Jack C. Bender is experienced in consulting and representing clients on environmental law matters, including administrative and court litigation regarding emissions, solid and hazardous waste, and wastewater compliance and permitting issues. A frequent speaker at business and trade group meetings on environmental issues, he has also written extensively on a variety of permitting and enforcement topics.
With respect to environmental permitting, Jack has assisted manufacturing, electric utility, coal mining, and municipal clients in applying for and negotiating the terms of Title V and Prevention of Significant Deterioration air emission permits, NPDES wastewater permits, municipal and industrial solid waste landfill permits, and dredge and fill permits and associated state water quality certifications. He has also defended third party challenges to air emission, wastewater discharge, and landfill permits in administrative proceedings and state court. In these permit related matters, Jack works closely with the clients’ technical consultants to ensure the permits are reasonable and practicable from a compliance standpoint and the terms and supporting administrative record are defensible so as to minimize third party or EPA objection risks. His regulatory compliance and permitting experience and engineering background is also used to assist clients and consultants in conducting compliance audits for single facility and multiple site projects.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Jack C. Bender