Banker & Tradesman Publishes “MassDEP Should Run The NPDES Program”

Banker & Tradesman published an article by Bob Cox on February 29 reviewing advantages and potential cost of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s taking responsibility for the wastewater discharge permitting process from the federal Environmental Protection Agency.  MassDEP, due to its focus on environmental issues specific to the state, will administer a more efficient permitting process than the nationally-oriented EPA. Though the new MassDEP initiative would add to the Department’s operating cost, the state recently estimated the additional annual tax burden to be approximately $2 per household.

Read “MassDEP Should Run The NPDES Program” here.

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Robert D. Cox, Jr.

Box Cox is an environmental lawyer with over 30 years of experience helping clients facing complex, technically challenging environmental compliance and enforcement actions throughout Massachusetts. Bob counsels primarily businesses, public utilities and municipal authorities in water, air, hazardous waste and solid waste matters before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and municipal regulatory boards. “I represent the regulated community,” Bob explains, “including owners, builders, developers, manufacturers, and schools and colleges, looking at potential high-cost compliance with government regulations. My clients turn to me because I’m practical and hands-on and because I’ve worked directly with the regulators, some often for many years.”

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Box Cox is an environmental lawyer with over 30 years of experience helping clients facing complex, technically challenging environmental compliance and enforcement actions throughout Massachusetts. Bob counsels primarily businesses, public utilities and municipal authorities in water, air, hazardous waste and solid waste matters before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and municipal regulatory boards. “I represent the regulated community,” Bob explains, “including owners, builders, developers, manufacturers, and schools and colleges, looking at potential high-cost compliance with government regulations. My clients turn to me because I’m practical and hands-on and because I’ve worked directly with the regulators, some often for many years.”

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