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Kirk F. Sniff’s practice involves various areas of environmental law, with emphasis on environmental and toxic tort litigation.
Kirk represents clients in regulatory and administrative proceedings before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and governmental agencies in more than 20 states. Kirk has advised fuel distributors, retailers and industrial customers on many aspects of the fuel business including the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, fuel supply, throughput, terminalling and transportation agreements, unattended fueling systems, pricing investigations, spill containment and countermeasures, emergency response, and other environmental and safety issues associated with the distribution, transport, storage and sale of motor fuels.
Kirk was formerly with the EPA in Washington, D.C. and Texas, and served as an associate general counsel in the private sector. During his tenure with the EPA in Washington, D.C., Kirk served as Director of the Hazardous Waste Enforcement Division of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Monitoring and as Director of the Office of Legal and Enforcement Policy in the EPA’s Office of General Counsel. Prior to these assignments, Kirk served as Chief of the Legal Branch in the Agency’s Dallas, TX, office. After leaving the EPA, he served as Associate General Counsel for a large gas station and convenience store chain.
Kirk speaks frequently on environmental topics and has addressed conferences sponsored by numerous industry groups and Bar associations. Principal areas addressed by these presentations include management of toxic tort litigation, private cost recovery litigation, environmental due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and real estate transactions, environmental topics specific to agricultural, food processing, dairy industries, and oil and gas production and retail gasoline sales.