 2018
Emerging Contaminants: Reactions to PFAS
Date: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time: 
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

With emerging contaminants, sound science often takes a back seat to regulations, product liability and public perception. The current focus on perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) is part of the latest chapter in this constantly evolving environmental compliance and enforcement arena. Please join us for this 60-minute webinar for an overview of where PFAS compounds are being found, how agencies are enforcing standards for PFAS, and how the courts are reacting to lawsuits from States and citizens’ groups.

What You Will Learn:

  • Current issues and challenges arising from the current focus on PFAS
  • How federal, state and local agencies are enforcing clean-up standards
  • Updates on PFAS litigation and court settlements

Presenters:
Charles DentonCharles Denton is a partner in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and immediate past Chair of the Firm’s national Environmental Law Department. He focuses his practice on environmental agency enforcement defense, toxic torts and class action litigation, Brownfields redevelopment, insurance coverage for pollution claims, and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Denton is past chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Environmental Law Section, and former Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Environmental Litigation and ADR Committees. He has coordinated and moderated the Annual Environmental Issues Forum for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce for 18 years.

Tammy HelminskiTammy L. Helminski is a partner in the Grand Rapids office of Barnes & Thornburg, and a member of the firm’s Environmental Law Department. She is also a Co-Chair of the Remediation, Corrective Action and Voluntary Cleanups Practice Group. Ms. Helminski has experience with environmental due diligence and risk evaluation, project management of large-scale remediation sites involving numerous parties, assisting manufacturing and developer clients with environmental auditing and compliance, and with environmental litigation. Ms. Helminski belongs to the State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Section and is a vice-chair of the Hazardous Substances & Brownfields Committee. 

Certification:
One (1) credit for the MI Chamber Basic or Advanced Environmental, Health and Safety Certification Program.