Joshua Runyan advises clients with respect to the construction, operation, and maintenance of major transportation and energy projects, including pipeline and railroad. He works closely with a variety of federal and state agencies on the regulatory, permitting, and environmental aspects of such projects, including the US Department of State (DOS), US Department of Transportation (DOT), US Department of Interior (DOI), and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
He also has extensive experience in the application of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and other federal and state statutes applicable to the construction and operation of infrastructure projects.
Josh provides compliance counseling to companies from small entrepreneurs to multinational corporations and trade associations regarding laws and regulations administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He is frequently involved in litigation concerning challenges to federal agency compliance with NEPA, NHPA, and ESA.
Josh advises motor carriers, rail carriers, and pipeline companies with respect to regulatory compliance issues, including environmental and hazardous material and liquids transportation, including Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requirements. His experience extends to PHMSA enforcement actions, including responding to corrective action orders and notices of probable violations, as well as administrative proceedings before the agency.
Josh assists companies with respect to investigations and enforcement actions arising from major incidents or spills. He has extensive knowledge of the Clean Water Act (CWA) enforcement process administered by the EPA and the US Coast Guard, and he advises companies on investigations conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
- J.D., Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 2007, cum laude, Articles Editor, The International Lawyer Journal
- B.A., University of Wyoming, 2002
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