Provided by Stephen Wiegand
Environmental Business & Transactional
Energy & Natural Resources Law
Steve Wiegand’s practice focuses on complex regulatory issues impacting onshore and offshore energy and industrial operations.
In the offshore arena (including the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific), he advises clients on a wide range of regulatory matters, including compliance with operational and safety requirements, appeals of Incidents of Non-Compliance and civil penalty assessments, incident response and associated agency investigations, lease suspensions, and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit compliance.
Steve has handled numerous administrative appeals before the Department of Interior Board of Land Appeals and has represented clients in administrative matters before the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and United States Coast Guard.
Onshore, Steve has experience handling environmental regulatory matters arising under federal and Louisiana law, including matters before the Environmental Protection Agency, Corps of Engineers, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, and Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. Steve has extensive experience with the Coastal Use Permit Program administered by the DNR, Office of Coastal Management and has represented clients seeking to establish site-specific trust accounts administered by the DNR, Office of Conservation. Steve has also handled a variety of Corps of Engineer permitting matters, including matters related to wetlands mitigation and mitigation banking.
The Foundation For Natural Resources and Energy Law - Member
Thomas More Inn of Court - Member
Louisiana State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section – Member, 2009
New Orleans Bar Association – Member, 2009
American Bar Association – Member, 2009
Air & Waste Management Association, Louisiana Section – Member, 2009
Federal Bar Association – Member, 2009