Kevin J. Garber

Kevin Garber is a shareholder in the Environmental Health and Safety Services Group and the Intellectual Property Services Group of Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C. He practices out of the Firm’s Pittsburgh and State College offices. Mr. Garber has concentrated much of his practice in the areas of water pollution law, contaminated sites remediation and reuse, and natural resources law. Regarding water law, he regularly handles NPDES permitting matters and appeals; defends citizens’ suits under the federal Clean Water Act and comparable state laws; and represents landowners and others with respect to groundwater protection issues under the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law. He leads the firm’s municipal environmental services practice area, in which a substantial part of his current practice concentrates on sewerage facilities planning and permitting, storm water management and planning, and related development issues facing developers, municipalities and municipal authorities. He serves as special environmental counsel to many municipalities, authorities and developers in western Pennsylvania.

Regarding contaminated sites, a significant part of Mr. Garber’s practice involves the cleanup and redevelopment of industrial sites under federal and state hazardous waste, solid waste, and brownfields laws. In Pennsylvania, for example, he regularly counsels clients in the purchase, sale and cleanup of property using Act 2 to address environmental concerns. He also regularly conducts and reviews environmental audits of various types of industrial, commercial and mining properties for buyers, sellers, lenders and trustees, and negotiates environmental provisions of transactions, contracts and deeds. Mr. Garber also concentrates much of his practice in the area of natural resource development, oil and gas, and mining law. In the mining industry, Mr. Garber has litigated post-mining discharge treatment orders, citizen group challenges to mining permits, and bond release denials. He counsels mining clients on a wide range of environmental matters affecting the mining industry, such as water and air permits, bonding, and treatment trusts. Mr. Garber regularly counsels oil and gas production, storage and transportation companies on the interplay of other environmental regulations on their operations and frequently negotiates environmental provisions in transactions involving natural resources.


Contact Kevin J. Garber

Contact Kevin J. Garber

Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C.
603 Stanwix Street
Two Gateway Center, 6th Floor
Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania  15222
Phone: 412-394-5404
Fax: 412-586-1023


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