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Todd Kantorczyk is a partner at the environmental and energy law firm of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox. He has extensive experience advising clients on complex issues related to regulatory compliance, litigation, and transactional matters, particularly in the areas of wetlands and stormwater permitting, chemical regulation, air, climate change, and energy.  Todd’s practice has included matters related to chemical regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act, as well as natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale Region and associated infrastructure development, including cutting-edge issues affecting the regulation of upstream and midstream natural gas operations under federal and state air quality and water resource programs.  He serves as the firm’s liaison to the Marcellus Shale Coalition and is an active participant in that group’s Air Quality subcommittee.  

Todd has frequently lectured and written on issues related to wetlands and stormwater permitting, evolving chemical regulation, natural gas production, climate change and air related issues for The Legal Intelligencer, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Philadelphia Lawyer, and other publications and organizations.

Away from work, Todd serves as the President of the School Board Director for the award-winning Tredyffrin/ Easttown School District.  He also enjoys fostering service dogs in training and staying healthy through CrossFit.

Todd has represented industrial and commercial concerns, ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to closely held entities, in complex matters including the following:

  • represented a responsible party in negotiations with USEPA, NJDEP, local governments, other potentially responsible parties, and potential developers at two former industrial sites in Kearny, New Jersey;
  • assisted midstream partnership with environmental permitting and enforcement matters associated with construction of a multi-billion-dollar natural gas liquid pipeline across Pennsylvania;
  • assisted chemical manufacturer with a USEPA audit and inspection concerning compliance with a Consent Order issued under Section 5(e) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regarding premanufacture notices associated with an emerging contaminant; 
  • provided counsel to a major natural gas midstream operator concerning cutting-edge air quality issues such as single source aggregation, developing New Source Performance Standards, applicability of New Source Review regulations, and revised state air permitting programs;
  • advised several major natural gas companies active in the Marcellus Shale region regarding the effect of comprehensive amendments to Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Act (Act 13) and implementing regulations; 
  • drafted an industry group response to a petition requesting that USEPA subject the oil and gas extraction industry to Toxic Release Inventory reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act;
  • resolved compliance and permitting issues for a major petroleum refinery that implicated New Source Review, New Source Performance Standards, National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and Title V permitting issues;
  • coordinated environmental response activities subject to an indemnity agreement at dozens of industrial sites worldwide, including Superfund sites, RCRA corrective action sites, and state-led cleanup sites; and
  • negotiated a consent order with USEPA in response to alleged Clean Water Act violations at a petroleum marketing terminal.

Honors & Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers since 2020 and “Rising Star” listings (environmental law, energy and natural resources), 2007-2008 and 2010. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. Click here to view the selection methodology.

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Seminars & Speaking Engagements

"Marcellus Shale Regulatory Update", presented at the American Institute of Professional Geologists' Mineral Resources in Pennsylvania Cradle to Grave Seminar, Middletown, PA, May 5, 2023

"Environmental Justice & Ethics:  What You Need to Know to Advise Your Clients," presented at the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel's In-house Counsel Conference, Philadelphia, May 4, 2022

"Pennsylvania Water Laws and Regulations: Current Issues with the Clean Water Act,"
a HalfMoon Education webinar, April 27, 2022

"Legal Perspective on Oil and Gas Air Quality and Compliance Developments" presented at the Marcellus Shale Coalition's Virtual Air Quality Compliance Reporting and Testing Training, October 22, 2020

“Managing Your Liabilities and Risks: Today and Tomorrow,” presented at the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel's Health, BioTech & Pharma Law CLE Institute, King of Prussia, PA, July 18, 2018

"Implementing the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA)," presented at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law as part of the Environmental Law Journal Symposium, 
Villanova, PA, February 10, 2017

"OSHA and EPA Regulation of Release Prevention Programs for Oil and Gas Operations:  A Primer and Update," presented at the Air & Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA, May 13, 2014

"Getting the Deal Done: Buying and Selling Contaminated Property" for the Lycoming Law Association's Eat & Earn Series, September 18, 2013

"The Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing:  Dispelling the Myths," presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Insititute, Mechanicsburg, PA, February 27, 2013

"Air Quality Issues Associated with Natural Gas Development," presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, November 28, 2012

"Implementing DEP's Permit Decision Guarantee," presented by MGKF, Williamsport, PA, November 14, 2012

"The Implications of Pennsylvania's New Marcellus Shale Legislation, Act 13 of 2012," a telebriefing sponsored by Law Seminars International, March 20, 2012

"Regulatory Challenges in Marcellus Shale Development," presented for the Water Resources Association, December 8, 2011 

“Environmental Issues Associated with Real Estate Development in the Marcellus Shale Region,” presented by MGKF, Williamsport, PA, November 2011

"State and Federal Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing - Practical Tips for Navigating a Dynamic Regulatory Environment," a telebriefing sponsored by Law Seminars International, October 26, 2011

"Association of Corporate Counsel's Legal Quick Hit - Environmental Compliance: Enforcement Actions on the Rise," a webinar presented by the Association of Corporate Counsel, July 14, 2011

"Unconventional Gas Drilling & Fracking: Technology, Law & Regulation," a webinar sponsored by HB Litigation, February 23, 2011

"Environmental Crash Course," an audiocast sponsored by HB Litigation Conferences, December 9, 2010

"Greenhouse Gas Regulation," a webinar for the National Meeting of the Auditing Roundtable, Philadelphia, September 8, 2010

"Carbon Capture and Sequestration," presented at the 15th Annual Environmental Law Forum sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 23, 2010

"EPA's Endangerment Findings for Greenhouse Gases," a webinar sponsored by the Auditing Roundtable, March 10, 2010

"EPA's Endangerment Findings for Greenhouse Gases:  Rationale and Ramifications," sponsored by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), Bala Cynwyd, PA, February 18, 2010

"EPA's Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Rule," sponsored by URS Corporation, Ft. Washington, PA, October 28, 2009

"EPA's Proposed Rule on Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions," a teleseminar sponsored by the American Law Institute - American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), May 21, 2009

"Getting Ready for Change: A Green Economy and Green Jobs," sponsored by the Community College of Philadelphia, May 13, 2009

"Climate Change Legal Issues: Where We Are and Where We May Be" at Climate Change: An Industry, Legal, Markets and Risk Perspective," sponsored by the Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Greater Philadelphia in conjunction with Exelon Corporation, Philadelphia, April 30, 2009

"The Impact of Climate Change on Real Estate Development," sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute at the 11th Annual Real Estate Institute, Philadelphia, PA, December 5, 2007 

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