Attorneys from Fox Smith are assisting many river operating companies in their efforts to comply with the recent USEPA regulations concerning the Vessel General Permit under the Clean Water Act. Fox Smith held a free VGP seminar for many inland water operators. The seminar was attended both in person and by teleconference by many members of the industry.
More recently, John Allen and Ryan Mohr (who has a Masters in Environmental Science) attended a series of meetings held in the St. Louis Harbor area. Representatives of long haul towing companies, harbor operators, ship yards, and the AWO have attended these meetings.
Fox Smith attorneys are currently advising numerous clients with regard to the VGP compliance forms and best practices. We are also doing on-site environmental audits at various facilities throughout the midwest. For more information on the Vessel General Permit requirements or environmental audits of your facilities, please contact Ron Fox, Ted Lucas, or John Allen.