Jean-Cyril Walker advises clients on a wide range of environmental matters, including compliance with U.S. requirements governing the safe management and disposal of chemical and hazardous substances. Mr. Walker counsels fuel industry clients on federal and state requirements governing the development and distribution of fuels and fuel additives, including the renewable fuel standards (RFS and RFS2), and matters involving renewable fuel identification number (RIN) transactions. Mr. Walker regularly advises industry and trade association clients on matters concerning the regulation of hazardous air pollutants under the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) and state and local air pollution statutes. In this regard, Mr. Walker has advised clients on compliance with numerous MACT standards, including those governing pharmaceutical production, chemical manufacturing, can and other surface coatings, and other industrial operations. Mr. Walker has extensive experience with CARB regulations, and in particular, on complying with regulations governing emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in adhesives, paints, and other industrial and consumer products.
Mr. Walker regularly advises clients on their product stewardship and risk management programs with a particular focus on safety considerations affecting both industrial and consumer products. This approach not only includes assessing compliance with the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), other Consumer Product Safety Commission requirements, and state toxics in packaging laws (CONEG), but also advising on the suitability of environmental marketing claims and attendant substantiation. Mr. Walker works closely with clients to address the increasing array of state consumer product requirements, with special emphasis on cadmium, lead, and mercury restrictions in packaging and electronic products.
Mr. Walker helps clients shape federal, state, and international environmental policies. He assists clients in preparing comments on rulemakings and other policy decisions before the Environmental Protection Agency, state environmental agencies, and international standards organizations. As needed, Mr. Walker has litigated many of these issues in the federal appellate and district courts, either on behalf of industry petitioners or intervenors. Mr. Walker regularly represents industry clients in enforcement actions under various environmental statutes, including the federal CAA, RCRA, and EPCRA, as well as state analogues.
•Nov 02, 2016 Recalls Expanding to China After Consumer and Media Complaints
•Oct 06, 2016 Best Buy Agrees to Pay $3.8 Million for Selling Recalled Products
•Jul 01, 2016 Reporting Period Begins for 2015 CARB Survey
•Mar 26, 2016 CPSC Obtains Record $15.45 Million Settlement from Dehumidifier Manufacturer
•Sep 29, 2015 In Turnaround, California Abandons Restrictive Made in USA Standard
•Sep 28, 2015 EPA Proposes RCRA Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals
•Apr 28, 2015 California Federal Judge Rejects Apparel Company's Motion to Dismiss Made in America Suit Under California Law
•Apr 27, 2016 Partner JC Walker and Scientist Dr. Matt Harney to Present Demystifying Labelling and LCA
•Feb 07, 2014 Consumer Protection Alert
•Apr 16, 2013 JC Walker Will Participate on an Upcoming Environmental Law Institute Webinar
•Oct 11, 2012 Jean-Cyril Walker will moderate a panel on Transparent yet Competitive: Environmental Disclosures from Hydraulic Fracturing to Consumer Products at the ABA Environment, Energy and Resources Law Summit
•May 29, 2012 Partner Jean-Cyril Walker Discusses Future of EPA's Audit Program in WLF Legal Opinion Letter
•Oct 05, 2010 Partner J.C. Walker to Lead Webinar on Mercury Regulations
•Jul 31, 2008 CPSC Reauthorization Legislation Expected To Pass