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As one of the premier environmental lawyers in the U.S., Legal & Policy columnist Beth Gotthelf is a Shareholder based in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, office. She is the firm's director of innovation and external relations, co-chair of the energy and sustainability practice and chair of the aerospace and defense industry team. She has represented numerous finishers on compliance issues, as well as those who have unfortunately run afoul of the green police, namely the EPA and occasionally OSHA.
Beth represents and counsels a diverse mix of clients in numerous matters. These matters include compliance and permitting, alternative energy issues, responding to an emergency, state and federal civil and criminal enforcement, compliance audits, tax incentives, remediation and occupational safety and health. Ask a question, and Beth will help you weave your way through the intricacies of regulations and policy. Click here for more information.
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How do we compete with foreign governments for our automotive parts?
Ask an Expert Published: January 01, 2016
Here is a very basic overview of ITAR and what to consider if your company is doing any business in the aerospace or defense industry.
Ask an Expert Published: July 01, 2015
One of our employees has accepted a position with a competitor, and we are worried he is going to disclose some of our processes and pricing. How can we prevent such disclosures?
Ask an Expert Published: April 01, 2015
What are some ways to avoid suspension or debarment from government contracts?
Ask an Expert Published: January 01, 2015
A safety program goes a long way to reduce accidents, worker complaints and violations, and to comply with OSHA regulations—all of which should lead to a reduced need for OSHA to inspect your facility.
Ask an Expert Published: March 27, 2014
Has the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved TBAC (tertiary butyl acetate) as a VOC-exempt solvent?
Ask an Expert Published: March 21, 2014
When complaints are ignored by the employer, the worker often complains to EPA or OSHA, or, worse, an accident occurs.
Ask an Expert Published: March 20, 2014
What should I do if an OSHA compliance officer comes to my plant?
Ask an Expert Published: January 21, 2014
We have been doing a lot of defense work lately and are concerned about counterfeit parts. How can we protect ourselves?
Ask an Expert Published: July 01, 2013
In response to a question in the September 2012 column regarding the disposal of waste from paint stripping, one reader recommends purchase of a stripping oven, used to strip products and paint racks.
Ask an Expert Published: February 25, 2013
Can you provide information on a pH/precipitation system that will speed up the process of removing metals and patina chemicals from wastewater?
Ask an Expert Published: February 22, 2013
We use ion exchange treatment for wastewater from our nickel, hexavalent chrome and zinc plating rinses. What kind of characterization should we do to identify the pollutants that are affecting our products, and what steps are needed to reuse this water?
Ask an Expert Published: February 21, 2013