We help manufacturers comply with state, federal, and international environmental laws and regulations; address legacy contamination issues (including litigation when needed); and advocate for favorable regulatory revisions.
Facility and product environmental compliance issues can impact manufacturers’ competiveness. As manufacturing demands increase across the globe, manufacturers must navigate a regulatory maze while also meeting their business goals.
Beveridge & Diamond offers knowledge and experience in virtually all of the issues associated with manufacturing facilities and the product life-cycle, including those arising under environmental, chemical, and worker safety statutes and programs administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Homeland Security, and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and their state counterparts, as well as those governed by other laws and agencies.
Our lawyers provide fast, reliable, and efficient counsel to owners and operators of manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and abroad on air, water, hazardous materials, chemical regulation, worker safety, and waste disposal requirements. We also assist them in setting up custom programs and processes to get their products to market and meet sustainable supply chain goals.
B&D represents manufacturing clients in sectors such as:
- Iron and steel
- Pipe manufacturing
- Oil and gas
- Wood products manufacturing
- Glass manufacturing
- Food and beverage
- Waste to energy
- Electric power generation
- Environmental technologies
- Chip and semiconductor manufacturing
Our experience in multiple sectors benefits our clients, as we deploy expertise gained and lessons learned in one sector for the benefit of clients in other sectors.
We assist with facility acquisition, permitting, siting, and development; advise on domestic and international start-up activities; and advocate for regulatory relief before agencies. We also advise on product stewardship, product management, and commercialization; provide guidance on issues such as take-back, life-cycle regulations, disposal, and recycling; and help clients acquire green power resources.
When necessary, we defend our clients in government enforcement proceedings, as well as in product liability, environmental, toxic tort, complex commercial, and other kinds of litigation.