Companies in the energy industry are facing increasingly complex regulatory and environmental compliance demands. The Burns White Energy Group is not only familiar with the changing government regulations and methods of enforcement, but also experienced in assessing new regulatory requirements, compliance with regulatory frameworks, and methods for mitigating risks of potential enforcement actions, as well as avoiding regulatory penalties and fines whenever possible.
We have specific knowledge in assisting clients in a number of areas to ensure satisfaction of their regulatory compliance obligations, including environmental health and safety practices. We have extensive experience working with regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in addition to state and local regulatory bodies. We also understand how to work with each of these legislative and regulatory entities to develop practical and effective resolutions to current controversies and disputes.
With the ever-present threat of regulatory enforcement, many businesses are evaluating their current regulatory compliance practices in an effort to avoid costly civil and criminal enforcement actions. The Burns White Energy Group can assist with this process by conducting internal investigations, providing adept business counseling, and offering risk minimization guidance. We have extensive experience developing compliance programs, investigating accidents, and training executives and other employees on their responsibilities under current regulations. We also represent clients in regulatory matters pending before administrative agencies, regarding pending or potential legislation before federal or state legislative bodies, and during litigation.