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Cynthia Stroman focuses on environmental, health and safety issues in administrative matters, transactions and litigation. A partner in our Environmental practice, Cynthia advises clients in matters concerning the risk, transportation and management of chemical substances, as well as environmental, health and safety issues arising in transactional or energy project matters.

With scientific training and experience as a project manager and environmental engineer, Cynthia brings a unique perspective to her client work on environmental issues. She represents companies in environmentally sensitive industries with administrative proceedings, litigation and transactions involving environmental law.

Cynthia frequently advises manufacturers and related companies on the Hazardous Materials Regulations, Pipeline Safety Regulations, Toxic Substances Control Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and similar state and non-U.S. regulatory regimes concerning the risk, transportation and management of chemical substances throughout the supply chain.

Cynthia also assists project proponents, investors and lenders in navigating EHS issues in transactions or the project authorization process, particularly concerning the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act and other NEPA-related statutes.

Drawing on her background, Cynthia also helps clients to address complex scientific issues in litigation and administrative matters concerning risk assessment for, and exposure to, a range of hazardous substances, including metals, criteria pollutants, solvents, radioactive materials, and chlorinated and aromatic hydrocarbons.

Cynthia has been named a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, and also has been cited by Legal 500 for her work on environmental transactional matters.

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Credentials

J.D., University of Michigan, magna cum laude

B.S., Cornell University

District of Columbia

Maryland

Texas

Law Clerk, Hon. Emilio M. Garza, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

American Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association

State Bar of Texas (Environmental & Natural Resources Section)

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer


Super Lawyers

Environmental Transactional


Legal 500

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Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer


Super Lawyers

Environmental Transactional


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Matters

Assisting chemical product manufacturing clients with TSCA compliance and enforcement matters, including new regulations and risk evaluations under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

Advising manufacturers on new chemicals submittals under TSCA, import/export certifications, reporting and enforcement issues under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) program, coordinating multiple submissions of product assessment studies to EPA under TSCA section 8(e), and counseling on applicability of protections for confidential business information (CBI).

Counseling product manufacturers on warnings and “no significant risk level” requirements under California’s Proposition 65, advising companies regarding private party enforcement, and assessing adequacy of Proposition 65 support documentation for proposed listing of chemicals as carcinogens or reproductive hazards.

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Assisting chemical product manufacturing clients with TSCA compliance and enforcement matters, including new regulations and risk evaluations under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

Advising manufacturers on new chemicals submittals under TSCA, import/export certifications, reporting and enforcement issues under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) program, coordinating multiple submissions of product assessment studies to EPA under TSCA section 8(e), and counseling on applicability of protections for confidential business information (CBI).

Counseling product manufacturers on warnings and “no significant risk level” requirements under California’s Proposition 65, advising companies regarding private party enforcement, and assessing adequacy of Proposition 65 support documentation for proposed listing of chemicals as carcinogens or reproductive hazards.

Advising clients nationwide on the safe transportation of hazardous materials (“hazmat”) across all modes, including highway, rail, aviation, marine and pipeline, under the Hazardous Materials and Pipeline Safety regulations of the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Advising developers or other project participants on NEPA, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act and other environmental, health and safety (EHS) considerations associated with natural gas projects, including LNG terminals, energy storage facilities and pipelines.

Representing and advising stakeholders in Magnuson-Stevens Act, NEPA, and other administrative proceedings regarding fisheries, protected species and related issues.

Assisting clients with EHS issues in domestic and international transactions and investments, including those involving natural gas (including production, transportation and storage), LNG, shale oil and gas, liquids terminals, chemicals, electrical power generation and alternative energy assets.

Advising clients on PHMSA regulation of pipelines, including reactivation and abandonment, product changes, classification of hazardous liquids, and incident regulation.

Providing strategic advice on EHS regulation of offshore facilities, particularly concerning the intersection of EHS statutes and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.

Counseling clients on the regulatory status of potentially hazardous materials, including specific packaging and labeling requirements, under RCRA, DOT, OSHA and GHS and other international regimes, including EHS issues applicable to both hazardous and non-hazardous materials.

Working with clients on hazardous and solid waste management issues, including negotiating remediation contract provisions; assessing hazardous waste liability for product residuals, recyclables, and other materials; preparing comments on proposed regulations; and evaluating waste management compliance and product stewardship programs.

Preparing expert witnesses in a number of scientific disciplines, including emissions testing and modeling, analytical chemistry, toxicology, epidemiology, industrial hygiene, hazard communications, product warnings, process engineering and chemistry; and preparing scientific and regulatory content in cases involving alleged exposures through groundwater, air or soil to arsenic, beryllium, manganese, benzene, radioactive materials (including NORM), criteria pollutants, silica, PCBs, dioxins, furans, solvents, chlorinated hydrocarbons and various other substances.

Developing successful Daubert challenges to testimony of plaintiffs’ experts, achieving exclusion or narrowing of such experts’ testimony; and preparing trial cross-examination of plaintiffs’ experts.

Working with scientific experts on human health and ecological risk assessments in administrative proceedings and litigation, including developing and evaluating risk assessments, product stewardship strategies and scientific manuscripts in anticipation of litigation or regulatory proceedings.

Insights

Newsletter

December 9, 2019
Energy Newsletter December 2019

Energy Law Exchange

December 9, 2019
Dark Waters and the Future of PFAS Laws

Client Alert

November 25, 2019
Dark Waters and the Future of PFAS Laws

View all

Matters

Assisting chemical product manufacturing clients with TSCA compliance and enforcement matters, including new regulations and risk evaluations under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

Advising manufacturers on new chemicals submittals under TSCA, import/export certifications, reporting and enforcement issues under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) program, coordinating multiple submissions of product assessment studies to EPA under TSCA section 8(e), and counseling on applicability of protections for confidential business information (CBI).

Counseling product manufacturers on warnings and “no significant risk level” requirements under California’s Proposition 65, advising companies regarding private party enforcement, and assessing adequacy of Proposition 65 support documentation for proposed listing of chemicals as carcinogens or reproductive hazards.

See more
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Matters

Assisting chemical product manufacturing clients with TSCA compliance and enforcement matters, including new regulations and risk evaluations under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

Advising manufacturers on new chemicals submittals under TSCA, import/export certifications, reporting and enforcement issues under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) program, coordinating multiple submissions of product assessment studies to EPA under TSCA section 8(e), and counseling on applicability of protections for confidential business information (CBI).

Counseling product manufacturers on warnings and “no significant risk level” requirements under California’s Proposition 65, advising companies regarding private party enforcement, and assessing adequacy of Proposition 65 support documentation for proposed listing of chemicals as carcinogens or reproductive hazards.

Advising clients nationwide on the safe transportation of hazardous materials (“hazmat”) across all modes, including highway, rail, aviation, marine and pipeline, under the Hazardous Materials and Pipeline Safety regulations of the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Advising developers or other project participants on NEPA, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act and other environmental, health and safety (EHS) considerations associated with natural gas projects, including LNG terminals, energy storage facilities and pipelines.

Representing and advising stakeholders in Magnuson-Stevens Act, NEPA, and other administrative proceedings regarding fisheries, protected species and related issues.

Assisting clients with EHS issues in domestic and international transactions and investments, including those involving natural gas (including production, transportation and storage), LNG, shale oil and gas, liquids terminals, chemicals, electrical power generation and alternative energy assets.

Advising clients on PHMSA regulation of pipelines, including reactivation and abandonment, product changes, classification of hazardous liquids, and incident regulation.

Providing strategic advice on EHS regulation of offshore facilities, particularly concerning the intersection of EHS statutes and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.

Counseling clients on the regulatory status of potentially hazardous materials, including specific packaging and labeling requirements, under RCRA, DOT, OSHA and GHS and other international regimes, including EHS issues applicable to both hazardous and non-hazardous materials.

Working with clients on hazardous and solid waste management issues, including negotiating remediation contract provisions; assessing hazardous waste liability for product residuals, recyclables, and other materials; preparing comments on proposed regulations; and evaluating waste management compliance and product stewardship programs.

Preparing expert witnesses in a number of scientific disciplines, including emissions testing and modeling, analytical chemistry, toxicology, epidemiology, industrial hygiene, hazard communications, product warnings, process engineering and chemistry; and preparing scientific and regulatory content in cases involving alleged exposures through groundwater, air or soil to arsenic, beryllium, manganese, benzene, radioactive materials (including NORM), criteria pollutants, silica, PCBs, dioxins, furans, solvents, chlorinated hydrocarbons and various other substances.

Developing successful Daubert challenges to testimony of plaintiffs’ experts, achieving exclusion or narrowing of such experts’ testimony; and preparing trial cross-examination of plaintiffs’ experts.

Working with scientific experts on human health and ecological risk assessments in administrative proceedings and litigation, including developing and evaluating risk assessments, product stewardship strategies and scientific manuscripts in anticipation of litigation or regulatory proceedings.

Insights

Newsletter

December 9, 2019
Energy Newsletter December 2019

Energy Law Exchange

December 9, 2019
Dark Waters and the Future of PFAS Laws

Client Alert

November 25, 2019
Dark Waters and the Future of PFAS Laws

View all

Credentials

J.D., University of Michigan, magna cum laude

B.S., Cornell University

District of Columbia

Maryland

Texas

Law Clerk, Hon. Emilio M. Garza, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

American Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association

State Bar of Texas (Environmental & Natural Resources Section)

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer


Super Lawyers

Environmental Transactional


Legal 500

Icon close

Close

Recognition

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer


Super Lawyers

Environmental Transactional


Legal 500