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CERCLA Regulatory Challenges and Changes—What to Expect in 2018

January 2018

Citation: ELR 10005

Author: Scott Fulton, William H. Hyatt Jr., and Irene Kropp

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as Superfund, requires responsible parties to clean up and remediate contaminated sites. Many states have similar local requirements. In the 35 years since the law was passed, there has been much discussion of reforming CERCLA, but has anything yet changed, and how might it change under the new presidential administration? On October 12, 2017, ELI convened a panel in Newark, New Jersey, to discuss these questions, current regulatory developments, and approaches to working with regulatory agencies on site cleanup issues. In this Dialogue, ELR presents a transcript of the panel, which has been edited for style, clarity, and space considerations.

Scott Fulton (moderator) is the President of the Environmental Law Institute. William H. Hyatt Jr. is a Partner at K&L Gates LLP. Irene Kropp is a senior environmental consultant with Langan Engineering and Environmental Services.

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