Robert E. Gandley

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Known for his deep technical expertise, Bob is a trusted advisor at MacDonald Illig. His technical background, coupled with prior governmental agency experience, gives him a unique perspective when interacting with environmental consultants and counseling clients on complex environmental matters.

A highly skilled and reliable attorney, Bob has been representing businesses, municipalities, municipal authorities and individuals in a variety of environmental matters for over twenty years. He is Chair of the Firm's Environmental & Energy Group and concentrates his practice in the areas of regulatory compliance and permitting. Bob assists clients in complying with environmental reporting obligations such as Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reports, Tier II Reports, Annual Emission Statements (AIMS Reports), Hazardous Waste and Residual Waste Biennial Reports, and Monthly Discharge Monitoring Reports.

Bob also reviews and comments on proposed federal and state environmental regulations to minimize the impact on clients' operations. He assists clients in submitting and negotiating air quality permits (including Plan Approvals for construction or modification of sources as well as Title V Operating Permits and State Only Operating Permits), the submission of Deviation Reports and Compliance Certification Reports, as well as the negotiation of Civil Penalty Assessments and Consent Orders and Agreements. He has assisted numerous clients in responding to comprehensive USEPA sector-based investigations and Section 114 information requests.

Bob works closely with clients and engineering consultants during facility expansions and other large projects to ensure that regulatory implications are properly addressed without adversely impacting construction schedules.  He has also assisted many clients with completing the necessary environmental due diligence associated with commercial and industrial purchasing/financing transactions. 

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  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Air & Waste Management Association

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