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 has extensive experience counseling pipeline owners and operators with respect to regulatory issues and litigation arising from the construction and operation of pipelines, including pipeline spill incidents.  

He works closely with a variety of federal agencies on permitting matters for pipelines, including the US Department of State, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Land Management, and other agencies.  He has extensive experience in the application of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 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 advises pipeline companies with respect to Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) safety requirements for hazardous liquid pipelines.  His experience extends to PHMSA enforcement actions, including responding to corrective action orders and notices of probable violations, as well as administrative proceedings before agency. 

Mr. Runyan also assists pipeline companies with respect to investigations and enforcement actions arising from pipeline spills.  He has extensive knowledge of the Clean Water Act (CWA) enforcement process administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Coast Guard, and he advises companies on investigations conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). 

In addition, Mr. Runyan advises motor carriers, rail carriers, energy companies, and the chemical industry on hazardous material and environmental issues.