Mark J. Steger
Mark Steger assists clients in navigating the maze of environmental laws and regulations impacting their businesses. He relies upon his extensive experience with environmental regulations in all environmental media to counsel and represent industrial and commercial clients in environmental compliance, transactional, and litigation matters.
Mark has worked with many clients over the years on air, water, chemical regulation, solid and hazardous waste, as well as climate change and site remediation matters on the federal, state, and local levels, including judicial and administrative enforcement matters. He has handled matters arising under a range of federal statutes, including the CAA, CWA, RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, FIFRA, and EPCRA, as well as similar state statutes.
In addition, Mark assists clients with assessing and managing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks, including those related to environmental justice. He also provides compliance counseling and enforcement defense to clients related to the employee health and safety matters under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, including the Process Safety Management standard (PSM), and the Risk Management Program rule (RMP) under the CAA.
On commercial transactions pertaining to environmental due diligence matters, Mark helps clients understand the environmental transactional risks and provides solutions to meet clients’ objectives. He helps address environmental issues in a variety of ways, including voluntary cleanup programs, as well as insurance and contractual provisions. Mark has been involved in Brownfield projects involving sites that have environmental issues that need to be resolved as part of their commercial or residential redevelopment.
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