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The workshop will be held in downtown Chicago, with many nearby hotels to consider. Transportation to the seminar is not included; three possible hotel options are:
December 5, 2019
Registration (continental breakfast will be available)
Welcome and Introductions
The Lead and Copper Rule: Actions that Are (and Will) Impact Utilities
This session will offer a panoramic view of the major legal and regulatory issues confronting water utilities of all sizes and locations with lead and copper requirements, including pending changes to EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule. Legal, regulatory and water utility leaders will highlight the key challenges and share their expertise on how water utilities can navigate these obstacles.
Discussion topics will include legal and liability issues surrounding lead and copper provision including
The Tort Liabilities and Water Utilities: Will They Sue Us?
A discussion and examination of various theories and defenses regarding tort liabilities and related issues that water utilities are facing or may face as part of their daily operations. A panel of leading experts from the legal and water sector will share their expertise and perspectives on key areas of tort liability issues.
Lunch and Speaker
PFAS: New Frontiers of Law, Regulation & Policy
A discussion of current legal, policy and regulatory actions surrounding PFAS of key interest to water utilities. A panel representing the legal, water utility, and regulatory perspectives of PFAS will explore other ubiquitous compounds that have been the focus of litigation such as MTBE and whether there any lessons that can be drawn from those examples.
What’s Keeping You Up at Night? Legal and Policy Issues on the Minds of Water Utility Leaders
A panel of water utility leaders will discuss legal and policy issues they are most concerned about. This discussion will also include how water utilities are utilizing legal, regulatory and policy resources to navigate risks and protect both their operations and customers.
Informal Networking Reception
Preliminary agenda; please check back for updates and additional details.
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