Jeffrey Casaletto of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present an overview of environmental-related issues to the Metal Powder Producers Association (MPPA) at its Winter Business Meeting on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He will discuss issues that are likely to impact the business community in the coming years, with a focus on climate change, energy, green building and business, air quality, water quality and quantity, waste management and reduction, site remediation, Superfund, land use and transportation.
The Metal Powder Producers Association is one of six trade associations of the Metal Powder Industries Federation. The organization is comprised of firms, corporations or their divisions located in continental North America and commercially engaged in the production and sale of metal powders, metal flakes, metal fibers, or non-metallic powder additives used with these materials, such as graphite or lubricants. The objectives of the association is to improve and promote the products of the metal powder producing industries; promote investigation, research, and interchange of ideas among its members; promote education in the science, practice, and application of metal powders; arrange for the collection and dissemination of information pertaining to the metal powder producing industries; provide technical facts, data, and standards, fundamental to metal powders and to the applications of metal powders; and cooperate with governmental agencies so as to provide, within the scope of the association, maximum service to the government at all times.
Casaletto, an Associate with the firm and resident of Stockton, practices in the Environmental Law Group. He represents and counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including commercial and residential developers, chemical and industrial manufacturers, and commercial business owners. He has assisted and continues to assist clients in resolving issues related to site remediation, due diligence, solid and hazardous waste disposal, regulatory compliance, permitting, Brownfields redevelopment and funding, and cleanup cost recovery. He has experience handling matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, EPCRA, and OPA. He has negotiated removal orders, EPCRA/OPA settlements and cost recovery for removal and remedial actions. Casaletto earned his J.D., cum laude, from Pace Law School, and his M. Eng. in Environmental Engineering and B.S. in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.