Mark Hamlin

Associate

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Houston

P: +1.713.229.1627 F: +1.713.229.6127
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  • Exploration and production company – Represented client in lease-based oilfield remediation litigation and the related state agency investigations.
  • Exploration and production company – Advised client during an environmental compliance audit of its exploration and production operations under state audit privilege laws.
  • Industry coalition – Represented a multi-client group as amici curiae in the Fifth Circuit appeal of a U.S. District Court Clean Air Act citizen suit decision.
  • Industry coalition – Represented a multi-client group as intervenors in support of EPA in the Fifth Circuit challenge to the agency's approval of "redesignation substitutes" for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area under the 1-hour and 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone.
  • Industry coalition – Represented a multi-client group as intervenors in support of EPA in the D.C. Circuit challenge to the agency's initial area designations under the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone.
  • Industry coalition – Participated in multi-state joint defense group rulemaking advocacy and litigation efforts relating the EPA's Regional Haze Rule and its 2015 SSM SIP Call.
  • Interstate pipeline company – Assisted in the negotiation of a Consent Decree to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act in connection with pipeline spills.
  • Major refining company – Represented a Texas refinery in state and local government actions and a Clean Air Act citizen suit alleging violations relating to air emissions events and permit deviations.
  • Major refining company – Advised a Texas refinery in developing responses to concerns raised in an environmental group's petition objecting to the refinery's Title V permit.
  • Terminal company – Advised client in connection with the applicability of state and federal air quality regulations. associated with the construction and operation of an offshore export terminal.
  • Utility company – Represented an integrated power company in interventions in the D.C. and Fifth Circuits in connection with challenges to EPA's regulations regarding interstate air pollution transport.
  • Utility company – Drafted comments in response to EPA's proposed action to require the site-specific application of the Best Available Retrofit Technology in connection with the Regional Haze Rule.