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Environmental Law Guidance On Landfills And Wastewater Treatment Plants

Landfills and wastewater treatment plans serve an integral yet often-maligned function. They’re a vital component of the infrastructure.

Establishing and operating these facilities, whether as a municipality or private entity, requires addressing sensitive environmental and regulatory concerns. Legal counsel is critical for success.

At Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C., our lawyers advise facility owners and operators on all aspects of environmental law and administrative matters. We have strong backgrounds in environmental and municipal law. With decades of experience – including vast experience representing local governments – we provide legal counsel on an ongoing basis, and we serve as special counsel for discrete matters.

With offices in Chicago and the Detroit area, our lawyers handle environmental law issues involving landfills and wastewater treatment plants across both states.

Key Environmental Legislation That Impacts Landfills And Wastewater Plants

Multiple layers of regulation at the state and federal levels impact these vital facilities. Key legislation includes:

  • The Toxic Substances Control Act
  • The National Environmental Protection Act
  • The Michigan Natural Resources And Environmental Protection Act
  • The Clean Air Act
  • The Clean Water Act

Multiple agencies are responsible for enforcing these laws and accompanying regulations. Our lawyers are familiar with these agencies and the strategies necessary for overcoming any hurdles.

Experienced Counsel On The Full Range Of Legal Considerations

We advise clients on issues involving:

  • Siting
  • Operations
  • Workplace safety
  • Emissions
  • Leaks or spills
  • Real estate transactions
  • Zoning issues
  • Conditional use permits
  • Environmental assessments
  • Environmental impact statements
  • And other legal concerns

Siting and permitting are commonly fraught with obstacles. Nobody wants a landfill or wastewater plant in their neighborhood, and siting issues can quickly escalate to hotly contested administrative proceedings. Our lawyers are highly skilled in navigating these roadblocks. Should litigation become necessary, they are also accomplished litigators in state and federal courts.

Contact Us For Niche And Nuanced Legal Counsel

Not many firms are equipped to handle the niche and complicated legal issues pertaining to landfills and wastewater treatment plants. We handle them on a regular basis.

To learn more, please reach out to our legal team. You can also reach our Wyandotte office at 773-435-9064.