Van F. Smith

Associate

202.298.1839

vfs@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Counsels a federal public-private partnership developing a large scale zero emission integrated oxy-combustion power plant on contractual matters, compliance with federal regulations, and administrative and appellate litigation.
  • Advises a large public power provider on all aspects of compliance with CFTC regulations under the Dodd-Frank Act, including swap jurisdictional  determinations, entity status, the end-user exception, and reporting and recordkeeping matters.
  • Provides strategic counsel to liquids pipeline operator on compliance with pipeline safety regulations and the terms of a PHMSA Safety Order.
  • Represents industry trade associations in DOE rulemaking proceedings on appliance energy efficiency standards. Provides strategic advice on DOE authority under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1974 and drafts comments and other DOE communications.
  • Represents a large international appliance manufacturer with respect to multiple enforcement matters relating to product compliance and certification under DOE’s energy efficiency standards.
  • Successfully represented municipal utility in a FERC dispute over an investor-owned utility’s pro forma transmission load interconnection agreement.

Publications

FERC and NERC Speed Processing of Electric Reliability Violations

Natural Gas & Electricity, Vol. 28 Issue 11 pp. 13
06/01/2012