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Environmentally green city

Insider insights help clients comply as they innovate

When you must comply with strict regulatory environmental standards, you want a former government insider guiding you every step of the way. Our team is led by the OhioEnvironmental Protection Agency’s (OEPA) former managing attorney for air and water programs, Bill Hayes. A widely recognized authority on the Clean Air Act, Bill also served in a role as the in-house environmental attorney for a top international OEM before joining Frost Brown Todd.

Bill and the rest of our automotive environmental team help OEMs and suppliers proactively comply with a range of regulations, including the:

As Tier suppliers and OEMs continually innovative, they must understand how their new installations, expansions, products, systems, facilities and more will impact the environment and proactively develop strategies to mitigate those impacts, including:

Plant-floor experience

We have spent decades on automotive manufacturing floors. We know what the equipment is and how it works. Our advice is grounded in a real-world understanding of your world.

Services include:

Representative matters:

When a state regulatory agency sought to mandate permitting for full-vehicle dynamometer operations as stationary sources, we represented an automotive manufacturer in challenging the mandate. The result: a full revision of the rules and exemption of full-vehicle dynamometers at automotive manufacturing facilities from stationary-source permitting.