Clients must understand their obligations before they can comply with them. Environmental laws and expansive administrative governmental rules regulate day-to-day activities such as the storage and disposal of hazardous wastes; monitoring, permitting and reporting of various substances and chemicals; and the investigation and cleanup of contamination discovered on site.
We have extensive experience and a sophisticated understanding of the New Jersey and Federal environmental legal framework including:
- CERCLA or Superfund— Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
- RCRA— Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
- TSCA— Toxic Substances and Control Act and PCB Megarule
- Clean Water Act
- Clean Air Act
New Jersey State Statutes:
- Spill Act— New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act
- SRRA— Site Remediation Reform Act
- ISRA— Industrial Site Recovery Act
- USTA— Underground Storage of Hazardous Substance Act
- ARRCS Rule— Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites
- Air Pollution Control Act
- Water Pollution Control Act
We help clients by determining which Federal and State environmental statutes, rules, and regulations apply to them, their properties and their businesses. And we analyze the interplay and overlap among potentially applicable authorities. We also interface with regulators and environmental experts to clarify and coordinate our clients’ compliance obligations, and thereby minimize the burdens they impose. We frequently represent clients before administrative agencies during the compliance process, and assist with obtaining agency approvals and permits and defending and settling enforcement actions.
The clients whom we counsel to maintain environmental compliance include individuals and companies of various sizes, including gas station and other commercial properties, as well as chemical, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industrial facilities.