Overcoming The Challenges Of Industry And Government Regulations
At WatskyLaw, we represent clients in the defense of federal, state and local administrative enforcement actions. We have 30 years of experience dealing with municipal agencies, boards and commissions at all levels of government. When roadblocks arise during the permitting process, we’ll work with you to navigate the process and overcome all obstacles encountered in local proceedings, including before conservation commissions for wetlands permits; planning boards for subdivisions, ANR (Approval Not Required) plans, site plan approvals and special permits; zoning boards of appeals to challenge building inspector/zoning enforcement officer decisions and seek special permits and variances; and boards of health for waste water/septic and water supply permits.
State agency work includes Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP) oversight of: Wetlands Protection Act permits and enforcement; Waterways Program (Chapter 91) licensing of activities in public trust land – intertidal waterways and Great Ponds; Title 5 regulation of septic systems; hazardous waste (Chapter 21E and the Massachusetts Contingency Plan [MCP] regulations); air pollution, noise and other programs; and other state agency regulatory programs such as rare species land protection and permitting by the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP).
We also provide preparation and recording of conservation restrictions and other restrictive covenants reviewed and approved by the Executive Office of Environmental And Energy Affairs (EOEEA), which oversees conservation restrictions (CRs) that are commonly used to provide permanent land protection as a condition of development permits. From filing to compliance and beyond, you can count on us to help bring your project to completion.
Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) Citations
The legal team at WatskyLaw, helps clients defend businesses against citations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The complexity of OSHA’s safety and health regulations can make it very difficult for employers to meet compliance standards. Our attorneys provide defense services to challenge citations and provide guidance if your business is undergoing an audit. We also help companies establish policies and procedures to reduce violations.
Representing Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) In Administrative Actions
We work with fixed base operators (FBOs) to ensure their rights to fair treatment by local and regional airports in compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant assurances. Our services include analyzing and negotiating operating agreements, leases and all other types of contracts. We consult with FBOs to make sure that they are in compliance with FAA Regulations and assist in building business structures suited to their unique needs.