Partner, Atlanta Office - Beth Allgood Blalock is an attorney with a wide range of experience working on land-based environmental issues. Her primary practice areas include environmental regulatory, compliance, and permitting issues and the acquisition and the redevelopment of properties with environmental impacts. She has experience with Superfund (CERCLA), hazardous waste (RCRA and HWMA), the Georgia Hazardous Site Response Act (HSRA), solid waste, Brownfields, and site evaluation and assessment.
She has served as the Assistant Branch Chief for the Land Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, and in that capacity was responsible for the regulation of hazardous waste sites, underground storage tanks (USTs), and brownfields. She has also held roles as General Counsel for the Georgia Conservancy and as an environmental attorney with King and Spalding and the Southern Environmental Law Center. She graduated with a degree in ecology and political science from the University of Georgia and received her law degree from the University of Georgia.
Ms. Blalock serves as a lecturer on Brownfields and regulatory issues in Georgia, sits on the board of the Georgia Brownfield Association and the Georgia Environmental Conference Steering Committee and is currently an adjunct professor at the Georgia State University College of Law. She is an active member of All Saints' Episcopal Church, where she served as the Junior Warden from 2016-2018. She is the lead facilitator of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) and a 2016 IGEL graduate. She and her husband reside in Atlanta with their two children.
Additional Relevant Experience
- Assisted in the development and drafting of Georgia’s Coal Combustion Residuals rules and revisions to Georgia’s solid waste regulations
- Initiated and assisted in the revisions to Georgia’s Hazardous Sites Response Act (HSRA)’s rules and regulations
- Representation of multiple manufacturing clients in negotiating purchase agreements, completing environmental due diligence, and applying for and achieving acceptance into Georgia’s voluntary remediation programs (Voluntary Remediation Program and Brownfields)
- Representation of clients in negotiating RCRA corrective action and post-closure care permits
- Representation of PRP client in negotiation of consent order for removal and remediation and related cost-recovery actions