Steven A. Hann Presents “EPA’s New Drinking Water Regulation for PFAS” Webinar for the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association

Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin is pleased to announce that Steven A. Hann, Esq. was the sole speaker at a Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association webinar entitled “EPA’s New Drinking Water Regulation for PFAS.”

During this webinar, Steve focused on PFAS-related regulations issued by EPA in April 2024. He discussed EPA’s regulation setting enforceable limits for certain PFAS in drinking water, including application of a hazard index for the regulation of mixtures of PFAS compounds, new initial monitoring requirements, and how to determine compliance with the regulation’s ongoing monitoring requirements. In addition, Steve discussed another new EPA regulation designating certain PFAS as hazardous substances under CERCLA, and the impact of such regulation on, among others, public water systems and wastewater treatment plants. In addressing this regulation, Steve explained a contemporaneously issued EPA policy document addressing how the federal agency intends to implement this new regulation.

In his practice, Steve has been actively engaged in various PFAS-related issues, including numerous presentations at seminars and webinars and the filing of comment letters with both EPA and DEP on PFAS-related initiatives. 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.

As the East Region Solicitor (responsible for the eastern half of Pennsylvania) for the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, 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 EPA’s 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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