Hazel Ocampo is an Environmental, Natural Resources, and Land Use attorney, guiding clients through the intricacies of federal, state, and local regulations including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, CEQA, Superfund, RCRA, the Endangered Species Act, and California’s Proposition 65.
Hazel regularly conducts audits and defends companies subject to government agency investigations and enforcement regarding alleged violations of environmental regulations. Specifically, Hazel handles administrative enforcement actions before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Regional Water Quality Control Boards, the Department of Toxic Substances Control, the Department of Environmental Health, and the Air Pollution Control District. She also advises clients on a variety of compliance matters, renewable energy, real estate due diligence (Phase I/Phase II), and universal and hazardous waste regulations.
Hazel has represented a variety of industrial operators, including national telecommunications companies, aeronautic manufacturers, vehicle manufacturers, metal recyclers, food processors, and dry cleaners in cases involving air emissions, vapor intrusion, contaminated groundwater, surface water and soil.
Prior to entering private practice, Hazel worked for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) where she assisted with the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Prior to that, she was selected for the prestigious Executive Fellowship in the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA). While with Cal/EPA, she handled matters relating to water and soil contamination and automotive issues for the Schwarzenegger Administration.
- Air, water, and waste regulation
- Real estate due diligence
- Governmental investigations
- Superfund and contamination
- Water rights
- Water resources
- Renewable energy
- Climate change