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Steven M. Jawetz
1350 I Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3311
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Steven M. Jawetz is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. office of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. His practice focuses on remediation and natural resource damages (NRD) matters under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund) and similar state statutes imposing liability for hazardous substance releases. He also regularly addresses PCB cleanup issues under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). He is Co-Chair of the CERCLA/Contaminated Properties Section in the Firm’s Environmental Practice Group.
Mr. Jawetz represents clients at a number of nationally significant contaminated sediment sites in rivers, lakes, and estuaries across the country. He also represents clients at numerous sites involving hazardous substances in soil and groundwater. In addition to his work for individual parties, Mr. Jawetz acts as common counsel to groups of potentially responsible parties at several sites.
Mr. Jawetz has substantial experience not only with response agency negotiations and agreements, but also with cooperative NRD assessments and negotiations with federal and state natural resource trustees. His work focuses on helping clients proactively prepare for, and then cost-effectively address, government claims for response action, response costs, and NRD.
Before joining the firm in 1987, Mr. Jawetz was with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on CERCLA reauthorization. Prior to his work at the Justice Department, he clerked for the Nevada Supreme Court.
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“United States Supreme Court Narrows Arranger Liability, Articulates Lower Standard for Avoiding Joint and Several Liability Under U.S. Superfund Law,” Environmental Liability, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Lawtext Publishing, 2009) (with C. McKenzie)
"Expanding the Trustee Toolkit: Issues Presented by the Department of the Interior’s Proposed Revisions to the Natural Resource Damages Assessment Regulations," Superfund and Natural Resource Damages Litigation Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 1 (ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, July 2008)
"25 Years of Superfund Liability: Progress Made, Progress Needed" Environment Reporter, Vol. 37, No. 2 (BNA, January 13, 2006) (with K. Bourdeau)
"Is Superfund Dead?,"The Metropolitan Corporation Counsel, April 2001.
“How to Respond to Superfund Section 104 Information Requests,” Environmental Law & Practice, Vol. 1, No. 5 (Warren, Gorham & Lamont, March/April 1994) (with M. Zuschek and D. McKay).