cQWljZih6bIfYr0__ha31y_9s71dszkkN-Rozbb9O2gScalfone Law PLLC regularly assist clients with environmental and land-use matters. This includes:
• Counseling on environmental policies and best practices;
• Compliance with federal and state environmental laws and regulations;
• Environmental permitting;
• Negotiating Consent Orders with federal and state agencies;
• Defending enforcement actions by regulatory agencies; and
• Prosecuting environmental claims for clients;

Our experience specifically includes:
• Matters under the federal Clean Water Act;
• Solid waste and wastewater regulatory issues;
• Wetlands and flood plain issues;
• Petroleum spill claims under New York’s Oil Spill Act;
• Hazardous substance and waste matters under CERCLA and RCRA;
• Matters under the federal Clean Air Act;
• Assistance with Brownfield programs;
• Renewable and energy savings projects;
• Environmental due diligence for acquisition or sale of real property;
• Review and negotiation of ground leases for solar development; and
• Reducing exposure to environmental liabilities through contract terms

We provide comprehensive services for land use issues, including:
• Zoning matters;
• SEQRA guidance;
• Use variances and special permits;
• New York Real Property Tax Law matters;
• Preparing easements, including conservation easements; and
• Drafting local ordinances to implement changes in local regulation