Environmental: Clean Air Act

Calfee’s environmental attorneys are experienced in representing large and small companies on Clean Air Act issues. Our clients’ operations range from steel making to manufacturing of chemicals and coatings, metal containers, tires, medical devices and hot-mix asphalt to hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal. Regardless of the industry, our experience allows us to assist clients with all of their Clean Air concerns—whether proactive or reactive action is necessary.

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We help clients respond to questions involving major and minor source permitting issues, permit appeals, agency inspections and requests for information. We also defend Clean Air Act judicial and administrative enforcement actions. Our areas of expertise include Title V, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, New Source Review/Prevention of Significant Deterioration, State Implementation Plans and Stratospheric Ozone.

  • Advise a publicly-traded manufacturer of steel and steel products on a variety of Clean Air Act compliance issues, including permitting requirements for installation of new equipment, stack testing and continuous emission monitoring.
  • Negotiated settlement of enforcement action that alleged a hot-mix asphalt plant had failed to apply for a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit. Under the settlement, the company was able to avoid PSD permitting.
  • Represent various asphalt plants in challenges to Permits to Install challenging the permits’ imposition of separate emission limits based upon individual fuel types, as well as a number of ancillary issues.
  • Represent a closely-held pharmaceutical manufacturer against allegations of violating the Clean Air Act provisions limiting the use of ozone-depleting substances.
  • Defended a manufacturer of steel castings for various heavy industrial uses against allegations of civil violation of the Clean Air Act, as well as a related criminal investigation.
  • Defended a hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility against allegation that it had failed to obtain a Title V permit.