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    WE RUN THE TRAPS SO YOU CAN RUN YOUR BUSINESS
    We navigate regulatory minefields to clear the path to where your business is going.
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    WE'RE NOT CHAINED TO THE DESK.
    We are there, where you need us, when you need us

SEE HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

PRACTICE AREAS

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Regulatory Expertise

Our firm has extensive experience with U.S. and Canadian regulations, including handling matters that fall under the jurisdiction of PHMSA, BSEE, FERC, EPA, FMCSA, OSHA, Public Service Commissions, The National Energy Board and Transport Canada.

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Compliance Audits

We handle sensitive compliance audits and investigations to help clients identify issues and mitigate risk. We provide training compliance with the Pipeline Safety Act and Environmental regulations. We assist clients with the development of ...

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Environmental Law

We have expertise in a wide range of environmental issues. Our primary experience includes managing ongoing legal duties related to spills and releases, managing legacy contamination, environmental issues arising from operations and construction ...

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Health and Safety

We help employers navigate the complex occupational health and safety regulations with pragmatic advice and hands-on assistance with inspection and enforcement matters. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and state occupational safety and ...

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Litigation

We have handled litigation in 14 states in both federal and state court for clients in matters arising from pipeline and propane incidents. We manage complex origin and cause and root cause failure investigations as well as post-incident compliance ...

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Internal Training

We perform internal training on all of the pipeline safety regulatory programs - distribution integrity management, transmission integrity management, emergency management, public awareness, control room management ...

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Due Dilligence

Perform due diligence legal reviews on pipeline safety and integrity and environmental and permitting records to advise clients on issues potentially impacting the value of assets pre-acquisition. Assist clients with Day 1 planning and post-acquisition business integration ...

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Post-Incident Investigation

Assist clients in managing failure investigation and assist clients in developing and implementing corrective actions to minimize recurrence.

WHY CHOOSE US

Wright & Associates PLLC is a specialized law firm with a strong focus on energy, environmental law, and regulatory and compliance issues. As a streamlined organization with deep knowledge of the industry and relevant law, we move quickly and offer highly responsive counsel for your most sensitive legal needs.

We help clients navigate the regulatory mine field for the lifecycle of their pipelines and facilities–from permitting and construction through operation to abandonment. We assist clients when failure occurs and also enjoy the proactive work of assisting clients with audit preparation and reviewing process and procedural documents to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.

Forget what you know about law firms. We are not your typical lawyers, tied to a desk. We are there for you wherever your business needs take us. Whether that means boots on the ground or above the ground, behind the scenes or out front.

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CONFERENCE AND TRAINING SCHEDULE

SCEE 2019

Feburary 10-12, 2019 - Houston, TX

Post-Incident Communication with Regulators

The utilities and energy industries are highly regulated, each with their own set of compliance issues. Find out about new regulations, dive deep into specific topics, and build connections with others facing similar challenges at this once-a-year conference.

Training Conference

Midwest Energy Association, August 14, 2018

Systemic Issues with Contractor OQ

This one-day event features topics specific to Operator Qualification (OQ), compliance, and technical training. Sessions include OQ standards, national portability, records management, safety, regulations, and the next generation of gas workers.

Euci Course

October 29, 2018 - Houston, TX

Operator Qualification for pipelines

Attendees will leave the course with knowledge of the internal and external audit process. The instructor is a pipeline industry professional who has deep expertise in the requirements and day-to-day working experience with best-in-class programs.

Intl. Pipeline Conference

September 24-28, 2018 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Is More Prescriptive Regulation Making Us Less Safe?

As the premier technical conference focused on pipeline systems for over 20 years, this conference provides delegates the opportunity to learn about the latest technical research that drives innovation and change in the pipeline industry around the world.

Intl. Pipeline Conference

August 8, 2017 - Rochester, MN

Pipeline Lifecycle Integrity Assurance

As the premier technical conference focused on pipeline systems for over 20 years, this conference provides delegates the opportunity to learn about the latest technical research that drives innovation and change in the pipeline industry around the world.

Regulatory Update

Midwest Energy Association, September 26, 2016

Gas Operations Technical & Leadership Summit

MEA has been offering best-in-class gas operations training since 1923. This annual two-day event is attended by natural gas crews, foremen, supervisors, managers, and directors. The summit features keynotes, exhibits, pre-conference courses, and tracks on compliance.

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