Moving stormwater law forward

From landowners seeking permits to local governments issuing them, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel represents a range of clients in stormwater issues, from permitting to compliance.

As with many environmental issues, stormwater permits can involve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control or both. More cities and counties are becoming active in these issues, too.

That’s why we go over your project thoroughly to try to make sure we’ve accounted for all agencies involved. We will walk you through the paperwork and represent you during public hearings. We will defend you in South Carolina Administrative Law Court, if necessary.

In many projects, stormwater issues change over time. Construction might require one permit and operations another. The law also changes over time, particularly in environmental matters such as stormwater permitting. That’s why it’s a good idea to consult us before you begin your project. What worked when you obtained your last stormwater permit might not be enough this time around.

There often are on-going compliance issues with stormwater permitting, too. We work had to make sure you’re aware of all applicable deadlines and reports so that you stay in compliance with your permit.

At times, a company realizes too late that it’s run afoul of stormwater regulations. In those cases, we can help you come up with a plan and program to make things right. Oftentimes, mitigation helps the business avoid a citation or face lesser punishment .