Companies of virtually every size and type that operate in California learn very early in their existence — and even prior to their establishment, in legions of cases — that environmental law considerations are going to loom large for their business.

Indeed, when many people across the United States think, discuss and write about environmental law, California takes center stage.

For many years, California has been a vanguard state for spotlighting environmental matters and passing far-reaching legislation, with laws targeting everything from air pollution and water contaminants to hazardous materials storage/transportation and incineration operations.

Business owners across the state know that, where there’s an environmental law, there is also often a permit or licensing requirement to meet.

As we note on our website at the Southern California law firm of Caufield & James, complying with California environmental law permit and licensing mandates can be “an intricate process.”

For starters, it can be a difficult task to simply unravel the agency or agencies with oversight and enforcement powers over a certain environmental law. County and regional bodies quite often play a central role in licensing/permitting matters, but so too do state and federal authorities.

Our attorneys help resolve permit issues of every type and scope for clients who enlist our assistance. We routinely ensure that applications are properly prepared and filed; help clients dealing with issuance denials and delays; provide advocacy when a group or community opposes an application for a particular use; and assist in myriad other ways.

Environment law compliance is critically important for California businesses. As we note on our website, attending to all environmental considerations in a timely and proper manner “can save [a] business time, money and exposure to liability.”