Environmental Compliance and Permitting

In an ever-changing environmental regulatory landscape, Young/Sommer LLC helps ensure its clients successfully meet their day-to-day environmental compliance and permitting needs.

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Young/Sommer LLC is a recognized leader in environmental and energy law in New York. Our attorneys’ decades of experience in private practice and State government allow us to understand the challenges facing small businesses, municipalities, large corporations and individuals. Our knowledge and skill in environmental law puts us at the forefront of our field, ensuring that we deliver the best and most cost-effective advice.

Young/Sommer has been ranked for twelve consecutive years among the top ten New York State environmental law firms by Chambers USA, for the leading lawyers for businesses.  Dean Sommer and Kevin Young have been consistently listed as top New York State environmental lawyers in the Chambers review and Mr. Sommer is listed among the top four “Leading Individuals” in environmental law.

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James A. Muscato IIJames A. Muscato II

Jim Muscato is a partner and his practice focuses on environmental and energy law and litigation. Jim assists clients in environmental permitting, State Environmental Quality Review Act issues, alternative energy project development, pollution cleanup and litigation. … Read More

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Environmental Regulatory Update – September 2016

EPA adopts new emission guidelines/standards for MSW landfills; DEC revises erosion and sediment control standards; EPA proposes changes to Title V petition process … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – August 2016

DEC proposes new waste oil burning rules; State BCP rules revised; hazardous waste manifest fees proposed … Read More

Young/Sommer LLC Lawyers Highly Ranked in Publications

Young/Sommer LLC is proud and pleased to announce it was again recognized by Chambers USA as a leading law firm in the environmental law practice… Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – July 2016

Congress enacts TSCA reform legislation; DOH adopts permanent legionella rules; DEC seeks input on changes to DAR-1; DEC reproposes Sewage Pollution Right-to-Know Rule … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – June 2016

PFOA-related substances added to DEC hazardous substance list; OSHA adopts major changes to injury/illness tracking rules; EPA proposes changes to NPDES regulations … Read More