Consultants in the Earth and Environmental Sciences
Mr. Adams was extensively involved in the development process regarding a developers plan to site a business park adjacent to established port-related heavy industrial area. Industrial concerns of scrap metal recycling and concrete batch facilities brought CEQA-based litigation, citing incompatibly between existing uses and the proposed business park. Mr. Adams’ role in the dispute was to provide technical support and public testimony regarding the scrap metal facilitys concern regarding the potential impacts of auto shredding activities on the proposed business park. In addition, he participated in settlement discussions prior to and during litigation with the developer regarding the implementation of mitigation measure within the proposed development. Ultimately the developer accepted these mitigation measures and the litigation was settled on favorable terms.
Environmental Mediation Advisor, Responsible Parties in Cost-Allocation Mediation
Mr. Adams has been retained by law firms and private industry clients to provide technical review and the development of strategies used in the allocation of environmental response costs among multiple responsible parties at a variety of sites. Typically, the intensive review and preparation of technical and cost data is utilized for presentation in court-sanctioned mediation to best present the client’s litigation position.
Mr. Adams, based upon his experience on multi-PRP sites, was retained by a private industry client to provide technical review and develop strategies used in a mediation involving allocation of environmental response costs among multiple responsible parties at a CERCLA site. Mr. Adams reviewed and prepared technical and response cost data for presentation to the mediator hired jointly by the responsible parties.