Thompson & Pugsley, Practice Areas
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act and Emergency Planning and Community Response Act (CERCLA and EPCRA)
The firm has assisted clients in emergency response actions, including identifying requisite notifications, determining appropriate responses to a spill or release of hazardous materials, and preparing filings required in connection with the release of a reportable quantity (RQ) of a hazardous substance under CERCLA, particularly where radionuclides are at issue. The firm has represented national trade associations in various CERCLA rulemaking proceedings addressing RQs for radionuclides and the definition of "federally permitted releases."
The firm has assisted potentially responsible parties in minimizing potential liabilities under federal CERCLA and equivalent state statutes, from drafting appropriate responses to 104(e) requests for information to managing engineering consultants and records reviews to identify alternative sources of environmental contamination and develop cost-effective remedies.