ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SECTION / PACE LAW SCHOOL
Troubled Waters - Drinking Water Conference
Date/Time: Monday, May 23, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Pace University (downtown Manhattan campus, near Brooklyn Bridge)
1 Pace Plaza, Civic W613, New York, NY 10038
CLE: 3 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)
Cost: Free to all
In the wake of the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan and concerns about drinking water systems closer to home from Hoosick Falls to Petersburgh to Ithaca, New York to North Bennington, Vermont and beyond, this half day conference will focus on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and lead in our drinking water. We will explore our history with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), Federal and State response to the PFOA contamination in Hoosick Falls, groundwater concerns in other jurisdictions, public health advisories, lead sampling in our homes and schools, measures underway to address both PFCs and lead in our drinking water (regulatory, legislative, litigation), and how we can limit our exposure to both contaminants going forward.
NYSBA, Environmental Law Section
Pace University School of Law
ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER)
Invited Speakers: Robert A. Bilott, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. Representatives from the New York State DEC, New York State DOH and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have been invited to participate.
Confirmed speakers include: Tom Neltner, Chemicals Policy Director, Environmental Defense Fund; Prof. Karl Coplan, Pace Law School; Paul F. Simon, Deputy Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA, Region 2; Scott Fein, Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna; Prof. Margot Pollans, Pace Law School; Lawrence Schnapf, Schnapf, LLC; Prof. David Cassuto, Professor, Pace Law School.
Hoosick Falls: http://www.health.ny.gov/hoosick
NYSDOH Website: http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/
NYS Certified Labs (for environmental testing) – search by contaminant & location:
EPA Region 2 - Hoosick Falls Water Contamination:
EPA - Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water: www.epa.gov/your-drinking-water/basic-information-about-lead-drinking-water
EPA - SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT: CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORTS (CCR)
NYSDEC - Emergency Adoption: 6 NYCRR Section 597.3 - List of Hazardous Substances
NYSDEC letter to Saint-Gobail & Honeywell (Hoosick Falls)
Village of Hoosick falls website: http://www.villageofhoosickfalls.com/Water/default.html
Environmental Defense Fund - Lead:
Lead pipes: A threat to kids across America https://www.edf.org/lead-pipes-threat-kids-across-america
Lead Remains a National Problem that Threatens the Health of All Americans
Common‐Sense Federal Actions Can Have Enormous Impact
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Lead:
Lead tips: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips/water.htm#Resources
Safe Water Use in Flint, MI: http://www.phe.gov/emergency/events/Flint/Pages/water.aspx
Pace University School of Law – Environmental Law Program: http://law.pace.edu/environmental-law-program
Who Should Attend:
Environmental Attorneys and Law Students; Real Property Attorneys; Toxic Tort Attorneys and Litigation Counsel; Engineers, Consultants and anyone who drinks water.
For further information or questions, contact: Marla E. Wieder at email@example.com