Public Policy PRINT FRIENDLY
KMCL helps clients navigate the legislative and regulatory processes by which federal and state environmental requirements are developed and enacted. In doing so, we maximize our clients’ ability to provide appropriate input at each legislative and regulatory stage, thereby maximizing desired outcomes. Our approach also ensures that an appropriate record is preserved should litigation thereafter be required.
We represent numerous clients on energy and environmental matters before the U.S. Congress and various federal regulatory agencies.
For example, KMCL lawyers have experience defending chemicals and chemical products through a combination of legal, regulatory, policy and scientific advocacy. Because some of our partners are former chemical and environmental engineers, we have an enhanced ability to provide technical advocacy. We have specific experience on products raising indoor air risks, such as diesel exhaust and environmental tobacco smoke. We are experienced in dealing with organizations such as the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the National Toxicology Program, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. We maintain relationships with third-party technical consultants and have vast experience working effectively and efficiently with them on issues, such as detailed technical reviews of exposure assessments in those situations where such high-level technical input is necessary.
We are experienced in a variety of administrative laws and standards, including:
- Administrative Procedures Act
- Freedom of Information Act
- Paperwork Reduction Act
- Information Quality Act
- Various policies and practices of the Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs, including Circular A-4 (“Regulatory Analysis”) and Executive Order 12866