On April 7, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments on federal procurement guidelines that designate products that are or can be produced with “recovered materials” and set forth recommended practices for purchasing such items. Recovered materials are those waste materials that have been recovered or
Jennifer Giblin is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm's Environment & Natural Resources Group. Her practice focuses on compliance counseling under federal and state environmental laws and management of environmental risks in business and real estate transactions. Jennifer also advises clients regarding the transportation of hazardous materials and dangerous goods under U.S. and international regulations and standards.
Jennifer's environmental compliance counseling practice includes solid, hazardous, and radioactive waste identification, management, and disposal issues under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); spill reporting and site remediation obligations under federal and state laws, including RCRA, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)(also known as Superfund), and state voluntary cleanup and Brownfields programs; and, permitting issues under the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act. Jennifer also helps clients develop and implement corporate compliance programs, including environmental auditing, record retention, and training components, and defends clients against administrative investigations and enforcement actions.