Jeffery Law Group, LLC
We have represented many industrial and manufacturing facilities that have discharges into navigable waters or tributaries of navigable waters, or which are connected to public sewer treatment works. Also, we have handled matters in different States with State agencies, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers concerning permitting, regulatory compliance, enforcement defense and litigation regarding:
In 2011, Mr. Jeffery successfully represented a resort operator in connection with an enforcement action under the Missouri Safe Drinking Water Act. In consideration of significantly reduced penalty, the resort agreed to install a new drinking water well.
In 2006, Mr. Jeffery represented an industrial trade association in a lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) challenging the process used by DNR to determine whether or not streams in Missouri should be included on the state list of �impaired waters.� Once the DNR includes a stream on the list of impaired waters, DNR can place stringent limitations on the types of discharges, such as sediment from a residential subdivision construction site, that can go into the stream. Our client asserted that the method used to determine whether a stream should be considered �impaired� was without a legitimate scientific basis. The lawsuit resulted in DNR�s agreement to conduct another study of one particular stream at issue, and to base all future decisions regarding impaired waters listings on evidence that is scientifically defensible.
In 1999, Mr. Jeffery argued the case – Craven v. Premium Standard Farms – which held that third parties could not appeal water discharge permits