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David R. Farabee
Mr. Farabee is a partner in the law firm's Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources practice and is located in the San Francisco office. He represents corporate clients in a wide variety of air quality matters, including development of federal, state and local air quality legislation and regulations, advising on environmental compliance matters and facility permitting (including permitting under the federal Title V operating permit program), emissions banking and trading. He also has substantial experience with air quality issues arising under the California Environmental Quality Act, providing advice concerning hazardous materials business plans and risk management plans, and performing environmental due diligence reviews of various commercial transactions. Mr. Farabee represents several clients on greenhouse gas and climate change issues, focusing on California’s implementation of AB 32 (the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006) and possible emission credit opportunities.
Mr. Farabee has worked on projects for various types of industrial facilities, including fossil fuel-fired and geothermal power plants, petroleum production and refining, chemical manufacturing, automobile manufacturing and transportation. These matters have involved regulatory agencies at all levels of government, including EPA Region IX, California Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, and more. Mr. Farabee has spoken before various industrial and professional organizations about the impacts of the California Clean Air Act, the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and other air toxics and permitting issues.
- Chambers USA, Environment—California (2012-2013)
- Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law (2013-2014)
American Bar Association (Section of Environment, Energy and Resources); State Bar of California (Environmental Law Section); Bar Association of San Francisco (Environmental and Water Law Section)