The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for the monitoring and enforcement of a variety of environmental acts along with environmental waste permitting and enforcement actions. These issues can be simple at first glance but can become complex when dealing with the Federal and state authorities, such as the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
Environmental issues are heavily regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). Both businesses and private individuals are responsible for complying with these federal laws, such as the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and many, many more.
At Strachn Law we can help ensure that you and your company are in compliance with all applicable regulations and help defend you in the event a penalty has been proposed or applied.
Permitting Application and Advising
Even with the heavy regulation there are various permits that can be obtained that allow for permitted dispersement of pollutants that would otherwise be illegal under the various applicable acts. We have direct experience with these permits that can have volume limits and may or may not involve on-going monitoring.
Enforcement Action Counsel
There may be times where the EPA or TDEC will send notice of a potential enforcement action for failing to properly monitor/report the discharge of pollutants or any other violation of the various acts these entities govern. Often times there are ways to dispute these notices prior to litigation and involve contacting the regulatory agency.