Environmental

KP Law is the leading firm in Massachusetts representing municipal clients in environmental matters. Our environmental practice includes representing cities and towns in federal court on major Superfund cases as well as cost recovery actions at all levels of state court involving Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 21E. We also appear routinely before federal, state, regional, and local administrative agencies concerning regulatory compliance in matters involving wastewater and water treatment systems, landfills and solid waste facilities, and Board of Health regulatory matters.

Our services include:

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Boards of Health

  • Title 5 compliance
  • State Sanitary Code
  • Noisome trade site assignments
  • Nuisance regulation

Wastewater

  • NPDES Permitting
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Consent decrees/administrative consent orders
  • Phase II Storm Water Regulations
  • Design build operate contracts
  • Wastewater facilities planning

Solid Waste

  • Landfill and transfer station site assignments
  • DEP solid waste facilities permitting
  • Landfill operating agreements
  • DEP enforcement
  • Solid waste collection and disposal agreements

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Regional Environmental Facilities

  • Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act
  • Intermunicipal agreements
  • Federal and state preemption

Water

  • New source approval
  • Water Management Act
  • Water withdrawal permitting
  • Safe Drinking Water Act compliance
  • Private well regulation

Hazardous Waste

  • Superfund liability
  • Chapter 21E and Massachusetts Contingency Plan compliance
  • Cost recovery actions
  • Brownfields redevelopment
  • Covenants not to sue
  • Public water supply contamination
  • Local hazardous materials bylaws and regulations

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