Marc Bryson

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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Virginia Street East 707
Charleston 25301 WV US

Marc C. Bryson concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental and administrative law. He regularly advises industrial, construction, municipal, coal and oil and gas clients on matters involving permitting and regulatory requirements for water and wastewater, construction stormwater, solid and hazardous waste, air emissions and other environmental and regulatory matters.

He has appeared before a wide range of administrative boards and state courts and represented clients in environmental enforcement actions, third party permit challenges, NPDES permit appeals, claims related to construction and design deficiencies, and other proceedings before state and federal agencies.


  • Represented numerous industrial and municipal clients before state administrative boards including the West Virginia Environmental Quality Board, the West Virginia Air Quality Board, the West Virginia Shallow Gas Well Review Board, and the West Virginia Coalbed Methane Review Board
  • Regularly negotiate terms and conditions of NPDES permits with state agencies for both large industrial discharges and publicly owned wastewater treatment facilities
  • Provided guidance and drafted comments on behalf of large manufacturing and chemical companies with regard to West Virginia’s Aboveground Storage Tank Act and Rules
  • Represented client in wasteload allocation and NPDES permit process over objections of local citizens and industry competitors
  • Assisted municipal client in drafting stormwater ordinance to comply with statewide general permit for municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4)
  • Worked with state agencies to modify public service district’s upgrade plans and maintain compliance with a WVDEP grant order
  • Represented Fortune 500 energy client before regulatory agencies and provided key guidance in developing process to establish pooling units for largest active coalbed methane production program in state


  • J.D. University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A. (Geology) College of Wooster
  • Certificate of Advanced Study, Environmental Law, Science and Policy, University of Pittsburgh


  • American Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Leadership West Virginia 2012
  • Topics Editor, Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law
  • National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Member
  • West Virginia Water Environment Association, Past President
  • Water Environment Federation, West Virginia National Representative


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Virginia Street East 707
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