Areas of Practice
Starnes Davis Florie’s Environmental Regulation practice group is highly experienced in matters involving the regulation of water, air, hazardous waste, health, and safety. We have handled regulatory matters involving federal agencies—including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of the Interior (DOI) including its Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and the Army Corp of Engineers (USACE)—and state agencies—including Alabama’s Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), Surface Mining Commission (ASMC), and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and other local, state, and federal agencies.
The firm has assisted clients with a full array of regulatory compliance issues, including obtaining permits, addressing rulemaking, and public comment, voluntary clean-up and redevelopment of brownfields, and energy, natural resources, biotechnology, occupational health and safety, historic preservation, and endangered species issues. Our lawyers have represented clients in permit challenges, appeals, and other administrative proceedings. We also have defended clients in investigations, enforcement actions, and penalty proceedings initiated by administrative agencies having environmental, health, and safety responsibilities. Such matters often require investigation, development of an evidentiary record, and advocacy similar to litigated matters.