Joshua Runyan

Of Counsel
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 8129
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Joshua Runyan is of counsel in Steptoe's Washington office, where he is a member of the Regulation, Enforcement, and Public Policy Department.  He has extensive experience counseling companies with respect to regulatory issues and litigation arising from the construction and operation of major infrastructure projects.  His clients include pipelines, railroads, and energy companies.

He works closely with a variety of federal agencies on the regulatory, permitting and environmental review of major projects, including the US Department of State, US Department of Energy, the Surface Transportation Board, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the US Forest Service.  He has extensive experience in the application of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and other laws applicable to the construction and/or operation of major infrastructure projects.  He also has extensive experience in administrative proceedings before federal agencies that permit and/or regulate such projects.

Mr. Runyan also advises motor carriers, rail carriers, pipeline and energy companies, as well as the chemical industry with respect to regulatory compliance issues, agency investigations, and enforcement defense.  His regulatory practice concerns primarily environmental or hazardous material issues, including compliance with laws enforced by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  He also regularly represents clients with respect to policy issues and rulemaking proceedings before federal agencies, as well as challenges to agency decision-making.

Mr. Runyan also provides compliance assistance and counseling to food, additive, supplement, drug, and medical device manufacturers regarding requirements under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).  He has assisted clients with FDA approval of new and/or modified products and with registration, listing, labeling, GMP, and import/export requirements applicable to regulated products and facilities.