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PFAS: A Legislative, Regulatory and Industry Update

KL Gates Hosted Event
Date: 27 April 2021
Keynote Speaker: U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell

Congresswoman Dingell has been at the center of federal legislative developments on Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including helping to lead Michigan’s efforts to regulate PFAS emissions and standards for drinking water. Congresswoman Dingell provided an in-depth discussion on the federal legislative agenda for PFAS, including priorities for 2021.

Introduction by Bart Gordon, Partner, K&L Gates LLP.

EPA Update:

Featuring Michal Freedhoff, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, and Carlton Waterhouse, Deputy Assistant Administrator for OLEM. Following recent announcements from EPA and Biden administration officials intending to more aggressively regulate PFAS, leading EPA representatives were on-hand for a wide ranging update on regulatory plans for PFAS across key environmental programs, including the agency’s remediation, chemical and water offices.

Moderated by Cliff Rothenstein, Government Affairs Advisor, K&L Gates LLP.

Industry Perspective:

Chuck Chaitovitz, U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, G. Tracy Mehan, III, American Water Works Association Executive Director, Government Affairs, and Dawn Lamparello, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, presented a panel discussion offering a business and industry view of federal and state PFAS initiatives, including positions to help shape policy and the direction of regulatory developments.

Moderated by Brian Montag, Partner, K&L Gates LLP.

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