ANDREW STEWART counsels clients on a broad range of compliance and enforcement matters. With over 20 years of experience in environmental law, he handles matters arising under all major federal environmental laws as well as state laws, including the Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). His work includes assisting clients in the oil and gas, chemical, and vehicle and engine manufacturing industries on permitting requirements, counseling on critical environmental obligations, and defense of government enforcement and citizen suit actions. Andrew counsels clients on addressing site impacts under federal environmental laws and permits, as well as reporting and other obligations under RCRA, the Comprehensive Environmental, Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, and other federal environmental laws stemming from releases of chemicals into the environment. Andrew’s experience also includes regulatory and enforcement counseling as to CAA stationary as well as mobile source requirements. He regularly advises companies on making voluntary disclosures under both the U.S. EPA Audit Policy and state voluntary disclosure programs.
Prior to joining Sidley, Andrew practiced at another law firm in D.C. representing oil and gas clients on compliance counseling matters, enforcement defense, and environmental permitting on large infrastructure projects, including requirements under the CWA, CAA, RCRA and National Environmental Policy Act. While there, Legal 500 U.S. recognized Andrew for his environmental regulatory work. His previous law firm experience also includes representation of vehicle and engine manufacturers in compliance, enforcement, and litigation matters and advising agribusiness companies on FIFRA compliance and in litigation.
Andrew draws on his experience as a senior manager at EPA, where he served as an Acting Division Director in the Office of Civil Enforcement. During his tenure at EPA, Andrew led various complex enforcement matters and litigation affecting numerous industrial sectors, including oil and gas, chemical manufacturing, agribusiness, and mining. He handled cases relating to the CWA, CAA, RCRA, and FIFRA, among others. These cases involved application of the CWA, CAA and Safe Drinking Water Act Underground Injection Control Class II program, as well as RCRA, to oil and gas operations. He also had lead responsibility for overseeing actions addressing FIFRA noncompliance and implementation of EPA’s Audit Policy and resolution of numerous disclosures under the Policy. His service at EPA included work as a senior attorney in the Water Enforcement Division, handling enforcement matters related to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure program requirements, as well as matters involving noncompliance with the wetlands program.