Julie Cress

Special Counsel

Julie Cress

San Francisco

P: +1.415.291.6242
F: +1.415.291.6342

Public Sector

  • Prosecution of violations of regulatory requirements on behalf of CARB.
  • Lead attorney on regulation development of several CARB regulations.
  • Lead attorney on CARB enforcement advisories involving fuels, off-road engines, consumer products, and portable equipment/engines.

Private Sector

Request for Information/Enforcement Defense

  • Represent ethanol producer in response to EPA request for information and resulting enforcement action.
  • Represent manufacturers and retailers of aftermarket performance parts in response to EPA request for information and resulting enforcement action alleging manufacture/sales of defeat devices.
  • Represent transportation company in response to EPA request for information related to CARB mobile source regulations including the Truck & Bus Regulation, Drayage Truck Regulation, and Transport Refrigeration Unit Regulation.
  • Represent food manufacturer and its logistics arm in response to EPA request for information related to CARB mobile source regulations including the Truck & Bus Regulation, Drayage Truck Regulation, and Transport Refrigeration Unit Regulation.
  • Represent foreign mobile equipment manufacturer in response to EPA request for information and enforcement action related to importation of nonroad engines.

Permitting

  • Represent major oil company in pursuit of variance requests before the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
  • Advise major oil company clients on complex permitting requirements related to New Source Review and Title V.

Climate Change

  • Advise major oil company related to compliance with CARB's Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
  • Represent ethanol producer providing general compliance advice related to EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard.
  • Advise propane distributor on compliance related to CARB's Mandatory Reporting Regulation and Cap-and-Trade Regulation.

Rulemaking Advocacy

  • Rulemaking advocacy on behalf of oil & gas/chemical trade group surrounding EPA's Risk Management Plan amendments.
  • Advocacy on behalf of manufacturing trade group in relation to amendments to NESHAPs regulations.
  • Rulemaking advocacy related to local air district regulations including the South Coast Air Quality Management District's RECLAIM program.

Incident Response

  • Incident response related to industrial fire with focus on air-specific emergency reporting, seeking of enforcement relief, and compliance obligations.