“How Recent Government PFAS Initiatives Could Impact Your Wastewater Treatment Plant”
Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin is pleased to announce that Steven A. Hann, Esq. was a speaker at the PennsylvaniaMunicipal Authorities Association’s (PMAA) 81st Annual Conference & Trade Show, where he presented a seminar entitled, “How Recent Government PFAS Initiatives Could Impact YourWastewater Treatment Plant.” During this webinar, Steve spoke on various issues related to PFAS chemicals and their impact on wastewater treatment facilities. Among the topics discussed by Steve were EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap, EPA’s regulatory proposal addressing PFAS chemicals as CERCLA hazardous substances, PFAS and biosolids management, recent NPDES permitting guidance related to PFAS, as well as essential monitoring, compliance and enforcement issues. Steve has been actively involved in PFAS-related issues for several years, including numerous presentations on the topic at seminars and webinars, and the filing of comment letters with both EPA and DEP on PFAS-related initiatives.
Steve is a frequent speaker on environmental and municipal issues impacting municipal entities in Pennsylvania. Steve is a Principal at the Pennsylvania law firm of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, where he focuses his practice on environmental and municipal law and chairs the firm’s Environmental Law Department. Steve is also the East Region Solicitor for the PMAA, covering the eastern half of Pennsylvania. In this position, he regularly interacts with PMAA staff and member authorities on a wide range of issues related to the management and operation of water, wastewater, stormwater and solid waste municipal authorities in Pennsylvania.
Steve’s practice focuses on environmental law and municipal law. He represents a diverse client base, which includes municipal authorities, municipalities, business entities, builders and developers. Steve personally handles all facets of a sophisticated environmental law practice, such as environmental litigation with federal and state government agencies and private parties, advising/representing clients on regulatory, permitting and compliance matters, and guiding clients on environmental issues arising in business and real estate transactions. Steve also provides clients with experienced counseling on federal and state legislative and regulatory developments.
In his position as the East Region Solicitor (responsible for the eastern half of Pennsylvania) for the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association (“PMAA”), an organization representing the interests of over 700 municipal authorities in Pennsylvania, Steve regularly interacts with PMAA staff on issues related to the operation and management of municipal authorities, and legislative and regulatory initiatives impacting municipal authorities. He provides guidance to PMAA member authorities and firm clients on a variety of municipal authority-related matters including general water, wastewater and environmental issues; stormwater management; permitting; regulatory compliance; sewage facilities planning; wasteload management; board member issues; tapping fees and rates; water and sewer regulations; and, compliance with state law bidding and procurement requirements. In addition, Steve provides experienced counseling on various statutes, such as the Municipality Authorities Act, Sunshine Act, Right-to-Know Law and Ethics Act. Steve has been appointed as both solicitor and special counsel for municipal entities, and has been retained as both an expert and mediator in matters involving municipal authorities. He is also a frequent author and speaker on both environmental law and municipal law-related issues. Since 2010, Steve has participated in or was the sole presenter at over one hundred thirty (130) seminars/webinars and continuing legal education courses. Steve also contributed to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s publication, Municipal Authorities in Pennsylvania.
Steve’s law practice is bolstered by his science and technical background. He earned a B.S. Degree in both Meteorology (Penn State) and in Geoscience (Mississippi State University “MSU”), and a Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from MSU. Prior to attending Temple University School of Law, Steve was an environmental consultant for both industry and government. He was first employed as a meteorologist focusing on air quality and air pollution issues. Thereafter, Steve was a member of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Field Investigation Team under the federal Superfund program, where he was engaged in various activities related to the investigation and remediation of hazardous waste sites. In this position, Steve was selected by EPA Headquarters to travel throughout the country as a speaker for an EPA sponsored training course on hazardous waste site inspections.
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