Eric Boyd, an environmental partner in Thompson Coburn’s Chicago Office, kicked off a Clean Air Act Seminar for the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois on Sept. 17 by hosting a discussion with Bharat Mathur, who recently retired from but formerly held the positions of Acting Regional Administrator, Deputy Regional Administrator and Director of the Air and Radiation Division for the U.S. EPA Region 5. The topic of the discussion was “Evolving Federal/State Relations and the Role of Regulated Entities and their Associations.”
The Chemical Industry Council of Illinois is a state-wide business trade group that represents the interests of the chemical industry. It has 210 members representing 700 facilities in Illinois.
Boyd represents clients in environmental regulatory compliance, litigation, and transaction matters. He has negotiated favorable air, water, wetland, solid and hazardous waste, and underground injection control (UIC) permits. He has obtained variances to allow clients to install controls in stages and site-specific regulatory changes. He also has prepared comments and testimony on numerous state and federal proposed regulations.