Vapor Intrusion: The State of the Science and the Law
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST
Vapor intrusion—migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated groundwater or soil into an overlying building—is now part of nearly every site investigation and many real estate transactions. As the science of vapor intrusion evolves, states continue to update their guidance, policies, and regulations; New Jersey and Ohio released revised guidance in late 2011, and Pennsylvania is expected to release its updated guidance this summer. ASTM released a new standard in 2010 for investigating vapor intrusion for real estate transactions. EPA is expected to release its new guidance, last updated in 2001, at the end of this year.
What is the process for a vapor intrusion investigation? What is the science behind such an investigation? How will these new regulations influence such investigations? Join us for an expert panel that will discuss the science of vapor intrusion, how vapor intrusion investigations are completed, new and anticipated guidance and regulations at the state and federal levels, and case studies of various vapor intrusion investigations.
Christopher M. Roe , Partner, Fox Rothschild
Mark Distler, Senior Vice President, O’Brien & Gere (moderator)
Richard Kapuscinski, OSWER, EPA
Megan Conlon McCulloch, Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn
Lenny Siegel, Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight