Regulatory & Legislative Support

THG worked closely over the years with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. EPA HQ and Regions, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers HQ and Districts, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Capitol Hill, conducting technical and informational briefings with senior and career staff to properly align and resolve its client’s issues and goals.

With vast experience on RCRA, Superfund, and Brownfields, THG would help its clients navigate the federal and state bureaucracies to address a range of environmental issues.

  • Provided ongoing guidance and tracking to the private sector on rulemakings pertaining to the Definition of Solid Waste, Toxic Reporting Index, and Financial Assurance.
  • Provided clarity and collaborative solutions between U.S. EPA HQ, Regional Offices, and Potentially Responsible Parties on the nation’s largest environmental cleanups, including the Lower Passaic River, Lower Fox River, Kalamazoo River, and Delaware Estuary.
  • Serviced a range of law firms, financial investment groups, and large-scale, environmental consulting shops seeking timely insight and information on the latest trends and developments impacting the regulated community.
  • Provided insight into U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency culture, capabilities, expectations, and regulatory structure and process.
  • Advised on public comment development as it relates to new rulemakings and code developments, in addition to preparing written and in-person comments.
  • Conducted direct, ongoing communications between industry and government to spur progress in moving forward environmental cleanups.
  • Provided guidance on the emerging environmental legal developments pertaining to the management of hazardous wastes.
  • Conducted on-site facility visits and provided written analysis detailing compliance standards and process improvements.
  • Served as a liaison between industry and government on permitting issues related to the launch of new facilities.
  • Assisted EPA in identifying successful regulatory approaches to mothballed sites that expedite cleanup and revitalization by coordinating and integrating state and federal processes.
  • Consulted state waste officials and EPA Regional personnel to explore alternatives for adopting coordinated cleanup approval approaches to mothballed brownfields.
  • Advised in identifying candidate state programs to pilot the development of coordinated cleanup approaches.
  • Designed and organized forums to call attention to the challenges of site revitalization of mothballed properties.