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About Amanda Czepiel, JD

Amanda Czepiel, JD
Senior Managing Editor - EHS
Phone: 860-510-0100 ext. 2140

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Amanda Czepiel, J.D., is is the Senior Managing Editor of BLR’s Environment, Health and Safety products and publications, and has been with BLR since 2007. Before joining BLR, Ms. Czepiel clerked in the Environmental Enforcement Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and with the Connecticut Fund for the Environment in New Haven, Connecticut. Prior to attending law school, she worked as an environmental educator and naturalist for the National Park Service and for the Hawthorne Valley Farm Visiting Students Program. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Arts in Food Studies from the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She is a member of the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals and the American Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in Connecticut.

Recent articles by Amanda Czepiel, JD

  • EPA finalizes steam electric effluent guidelines

    The EPA has released a rule that it says will reduce the discharge of pollutants into U.S. waterways from steam electric power plants by 1.4 billion pounds per year annually, as well as reduce water withdrawal by 57 gallons per year.

  • EPA releases fact sheet on SPCC applicability to farms

    The EPA has released a new fact sheet explaining the impacts of the WRRDA on the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule and farms.

  • Storing ethanol in your tank? Think wisely

    At the first annual New England UST and Shop-Fabricated Storage Tank Conference in Worcester, Massachusetts, sponsored by the National Institute for Storage Tank Management (NISTM), Marshall Mott-Smith had a clear message: Putting alternative fuels in storage tanks is risky business, but because biofuels are here to stay, storage tank owners and operators need to create solutions for the corrosion that results from storing such liquids.

  • EPA’s water administrator defines water policy priorities

    At this year’s Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in New Orleans, Ken Kopocis, deputy assistant administrator in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water, presented at the conference’s annual Clean Water Policy Update session. Kopocis was the keynote for the event and presented what he considers EPA’s priorities for water in the upcoming year.


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