Avi B. Zevin

Associate

202.298.1953

abz@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Drafted comments and provides strategic advice on EPA’s proposed section 111(d) Clean Power Plan for existing power plants for diverse clients including electric utility and clean energy associations and Fortune 100 companies. 
  • Drafted comments for multiple stakeholders on EPA’s proposed CO2 performance standards for new power plants.
  • Advises electric power entity in emerging Federal Energy Regulatory Commission actions.
  • Develops compliance manual for electric power entity to facilitate compliance with wholesale electric market and state greenhouse gas reporting and cap-and-trade requirements.
  • Advises Fortune 100 manufacturing company on environmental law issues and developments related to the Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Export-Import Bank environmental policy.
  • Represents State in administrative law challenge of U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Natural Resources Revenue and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management action. 
  • Represented community coalition in administrative law challenge to National Park Service regulations.
  • Represented a major North American energy company in its efforts to construct a natural gas pipeline in Alaska.
  • Advised large automaker on issues related to climate change policy, mobile source emission standards, stationary source environmental laws, and other emerging issues.
  • Assists clean energy companies seeking federal financial assistance for innovative energy-related projects.
  • Provides pro bono legal services to homeless residents of Washington D.C.

Publications

Early Clean Power Planning - A Hedging Strategy for Sec. 111(d)

Public Utilities Fortnightly, pp. 34-40
02/01/2015

Historical Perspectives on ยง111(d) of the Clean Air Act

The Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 44 Issue 12 pp. 11095-11107
12/01/2014

Presentations

The Clean Power Plan: Implications for Combined Heat & Power and District Energy Systems

Webinar Speaker
The U.S. EPA and the International District Energy Association
09/17/2015

The Clean Power Plan & Hydro Power: How EPA's Proposed 111(d) Rule Impacts Hydro

American Bar Association - Section on Environment, Energy & Resources
Conference Call, 2:30-3:30pm EST
03/04/2015

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