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Lisa Dyar is a member of Winstead’s Energy & Environmental Law Practice Group. She has experience representing industrial and municipal clients in permitting, compliance and enforcement matters, as well as participating in legislative and rulemaking strategies. Prior to entering private practice, Lisa was 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. Recognized for her outstanding leadership while at the TCEQ, Lisa has experience with a wide range of environmental and regulatory issues, with a significant focus on air quality matters.

Representative Experience

  • Representing major manufacturing, energy, chemical and petrochemical industrial clients before state and federal environmental agencies relating to a variety of environmental actions, including:
    • Contested case hearings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings
    • Compliance and enforcement litigation
    • Episodic air emissions events
    • Federal flare enforcement initiative investigations
    • Municipal solid waste permit applications
    • Superfund representation
  • Representing multinational energy corporation in defending a federal Clean Air Act citizen suit
  • Counseling clients about waste franchise agreements and recycling operations
  • Developing and advocating comprehensive NSR and greenhouse gas permitting strategy for a major chemical corporation
  • Protecting trade secret and confidential business information under state and federal freedom of information statutes 
  • Developing and interpreting proposed rulemaking, municipal ordinances, legislation and policy initiatives
  • Drafting statewide consolidated environmental enforcement legislation
  • Negotiating administrative and civil enforcement settlement agreements
  • Evaluating and managing potential environmental risk

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