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Jennifer J. Cave

Jennifer Cave is a member of the firm's Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Service Group. She works closely with businesses to ensure compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations. Her experience includes assisting and advising clients on the Clean Air Act and state air pollution laws as well as applying for, negotiating the terms of, and complying with air permits, including Title V and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permits, NPDES wastewater permits, and solid waste landfill permits. She has significant experience defending clients in administrative and civil enforcement actions and citizen suit litigation. Jennifer also counsels domestic and international manufacturers on the importation and sale of mobile sources, including non-road engines, vehicles and equipment under the Clean Air Act.

Jennifer guides clients through transactions involving the purchase and sale of contaminated properties and she has experience evaluating environmental due diligence investigations including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Phase II Subsurface investigations. She frequently works with clients and their consultants to perform facility or programmatic environmental audits and helps prepare for facility inspections and to develop regulatory response. Jennifer also provides compliance advice on new regulatory proposals and drafts public comments on these rules.

Jennifer also has extensive experience evaluating and litigating coverage for complex and long-tail environmental contamination claims under general liability and pollution liability policies written by both domestic and foreign insurers.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Expansions and New Facilities - Permit Planning and Strategies to Stay on Track

22nd Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Kentucky Chamber, Lexington, KY, August 14-15, 2019

Odors - Air Quality Issues Beyond the Four Corners of Your Permit

22nd Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Kentucky Chamber, Lexington, KY, August 14-15, 2019

Best Practices to Avoid Environmental Enforcement in an U.S. EPA Era of Power Rebalance

28th Annual Business & Industry's Sustainability & Environmental, Health and Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 26, 2019

Environmental Enforcement - What You Need to Know in 2019

17th Annual Kentucky Environmental Conference, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Lexington, KY, March 14-15, 2019

The X Factor . . . Pathways to Plant Security in the New Millennium

27th Annual Business and Industry's Sustainability and Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 27-28, 2018

Caveat Emptor? Strategies to Avoid Environmental Enforcement in a New U.S. EPA Era

27th Annual Business and Industry's Sustainability and Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 27-28, 2018

Developments in Federal and Kentucky Environmental Law

Engineering Law and Ethics, HalfMoon Seminars, Lexington, KY, January 18, 2018

New U.S. EPA Rules to Place Restrictions on Health Care Industry Wastes

Bar Briefs, Louisville Bar Association, November 2017

New guidelines for dental offices

Medical News, August 22, 2017

Shaking the Dust Off Air Toxics in Kentucky

20th Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Lexington, KY, August 10-11, 2017

What's New for the Environment? - A Peek at the 2017 Regular Session

(DO Not) Go Directly to Jail . . . Strategies for Avoiding State and Federal Environmental Enforcement

28th Annual Sustainabilityand Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 2017

New EPA Risk Management Plan Amendments Face 'Trumped' Future

Sustainability Best Practices: Sustainable Materials Management in Manufacturing

28th Annual Sustainabilityand Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 2017

EHS Basics 101: Environmental Regulatory Updates & Compliance Strategies

28th Annual Sustainabilityand Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 2017

The Drone Wars: Environmental Edition

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! (Forms and Portals and Demand Response, Oh My!)

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Lexington, KY August 10-11, 2016

Use of EPA's eDisclosure Portal in Environmental Audits

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Lexington, KY, August 10-11, 2016

Current Trends in Federal and Ohio Environmental Enforcement

Manufacturers' Education Council 25th Annual Business and Industry's Sustainability and Environmental, Health and Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 22, 2016

Decoding the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 14th Annual Kentucky Environmental Conference, Lexington, KY, February 9, 2016

Waste Not; Want Not

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 18th Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Lexington, KY, August 26, 2015

Basics: Environmental Regulations, Regulatory Updates & Compliance Strategies

Manufacturers' Education Council 24th Annual Business and Industry's Sustainability and Environmental, Health and Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 24, 2015

Current Trends in Indiana & Kentucky Environmental Enforcement

Manufacturers' Education Council 24th Annual Business and Industry's Sustainability and Environmental, Health and Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 24, 2015

The End of Life: Coal-Fired Power Plant Closure Factors & Implementation

18th Annual Energy, Utility, and Environment Conference, San Diego, CA, February 16, 2015

Trends in Environmental Enforcement and Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction Update

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 13th Annual Kentucky Environmental Conference, Lexington, KY, February 10, 2015

Current Trends in Federal Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio Environmental Enforcement

Manufacturer's Education Council 23rd Annual Business and Industry's Sustainability and Environmental, Health and Safety Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 18, 2014

Environmental Implications for Plan Shutdowns

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 17th Annualo Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference, Lexington, KY, August 19, 2014

SCOTUS 13-14 Environmental Case Review

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 12th Annual Kentucky Environmental Conference, Lexington, KY, February 21, 2014
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Washington
Firm Leadership

Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member

Memberships
Kentucky Bar Association, Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law Section, Past Chair
Louisville Bar Association
Community Involvement

Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Board of Directors, Vice President of Legal & Business Affairs (2018-21)

Greater Louisville, Inc., Environment and Energy Committee, Chair; Public Policy Committee, Member (2018-present)

Kentucky Air and Waste Management Association, Board of Directors (2017-19)

Women Environmental Leaders of Louisville (WELL), Co-Founder

KMAC Museum, Board of Directors (2017-20)

Louisville Energy Alliance, Board of Directors (2017-19)

Leadership Louisville, Class of 2019

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Prior to law school, Ms. Cave was an environmental consultant specializing in environmental contamination assessment and remediation, asbestos abatement, and hazardous waste compliance across the United States. During law school, she interned with the Office of Regional Counsel for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Seattle (2002). Ms. Cave is an avid horsewoman who enjoys competing in the sport of eventing. When she's not at the barn, she can be found spending time outside with her two rescue dogs, Mason and Malcolm, and cheering on Louisville Collegiate lacrosse.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law (2017-20)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Environmental Law (2020)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars (2013-16)

Leadership Lexington Distinguished Leader Award (2013)

Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Awards (2012-16)

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Press Releases

Best Lawyers Names Six Stites & Harbison Attorneys as "Lawyer of the Year" for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America©, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, has named six attorneys from Stites & Harbison, PLLC as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2020.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 26, 2019
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Best Lawyers in America Honors 75 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2019
Events

22nd Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference

Date: 8/14/19 - 8/15/19

Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington/UK Coldstream, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

Environmental attorney Jennifer Cave will speak at The Kentucky Chamber's environmental conference in Lexington, Kentucky, August 14-15, 2019.

Jennifer J. Cave May 17, 2019
Events

17th Annual Kentucky Environmental Conference

Date: 3/14/19 - 3/15/19
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

Jennifer Cave will speak at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's 17th Annual Environmental Conference held in Lexington, Kentucky.

Jennifer J. Cave February 18, 2019
Events

28th Annual Business & Industry’s Sustainability & Environmental, Health and Safety Symposium

Date: 3/26/19 - 3/27/19

Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246

The 28th Annual Sustainability and EHS Symposium is the one conference you’ll want to attend. Attendance will give you the competitive edge in meeting today’s complex regulatory challenges and help you manage differently in the changing business world.

Jennifer J. Cave and W. Blaine Early III January 07, 2019
Press Releases

Jennifer Cave Appointed to GLI's Environment and Energy Committee

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) recently appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Jennifer Cave as Chair of its Environment and Energy Committee.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 13, 2018
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Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
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Jennifer Cave selected to Leadership Louisville Class of 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Leadership Louisville Center has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Jennifer Cave to participate in the Leadership Louisville Class of 2019. The 60-member class will spend 10 months of training and hands-on experiences...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 26, 2018
Events

27th Annual Business and Industry's Sustainability and Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium

Date: 3/27/18 - 3/28/18

Duke Energy Center, 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

This is the one conference you'll want to attend. Attendance will give you the competitive edge in meeting today's complex regulatory challenges and help you manage differently in the changing business world.

Jennifer J. Cave and W. Blaine Early III January 05, 2018
Press Releases

Jennifer Cave elected to Board of Directors of the KMAC Museum and the Louisville Energy Alliance

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Jennifer Cave was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the KMAC Museum and the Louisville Energy Alliance (LEA). She will serve a three-year term for the KMAC...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 31, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America honors 79 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 has recognized 79 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The number of honorees increased since last year, 74 to...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 17, 2017
Client Alerts

United States EPA Reinstates Effluent Limitations Guidelines for Dental Offices

EPA recently finalized technology-based pretreatment standards under the Clean Water Act to reduce discharges of mercury and other metals from dental offices into municipal wastewater treatment plants, also known as publicly owned treatment works (POTWs)...
by Jennifer J. Cave August 15, 2017
Events

20th Annual Kentucky Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference

Presented by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s environmental conference is the most complete and comprehensive permitting and reporting course offered in Kentucky. This course will provide you with the information...
Jennifer J. Cave and W. Blaine Early III June 05, 2017
Events

Thirsty Thursday: Drones: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Drones are one of the hottest new technologies on the market. Although hobbyists fly drones for pleasure, businesses are developing new uses for drone technology daily. Soon drones could be filling our skies delivering our...
Jennifer J. Cave and J. Clarke Keller May 01, 2017
Articles

What's New for the Environment? - A Peek at the 2017 Regular Session

At the time of press, the Kentucky General Assembly had completed 28 of its 30 legislative days reserved for the 2017 Regular Session. The General Assembly is currently in Veto Recess, when passed bills go the Governor for review and consideration of veto.

by Jennifer J. Cave March 31, 2017
Articles

New EPA Risk Management Plan Amendments Face 'Trumped' Future

Days before President Trump was sworn in, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published amendments to the Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule, which implements Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act. (82 Federal Register 4594, January 13, 2017).

by Jennifer J. Cave February 08, 2017
Events

26th Annual Sustainability & EHS Symposium

Presented by Manufacturers' Education Council No other conference will provide you with a better return on your dollar than the 26th Annual Symposium -- guaranteed! As the economy grows stronger every day, the 26th...
Jennifer J. Cave and W. Blaine Early III January 10, 2017
Articles

EPA delays issuance of final hazardous waste pharmaceuticals rule

The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final hazardous waste management standards for waste pharmaceuticals will not be published in 2016 as previously projected.

by Jennifer J. Cave November 12, 2016
Articles

The Drone Wars: Environmental Edition

In recent years, the use of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS” or drones) has exploded. Although hobbyists fly drones for pleasure, businesses are developing new uses for drone technology daily.

by Jennifer J. Cave and J. Clarke Keller November 08, 2016
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison grows Environmental Practice with the addition of attorney Jennifer Cave

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Jennifer Cave to the Louisville, Ky., office. She joins the Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Service Group as a Member (Partner) of the firm. “Jennifer has a proven...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 16, 2016