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Dean Brower focuses on project development and permitting compliance at the federal, state, and local level. Dean has performed environmental due diligence, coordinated permitting processes, and counseled clients on permit transfer requirements for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other financing transactions.

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On April 19, 2024, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a pre-publication notice regarding its designation of two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (“PFAS”) compounds, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), as “hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. EPA’s rule, for the first