Jenner & Block

Air Emissions and Control Strategies

Air Emissions and Control Strategies Transactions & Cases

In matters involving air emissions and control, we represent numerous Fortune 500 clients, as well as a variety of smaller clients, in many different industries including pulp and paper manufacturers, foam manufacturers, printing and coating operations, petroleum refineries, gas utilities, electric utilities, gas pipelines, synthetic chemical manufacturers, primary and secondary metal processors, smelters, foundries, automotive parts manufacturers, fiberboard product manufacturers, and mining interests.  Our engagements involve air emission permits, permit enforcement, New Source Review, and emissions trading.  Examples of the diversity of matters we handle include:

  • Advising an energy company regarding construction of a three gigawatt natural gas-fired electric generating peaker plant.  This included securing New Source Review permits, Title IV acid rain permits, and operating permits.  Because of the pressing construction schedule, this permitting process was completed in less than nine months.
  • Representing and counseling a petroleum refinery regarding significant onsite construction and modification of their operations.  This included securing New Source Review permits and operating permits.  We also represented this petroleum refinery regarding release reporting for a variety of leaks and spills.
  • Advising a natural gas public utility regarding release reporting for hazardous material emissions from their natural gas storage fields.
  • Representing clients in a wide variety of industries throughout the United States in over 20 rulemaking proceedings concerning Clean Air Act construction and operating permit applications.