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Rosa Corrada

Counsel, Environmental, Energy & Land Use Practice Group
787.250.5651 | rcc@mcvpr.com

Biography

Ms. Corrada has nearly 20 years of experience in Environmental Law. She regularly provides counseling to clients on permitting, enforcement and compliance with environmental and land use laws and regulations.

She began her career in the public service, in the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, where she assisted the Air Quality Area in drafting and enacting amendments to air regulation which would allow enforcing the Clean Air Act's Title V, and adopting the State Implementation Plan in order to achieve attainment for PM10.

As the Environmental Unit of the Commonwealth's Department of Justice, she drafted the Attorney General Statements required for the approval of local environmental regulations enforcing federal standards, and provided legal advice in administrative federal proceedings brought against agencies due to alleged violations to federal environmental statutes and regulations such as the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Water Pollution Control Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

She regularly represented local agencies in court proceedings, including injunctive remedies filed in relation to environmental and land use issues, drafted legislation for fund allocation and coordinated transactional negotiations, including complex cases such as a CERCLA case for the remediation of a Superfund Site involving several local agencies and residents' relocation. She also assisted in drafting the fist Oil Pollution Act Claim presented to the Coast Guard. Later, as Advisor to the Governor of Puerto Rico in the Areas of Natural Resources, Environment and Infrastructure, Ms. Corrada was the Liaison between the Governor's Office, Commonwealth and federal agencies, public interest groups, private companies and the academia for all matters within her scope of supervision.

Upon moving to the private practice, Ms. Corrada has advised companies and individuals on permitting and compliance issues related to federal and local environmental laws and regulations as applicable to their operations and activities.

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B.A., Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico, 1986

J.D., University of Puerto Rico School of Law, 1990

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