Vapor Intrusion: Liabilities and Litigation Trends

April 23, 2009

1:00 – 2:30 pm (eastern)

Compliance and Defense Strategies Amid Heightened Government Scrutiny:
A Live 90-Minute CLE Teleconference with Interactive Q&A

Date and Time

Thursday, April 23, 2009
1:00 – 2:30 pm (eastern)

Federal and state regulators are focusing their attention on vapor intrusion contamination. Property owners and any business found to contribute to groundwater or soil contamination should take heed. Even contaminated sites previously closed by the government are not exempt from renewed scrutiny.

The EPA and states lack a consistent approach on vapor intrusion risk management. ASTM International released standard E2600-08, addressing the assessment of vapor intrusion into structures involved in commercial real estate transactions. However, absent uniform standards, uncertainties remain.

Property owners and their counsel must understand the new ASTM standard and its impact – and how to manage the risks, defend against potential liabilities, and approach potential litigation stemming from vapor intrusion in an uncertain regulatory environment.

Listen as our authoritative panel of environmental attorneys examines the ASTM standard and the liabilities and litigation issues associated with vapor intrusion. The panel will offer its experienced strategies for managing vapor intrusion legal risks.

Topics

What impact will the new ASTM standard have on the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment process?
What are the key litigation issues and which laws are the basis for claims that are being filed?
What are the key legal strategies to manage potential vapor intrusion environmental liability risks?

Faculty

Christopher M. Roe, Fox Rothschild LLP