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Located in the firm's Austin office, Kelly Hart's Environmental & Water Law practice group provides professional, creative and cost-effective services focused on the impact of administrative laws on our clients' business objectives. Our attorneys provide compliance counseling, regulatory assistance, transactional advice, and representation in administrative, civil, and criminal proceedings and counseling on crisis management.

In addition to vast legal experience, our Environmental & Water Law attorneys possess valuable technical and regulatory experience as well. Section attorneys include former state regulators who can provide unique insight into difficult regulatory issues. The Environmental & Water Law group's attorneys are often invited to lecture and write on a wide variety of environmental, natural resource and administrative law topics and have served as leaders of state and local bar associations.

Our Environmental & Water Law attorneys have extensive experience navigating the complex system of government regulations, including:

  • surface water and groundwater (subsurface) water rights and water supplies
  • Clean Air Act permits and compliance (including Title V, PSD, NSR and state permits; compliance with NESHAPS, NSPS, BACT, RACT and MACT; and Title II regarding-road/non-road motor vehicles and engines)
  • hazardous and nonhazardous industrial and municipal solid waste management and permits
  • oil and gas exploration and production waste management and oil field cleanup
  • mining and mineral processing waste management, permitting and remediation
  • underground and petroleum storage tank regulation, remediation and reimbursement
  • environmental liabilities and due diligence in real estate, merger/acquisition and lending transactions
  • endangered species, wetlands, and other land use issues
  • regulatory policy development and agency rulemaking
  • industrial and municipal wastewater and storm water discharge permits and compliance
  • special waste management, including asbestos, PCB's, medical and radioactive wastes
  • used oil, tires, and other recycling and reuse programs
  • investigation and remediation of contaminated property (including federal and state Superfund and private cleanup actions)
  • recovery of costs of remediation from other potentially liable parties, including insurance companies
  • Innocent Owner Program, Voluntary Cleanup Program, Dry Cleaner Program and Municipal Setting Designation activities
  • water and sewer service supply agreements for land development projects, cities and districts
  • water and sewer rates and certificates of convenience and necessity
  • Public Information Act and Open Meetings Act compliance
  • legislative strategy and solutions
Lawyers at Kelly Hart have successfully reversed over $2 billion of adverse jury verdicts