Karlie Clemons Webb

Associate

Atlanta
Business Phone: 404.885.3454
Business Fax: 404.962.6845

karlie.webb@troutmansanders.com

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Karlie Webb is an associate in the Environmental and Natural Resources practice at Troutman Sanders LLP. Karlie has a national practice, focusing on representing corporations, industry groups, and individuals in all aspects of environmental law, including regulatory compliance, rulemaking,  and permitting, particularly under RCRA, CERCLA, and EPCRA. Karlie also defends federal and state environmental enforcement actions, and advises on facility-wide environmental compliance issues.

Karlie commonly represents chain retailers, including grocers and pharmacies, among others, on retail and pharmaceutical hazardous waste issues, including advising on compliance with applicable federal and state regulatory schemes, permitting, and extensive negotiations with state environmental regulators to settle compliance claims.

Karlie also represents lenders, sellers, buyers and lessees, including a national restaurant chain, in  asset and stock transactions. Karlie’s experience has included cleanup actions and transactions involving hazardous substances and wastes, underground storage tanks (USTs) and state hazardous waste and petroleum cleanup programs across the United States. Karlie’s experience includes Brownfields and Voluntary Cleanup Programs across the country, as well as advising on risks and mitigation measures with respect to vapor intrusion.

Specific Representative Matters

  • Retail and Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste Management: Representation of national pharmacy chain and separate national grocery chain on hazardous waste management of retail products and pharmaceutical waste, under federal and state regulatory schemes, including negotiating settlement agreements, building and improving hazardous waste management programs, and responding to notices of violation.
  • Due Diligence and Brownfields: Representation of national restaurant chain with respect to environmental due diligence for commercial real estate transactions. Representation also includes advice on potential liability and regulatory considerations, entering sites in state Brownfields programs, and negotiating contractual provisions. 
  • Stormwater Permitting: Represented industry group in negotiations with state environmental agency related to issuance of general industrial stormwater permit; representation of clients related to compliance with general industrial stormwater permit. 
  • RCRA Rulemaking: Advised national pharmacy chain on potential impacts of proposed hazardous waste pharmaceuticals rule and assisted in preparing public comments; represented major utility in preparation of public comments related to EPA’s proposed coal ash rule. 
  • Regional Haze Litigation: Counsel to state government in a challenge to EPA’s Federal Implementation Plan for Regional Haze before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • Speaker, Update on EPA’s Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, Georgia Air and Waste Management Ass’n Regulatory Update Conference (May 2017).
  • Speaker, “New Regulations and Risks: Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste,” Pharma Law Conference (April 2017).
  • Speaker, Update on Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, Georgia Ass’n of Water Professionals Conference (March 2017).
  • Speaker, "The Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements" Webinar (November 18, 2016).
  • Co-Author, "How New EPA Hazardous Waste Rule Impacts Retail Pharmacies," Law360 (November 8, 2016).
  • Speaker, “Chasing Generator Status: Clarifying Definitions, Examining Recent Trends, Retail Industry Leaders Association Sustainability Conference” (Septempber 2016).
  • “U.S. EPA Proposes Sector-Specific Rules for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals,” Perspectives on Georgia’s Environment, State Bar of Georgia Environmental Law Section (Winter 2015). 
  • Co-Author, “EPA’s Hazardous Waste Rule Is Just What the Doctor Ordered,” Law360 (September 4, 2015).
  • Co-Author, “Pharmaceutical Waste Regulation: Fitting a Square Peg in a Round Hole,” Perspectives on Georgia’s Environment, State Bar of Georgia Environmental Law Section (Winter 2013).
  • Co-Author, Challenges in Pharmaceutical Waste Management: “First, Do No Harm,” 26 ABA Natural Resources & Environment (Spring 2012).
  • Co-Author, "EPA’s Proposed Coal Ash Rule," 26 ABA Natural Resources & Environment, 52-54 (Fall 2011).
  • Co-Author, “Georgia’s Voluntary Remediation Program: Two Years Later,” Perspectives on Georgia’s Environment, State Bar of Georgia Environmental Law Section (Summer 2011).
  • Co-Author, “Overview of EPA’s Proposed Coal Ash Rule: Major Requirements and Industry Reactions,” Perspectives on Georgia’s Environment, State Bar of Georgia Environmental Law Section (Winter 2011).
  • "Hydroelectric Dams: Transboundary Environmental Effects and International Law," 36 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 488 (2009).

Professional and Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Georgia (Environmental Law Section)
  • The Florida Bar (Member, Environmental and Land Use Law Section)
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society (Service Council)

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2010-present
  • Law Clerk, Justice Charles T. Canady of the Florida Supreme Court, 2009-2010

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Education

  • Florida State University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
    Executive Editor, FSU Law Review (2009); Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law (2009); Order of the Coif
  • Florida State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • Georgia State Courts
  • Georgia Superior Courts
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia