B&D Presenting ACC Webinar on COVID-Related Delays or Disruption to U.S. Remediation Work

Beveridge & Diamond Principals Pam Marks (Baltimore, MD) and Steve Jawetz (Washington, DC) will present an Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Environmental & Sustainability Network webinar, "COVID-Related Delays or Disruption to U.S. Remediation Work: Immediate Actions and Future Planning." The program will take place on Tuesday, May 5 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET.

  • Your company is conducting CERCLA or RCRA remediation work under federal or state required schedules. The Governor has issued a stay-at-home order, though certain “essential businesses and activities” are exempted. What do you do?
  • Your company’s remedial project manager calls. The outside lab has just reported that an employee was positive for COVID-19 and the lab is shutting down for an unknown period. The remedial investigation report is due to the agency in five months. What do you do?

Unexcused delays in Superfund or other required remediation work can result in significant civil or stipulated penalties and adversely affect company relationships with regulatory agencies. But force majeure provisions, agency guidelines, and practical approaches are available to cope with these kinds of COVID-related delays. In this session, the speakers will help guide you through the key issues and available tools to resolve these problems and minimize risks to your company. They will also provide tips on how to plan for future disruptions that may result in delays of required remediation work.

For more information, and to register for this webinar, please contact Alexa Curto. As the leading law firm for environmental law and litigation, B&D helps clients meet environmental, health, and safety challenges impacting the workplace, including many unprecedented issues posed by COVID-19. Please visit B&D’s COVID-19 EH&S Resource Center for more information, which we will update as developments occur.

Beveridge & Diamond is proud to sponsor the ACC Environmental and Sustainability Network, a group that enhances the ability of ACC members to practice environmental law. It provides support for the development of related programs within their client companies for both operations and products, including aspects of sustainable development and health and safety issues related to environmental law.