Olivia has worked for the electric utility, oil and gas, steel mill, uranium production, pharmaceutical, agricultural and food industries, among others.
Compliance and Permitting
Olivia guides businesses through compliance counseling and environmental permitting processes, focusing on the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act Section 404. She helps develop air quality permitting strategies for both major and minor sources, addressing potential compliance and enforcement risks as well as emerging legal issues. She also helps clients understand intricacies of Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting issues.
Enforcement, Administrative Appeals and Litigation
Olivia represents industry and agricultural interests before state and federal agencies and commissions in enforcement, permitting and rulemaking actions under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA). She has defended air quality enforcement matters throughout Colorado and the Midwest, negotiating with state and federal agencies on high-priority violation issues. She has defended enforcement of the Clean Water Act Section 404 and state analogs for agricultural and industrial interests in Indiana and Colorado.
When permitting or enforcement matters require agency or judicial adjudication, Olivia follows the regulatory process through to litigation. She has defended license approvals on appeal to the administrative agency, the district court and the court of appeals. She represents utilities in federal court challenges to air quality issues.
Olivia represents parties in Colorado water courts both as applicant and objector in groundwater and surface water matters, including transbasin diversions. She counsels clients in water rights transactional matters, including the purchase and sale of water rights, negotiation of water leases, and water rights title work and valuations. Additionally, Olivia has experience in water issues in multiparty adaptive management and transbasin negotiations. Olivia co-leads the water segment of the firm's energy and natural resources industry team.