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In the Solid Waste practice area, RRHB attorneys work with municipal and industrial hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste management, disposal, and remediation. For clients, who consist of everything from municipalities, to individual landowners, to private corporations, RRHB attorneys provide the following services:
• Obtaining permits, renewals, and amendments before all major environmental agencies in Texas.
• Assisting with permit applications, staff negotiations, and legal representation in contested case hearings before environmental agencies.
• Negotiating and litigating civil penalties and injunctive relief.
• Representing clients as individual defendants and common counsel in multiparty hazardous or industrial solid waste litigation in both federal and state courts under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act.
• Assisting with voluntary remediation projects associated with brownfields and historically contaminated industrial properties and petroleum storage tank sites across the State.
• Helping develop the Texas Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP), the Innocent Owner/Operator Program (IOP) and the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) by filing comments and participating in work groups responsible for drafting program guidance documents.
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