Daniel M. Steinway

Partner

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Washington

P: +1.202.639.7902 F: +1.202.585.1003
  • Negotiation of the largest mixed funding settlement in the history of the Superfund program for a large multiparty group of companies, which also allowed for the recovery of attorney’s fees, the first time this has ever been allowed
  • Counseling several multiparty groups of responsible parties on numerous changes for cleanup remedies and Record of Decision amendments under the Superfund program, saving companies millions of dollars
  • Successful representation of numerous Fortune 500 companies on a wide range of cleanup cost recovery actions with significant cost implications, both in alternative dispute resolution and formal judicial proceedings, including successful recoveries from the federal government as a potential responsible party at various remediation sites
  • Advising key trade organizations and energy companies on significant environmental regulatory proposals/requirements and legal liability matters affecting oil and gas exploration and production operations, including hydraulic fracturing and horizontal well-drilling
  • Successful representation of major power producers in securing permit approvals and defending permit challenges in administrative and judicial proceedings
  • Advising clients on the ramifications of key aspects of the federal climate change legislation such as carbon sequestration and storage regulatory policy
  • Environmental regulatory experience in all facets of renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal and resource recovery) projects
  • Represented pipelines and other energy companies regarding legal/technical issues and regulatory compliance matters arising under environmental laws affecting onshore, coastal and offshore operations
  • Counseled major international concerns on a broad range of environmental issues relating to the construction and operation of various infrastructure projects
  • Advising numerous corporate concerns on chemical use, management, handling, notification and reporting obligations arising under the federal Toxic Substances Control Act and other international, federal and state regulatory authorities and representing major manufacturers and other clients in enforcement actions involving these laws
  • Negotiation for a major Fortune 500 company of one of the first streamlined agreements for high-priority corrective action sites under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) program, effectively streamlining the hazardous waste site cleanup process and reducing significant regulatory burdens
  • Counseling numerous industrial entities on a wide range of RCRA regulatory matters
  • Counseling numerous major Fortune 500 corporate clients in the successful implementation of ISO 14000 EMS and approval by third-party registrars
  • Advising various corporate concerns including several electronics, telecommunications and manufacturing companies in successfully obtaining significant relief under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (and other state agencies) voluntary environmental auditing “amnesty” policy
  • Representation of a major Fortune 500 company in the only environmental enforcement action ever brought by the EPA for sediment cleanup under the federal Clean Water Act civil penalty authorities
  • Advising an industrial Fortune 500 company on a successful delisting from the applicable federal debarment list in one of the first delisting hearings ever held under the federal Clean Water Act
  • Representation of several national trade associations on obtaining amendments to the federal Superfund law and clarifying their respective member company liabilities under this law
  • Advising numerous companies on effective approaches for securing relief from cleanup requirements under federal law in accordance with new EPA regulatory guidance as part of the five-year review process
  • Successful mediation of various contractual disputes involving the sale and purchase of contaminated facilities among large corporate industrial concerns
  • Representation as group common counsel in various Superfund cleanup actions at complex contaminated sites
  • Advising key trade associations on the adoption of important legislative amendments to the permitting procedures under the federal environmental laws for major energy projects
  • Advising the Republic of Cameroon as part of a World Bank project on the adoption of its environmental regulations for the petroleum sector