George Gramling
A Partner In The Law Firm
Gramling Environmental
Law, P.A.

Tampa Office
118 S Newport Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (813) 259-1060
Cell: (813) 205-1500

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"Sustainability - opportunities for every business!
Our clients develop and maintain sustainable environmental, business platforms."

The scope of Mr. Gramling's practice includes:

  • Federal and State hazardous waste permitting, compliance, and enforcement.
  • Management of generation, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Corrective action for hazardous waste.
  • EPCRA chemical inventory storage and reporting.
  • CERCLA/Superfund representation in administrative/EPA proceedings:
  • Corporate audits and due diligence of waste vendors to avoid Superfund-like liabilities.
  • Drycleaning program sites.
  • Petroleum program sites.
  • Brownfields sites.
  • Voluntary Cleanup, including filing of Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credit applications.
  • Federal and state point-source permitting and compliance and enforcement under the Clean Water Act.
  • Surface and groundwater pollution.
  • Stormwater permitting.
  • Wetland development and mitigation.
  • Clean Air Act: Risk Management Plans.
  • OSHA worker protection/ PEL issues
  • Asbestos regulation
Endangered Species:
  • Endangered Species Act consultation on permits.
  • Taking issues.
  • Listing and delisting of species.
  • Incidental take statements.
Corporate Compliance:
  • Avoidance of criminal investigations and prosecutions.
  • Chemical release reporting.
  • Conducting and managing compliance audits of corporate operations and facilities for clients, using the work product doctrine and attorney client privilege to enhance the protection afforded these audits from discovery in litigation. We work with our corporate clients on indoor air quality evaluations, hazardous waste compliance audits, endangered species critical constraints audits, and occupational safety and health compliance audits.
  • Real estate due diligence to coordinate Phase I and Phase II environmental assessment activities for the benefit of our clients, working closely with traditional real estate counsel in this process. As a result of our years of experience, we have become very efficient at identifying issues, estimating the magnitude of problems in relation to the value of the transaction, and developing strategies to resolve the environmental problem so that the real estate transaction proceeds.
  • Merger and acquisition due diligence.
  • Development of Corporate Environmental Management Systems.
Safety and Health:
  • OSHA Hazard communications and worker safety issues as they relate to environmental concerns, including indoor air quality problems.
  • Multi-employer worksite contract and liability issues relating to real estate development, projects and construction.
  • Engaged as Subject Matter Expert in 1996-1999 legislative sessions regarding Florida Drycleaning Solvent Cleanup Program.
  • Drafted legislation.
  • Lobbied and passed various bills in the Florida Legislature.
Mr. Gramling is experienced in most substantive areas of regulation and is familiar with all major federal and Florida laws regulating the environment and land usage. These major federal statutes include:

National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA); 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347
NEPA is the basic national charter for protection of the environment. It establishes policy, sets goals, and provides means for carrying out the policy.
More about NEPA

Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act Public Law 106-40, Jan. 6, 1999; 42 U.S.C. 7412(r)
Amendment to Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act
Summary and full text

The Clean Air Act (CAA); 42 U.S.C. s/s 7401 et seq. (1970)
CAA overview | CAA full text | Guide to the CAA

The Clean Water Act (CWA); 33 U.S.C. ss/1251 et seq. (1977)
CWA summary | CWA full text

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and
Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund)
42 U.S.C. s/s 9601 et seq. (1980)
CERCLA overview | CERCLA full text

The Emergency Planning & Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA); 42 U.S.C. 11011 et seq. (1986)
EPCRA summary | EPCRA full text

The Endangered Species Act (ESA); 7 U.S.C. 136;16 U.S.C. 460 et seq. (1973)
ESA summary | ESA full text

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); 7 U.S.C. s/s 135 et seq. (1972)
FIFRA summary | FIFRA full text

Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) 21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.
FFDCA summary | FFDCA full text

Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) Public Law 104-170, Aug. 3, 1996
FQPA summary | FQPA full text

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); U.S.C. s/s 552 (1966)
FOIA summary | FOIA full text

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA); 29 U.S.C. 651 et seq. (1970)
OSHA summary | OSHA full text

The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA); 33 U.S.C. 2702 to 2761
OPA summary and full text

The Pollution Prevention Act (PPA); 42 U.S.C. 13101 and 13102, s/s et seq. (1990)
PPA summary | PPA full text

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); 42 U.S.C. s/s 321 et seq. (1976)
RCRA summary | RCRA full text

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA); 42 U.S.C. s/s 300f et seq. (1974)
SDWA summary | SDWA full text

The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA); 42 U.S.C.9601 et seq. (1986)
SARA summary | SARA full text

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); 15 U.S.C. s/s 2601 et seq. (1976)
TSCA summary | TSCA full text

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