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Dynamic Landscape of the Vapor Intrusion Pathway

February 14, 2018 at 12:30pm1:30pm (PDT)
Los Angeles County Bar Association

1055 W. 7th Street, Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Potential human health risks resulting from the migration of subsurface contaminants to indoor air, a scenario commonly referred to as “vapor intrusion,” are common drivers for environmental site assessment, remediation, and case re-openings. Revisions to the State of California regulatory guidance for vapor intrusion studies are pending, and they may result in a significant increase in the number of projects requiring further evaluation and a substantive shift in the technical approaches applied at those facilities. Our expert panelists will present a summary of the current theory, policy, and practice surrounding investigation, risk evaluation, and cleanup/closure decisions, as well as potential vapor intrusion litigation issues. The panel will also discuss the implications of the evolving vapor intrusion scientific and regulatory landscape. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Speakers:

Dr. Ravi Arulanantham – Senior Principal Toxicologist, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Robert Ettinger – Senior Principal Scientist, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Sherry Jackman – Counsel, Greenberg Glusker Claman & Machtinger LLP
Dr. Chawn (CY) Jeng – Staff Toxicologist, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

Presented by: Los Angeles County Bar Association_Environmental Law Section