At Hessian & McKasy, P.A. we counsel our clients as to how to prepare for and respond to government inspections. When an inspection reveals a potential violation, we work with our clients in promptly addressing the issues so that penalties and expensive enforcement actions will be minimized. In cases where an enforcement action, such as an Administrative Penalty Order (APO), is initiated, we assist in resolving the matter including negotiating civil penalties. We also assist clients in addressing corrective action requirements. We work with clients to develop tailored environmental audit programs and environmental management systems to prevent potential violations and to ensure speedy correction of any identified issues or concerns.
Federal and state environmental statutes and regulations require parties to comply with regulations and to obtain certain environmental permits prior to commencing or changing certain operations. For example: