Brooks Pierce Partner Alexander Elkan Published in Business NC
Brooks Pierce partner Alexander Elkan recently wrote an article for Business NC focusing on strategic issues for businesses to consider when siting and developing facilities that require environmental permits.
Elkan identifies eight elements for businesses to keep in mind for environmental permitting: team composition, scoping and planning, communications, regulators and regulations, rulemaking, variances and litigation, permit review, compliance and renewal and defending against permit-challenge litigation.
“It is important to consider not only the technical scientific, engineering and regulatory context of environmental permitting for a project or facility but also to strategize in light of political, legal and public-relations matters, and in anticipation of potential litigation to challenge government regulatory interpretations and to defend permits once obtained,” Elkan wrote.
The full article is available here.