November 15th Meeting

Topic: TCEQ Contested Cases: Standing Issues, Dispute Resolution and Mediation, and the Consultant’s Role

Speaker: Ms. Natasha J. Martin, GDHM, Attorney

So your client’s asking, “What are my chances at TCEQ?” This presentation reviews and updates the contested case hearing process at TCEQ. Hot topics: what rights do interested persons have in participating as “affected parties” in a contested case? When do the TCEQ and SOAH alternative dispute resolution and mediation processes kick in, and how do they work?  What role does a technical expert or consultant play in the contested case? The discussion is geared toward air and wastewater applications, but also applies to waste permits.

Natasha’s practice focuses on Administrative and Regulatory litigation with an emphasis in environmental and utility law.  She has represented clients in contested cases and complaint proceedings before the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Texas Alcoholic and Beverage Commission, and the State Office of Administrative Hearings.  Natasha has experience counseling clients on regulatory permitting and enforcement on air, water, and waste issues.  Prior to law school, Natasha worked as a technical air permit reviewer at the TCEQ where she reviewed mechanical and agricultural air permit applications in accordance with state and federal laws.

Sponsorship & Meeting location:

Sponsorship for this meeting provided by

Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody
401 Congress Avenue #2200
Austin, Texas 78701


5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Reception and Meal
6:00 – 6:05 p.m. – Central Texas Chapter Business

6:05 – 7:00 p.m. –Presentation


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Guests (Non-Students): $20*

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