Environmental law

Understanding the full scope of California’s complex and overlapping environmental laws requires detailed knowledge and experience with federal and state statutes and agency regulations, traditional common law property rights and remedies, and the benefits and limitations of contractual protections and insurance. The lawyers at Ossentjuk & Botti understand how important it is for clients to be environmentally responsible while at the same time moving their businesses forward. That often-difficult balance requires sound judgment, access to and influence with the regulatory decision makers, and real-world common sense.

We have considerable knowledge of and experience with the following regulatory programs:

  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • California Porter-Cologne Water Quality Act
  • California Hazardous Substances Account Act
  • California Public Resources Code and DOGGR Regulations
  • Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • Federal Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA/Superfund)
  • Federal Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Federal Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Federal Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Federal Oil Pollution Act

In addition, we have successfully handled numerous environmental disputes and litigation matters involving common law claims and remedies, including surface and subsurface trespass and public and private nuisance.

Call Ossentjuk & Botti at 805-557-8081 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.