Environmental

Environmental

ENVIRONMENTAL

SOLID WASTE

RRHB attorneys work with municipal and industrial hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste management, disposal, and remediation. For clients, who consist of everything from municipalities, to individual landowners, to private corporations.

RRHB attorneys provide the following services:

  • Obtaining permits, renewals, and amendments before all major environmental agencies in Texas
  • Assisting with permit applications, staff negotiations, and legal representation in contested case hearings before environmental agencies
  • Negotiating and litigating civil penalties and injunctive relief
  • Representing clients as individual defendants and common counsel in multiparty hazardous or industrial solid waste litigation in both federal and state courts under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act
  • Assisting with voluntary remediation projects associated with brownfields and historically contaminated industrial properties and petroleum storage tank sites across the state
  • Helping develop the Texas Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP), the Innocent Owner/Operator Program (IOP) and the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) by filing comments and participating in workgroups responsible for drafting program guidance documents

AIR

RRHB attorneys represent municipal clients, developers, landfills, grain mills, and districts seeking air permits. Working in accordance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), RRHB attorneys provide the following services:

  • Representation in obtaining both air quality permits (state and federal) and exemptions from permit requirements
  • Compliance counseling for state and federal air quality regulations
  • Representation in enforcing civil and administrative proceedings under Clean Air Acts
  • Preparation of key guidance and rulemaking projects comments before EPA and TCEQ, including critical State Implementation Plan (SIP) projects and litigation