Ryan Ewing

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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Virginia Street East 707
Charleston 25301 WV US

Ryan D. Ewing’s practice focuses primarily on state and federal infrastructure development. He regularly counsels both public and private utilities before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia, and he has experience with the funding and financing of infrastructure expansion projects. Ryan has also represented clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concerning interstate and intrastate natural gas transmission pipelines.

Ryan has a wide range of experience on the regulation and expansion of infrastructure on both a state and federal level, including: applications for a certificate of public convenience and necessity, base rate cases, pressure commitment obligations, firm capacity requirements, underground natural gas storage facilities, expedited recovery of infrastructure costs through rate base, pipeline replacement expansion programs, municipal appeal rate cases, earnings tests, depreciation rate cases, affiliated transaction cases, purchased gas adjustment proceedings, purchases and sales of public utilities, consolidation proceedings, and defense of customer complaints.


  • Represented a private utility in its petition to receive expedited recovery of infrastructure costs through rate base before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia
  • Successfully defended a public utility’s multi-million dollar expansion of wastewater service on a matter of first impression before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia
  • Provided advice concerning: potential liability for farm-tap incidents; public utility direct investment in natural gas reserves; and rate base recovery for customer conversions due to abandonment
  • Drafted memorandum concerning performance testing requirements for upstream oil and gas operators under the Clean Air Act’s NSPS Subpart OOOOa
  • Counseled client regarding compliance with federal spill prevention, control, and countermeasure provisions on both upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities; consolidated state secondary containment design requirements for well pads in West Virginia
  • Analyzed various state solid waste facility rules pertaining to the proper disposal of drill cuttings and/or completions waste from upstream oil and gas production
  • Analyzed client’s construction/demolition debris under RCRA and Fourth Circuit precedent
  • Reviewed the federal exemption from stormwater permitting requirements for certain upstream oil and gas operations under the Phase I-II Stormwater Rules
  • Analyzed and detailed federal asbestos monitoring requirements relevant to a client’s facility


  • J.D. University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


  • Electricity Regulation Committee, Energy Bar Association
  • Community Development Committee, Charleston Area Alliance
  • West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association
  • Independent Oil and Gas Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers


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