Marc Campopiano is an associate in the Environment, Land & Resources Department. He has experience in a wide variety of energy, land use and environmental matters, including environmental regulatory compliance, transactions, due diligence and land use entitlements. He has extensive experience permitting energy and utility projects before the California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and other governmental agencies. Mr. Campopiano represents a number of applicants before the CEC and CPUC seeking licenses to develop power plants, transmission lines, and renewable energy facilities. He also assists companies to become certified as eligible renewable resources under California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS).
Mr. Campopiano has particular experience preparing and evaluating documents under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for a wide variety of industrial, commercial and mixed-use projects. Mr. Campopiano’s focus is on energy, air quality, greenhouse gas and land use issues. Prior to law school, Mr. Campopiano worked as an environmental consultant preparing CEQA and NEPA documents. Among other activities as a consultant, Mr. Campopiano worked on behalf of the CEC and CPUC to review proposed power plant and transmission line applications.
Mr. Campopiano currently serves as the associate member on the firm's Training and Career Enhancement Committee.
Mr. Campopiano's speaking engagements include the following:
- Carbon Sequestration Development & Finance Summit, Houston, Texas: The Pre-Summit Workshop – Navigating Key Issues in Sequestration Project Development & Finance “Permitting & Environmental Regulation”
Articles and Publications
- "California Energy Commission Updates Renewables Portfolio Standard Eligibility Guidebook," Latham's Clean Energy Law Report, June 13, 2012
Mr. Campopiano’s representative matters include the following:
- Assist large wind farm located in Alberta, Canada become the first out-of-country renewable facility to be certified by the California Energy Commission under California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS)
- Represent a large infill development project within the City of Los Angeles on Air Quality and Climate Change issues under the California Environmental Quality Act
- Represent hybrid solar and natural gas power plant to obtain certification from the California Energy Commission pursuant to the Warren Alquist Act
- Represent first-of-its-kind, hydrogen-fired power plant using carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology to obtain certification from the California Energy Commission and approval from the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources as part of the Department of Energy loan guarantee program
- Assist large power producer participate in state rulemaking process to implement regulations under Section 316(b) of the federal Clean Water Act
- Represent transmission line developer with multi-agency permitting process before the California Public Utilities Commission, US Forest Service, and US Army Corps of Engineers
- Represent a large power plant to analyze environmental impacts and perform due diligence associated with facility expansion and the development of biofuel operations