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Webinar Series on Coal Combustion Residuals Management

Join Gradient and Invited Guest Speakers for a Three-part Webinar Series on Technical and Legal Issues that Affect Coal Combustion Residuals Management

Webinar Series Summary: When the Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule was promulgated in April 2015, it created new and far-reaching implications for the storage and management of CCR. Since that time, CCR disposal practices have been further influenced by a better understanding of the overall scope and costs of complying with the CCR Rule, recent legal rulings, and market changes related to coal-fired power plants. This three-part webinar series will explore the evolving technical and legal issues that affect regulatory compliance and environmental liabilities associated with coal-fired power plants and CCR waste management.

Register here for Webinar #1: "Insurance Cost Recovery for CCR Remediation and Waste Management Unit Closure"
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Webinar #1
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 1:00-2:00 PM ET
"Insurance Cost Recovery for CCR Remediation and Waste Management Unit Closure"

Kurt Herman, M.Eng., P.G., a Principal at Gradient, will discuss technical issues related to insurance cost recovery, including the state of knowledge with regards to CCR waste management practices and human health and environmental effects.

Andrew B. Bittner, M.Eng., P.E., a Principal Scientist at Gradient and a Professional Engineer, will provide insights into evaluating the timing of CCR disposal facility releases and the fate and transport of contaminants in groundwater, as they relate to insurance coverage claims.

David Elkind, a Partner at Lowenstein Sandler, will provide a comprehensive strategy for obtaining insurance cost recovery for CCR claims from liability insurance companies.

Ari Lewis, M.S., Gradient Principal and Toxicologist/Risk Assessor (Moderator).

Webinar #2
Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 1:00-2:00 PM ET
The second webinar will cover recent legal developments with the Clean Water Act and implications for CCR Rule compliance and other liabilities. Presentations will be given by Gradient and Balch & Bingham. The list of speakers and invitation for this webinar is forthcoming.

Webinar #3
Fall 2017
The third webinar will cover cost and legal implications of the CCR Rule for coal-fired power plant decommissioning. Presentations will be given by Gradient and Nixon Peabody. The list of speakers and invitation for this webinar is forthcoming.