For 15 years, Mack has represented electric utility, landfill and other industrial clients in connection with important air quality issues arising out of federal and state regulations governing the construction and operation of stationary sources of air emissions. He helps his clients decide when to obtain applicable permits, how to comply with applicable regulations and what to do when enforcement challenges arise. Mack also helps his clients participate in the EPA and state rulemaking actions that are relevant to their businesses so they can prepare for compliance with any new rules and challenge those rulemakings when necessary.
The key to many air quality matters is, first, understanding the data available on air emissions (which are often incomplete) and, second, applying the many potentially applicable regulations (which are often ambiguous). Mack helps explain this intersection of real-world facts and administratively developed law in commonsense terms so that his clients can make smart business decisions to achieve compliance and minimize risk.
Mack has direct and extensive experience with the most controversial Clean Air Act programs, including:
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) & Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Standards
In addition, Mack has assisted numerous clients with lesser-known Clean Air Act programs, including those that regulate ozone-depleting substances used in refrigerant appliances, hazardous air pollutants emitted by reciprocating internal combustion engines, and nonhazardous secondary materials combustion.