Jeffery Law Group, LLC

We have represented many facilities that process, use, store, treat or dispose of hazardous substances and landfills that accept sanitary waste, construction debris waste or utility waste for disposal.   Also, we have represented many property owners and facility operators who, at some time, sent waste for disposal or who owned or leased property where wastes were disposed, and who are facing liability under Superfund.

We have been involved in several redevelopment projects in different States where site remediation and redevelopment is taking place under State Brownfields voluntary clean-up programs.   In addition, we have represented several different solid waste disposal firms, including several major landfills in connection with the applicability and scope of RCRA subtitle D standards, landfill permitting and expansion matters, defense of enforcement actions and representation in rulemaking proceedings.

We have handled matters in different States with State agencies and the U. S. EPA concerning permitting, cost recovery and enforcement arising under:

  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, including hazardous waste and municipal solid waste issues
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Liability and Compensation Act
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

Mr. Jeffery has successfully persuaded the State it lacked legal authority to impose a $617,000 penalty on a sanitary landfill.  The following year, the statutory loophole was closed.

Mr. Jeffery has successfully represented a sanitary landfill that proposed to site a trash transfer station against a legal challenge brought by a neighboring city.

Mr. Jeffery successfully represented a proposed landfill which had been denied a permit based on hydrogeological issues, but which was subsequently issued a permit after the hearing officer in the administrative appeal concluded the State's basis for the initial denial was arbitrary and capricious.

Mr. Jeffery represented the developer of a site consisting of abandoned properties on 16 separate city blocks located in an economically distressed area.   The site included former plating facilities, foundries, dry cleaners, chemical companies, and numerous salvage yards and gasoline filling stations, which all presented hindrance to the redevelopment of the area.   The site was enrolled in Missouri Department of Economic Development�s Brownfield incentives program and entered into Missouri Department of Natural Resources� Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP).   More than $1,200,000 in tax credits was approved by the Missouri DED to offset cleanup costs.   In 2001, the St. Louis Commerce Center was the recipient of an EPA Phoenix Award, an award honoring notable Brownfield projects.

While the General Counsel at the Missouri DNR, Mr. Jeffery helped write the legislation that created the Missouri Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup Program.  Since then, he has been involved in many different projects where clients received a “No Further Action Letter” for their property.

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