Midwest A&WMA April Monthly Meeting – Subsurface (Vapor) Intrusion & Superfund’s National Priorities List (NPL)

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Date(s) - 04/04/2018
7:30 am - 9:30 am
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Matt Ross Community Center




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Ryan Pulkrabek will present on the growing concern and emphasis on vapor intrusion by highlighting EPA’s proposal to list a contaminated site to the Superfund’s National Priorities List based solely on subsurface intrusion into occupied structures following EPA’s recent rule establishing subsurface intrusion as a new component of the Hazard Ranking System, the principal mechanism for placing contaminated sites on the NPL. Ryan will also step outside of the legal realm to discuss a recent study identifying commonly used household goods as contributing more greatly to air pollution than vehicles

Ryan Pulkrabek, Attorney, Spencer Fane LLP

Ryan Pulkrabek is a member of Spencer Fane’s Environment and Energy group. His practice focuses on navigating the complexities of environmental, health, and safety laws, but Ryan also has extensive litigation experience.  He has represented clients through environmental issues including recovering contribution in light of potential fraudulent transfers, claims alleging petroleum releases from underground storage tanks, and CERCLA litigation. Outside the realm of environmental law, Ryan works on issues related to federal and state education laws, as well as a variety of financial rights issues. During law school, Ryan worked for the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Program, where he researched legal issues affecting ocean and coastal areas on the Gulf Coast and drafted and edited articles on ocean and coastal issues for Water Log, a legal reporter of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, and for SandBar, a legal reporter for the National Sea Grant College Program.



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