An Arizona native, Roger Ferland has practiced in the areas of environmental and natural resources law in both the public and private sector since 1975. Mr. Ferland’s experience includes:
- Representation of a statewide business coalition of trade associations and companies in negotiations that led to the Arizona Comprehensive Air Quality Act.
- Advising an Arizona Indian tribe in the development of the nation’s first comprehensive Tribal Implementation Plan under the Federal Clean Air Act as well as wastewater, pesticide, waste management and water quality regulatory programs for that tribe as well as other tribes.
- Chaired or co-chaired two gubernatorial air quality task forces that made recommendations to the State Legislature that resulted in a series of significant laws dealing with air pollution in the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas.
- Advising the then fastest growing county in the nation on air quality issues including a complete rewrite of the county’s air quality regulations and permitting program.
- Representation of a steel manufacturer, a nonferrous smelter and a utility company in obtaining all of the environmental permits, licenses and approvals necessary to construct, expand and operate their facilities.
- Defense of high technology company, aerospace manufacturer, furniture manufacturer, chemical distributor, waste management company, power plant and mining companies in civil enforcement actions involving a variety of environmental laws.
- Representation of clients as responsible parties at state and federal superfund sites throughout the western United States.
- Representation of power plants, property owners, developers, and other business entities in power plant and transmission line siting cases before the Arizona Corporation Commission.
- Representation of developers in sophisticated Brownfield acquisitions and development.