Debra J. Jezouit

Deputy Department Chair - Environmental (Washington) Partner

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Washington, D.C.

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  • Major electric generating company – representation on development of state Regional Haze and Affordable Clean Energy Act plans
  • Portland cement companies – representation in development of comments on National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Portland cement industry, and subsequent appeals of final rules, which resulted in more reasonable air toxics standards for the industry and an extension of the compliance deadline by two years (Portland Cement Association v. EPA (D.C. Cir. 2011) and Natural Resources Defense Council v. EPA (D.C. Cir. 2014))
  • U.S. v. Holcim (US) Inc. (D.Md) – represented Holcim (US) Inc. in an enforcement suit brought by EPA for alleged Prevention of Significant Deterioration requirements under the Clean Air Act and negotiated a favorable settlement of the case for the client prior to trial
  • Sierra Club v. The Dayton Power and Light Company, et. al (S.D. Ohio) – represented three co-owners of a power plant on alleged violations of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration, New Source Performance Standards and opacity requirements of the Clean Air Act and successfully negotiated a settlement of the case prior to trial
  • Reliant Energy – representation in New Jersey v. Reliant Energy Mid-Atlantic Power Holdings, et. al (E.D. Pa), regarding alleged violations of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V permitting requirements of the Clean Air Act
  • Major pharmaceutical company – negotiated settlements of potential Clean Air Act violations at several facilities that were discovered as a result of internal audits and during an EPA investigation
  • Major electric generating company – negotiated settlement of Clean Air Act violations alleged by environmental groups and represented company in district court to obtain approval of the settlement in face of opposition to settlement terms by third parties
  • Electric generating company – counsel on controversial air permit for a new source and development of strategy for addressing community opposition
  • Portland cement company – negotiated settlement of alleged NESHAP and NSPS violations and negotiated Title V permit terms
  • Electric generating company – representation on Civil Rights Act Title VI complaint
  • Class of ‘85 Regulatory Response Group – representation of a large coalition of electric generating companies regarding issues arising under the Clean Air Act and other environmental statutes, including development of comments on various EPA rulemakings and providing analyses of regulations and court decisions affecting the industry
  • Electric generating company – Representation before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in an appeal of an EPA order regarding the company's Title V permit
  • Electric generating companies – Design and assist in implementation of New Source Review, NSPS, NESHAP, and refrigerants compliance programs for fossil-fuel fired power plants