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Water Right Administration

Water Right Adjudications


Environmental Compliance

Environmental Issues In Real Estate Transactions

Environmental Litigation

 


WATER RIGHT ADMINISTRATION

  • Obtain new water rights

  • Advise on changed water right uses

  • Assess water right needs

  • Identify water rights associated with particular real property

  • Evaluate the legal status of water rights

  • Assist with real estate transactions and transfers of water rights

  • Represent clients in administrative proceedings before the Idaho Department of Water Resources

  • Assist with the development of new water rights legislation

  • Form and advise ground water districts and other water delivery organizations

  • Assist with the purchase and sale of water rights

  • Advise on water shortage and water delivery call issues

  • Represent water users in district courts and appellate courts

WATER RIGHT ADJUDICATIONS

  • File water rights claims in the Snake River Basin Adjudication (SRBA)

  • Represent water users on basin-wide legal issues arising in the SRBA

  • Litigate water right objections and conflicting water right claims

  • Prosecute motions to file late objections and late claims

  • Represent clients in water shortage and water conflict proceedings

  • Work with the Idaho Department of Water Resources on behalf of clients who are claimants in the SRBA

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE

  • Advise on complex legal matters concerning water quality, hazardous waste regulation, site remediation, asbestos, PCBs, public (BLM and Forest Service) lands, species protection, transportation, and underground storage tanks

  • Conduct environmental compliance audits

  • Represent clients in EPA and State administrative proceedings

  • Participate in and comment on administrative rule makings

  • Advise on environmental permitting issues

  • Assist with the development of new and amended environmental legislation

  • Respond to enforcement inquiries and information requests

  • Assist with preparation for enforcement inspections

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

  • Conduct due diligence reviews of environmental compliance

  • Advise on contamination and remediation issues

  • Analyze environmental liability issues

  • Prepare environmental liability provisions for transaction documentation

  • Advise on site assessment issues

  • Advise on land use and zoning matters

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION

  • Represent potentially responsible parties in site remediation and cost recovery actions

  • Defend and resolve EPA and State enforcement actions

  • Represent businesses in challenges to administrative policies and rules

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