Capable Handling Of Superfund Actions
In a significant environmental administrative development in New York City, on March 2, 2009, Region 2 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn on the National Priorities List (NPL), making it a federal Superfund site. This decision has important implications for property owners along the Canal.
The environmental lawyers at Periconi, LLC, have significant experience in representing private property owners, including those with property abutting another New York City waterway that is listed, or proposed for listing, on the NPL. They are an integral part of a complex and lengthy allocation process at the Gowanus Canal that is intended to avoid formal litigation by parties that the EPA has named as potentially responsible parties; and they have also been involved in several other federal and state Superfund administrative and judicial proceedings.
Defending Corporate Clients Against State And Federal Government Actions
The skilled environmental defense lawyers of Periconi, LLC, vigorously defend corporate and business clients against state and federal Superfund enforcement actions. With hundreds of contaminated Superfund sites in New York City and the surrounding areas, and New York’s extensive industrial history, federal Superfund cost recovery actions and contribution actions are a significant threat. With years of experience on both sides of environmental Superfund litigation, the attorneys of Periconi, LLC, are fully capable of providing effective defense against these actions.
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, or CERCLA, is the federal Superfund statute used by the Environmental Protection Agency and New York state. Among its functions, CERCLA enables the government to hold polluters liable for the contamination caused by hazardous substances released on a property. At the state level, the attorney general’s office may also pursue action against Superfund sites in federal court and state administrative forums.
Handling Your Matter From Beginning Until Closure
The attorneys of Periconi, LLC, remain closely involved throughout every step of a Superfund investigation, monitoring information requests from government agencies, scrutinizing prelitigation discovery, and defending the rights of business to keep certain information confidential. Developing fair allocations of liability is key in such cases, thus requiring sophisticated environmental consulting services.