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Tim Swickard focuses his practice on federal and state environmental regulatory compliance and litigation, real estate development, land use entitlement, environmental compliance, hazardous waste, and water law. He represents recycling, environmental cleanup, transportation industry businesses, commercial and residential developers, Indian Nations, public agencies, and landowners. Tim previously served as the director and chief counsel for Cal/EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Tim counsels clients on a wide array of topics related to environmental and regulatory law, including USEPA, USCOE, Cal/EPA, USFSW, CDFW, FDA, USDA, and CDFA. He also represents clients in OSHA Workplace Health and Safety facility regulatory compliance and enforcement defense, permitting and licensing, transportation, and storage.

Tim represents clients in brownfields development and other fields where energy law, real estate law, and governmental regulation overlap, such as CEQA, NEPA, wetlands, endangered species, transportation law, natural resource damages, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, contaminated site cleanup cost allocation, mining, timber harvesting, agricultural law, and legislative and regulatory advocacy.

On Oct. 9, 2021, California Gov. Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 1346, which will require the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop regulations to prohibit engine exhaust
Continue Reading California Air Resources Board Announces Rulemaking Regarding Small Off-Road Engine Regulations

If you are currently disposing of pharmaceuticals, including dietary supplements, into the dumpster or down the drain, you may want to reconsider that practice. New regulations promulgated by the
Continue Reading EPA Expands RCRA Hazardous Waste Restrictions to a Broader Range of ‘Pharmaceuticals’ Including Dietary Supplements