Clients benefit from Ms. Smith's 20 years of experience with government agencies at the state and federal level and her ability to find common ground between government, private industries, land owners, and environmental groups on many complex issues throughout the West. With a sophisticated understanding of how government agencies operate and enforce environmental laws, Ms. Smith counsels clients on how to operate in compliance with the complex maze of state and federal environmental laws and policies.
Ms. Smith's experience includes her recent tenure as the Executive Director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ). She led UDEQ in implementing state and federal environmental laws, working proactively with individuals, community groups, and industry. She drove key improvements in UDEQ's efficiency to provide a productive and predictable regulatory process, streamline the permitting procedure, shorten review times, and restructure regulatory boards to increase transparency between the agency and the public. Her extensive experience includes air quality, water quality, environmental response and remediation, radiation control, and solid and hazardous waste management.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Amanda Smith