Obtaining and Defending Water Quality Permits for Industrial and Municipal Users
We help wastewater dischargers obtain and protect their discharge permits. Our clients include major industrial and municipal wastewater facilities, agricultural businesses, energy suppliers, developers, and local governments. We help clients navigate federal, state, and local water quality laws and regulations that govern discharges to surface water and groundwater under the Clean Water Act. We assist clients in working with state and federal agencies to obtain permits, negotiate applicable water quality standards and permit requirements, and resolve regulatory enforcement matters so that operations can proceed uninterrupted.
We Handle Permit Challenges, Citizen Suits, Administrative Proceedings, and Litigation
Where disputes cannot be resolved informally, we represent our clients in contested administrative proceedings, and in court. Our attorneys have handled high profile permit challenges, including the defense of Clean Water Act Section 402 permits issued for oil and gas production, commercial and residential construction and development, and industrial operations, Clean Water Act Section 404 permits issued for residential development, and Clean Water Act Section 401 permits issued for oil and gas production and the expansion of an airport. Our attorneys also regularly defend clients in administrative and citizen suit enforcement actions.
- Administrative Enforcement Actions
- Appeals and Variances
- Clean Water Act Sections 303(d), 316(a), 401, 402, and 404 Permitting
- Clean Water Act Citizen Suits
- Compliance Counseling
- Wetlands Permitting and Mitigation
- Water Quality and Wetlands Litigation
- NPDES Permitting
- Regulatory Development
- Stormwater Management