Foulston Siefkin has a long history of representing clients in all areas of environmental law and related toxic tort litigation. Foulston Siefkin's environmental attorneys have the backgrounds and substantive expertise necessary to deliver legal services and counseling in a broad array of environmental litigation and regulatory and transactional areas. As important as the scope of our substantive expertise, however, is the practical experience of our attorneys and the relationships they have built with regulators, environmental consultants and other counsel on local, state, regional and national levels. Such tools enable the environmental practice group to address the varied needs of clients in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Charles P. Efflandt, Partner
Direct Phone: 316.291.9551
Direct Fax: 866.738.3158
Other attorneys practicing in this area:
Mikel L. Stout, Partner
Direct Phone: 316.291.9516
Direct Fax: 866.347.5137
David M. Traster, Special Counsel
Direct Phone: 316.291.9725
Direct Fax: 866.347.3138
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Foulston Siefkin offers its clients a "full-service" environmental practice, with attorneys experienced in a wide range of environmental practice areas including:
We advise and represent potentially responsible parties (PRPs), both private party and governmental, in negotiations and litigation with the EPA, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and numerous other state and local government agencies. We also have substantial experience in negotiations and litigation with other PRPs in cost recovery and contribution litigation under CERCLA
Hazardous and solid waste (RCRA) matters
Our representation and counseling of clients in the area of hazardous and solid waste includes RCRA and state law compliance and enforcement matters, including administrative enforcement proceedings, negotiation of consent agreements, and solid waste landfill matters.
Regulation of agribusiness
The regulation of the state's varied agribusinesses involves a unique group of clean water, clean air, solid waste and common law nuisance issues. Foulston Siefkin has represented clients ranging from large corporate CAFOs to individual dairy farmers in this expanding area.
Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act
We have advised numerous clients on compliance with the reporting requirements of the Act, including Form R submittals, and have defended clients in EPCRA enforcement proceedings.
Our permitting experience covers a wide range of substantive environmental statues including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, Wetlands permitting and RCRA permits. In addition, we deal regularly with KDHE and other state agencies with respect to state permitting requirements.
Storage tank management and releases
In addition to counseling on both underground and aboveground storage tank compliance issues, we regularly represent clients in their dealings with the KDHE under the state's trust fund program and in storage tank-related litigation.
Toxic tort and private property damage litigation
We have represented businesses, agriculture, trustees and other individuals in a variety of toxic tort and property damage litigation, ranging from "sick building" cases to the defense of environmental property damage class actions.
Environmental aspects of business and property transactions
We counsel clients daily on all aspects of environmental due diligence and environmental risk evaluation and management in connection with property transactions, business sales and acquisitions and mergers.
Environmental insurance matters
The environmental practice group works closely with the firm's insurance law practitioners to advise clients on environmental insurance coverage and duty to defend issues, as well as representing clients in coverage litigation.
Natural resource damage claims
Our services include counseling clients on this expanding area of environmental enforcement law.
We have worked extensively in the areas of asbestos NESHAP regulations and enforcement proceedings, as well as other state and federal asbestos laws and regulations.
Drycleaning facility regulations and releases
Foulston Siefkin has developed substantial expertise in counseling and representing clients in both administrative proceedings and litigation related to the state's recently enacted Drycleaner Environmental Response Act.
Voluntary clean up program
Our practitioners have represented businesses and individuals in connection with site clean ups and liability releases under the state's recently enacted voluntary clean up program.