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Tasha NicoleMiracle

Senior Managing Associatemoc.eniHnospmohT@elcariM.ahsaT
Cleveland

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Tasha NicoleMiracle

Senior Managing Associate

Focus Areas

Environmental

  • Defending recycling companies pursued under CERCLA by state governments and or private entities.
  • Advising recycling companies and industrial manufacturers on operational strategies to mitigate waste management-related liabilities under CERCLA, RCRA, and state law.
  • Assisting clients with Brownfield projects in several states.
  • Advising manufacturing clients on CWA stormwater permitting obligations.
  • Assisting with industrial clients’ remedial obligations at CERCLA and RCRA sites.
  • Counseling electric vehicle clients on compliance with CAA and CARB mobile source requirements.
  • While at the State, defended Ohio EPA NPDES permit terms in manufacturing entities’ administrative appeals of such terms.
  • Assisting large manufacturing clients in complying with pretreatment permits, including retaining consultants to analyze wastewater treatment equipment and propose strategies for more cost-effective compliance moving forward.
  • Defending large manufacturing clients against notices of violation related to pretreatment permits.
  • Helping clients assess and manage remedial obligations related to wastewater at federal and state cleanup sites.
  • Counseling clients regarding pretreatment and NPDES permit compliance generally.
  • Defending clients against Clean Water Act citizen suits related to NPDES permit and stormwater permit compliance issues.

Environmental Justice

  • Conducted analysis of client’s 19 facilities across the U.S. using EPA’s EJScreen tool.
  • Consistently analyze clients’ environmental justice risks and opportunities by utilizing EPA’s EJScreen tool in combination with other EPA, state and local environmental resources.
  • Track environmental justice activity at the federal level to assist clients in strategic evaluation of potential impacts on their operations, including assessing newly released EPA guidance and advising clients on potential impacts.
  • “Regulatory Update – The First 100 Days: Environmental Law in the Biden Administration,” ASC Regulatory Affairs Update, April 2021
  • “Insights on Environmental Shifts Under the Biden Administration,” Thompson Hine Webinar, January 2021
  • “A Special Tribute: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Impact on the Legal Profession and Environmental Law,” Thompson Hine Environmental L.A.W.S. Podcast, November 2020
  • “Environmental Compliance in a COVID-19 World: Best Practices and Risk Mitigation Strategies,” Thompson Hine Webinar, June 2020
  • “Prioritize, Incentivize, Revitalize: U.S. EPA’s Ongoing Quest to Reform the Superfund Program,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, July 2018
  • Received a 2022 and 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Environmental Law; included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Environment Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, 2013

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Environmental Committee, subcommittee co-chair

Professional Activities

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Section, Vice Chair (2017-2018)
  • DRI Women in the Law Section, Webcast, Teleconference, and Podcast Subcommittee, Vice Chair (2018)

Community Activities

  • Downtown Cleveland Residents Association, Governance Committee Member (2017-2018)
  • Legal Aid Society of Columbus

Education

  • The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2014,

    I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, executive editor (2013-2014), staff editor (2012-2013)

  • Ohio University, M.P.A, 2011
  • Ohio University, B.A., 2009,
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
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