Cary Agricultural Environmental Lawyer
Prioritizing Your Business's Needs
North Carolina has an abundant agricultural industry, and as a result, environmental laws are changing and evolving all the time. This can make navigating the legal system extremely complicated if you’re not a lawyer who focused specifically on agricultural law. If your company needs help seeking permits, understanding how regulations impact your business, or wishes to utilize new forms of energy, you need a lawyer who can carefully explain your situation and provide you with attainable options. The Law Office of D. Hardison Wood’s agricultural environmental lawyer in Cary has more than a decade of experience helping clients, including companies that are highly regulated by local and state agriculture laws. Understanding the importance of maintaining your business operations, we work efficiently to produce solutions for even the most complicated problems.
What is Agriculture Law?
Agriculture law refers to the existing body of rules that govern agricultural issues ranging from food production, pesticides and fertilizers, land use, marketing, land rights, estate planning, infrastructure, water, and much more.
North Carolina has a long list of comprehensive environmental laws and regulations that businesses must understand and comply with in order to prevent being penalized.
This list of laws both reinforce federal environmental laws as well as are specific to North Carolina and include:
- Clean Air Act
- Clean Water Act
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
- Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA)
- Oil Pollution and Hazardous Substances Control Act
- State Animal Operations Act
- Brownfields Redevelopment Act
- Sedimentation and Pollution Control Act
Many of these laws regulate the handling of things like chemicals, wastewater discharge, air emissions from manufacturing plants, gas leaks, hazardous waste, and more. Nearly every aspect of human activity is regulated, meaning that businesses are required to be aware of the effects their activities have.
Common Agricultural & Environmental Legal Issues
Because our country and state’s agricultural and environmental industries are heavily regulated, it makes sense why any business in the industry would need legal representation when it comes to seeking advice or needing to obtain a special permit for operations.
Permitting & Counseling
Companies that need help making decisions and taking action while also complying with regulations and policies can turn to our attorney to guide them along the way. Our team can assess your plans and goals and help you achieve them without getting stuck or being slow to move through the process.
Some common legal matters businesses seek legal help with include:
- Identifying needed permit requirements
- Assessing potential liability
- Working with zoning and land use regulations
- Obtaining permits for facilities like manufacturing plants, cargo port facilities, food processing plants, waste incinerators, and more
Contact our agricultural environmental lawyer in Cary if your business require help navigating the legal system at (919) 739-3643. We have decades of demonstrated experience and success in advocating for our clients.