Mr. Walker’s environmental practice focuses on a wide range of matters, including compliance with U.S. requirements governing the safe management and disposal of chemical and hazardous substances under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and state analogues. Mr. Walker regularly advises industry and trade association clients on regulations of hazardous air pollutants under the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) and state and local air pollution statutes, as well as emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in adhesives, paints, and other industrial and consumer products.
Mr. Walker also regularly advises clients on product safety issues. This includes assessing compliance with the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), other Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requirements, and state consumer product requirements.
Additionally, Mr. Walker counsels a broad range of industries on compliance with the U.S. Energy Policy and Conservation Act and California’s energy efficiency regulations. Representative clients include manufacturers and distributors of: consumer appliances; commercial refrigeration equipment; heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment; and computers and consumer electronic devices.
In addition to compliance advice, Mr. Walker regularly represents clients in actions brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and other Federal and state agencies.
•Dec 29, 2017 EPA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Mercury Reporting Rule to January 11, 2018
•Dec 19, 2017 DOE Issues Enforcement Statement on Air Compressor Test Procedures
•Aug 14, 2017 D.C. Court's Mexichem Decision May Alter SNAP Dramatically
•Jul 20, 2017 FTC Sees Red Over Paint Companies' Green Claims
•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
•Nov 08, 2017 Peter de la Cruz, Manesh Rath, JC Walker and Greg Clark Attend Vinyl360: Vinyl Industry Annual Conference
•Oct 06, 2017 Keller and Heckman Hosts Connected Product Roundtable in Brussels
•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 26, 2017 The Connected Product Roundtable: Managing the Evolution of Connected Products
•May 02, 2017 The Connected Product Intensive: A Framework for Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management Roundtable
•American Bar Association