Austin
512.370.2848 Direct
512.370.2850 Fax
ldyar@winstead.com

Lisa Dyar has practiced environmental law for over 15 years. She has represented clients in the energy, chemical, mining, manufacturing and waste disposal sectors in a wide range of environmental issues. Lisa advises clients in permitting, compliance and enforcement matters, and participates in developing legislative and rulemaking strategies. Lisa served as a senior enforcement attorney with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Litigation Division where she was lead counsel for some of the agency’s most complex and high profile air and multimedia enforcement cases and was recognized for her outstanding leadership. Lisa's wide range of environmental and regulatory experiences include a significant focus on air quality matters.

Representative Experience

  • Representation before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency, including:
    • Contested case hearings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings
    • Settlement of enforcement cases
    • Federal citizen suits
    • Episodic air emissions events
    • Federal flare enforcement initiative investigations
    • Air, water and waste permit applications
    • Superfund representation
  • Representing multinational energy corporation in defending a federal Clean Air Act citizen suit
  • Advising to Title V operating permits and petitions
  • Developing and advocating comprehensive NSR and greenhouse gas permitting strategy for a major chemical corporation
  • Interpreting ozone NAAQS implementation questions
  • Protecting trade secret and confidential business information under state and federal public information statutes
  • Developing comments to proposed rulemaking, municipal ordinances, legislation and policy initiatives
  • Drafting statewide consolidated environmental enforcement legislation
  • Negotiating administrative and civil enforcement settlement agreements
  • Counseling clients about waste and recycling operations
  • Managing and supporting environmental compliance audits

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