Everyday new environmental laws and regulations affect how companies may conduct business. These laws and regulations are enacted on local, state, and federal levels and often require the help of a skilled NJ environmental law attorney to determine proper compliance. Issues that business owners may need assistance with include:
• Compliance with local, state and federal environmental laws and regulations
• Negotiation with or advice about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and other regulatory agencies on numerous environmental issues
• Assistance with environmental compliance programs
• The purchase and sale of contaminated properties
• Soil and groundwater contamination matters
• Due diligence of environmental issues pertaining to commercial real estate purchases
In particular, the state of New Jersey is one of the most regulated states in the country on environmental issues. New Jersey’s wide range of environmental regulations and laws cover all aspects of the environment including air, water, soil, waste disposal, and wetlands. In fact, New Jersey’s environmental law exceeds federal requirements through the passage of the Industrial Site Recovery Act, Spill Compensation and Control Act and the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act.
In addition to assistance with compliance, business owners may require help in obtaining necessary permits and approvals for conducting business.
The ultimate objective of the EPA is compliance with the country’s environmental laws and enforcement is a large factor relative to getting regulated businesses to meet their obligation to the environment. Therefore, the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) vigorously pursues enforcement and compliance to environmental law. So, it is vitally important to your business’s future that you are aware of and in compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
Talk to a New Jersey environmental law attorney today
Pleading ignorance of environmental law and/or regulations will not protect your business from penalties, fines, or lawsuits. Contact LaVan Law online or call us at 856-235-4079 today to discuss environmental compliance for your business.