On-Demand Video

What’s New with PFAS? Federal and State Developments

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  • Start Date:2022-12-15 19:00:00
  • End Date:2024-12-15 19:00:00
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  • Level:Intermediate
  • Topics:Environmental

$149.00 ["ProPass"]

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been widely used in a variety of industrial and consumer applications due to their resistance to heat, water, and oil.  Increased federal and state regulatory attention on certain types of PFAS as well as public scrutiny has transformed the PFAS discussion. 

In light of growing liability concerns and continued uncertainty, this panel will discuss new remediation technologies, recent federal legislation, state regulatory action, and potential impacts on the private sector.

  • PFAS Science Update
  • Federal Developments 
  • State Action
  • Impacts on Private Sector

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We are pleased to co-sponsor this program with the PBA Environmental & Energy Law Section .

Recorded in December 2022.


Kaitlyn Maxwell Esq.

Ms. Maxwell is a shareholder in the environmental group of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Her principal office is in Philadelphia. She focuses her practice on environmental litigation. Ms. Maxwell advises clients on regulatory compliance issues and represents clients in litigation in state and federal courts. Her work includes litigation of major contamination cases under the hazardous waste and Superfund laws. She also advises clients in transactions involving the sale of contaminated real property. Ms. Maxwell is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Linda K. Caracappa in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, with Departmental Honors in Law and Policy from Dickinson College. 

Martin Siegel Esq.

Mr. Siegel is a member of Barley Snyder’s Real Estate and Environment & Energy practice groups. He spent more than two decades as a litigator at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. In his time at the DEP, he litigated more than 250 appeals in state and federal courts and in front of the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board in cases involving litigation of solid waste, clean water, environmental remediation and sewage planning. His cases resulted in tens of millions of dollars of environmental remediation and civil penalties throughout Pennsylvania. In the private sector, Mr. Siegel has worked with businesses on both environmental and energy issues. He’s helped companies in real estate transactions navigate environmental issues, worked with municipalities on stormwater and sewage issues and has assisted companies and other entities in addressing DEP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcement actions. He’s also worked with out-of-state gas pipeline owners and contractors to help them comply with Pennsylvania environmental requirements and defended them in DEP enforcement actions. Mr. Siegel is also a trained mediator. In addition to his time at the DEP, Mr. Siegel has worked in federal government positions at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in Atlanta and with the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state. Mr. Siegel is a prolific speaker at professional gatherings throughout Pennsylvania on environmental topics, including Pennsylvania’s Environmental Rights Amendment, Pennsylvania’s voluntary cleanup program, Chesapeake Bay and clean water issues, and municipal stormwater requirements. He also co-authored the chapter on Pennsylvania’s Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (Act 2) in Pennsylvania Environmental Law & Practice, 10th Edition. Mr. Siegel has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from Temple University, and a M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Alexandra Chiaruttini Esq.

Ms. Chiaruttini is
Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for York Water Company. The
York Water Company is the oldest investor-owned utility in the country,
providing drinking water and wastewater treatment services to portions of
Pennsylvania since 1816. Prior to joining The York Water Company Alex served
under Governor Wolf as Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of
Environmental Protection. As Chief Counsel, she oversaw a legal staff of over
70 attorneys across seven offices statewide who support and provide legal
counsel and litigation representation to the Department’s investigation,
field, compliance and enforcement, policy, and executive staff across all
program areas. Prior to public service, Ms. Chiaruttini was a partner with
Stock and Leader in York, where she was the environmental practice
chairperson. Ms. Chiaruttini represented clients including private industrial
and commercial entities, developers, local and county governments,
authorities, school districts, and private landowners in environmental
matters and environmental litigation.

James Fenstermacher PE

Jim Fenstermacher, PE, leads the Americas Emerging Contaminants/PFAS Team at Ramboll in Blue Bell PA.  He has over 30 years of industry experience and specializes in site characterization, remedy selection, design and remedy implementation at conventional and PFAS-impacted contaminant sites.  As a PFAS SME, Jim has performed laboratory studies on PFAS treatment, including adsorption technologies like activated carbon, separation technologies like membrane filtration, and novel destruction technologies using photoactivated solvated electrons.  Currently, Jim is authoring a chapter of an upcoming book for the Water Environment Federation on the chemistry, transport, and fate of PFAS in the environment.  He has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and an MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. 

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