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Martha Donovan and Jeff Casaletto Speak at LSRPA New Jersey Site Remediation Conference

Posted on February 7th, 2020

Martha N. Donovan and Jeffrey M. Casaletto, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., presented “NJSRPLB Rules: What an LSRP Needs to Know” at the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA) New Jersey Site Remediation Conference at Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick on February 5.

“I enjoyed the interaction with the LSRPs about issues that may arise during their careers outside the context of specific client matters,” said Donovan.

Casaletto added, “It has been a pleasure speaking at the events and courses offered by the LSRPA over the past several years, and this year’s conference was yet another high-quality event put together by the LSRPA.”

About the New Jersey Site Remediation Conference

Donovan and Casaletto spoke on understanding the board regulations by breaking down the general provisions, audit procedures, rules of professional conduct, disciplinary proceedings, and adjudicatory proceedings. The presentation also offered an opportunity for attendees to ask related questions in an open discussion with the panelists.

The two-day conference, February 4-5, also addressed topics such as ethics, exam preparation, waste classification and management, data collection and analysis, land use law and regulations, in-situ remediation, PFAs, the New Jersey Brownfields program, understanding risks and liabilities, borehole geophysical logging, variances, heavy metals, and project management. For more information and similar upcoming events, visit the NJLSRPA website at lsrpa.org.

About Martha Donovan

A resident of West Windsor, Donovan, Co-Chair of the Norris McLaughlin Environmental Law Practice Group, devotes her practice to environmental law and complex litigation with an emphasis on the defense of environmental property damage claims. She also has considerable experience working on related insurance coverage matters.

Donovan has represented clients in administrative and judicial proceedings before state and federal courts and agencies, including the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency. She regularly counsels clients on a variety of environmental issues, including ISRA compliance, lender liability, underground storage tank laws, and permits and approvals for hazardous waste storage, transportation and disposal. She has litigated matters relating to the generation, storage, discharge or release of hazardous substances, including representation under CERCLA/Superfund, and has defended actions filed by adjoining, predecessor, and successor property owners alleging physical injuries, damages, or lost property values.

Donovan has authored articles and has made presentations to various trade groups and associations on issues ranging from lender liability under Superfund to the availability of insurance coverage for various aspects of business-related accidents.

Donovan is a member of the New Jersey State and American Bar Associations and the Society of Women Environmental Professionals. She earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her B.A. in Chemistry from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, now Randolph College. Donovan has been selected for inclusion on the list of Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers for many years and is ranked as Band 1 in Chambers.

About Jeff Casaletto

A resident of Raritan Township, Casaletto concentrates his practice on environmental law. He represents and counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including commercial and residential developers, chemical and industrial manufacturers, and commercial business owners. He maintains a results-oriented approach to each environmental issue to achieve the client’s goals and objectives. Casaletto assists clients in resolving issues related to New Jersey site remediation, due diligence, solid and hazardous waste disposal, solid waste utilities, regulatory compliance, permitting, Brownfields redevelopment, and cleanup cost recovery. He also has experience handling matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, EPCRA, and OPA. He has negotiated removal orders, EPCRA/OPA settlements, and cost recovery for removal and remedial actions.

Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Casaletto was Assistant Regional Counsel and the 2002 Michael F. Vaccaro Honors Fellowship Attorney at the U.S. EPA Region III, where he focused on Superfund matters. Before that, he was a judiciary law clerk for the Honorable Vincent LeBlon and the Honorable Dennis V. Nieves in Middlesex County, New Jersey. While attending law school, he was a legal intern at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and at the Environmental Defense Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division.

Casaletto served as an elected councilman for the Borough of Stockton. During his term, he was appointed by Mayor Stephen Giocondo to the Stockton Planning Board as Council Liaison and to several committees for the community of Stockton, including finance, personnel, and water and sewer.

Casaletto earned his J.D. from The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, formerly known as Pace Law School, cum laude, and his M. Eng. degree in Environmental Engineering and B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.