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Clean Air Practice

Our air team brings sophisticated, complementary experience in a wide range of clean air issues. Our problem-solving takes a dual approach — careful compliance assessment on current requirements, as well as anticipation of the next phase of regulatory programming. We are proud of our ability to think like businesspeople, develop the full range of options for our clients, and manage against budgets.

The team’s experienced regulatory and litigation members have long worked with career staff at EPA headquarters, EPA regions, state agencies or legislatures, and on Capitol Hill. We move readily between national and state issues to site or company-specific applications.

Nationally, our efforts on behalf of companies and trade associations helped shape provisions of the 1990 Amendments, as well as most key developments since. On behalf of coal and power industry clients, our lawyers have most recently provided comments on, and analyses of, EPA’s Utility MACT rule, the greenhouse gas Endangerment Finding and associated Tailoring Rule, as well as EPA’s recent greenhouse NSPS proposal for power plants. We have negotiated complex New Source Review settlements with EPA and citizens groups for clients in the power and other industries. Our lawyers have also long shaped parallel state programs, including those for Title V permits, SIPs and state emission trading rules.

At the plant level, we have permitted numerous projects, facilities or facility expansions, earning recognition for our ability to identify critical paths and unravel major source PSD/NSR, SIP and operating permit tangles. We have helped clients develop Title V permit applications, operating scheme flexibility provisions and compliance certification support for thorny past possible transgressions. We have successfully defended both state and federal air enforcement actions, often by persuading the agency to withdraw the action.

Climate Change

McGuireWoods has assembled a climate change practice group of experienced practitioners and consultants from our environmental, energy, corporate, corporate finance and capital markets, litigation, and government relations teams.

Although a relatively new legal sector with unique issues, climate change also presents many similar challenges and opportunities that are successfully managed every day by McGuireWoods lawyers and consultants —who collectively offer extensive, multidiscipline experience in environmental regulatory programs; energy and other project development; the generation and exchanges of environmental credits and offsets; securities; venture capital; compliance, and legislative and regulatory development.

Our integrated team provides clients with carbon-specific representation on energy projects, carbon credits and trading, corporate disclosure and governance, corporate self-assessments, mergers and acquisitions, greentech investments, green building development, government relations and policy, regulatory developments and compliance, and litigation.

CONTACTS

Dana P. Palmer Senior Counsel T: +1 310 956 3445
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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Manufacturing company

Developed argument for a manufacturing client as to the inapplicability of the Clean Air Act provisions on aggregating certain sources as a single source due to proximity and other factors.
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Power and Energy Company

Assisted Client in analyzing emission trading issues under Title V,  CSAPR and the Clean Power Plan associated with the potential closure of a coal fired power plant.  
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Pulp and Paper Manufacturers

Represented pulp and paper manufacturers in Alabama, Massachusetts, Maine, and Michigan in connection with federal and state enforcement actions alleging violations of federal and state air permits; represented these same manufacturers in drafting and negotiating new and revised CAA permits for their operations.
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Wastwater treatment plant

Representation of a large Virginia municipal wastewater treatment plant in connection with a USEPA enforcement action alleging multiple CAA violations.
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Electrical generating association

Developed a "user friendly" handbook on Title IV emission credit programs for an electrical generating association
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Major industrial client

Secured withdrawal of state RACT requirements that would have severely disadvantaged a major industrial client, based on arguments that the state had no authority to implement its proposal.
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Major manufacturing trade association

Filed a unique Title III petition with EPA to delist allegedly hazardous air emissions on behalf of a major manufacturing trade association.
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Power generation company

Represented power generation company in development of state rules regarding control of mercury emissions from coal fired power plants.
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Donald D Anderson Donald D. Anderson
Partner
Bank of America Tower
50 North Laura Street
Suite 3300
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3661

T: +1 904 798 3230
F: +1 904 798 3273
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Duncan Getchell E. Duncan Getchell Jr.
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4388
F: +1 804 698 2252
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John M Lain John M. Lain
Senior Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4381
F: +1 804 698 2097
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Dale Mullen Dale G. Mullen
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4710
F: +1 804 698 2098
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Scott C Oostdyk Scott C. Oostdyk
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4743
F: +1 804 698 2133
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Dana P Palmer Dana P. Palmer
Senior Counsel
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 956 3445
F: +1 310 956 3121
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Bernadette Rappold Bernadette M. Rappold
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1754
F: +1 202 828 3303
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Brian C Root Brian C. Root
Associate
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7935
F: +1 412 667 7959
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Heather Nixon Stevenson Heather Nixon Stevenson
Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1380
F: +1 804 698 2241
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Paul K Stockman Paul K. Stockman
Partner
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7945
F: +1 412 667 7975
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