June 24, 2021
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — On June 24, 2021, Attorney Stuart Spencer presented “Clean Air Act Legal Updates” as part of the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies’ (AAPCA) 2021 Virtual Meeting Series. Spencer presented along with attorney Jane Montgomery of Schiff Hardin, LLP. He discussed federal litigation and recent decisions involving the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, regional haze, permitting, and state planning, as well as climate and environmental priorities under the Biden Administration. During his time as Air Director at the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment’s Division of Environmental Quality, Spencer served in various leadership positions in AAPCA, including his term as the association’s 2018 AAPCA President.
Spencer focuses his practice on environmental, energy and natural resources issues. His wealth of environmental and regulatory experience was gained from having served in various legal and managerial positions at the Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for roughly 10 years. At DEQ, Spencer served as the Office of Air Quality (OAQ) Associate Director. In his role as OAQ Associate Director, he was the senior manager of major Clean Air Act programs including implementation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, Title V and New Source Review permitting, the Clean Power Plan and its successor, the Affordable Clean Energy Rule and Regional Haze. He also served as DEQ's Legal Policy Advisor and as General Counsel and served as an attorney in DEQ’s Office of Law and Policy. He applies his broad experience as an environmental regulator to advise industry clients on a wide range of complex legal issues.
About the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies
The Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies, or AAPCA, is a national, non-profit, consensus-driven organization focused on assisting state and local air quality agencies and personnel with implementation and technical issues associated with the federal Clean Air Act. Created in 2012, AAPCA represents 48 state and local air pollution control agencies, and senior officials from 22 state environmental agencies currently sit on the AAPCA Board of Directors. AAPCA is housed in Lexington, Kentucky as an affiliate of The Council of State Governments.
About Mitchell Williams
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas.