Attorney at Law
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves, & Savitch LLP
TetraTech EM, Inc.
Recent Enforcement Actions Regarding Universal Waste
The California Attorney General and county district attorneys have filed, and will continue to file, lawsuits for alleged hazardous and universal waste violations by large companies with many facilities statewide. The lawsuits follow “dumpster diving” by state and local enforcement agents to investigate any inappropriate waste management or disposal practices. With penalties ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 per day, per violation, these lawsuits have resulted in multi-million dollar settlements. Most notably: Walmart ($27.7 million), Target ($22.5 million), Walgreens ($16.6 million), Rite Aid ($12.3 million), CVS Pharmacy ($13.8 million), and Lowe’s Home Centers ($18.1 million). Recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings by Comcast, Time-Warner Cable, DirecTV and AT&T indicate that these investigations and lawsuits are now targeting the telecommunications industry. So what exactly is hazardous and universal waste? How must the waste be managed in order to avoid being the next target of investigation?
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Kevin Davis' practice involves a variety of land use and environmental matters focused on climate change and sustainability issues, including the representation of public agencies, Native American tribes, developers, businesses and individuals concerning permitting, compliance and enforcement matters under federal, state and local laws such as the Clean Air Act, theClean Water Act, Superfund and the California law counter-part, the Endangered Species Act, the California EnvironmentalQuality Act and the California Global Warming Solutions Act (Assembly Bill 32). Mr. Davis has assisted businesses in responding to hazardous and universal waste investigations and enforcement actions, developing and implementing waste screening and management practices, and negotiating settlements with federal, state and local regulatory agencies. Mr. Davis also advises charter schools on lease negotiations and Proposition 39 facility requests, filing for and maintaining status as a tax-exempt organization under California and federal law and special education matters.Before joining Procopio as an attorney in 2009, Mr. Davis worked at the firm as a law clerk, paralegal and intern since 2000. In these positions, he closely tracked developing international, federal and California climate change legislation and regulations, and monitored climate change litigation and disclosure requirements. He was admitted to before the Southern District of California.
WALDROF SALAD - (vegetarian) arugula, tossed in honey mustard vinaigrette, topped with sun dried cherries, gorgonzola cheese, candied walnuts, celery, apple chips, and grapes
PULLED BBQ PORK SANDWICH - pulled pork piled high and topped with BBQ sauce and housemade apple coleslaw, served with French fries
GRILLED BRUSCHETTA CHICKEN - grilled chicken breast topped with fresh mozzarella and bruschetta. Served with grilled seasoned broccoli