Middleton Reutlinger is actively involved in environmental law and safety management. The firm has developed an environmental and safety team which provides needed services in response to current and foreseeable federal and state regulatory controls relative to environmental affairs and worker safety. For more than 15 years, Middleton Reutlinger has handled permitting at state and federal levels for large industrial facilities, chemical facilities and fossil fuel electric generating stations. The firm has had extensive interactions and negotiations with federal, state and local regulatory agencies. It has been responsible for all aspects of obtaining regulatory permits and the handling of compliance problems with respect to RCRA, TSCA, CERCLA, CWA and CAA. It has developed extensive experience in several hazardous and waste management programs, including permitted treatment, disposal, storage of PCB and TSD facilities.
Middleton Reutlinger’s involvement in Superfund sites ranges from preparing agreements for PRPs, to negotiating with the EPA on clean up response, to making claims against responsible parties. It has also been involved in Superfund litigation involving allocation of responsibility and insurance coverage, both in federal and state courts.
The firm has developed and administered contingency plans, SPCC plans, and has represented several major businesses on a statewide basis in administering compliance plans for underground storage tank facilities.
Middleton Reutlinger attorneys have also represented manufacturing and chemical companies in class action and other plaintiffs’ litigation based on allegations of environmental pollution by manufacturing and chemical plants.
Middleton Reutlinger attorneys represent businesses before the USEPA and state administrative bodies in proceedings involving chemical spills, showing cause actions for violations of various air and water permits, as well as non-compliance actions for asbestos abatement removal, PCB handling and other hazardous waste material matters.
To paraphrase Lee Thomas, a former administrator of USEPA, “there is a whole new generation of issues before us that will require a new approach to environmental management and a proper legal perspective.” Middleton Reutlinger is prepared to face these new issues with quality responsive services and reliable legal counsel.