Many businesses are affected by environmental and natural resources laws, and most laws relating to the environment are statutory and are enforced by federal and state administrative agencies. Business owners and managers need to be keenly aware of how environmental laws relate to their operations as well as which agencies oversee and enforce them. The attorneys at Longman & Van Grack are experienced in advising businesses about a wide range of state and federal environmental laws and regulations as well as the solutions that may be available for their clients. Our attorneys are uniquely prepared to provide such environmental advice as they have worked in federal agencies, helped craft environmental laws in the U.S. Senate, and taught environmental law to university students.

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Environmental and Natural Resources Laws Affecting Businesses

There are many laws that affect the way our clients do business. These laws include, but are not limited to:

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Clean Air Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund)

The attorneys at Longman & Van Grack represent businesses affected by these federal laws as well as state regulations. We understand how these laws apply to our clients businesses and how to best approach business issues relating to these laws.

Environmental Litigation and Disputes
Despite properly managing your entity’s environmental legal issues, occasionally, legal disputes may occur. Longman & Van Grack’s attorneys have litigated many environmental issues and are available to help you through any of these types of specific legal disputes. Read more about our Environmental Litigation Practice.

Administrative Agencies Involved in Environmental Business Law
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the federal administrative agency responsible for enforcing laws in this area. The EPA has many federal and state counterparts and works with other agencies with complimentary missions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates health and safety as well as environmental concerns in the workplace. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages federal land and the natural resources coming from this land. The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) oversees the compliance of federal agencies with the NEPA. The Army Corps of Engineers administers Superfund clean ups and regulates wetland permits under the Clean Water Act. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) enforces regulations regarding the handling and disposal of toxic waste. Our business clients often become involved with one or more of these agencies. Longman & Van Grack regularly represents clients in disputes and negotiations with these agencies.

Types of Environmental Cases
Longman & Van Grack?s attorneys handle various types of environmental business law cases. We represent business owners in cases including but not limited to:

  • Complying with OSHA regulations
  • Disputes over disposal of toxic waste
  • Disputes over Endangered Species Act enforcement
  • Clean up of contamination
  • Pollution – Complying with Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act regarding emissions and securing necessary permits
  • Toxic Torts – Seeking compensation for serious physical injury or death due to exposure to a toxic substance

If you are a business owner or manager with an environmental law related question please contact the attorneys at Longman & Van Grack at (301) 291-5027 for a consultation today.

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With Offices in Maryland (Rockville or Bethesda), Virginia (Tysons Corner), and Washington, DC, the attorneys at Longman & Van Grack assist clients throughout Washington, DC and Maryland including Montgomery County, Howard County, Prince George's County, Chevy Chase, Darnestown, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Potomac, Silver Spring, and Wheaton. Hiring an attorney is an important decision which should not be based solely on advertising. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters, and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.