Carl B. Everett

Carl B. Everett

Environmental Litigation and Enforcement

Carl represents companies involved in litigation relating to their compliance with federal and state environmental regulation. He has a deep understanding of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) from his work helping companies navigate determinations involving potentially responsible parties, remediation and financial responsibilities connected with remediation.

Select representations include:

  • A potentially responsible parties (PRP) group in negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), remedial firms and technical consultants involving environmental site remediation work at the Galaxy/Spectron site. Chemical solvents were recycled and fuels were once blended at the site in Elkton, Maryland. Remediation involved addressing: contamination of the soil; groundwater and bedrock groundwater being overburdened by volatile organic compounds (VOCs); and dense non-aqueous phase liquids seeping into a nearby creek bank.
  • A manufacturer in negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), remedial firms and technical consultants involving environmental site remediation at the site of a former municipal landfill and barge cleaning company. Remediation activities on the 17-acre site in Jefferson County, Texas focused on addressing contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals.
  • A manufacturer in defense of the company's efforts to clean up a contaminated site.
  • A pharmaceutical company facing an enforcement action under the Clean Air Act.
  • A manufacturer in response to issues arising from the proposed inclusion of a site it formerly owned on the Superfund National Priorities list.

Environmental permitting

Carl's work in environmental permitting includes new source review, hazardous air pollutant rules and developments related to climate change under the Clean Air Act and stormwater control and total maximum daily load programs under the Clean Water Act.

Select representations include:

  • A manufacturer in a consultation and negotiation with the Army Corp of Engineers regarding jurisdiction over the company's activities relating to the environment.
  • A charitable organization in zoning matters involving a new facility in Havertown, Pennsylvania.
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