Among the varied clients relying on the firm for air quality counseling and defense is one of the world’s largest shipping operators—a company responsible for California’s ports in Long Beach, Oakland, San Diego, Sacramento, and Stockton.
Public agencies also seek counsel from our attorneys to develop compliance schedules for fleet vehicle replacement, and to obtain emission variances from local air quality management district rules for stationary emission sources.
Large trucking companies providing and retailers requiring refrigerated trucking services, such as grocery store chains, rely on our air quality team for compliance and defense counsel. Vehicle manufacturers also turn to Somach Simmons & Dunn to resolve compliance issues with California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations. Additionally, distributors and retailers selling cosmetics, car waxes, and a host of other consumer goods that use aerosols or evaporate and discharge volatile organic compounds (VOCs) rely on the firm’s attorneys to reach practical settlements with the CARB.
An important advantage Somach Simmons & Dunn’s air quality clients gain is the firm’s long experience working with CARB staff and the 35 local agencies governing the state’s air quality, to resolve air quality issues. This experience translates into strong professional relationships with the various agencies’ staff, which is essential to quickly resolving client compliance and/or enforcement issues.