Bert is a shareholder in the firm's Water, Energy, Resources and Environment practice group. He focuses on environmental permitting and compliance, siting of utility infrastructure projects, and environmental due diligence. His clients include leaders in aggregate mining, hard rock mining, construction, energy, and manufacturing. He is also an appointed member on the Arizona Mining Advisory Council, which advises state agencies on proposed rules, policies and budget allocations affecting the mining industry.
Environmental Policymaking, Permitting and Compliance
Bert helps his clients acquire, maintain and defend federal, state, and local environmental permits involving air quality, water quality and hazardous waste. His experience includes preparing and reviewing permit applications; negotiating permit terms with regulators; advocating on behalf of clients in permitting and enforcement proceedings; providing policy and compliance advice with respect to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), air quality, water quality, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) regulatory regimes; and advising on legislative and regulatory processes affecting environmental regulatory developments in the Southwest.