Trent M. Doyle: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Trent M. Doyle

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Chemical Control
  • Environmental
  • Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Health and Safety Compliance Audit
  • Trade and Professional Associations
  • Transportation
University Colorado School of Mines, B.S., 1988; College of William & Mary, M.A.Ed., 1991
Law SchoolCollege of William and Mary Marshall Wythe School of Law, J.D., 2000
Admitted2000, Virginia; 2001, District of Columbia

Trent M. Doyle joined Keller and Heckman in 2000. He advises clients on all types of environmental matters, including compliance with U.S. and international chemical control laws, transportation of dangerous goods regulations, hazardous materials regulations, and community right-to-know laws. He also has special expertise in environmental permitting.

Mr. Doyle counsels clients on a wide spectrum of environmental and transportation matters, including those pertaining to chemical control, facility permitting (e.g., Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act), hazardous materials shipping, hazardous waste management, right-to-know reporting (EPCRA), product labeling, risk management, and homeland security. He represents clients on enforcement matters, rulemakings, and other matters before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Department of Transportation (DOT), including the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA); and state counterpart agencies. He serves as general counsel to chemical industry trade associations and provides strategic advice on emerging legislative, regulatory, and public policy issues

Mr. Doyle regularly advises companies on their compliance management and product stewardship programs. He helps companies prepare for agency inspections, respond to letters of investigation and data requests, and manage communications with regulatory authorities and customers regarding compliance matters. He has extensive experience in assisting companies in conducting self-audits and in obtaining relief under EPA's Audit Policy and comparable state audit/self-disclosure laws and policies.

He is a regular presenter at the Firm's popular Chemical Control law courses and he counsels chemical manufacturers, importers, and processors on all aspects of the Toxic Substances Control Act, including section 8(e) reporting, and comparable chemical control laws around the world.

With respect to the transport of dangerous goods, in addition to providing enforcement defense and compliance counseling regarding obligations impacting shippers and carriers under the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations, ICAO Technical Instructions/IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation, IMDG Code, ADR, and other similar regulatory schemes, he helps companies secure competent authority approvals, special permits, and letters of interpretation from regulatory authorities around the world. He has prepared successful petitions to the UN, IMO, and other authoritative bodies on behalf of shippers seeking regulatory relief.

Mr. Doyle also has specialized expertise in assisting clients with Clean Air Act permitting issues. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Doyle worked as an environmental engineer and air quality consultant, with particular focus on the power generation, mining, and oil/gas industries. As a consultant, he prepared numerous air permit applications, emission inventories, environmental impact statements, and compliance plans for a wide range of industrial facilities. He also conducted ambient air monitoring and atmospheric dispersion modeling studies at Superfund and other remediation sites.


May 01, 2013 Trent Doyle To Present a Webinar for SOCMA on TSCA Compliance Inspections


Apr 17, 2014 FCC Continues Tower Enforcement: K&H Webinar - Know Your Tower ABCs

Mar 05, 2012 2012 GlobalChem Conference and Expo

Oct 24, 2011 Register Today! - Chemical Control Law Seminar - October 24-26, 2011

Aug 09, 2011 Register Today! - A Webinar Focusing on EPA's New Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule

Mar 21, 2011 2011 Globalchem Conference and Expo

Sep 18, 2007 Advanced Chemical Control Law Seminar: Hot Topics Here and Abroad


Aug 07, 2014 What E-Enterprise for the Environment Means for TSCA and the Future of Chemical Control
Jul 29, 2014 EPA is Considering Amendments to its Chemical Risk Management Program (RMP) Rule that Would Impose Burdensome Additional Requirements on both Covered Facilities and Facilities Not Currently Covered by the RMP Rule
Oct 04, 2013 What is California Up To? - The Initial List of Candidate Chemicals is Published
Aug 05, 2013 Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Holds Hearing on TSCA Reform
May 22, 2013 Summary - Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013
Nov 12, 2012 Are You a Shipper of Hazardous Materials? (Do You Understand Your Compliance Obligations?)
Nov 06, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Oct 10, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Sep 24, 2012 Fuels Alert
Sep 11, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Aug 17, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Aug 15, 2012 Summary of the Committee Mark-up of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S. 847)
Aug 02, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Jun 25, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
May 31, 2012 Environmental Alert
Apr 03, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Mar 16, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Feb 29, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Feb 02, 2012 Environmental Business Alert
Aug 04, 2011 EPA Finalizes New Chemical Data Reporting Rule Under TSCA
Jun 27, 2011 Environmental Business Alert: U.S. Supreme Court to States: No Federal Climate Change Nuisance Suits!
Mar 11, 2011 The Constantly Pending PMN: Low Volume Exemption Applications Are Living Documents
Sep 20, 2010 Environmental Business Alert: End-of-Year Deadline to Nominate Existing Chemicals for Taiwan Inventory Nears
Apr 15, 2010 TSCA Reform Legislation Introduced in Senate, Companion Discussion Draft Released in House
Nov 25, 2009 Environmental Advisory: U.S. Climate Change Mitigation Efforts: The Story So Far and Looking Ahead
Oct 28, 2009 EPA Contemplates Significant Overhaul of Emissions Factors Program - Environmental Business Alert
Sep 28, 2009 Transportation Alert: 'Entrepreneurialism' Makes Workers Independent Contractors
May 27, 2009 Environmental Business Alert: H.R. 2454, The American Clean Energy Security Act: Potential Impact On Retailers
Apr 28, 2009 Environmental Business Alert: EPA Rescinds Toxics Release Inventory Burden Reduction Rule: Form A No Longer an Option for Many Facilities
Apr 02, 2009 Environmental Business Alert: GREENHOUSE GAS REPORTING: An Economy-Wide Proposal
Jan 16, 2009 TSCA Inventory Needs to be Sustained, Not Depleted
Feb 12, 2008 New TSCA 8(D) Reporting Requirements for Lead in Children's Products
Mar 15, 2007 Considering EPA's Self-Disclosure Policy - Choose Wisely
Nov 15, 2006 Environmental Business Alert
Apr 30, 2004 EPA Finalizes Changes to Risk Management Program Requirements; Companies Must Submit RMP Updates By June 21, 2004
Sep 24, 2002 2002 Inventory Update Rule Reporting Period Begins; EPA Reporting for Previously Exempted Polymers
Feb 02, 2001 EPA Announces Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program
Nov 30, 2000 2000 - Pesticide Registration Notices
Trent Doyle Authors an Article in Above Ground Level Magazine


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EPA is Considering Amendments to its Chemical Risk Management Program (RMP) Rule that Would Impose Burdensome Additional Requirements on both Covered Facilities and Facilities Not Currently Covered by the RMP Rule
Trent M. Doyle,Lawrence P. Halprin, doyle, July 30, 2014
On August 1, 2013, reacting to a number of high-profile incidents and the constant drumbeat from the Chemical Safety Board, President Obama signed Executive Order 13650, entitled Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security. Among other things, EO 13650 directs EPA and OSHA to consider possible...
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Trent M. Doyle

Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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