Michelle is an environmental and energy attorney whose practice focuses on matters of state and federal environmental compliance. She has experience navigating the regulatory requirements for programs concerning solid, hazardous, and universal waste; programs for stormwater discharges and SPDES permits; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ system of nationwide and individual permits; and environmental remediation under the Brownfield Cleanup Program and CERCLA. Michelle has helped to negotiate consent decrees and to complete the tasks required under administrative orders on consent.
In addition, she assists clients in preparing and enhancing environmental health and safety programs, including those required by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. For instance, Michelle has experience drafting hazardous waste contingency plans, emergency action plans, evacuation plans, exposure control plans, and chemical hygiene plans.
Michelle’s practice also extends into matters of land use and zoning, having worked with both municipalities and applicants on development projects. She has advised these municipal clients about the demands of the Freedom of Information Law and the Open Meetings Law as well. Furthermore, Michelle has significant experience in matters involving SEQRA and environmental impact reviews. She has assisted project applicants and reviewing agencies in complying with SEQRA’s requirements.