Harrison Reback

Senior Associate



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Harrison Reback's practice covers a variety of environmental matters, including federal and state air quality regulations, enforcement actions, permitting, environmental litigation, and transactional matters. Mr. Reback has assisted clients with a wide range of permitting issues, including Clean Water Act Section 404 and Section 408 permits, state permits pursuant to the Clean Air Act, and project permitting and compliance under the National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA"). Mr. Reback has also counseled clients during crises and prepared responses to both Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ("TCEQ") and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") information requests. In addition, Mr. Reback has defended enforcement actions by federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.

Related Experience

  • Exploration and production company – Led the development of a global consent decree to resolve violations of North Dakota air regulations for a number of exploration and production companies operating in the Bakken.
  • Exploration and production company – Assisted with response to EPA Request for Information under Section 308 of the Clean Water Act. Sought out and reviewed materials from across the company and composed a cohesive narrative response to EPA’s requests.
  • Exploration and production company – Assisted in Section 408 and Section 404 permitting issues associated with a North Dakota pipeline project subject to delays by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Exploration and production company – Advised on permitting and compliance issues associated with NEPA and the National Historic Preservation Act for a North Dakota pipeline project.
  • Terminal company – Conducted internal investigation for company in response to allegations by a potential whistleblower. Interviewed company employees and reviewed records to inform investigation.
  • Manufacturing company – Prepared response to TCEQ request for information in the wake of a potential chemical release.
  • Industry coalition – Drafted comments in response to EPA regulatory reform initiative based on the input and priorities of multiple group members.
  • Offshore drilling company – Advised on Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) offshore bonding requirements.
  • Electric utilities – Assisted with preparation of air permit applications for construction of new power plants.


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