Environmental, health and safety regulations can be difficult to understand even for the most sophisticated businesses. Because we invest the time to get to know our clients’ businesses and understand how these regulations may impact their operations, we know the actions our clients can take, and the policies and procedures they can implement, to enhance corporate compliance and reduce the potential for enforcement actions from federal, state and local regulatory agencies. If an enforcement action is initiated, our lawyers can vigorously defend our clients’ interests with the goal of achieving practical, prompt and often innovative resolution of the problems at issue.
Our attorneys advise, counsel and defend clients concerning their regulatory compliance obligations under the major federal environmental statutes and related state programs, including:
We assist clients with site inspections and information requests; multi-facility compliance and audit programs; voluntary disclosures; permitting and approvals for water discharges, air emissions and solid/hazardous waste storage, treatment and disposal; release reporting; environmental marketing claims; hazard communication and “right-to-know” reporting.
Our lawyers also participate as affiliate members of the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM), which identifies and promotes “best management practices” of corporate environment, health, safety and sustainability management. NAEM’s membership comprises representatives from more than 800 US and multinational companies, including the majority of America’s Fortune 500 companies.