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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Kenneth S. RitzenbergKenneth S. Ritzenberg

Kenneth S. Ritzenberg maintains an extensive education law practice. His primary focus is special education, and he has represented over 20 school districts and hundreds of families in administrative proceedings and in federal court throughout New York State. He is the founder of the Capital District Special Education Breakfast Group. … Read More

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EBC Meeting on February 5, 2016

Please join us for a meeting of the Environmental Breakfast Club where the topic will be “Implications & Effects of the New 6 NYCRR Part 490… Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – January 2016

DEC proposes distributed generation air emission rule; watercraft-related aquatic invasive species rule proposed; DEC seeks comment on revised CAFO general permits … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – December 2015

EPA proposes major revisions to air conditioning and refrigeration repair rules; DEC updates environmental monitoring policy; DEC seeks comment on water withdrawal guidance … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – November 2015

DEC issues new CBS regulations; lower ozone NAAQS adopted; EPA adopts final NPDES electronic reporting rule; DEC extends mercury discharge guidance document … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – October 2015

DEC issues new PBS regulations; EPA proposes overhaul of hazardous waste generator ruled; new waste pharmaceutical management program proposed … Read More