Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips L.L.P.
Taylor Porter Partner Robert Coco’s practice
covers a broad range of environmental matters, including regulatory,
counseling, compliance and permitting in all environmental media, with a
specific focus on air permitting and compliance and Chemical Accident
Prevention matters. Mr. Coco regularly represents clients before the
LDEQ and EPA and has extensive experience in advising clients regarding
radiation issues (NORM and Atomic Energy Act Materials), OSHA Standards,
including Process Safety Management, EPA Chemical Accident Prevention,
and site investigation and remediation under CERCLA/RECAP.
He also provides routine regulatory guidance regarding USDOT administered programs, including PHMSA, FMCSA, and the FRA.
Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Coco worked as an engineer for two
major utilities. Mr. Coco was an onsite construction engineer during the
design and construction of the Waterford III Nuclear Station, and later
was employed as a plant systems engineer and reactor engineer at the
River Bend Nuclear Station.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Coco served as staff counsel
with the Louisiana Attorney General and with the LDEQ. Mr. Coco practiced with the firm of Adams and Reese in Baton Rouge from 1996-2005, and joined Taylor Porter in 2005. Mr. Coco possesses decades of experience in counseling clients with
regard to regulatory compliance and permitting. He works with counsel
and facility personnel on the interpretation of environmental
regulations, permits and OSHA standards on a daily basis.