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Penny Shamblin

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Virginia, USA
    Local Time: Friday 13:22

Practice Expertise

  • Air
  • Energy and Environmental Litigation
  • Energy
  • Energy Litigation

Areas of Practice

  • Air
  • Energy
  • Energy and Environmental Litigation
  • Energy Litigation
  • Energy Transition
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Compliance, Litigation and ...
  • International Renewable Energy and Clean ...
  • Nuclear
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Nuclear Energy Practice
  • Public Lands
  • Renewable Energy and Clean Power
  • Water
  • View More

Profile

Penny represents clients on a broad range of environmental and administrative law issues arising under federal and state law, with emphasis on permitting and compliance with the Clean Air Act, water quality and stormwater regulatory development under the Clean Water Act, and reporting under CERCLA and EPCRA. Her clients include electric utilities, oil and natural gas pipeline companies, manufacturing companies and trade associations.

Penny has extensive experience with air permitting including federal and state appeals, drafting comments on administrative rulemakings, advising clients on compliance issues, and negotiating settlements with administrative agencies.

Penny has undertaken significant pro bono work assisting juvenile immigrants in obtaining immigration status.

Before becoming a lawyer, Penny worked as a chemical engineer and health physicist. She has over ten years of nuclear experience at a Department of Energy nuclear weapons facility and commercial nuclear power plant. She was responsible for various aspects of nuclear waste management and radiation protection of workers and the environment.

Relevant Experience

  • Counseled industrial clients in CAA permitting and compliance for coal and gas fired power plants, refineries, chemical processing, and metals processing.
  • Counseled clients on EPCRA TRI and EPCRA/CERCLA spill reporting requirements.
  • Represented industrial clients in CAA and CWA permit appeals.
  • Advised clients on transactional due diligence involving all aspects of environmental liability and compliance.
  • Counseled national industry groups on rulemaking and policies under the CAA and CWA.
  • Represented industry groups in CWA rulemaking appeals.
  • Assisted clients in developing policy for on-site septic system industry in Virginia.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia

Education
BS, Tennessee Tech University, Chemical Engineering, 1986

Areas of Practice

  • Air
  • Energy
  • Energy and Environmental Litigation
  • Energy Litigation
  • Energy Transition
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Compliance, Litigation and Defense
  • International Renewable Energy and Clean Power
  • Nuclear
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Nuclear Energy Practice
  • Public Lands
  • Renewable Energy and Clean Power
  • Water

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
  • Counseled industrial clients in CAA permitting and compliance for coal and gas fired power plants, refineries, chemical processing, and metals processing.
  • Counseled clients on EPCRA TRI and EPCRA/CERCLA spill reporting requirements.
  • Represented industrial clients in CAA and CWA permit appeals.
  • Advised clients on transactional due diligence involving all aspects of environmental liability and compliance.
  • Counseled national industry groups on rulemaking and policies under the CWA.
  • Represented industry groups in CWA rulemaking appeals. 
  • Assisted clients in developing policy for on-site septic system industry in Virginia.


Professional Associations
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Health Physics Society, National and Virginia Chapter
  • Member, American Academy of Health Physics
  • Diplomate, American Board of Health Physics (CHP)

Professional Activities and Experience
  • 2017 Chambers USA Environment Law Firm of the Year

Articles

  • Outline of RCRA/CERCLA Enforcement Issues and Holdings, Chemical Waste Litigation Reporter, 26th edition

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