Resolving Air Quality Permitting and Enforcement Matters
Marten Law represents some of the largest companies in the Pacific Northwest in connection with air quality issues at their facilities in Alaska, Washington, Idaho and other states. We have extensive experience advising clients on the federal Clean Air Act and state and local air quality laws and regulations. We work creatively with clients to help them meet air quality requirements and obtain the permits they need for their plans to move forward.
Our work includes compliance counseling, representation in enforcement proceedings and citizen suits, and participating in the development of regulations and legislation. We help clients interpret and evaluate new source performance standards and other technology standards, and ambient air quality and visibility impacts. We assist in obtaining construction and operating permits and permit amendments for new projects and for modifications to existing facilities, as well as with emissions trading.
Addressing New Greenhouse Gas Regulations
Our lawyers understand the opportunities and risks posed by emerging laws and regulation of greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions at the local, state, regional, and national levels. (See our Climate Change practice page). We assist our clients in understanding and planning for GHG control regimes. We also help identify business opportunities in emerging carbon markets. We work with companies in carbon-intensive industries, as well as with renewable energy developers and others providing GHG emissions offsets.
- New Source Review Permitting
- Title V Air Operating Permits
- Appeals and Variances
- Climate Change
- Compliance Counseling
- Defense of Enforcement Actions
- Mobile Sources, Fuels and Additives
- New Source Performance Standards
- Hazardous Air Pollutants
- Regulatory Development