Professional Biography

Charles Blumenfeld Senior Counsel

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.6364

    F +1.206.359.7364

    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA

    +1.206.359.6364

    CBlumenfeld@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

EXPERIENCE

Experience

Environmental Litigation

Harbor Island Superfund Site

Represented shipyard in negotiation and implementation of federal Consent Decrees for the preparation of Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study and remedy implementation.

Commencement Bay Superfund Site

Represented the Port of Tacoma in the negotiation of a federal Consent Decree for the settlement of Natural Resources Damages.

Mining

Dawn Mining Company

Representation of a uranium mill regarding negotiation of radioactive materials licenses and closure plan.

Various Mining Companies

Representation of mining companies in Washington State and Alaska in obtaining and renewing permits for mine development.

Compliance & Environmental Health & Safety Audits

Alaska Seafood Processing Industry Matters

Represented the Alaska seafood industry trade association and individual companies in a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenge to EPA's seafood processing effluent guideline regulations. Representation of a number of seafood processors in negotiation of general and individual NPDES permits and state air permits.

Multiple Representations in Citizen Suits

Represented companies in defense of citizens suits.

Multiple Representations in Enforcement Actions Under Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA and EPCRA

Represented companies in defense of a variety of federal and state enforcement actions.

Multiple Representations in Compliance Matters

Assisted clients to ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental requirements.

Environmental Audits

Participated in environmental audits of client facilities, operations and systems.

Energy Project Permitting & Development

Power Generation Projects

Represented power producers in obtaining permits for construction and operation of gas-fired power plants.

Due Diligence

Reviewed environmental aspects of real estate and corporate transactions, including the assessment of potential liabilities.

NEWS

RELATED INFORMATION

Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education

  • University of Washington, B.A., 1966
  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1969

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