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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Robert A. PanasciRobert A. Panasci

Robert A. Panasci is a partner with Young/Sommer LLC and has been practicing real property law, municipal law, environmental law and special education law since 2002. His legal practice includes representation of corporate and individual clients in all aspects of real estate matters. … Read More

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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

Environmental Regulatory Update – May 2016

DOH proposes legionella rules; DEC takes comment on pesticide application general permit … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – April 2016

Major changes to RMP rules proposed; OSHA adopts respirable crystalline silica standards; new reverse logistics Hazmat rules adopted … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – March 2016

DEC proposes solid waste rule overhaul; PFOA added to DEC hazardous substance list; DEC reproposes BCP rule changes … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – February 2016

DEC publishes 2016 regulatory agenda; DEC accepting Environmental Excellence Award applications; EPA proposes GHG reporting rule changes … Read More