Theodore L. Garrett

Theodore L. Garrett

Theodore Garrett has been extensively involved in litigation and administrative proceedings, compliance matters and transactions throughout the country involving federal and state environmental and natural resource matters.  He has served as counsel in more than 50 reported cases and has also served a mediator and arbitrator.  Mr. Garrett’s practice involves major compliance, regulatory and enforcement issues, particularly concerning air quality, water quality, and hazardous waste matters.  Mr. Garrett is a member of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, a former Chair of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, and is the 2013 Who’s Who Legal Environment Lawyer of the Year.

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The New Administration Releases An Executive Order and A Series of Memoranda On Energy and Environmental Issues

The Trump administration has issued an Executive Order and a series of memoranda relating to energy and the environment. The goal of the Executive Order–Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects–is to expedite environmental reviews and approvals.  It provides that action by the Chair of the Counsel of Environmental Quality to designate … Continue Reading

EPA Clarifies Standards for CERCLA Assessments

In a move designed to provide greater certainty to those purchasing, selling, or evaluating industrial or commercial properties, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed to remove any lingering effect of ASTM International’s E1527-05, a nine-year-old industry standard practice for evaluating potentially contaminated sites under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). As … Continue Reading

ECOS Releases Comprehensive Clean Air Act Memo With GHG Implications

In accord with the President’s June 2013 Climate Action Plan, EPA plans to use existing Clean Air Act authority to develop greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards for new and existing sources.  The scope of EPA’s authority under existing law is important given the lack of Congressional action to specifically address GHGs. The Environmental Council of … Continue Reading
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