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Carl Eldred

Since joining the firm in 2003, Carl has represented and counseled clients on solid and hazardous waste management, waste recycling, alternative fuels, hazardous substance and pollutant releases, and property contamination issues.
Carl represents clients on regulatory and compliance matters at federal, state and local levels, including representation before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Justice, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Carl also contributes to the firm’s Community Development Districts and Special Districts throughout Florida on various issues related to contracts, property transactions, public procurement, ethics and public records. Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, Carl obtained a law degree in England before moving to Virginia, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate.
Education
  • University of Hull, England, LL.B.
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court (Middle District of Florida)
Professional Affiliations
  • The Florida Bar, Section of Environmental and Land Use Law, Past Chair
  • Air and Waste Management Association, Big Bend Chapter, Director
  • The Order of Barristers
Community Involvement
  • Leadership Tallahassee, Class 28
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Community Human Service Partnership
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed as a “Rising Star” in the annual publication of The Florida Super Lawyers, 2010 edition
Legal Experience
Represents Florida and regional electric utilities before state and federal regulatory agencies on various solid waste, hazardous waste, and contamination release and remediation matters.
Represents clients in the defense of state and federal enforcement actions, including litigation and the negotiation of administrative orders on consent and corrective action orders.
Counsels and assists utility, industry and chemical manufacturing clients on solid and hazardous waste management compliance, including beneficial use and recycling issues and opportunities.
Routinely counsels clients regarding the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties, including the use of risk-based corrective action and brownfield incentives and grant programs.
Counsels clients on the regulatory obligations associated with the release or discovery of hazardous wastes and substances.
Represents clients in real estate transactions involving the purchase and sale of contaminated properties or properties undergoing waste cleanup.
Negotiates state and federal corrective action orders and counsels clients on related compliance matters.  Examples include the negotiated resolution of a CERCLA enforcement action with the U.S. Department of Agriculture involving low-level radioactive wastes, and the representation of a chemical manufacturing client in an enforcement action brought by the U.S. EPA as part of a national enforcement initiative.
Represents clients in U.S. EPA Rulemakings, including Coal Combustion Residuals and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Rules.
Represents clients in Florida Department of Environmental Protection Rulemakings, including contamination cleanup, solid and hazardous waste management, waste cleanup, management of coal combustions residuals, storage tanks, and brownfields.
Assisted chemical manufacturing client with corporate due diligence for a multi-billion-dollar acquisition and sale of assets.
Publications & Presentations
Remediation Strategies and Case Studies, Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School, July 23, 2021.
Remediation Strategies and Case Studies, Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School, July 2020.
Life Cycle of a Real Estate Transaction – Environmental Due Diligence, Florida State University School of Law, January 28, 2020
Coal Combustion Residuals Rule – Public Meetings, A&WMA Virtual Mega Conference Nov 17, 2020
Coal Combustion Residuals - Forecasting Significant Changes from EPA’s Newest Requirements, A&WMA Webinar, December 4, 2019
The Federal Coal Combustion Residuals Rule – Implementing Groundwater Monitoring/Corrective Action Requirements, A&WMA Webinar, November 6, 2019.
Remediation Strategies and Case Studies, Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School, July, 2019
Coal Combustion Residuals Roundtable, Florida AWMA Conference, October 26, 2017
Risk Based Corrective Action Practical Applications and Case Studies, Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School, July 21, 2017
Risk Based Corrective Action Practical Applications and Case Studies, Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School, July, 2016
Risk Based Corrective Action Practical Applications and Case Studies, Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School, July, 2015
EPA’s Coal Ash Rule – It’s Been a Long Time Coming, Florida Air & Waste Management Association Conference, October 30, 2014.
Transportation of Hazardous Waste, Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar, Environmental Treatise (2012) (Co-Author).
Waste or Alternative Fuel: Uncertainty for Combustion Units Under EPA’s NHSM Rule, Air and Waste Management Association Big Bend Chapter, October 17, 2011.
Solid Waste Recycling: Are Resources Conserved and Recovered Under RCRA?, A&WMA Annual Conference, June 21, 2011
CERCLA Administrative Enforcement Process, Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar, Environmental Treatise (2012) (Co-Author).
C&D Wood-Derived Fuel: Our Country’s Lowest Hanging Fruit Is Ready for Harvest (Part 1: EPA’s Recent Definition of Secondary Materials), C&D World, Vol. 4, No. 3. (May/June 2011) (Co-Author).
Wasting Away the Treasure Chest: EPA’s Definition of Solid Waste and How it Could Impact Alternative Fuel Use, Cement Americas (October 2011) (Co-Author).
Waste Recycling: When Will Resources be Conserved and Recovered under RCRA? Air & Waste Management Association Annual Conference, 2011 (Presenter).
Waste Management and Disposal in America, Air & Waste Management Association Annual Conference, (2011) ( Presenter).
Regulatory Implications for New Waste to Energy Projects, Florida Chamber Environmental Permitting Summer School, 2011. (Presenter).
EPA Redefinition of Solid Waste, Florida Chamber Environmental Permitting Summer School, July 2011. (Presenter).
Environmental and Land Use Considerations for Real Estate Transaction, The Florida Bar, Tampa, FL (January 29, 2010).
Insuring Against Environmental Unknowns, 23 Florida State University Journal of Land Use and Environmental law 61 (2007).
Florida Supreme Court Takes Property Owners to the Cleaner: The Impact of Aramark v. Easton, The Florida Bar Journal, Vol.79, No. 6 (June 2005).
In the News
Jul 14, 2021
Environmental Permitting Summer School 2021
Carl Eldred mentioned
Aug 26, 2019
Florida Investigating Potential Sources of PFAS
Carl Eldred mentioned
Jul 15, 2019
Twelve HGS Attorneys among Environmental Permitting Summer School Faculty
by Carl Eldred
Jul 15, 2019
Twelve HGS Attorneys among Environmental Permitting Summer School Faculty
by Carl Eldred