Robinson+Cole has detailed knowledge of the regulatory requirements in the solid waste industry, as well as the legal and governance issues to be evaluated in a regional solid waste authority. Our lawyers have been involved in forming and developing municipal regional entities in the State of Connecticut, such as the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority. In addition, Robinson+Cole formed the New Haven Solid Waste and Recycling Authority, although not a regional entity, and has been involved in every aspect of its operation and governance. We are well versed in waste management programs that include the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), including requirements for managing solid and hazardous waste, underground storage tanks (USTs), financial assurance, corrective action, cleanup, remediation, and other response actions.
We advise and counsel waste management companies on a wide range of matters, including the following: