Allyn G. Turner - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
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Allyn G. Turner

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Representative Experience

  • West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection - Director, Division of Water and Waste Management.  Managed NPDES permitting, TMDL/303(d) impaired waters program, Clean Water Act State Revolving Fund, 401 certification, groundwater, and non-point source water programs, solid and hazardous waste programs, and other programs.
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water - state agency representative, development of national water program goals and targets for national strategic plan.
  • Managing Attorney, WVDEP Office of Legal Services. 

  • Publications and presentations on water and environmental issues:

    • Co-author, "Section 404 Permits, Valley Fills and In-Stream Ponds: What's Next?"  29 Energy & Min. L. Inst. ch. 8 (2008)
    • Co-author, Survey of OSM’s Use of Ten Day Notice Letters, BA Mining Committee Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 1, December 2006
    • Author, “Beneficial Uses for Water Treatment Plant Residuals: West Virginia’s Proposed Rule,” Mountain State Water Line (Fall 2006)
    • Presenter, “Water Quality Variances,” West Virginia Coal Association 33rd Annual Mining Symposium (January 2006)
    • Presenter, “Implementation of the Water Resources Protection Act,” Lorman Seminar on Water Rights, Sales and Transfers in West Virginia (January 2005)
    • Co-author, Industry’s Role in Challenging the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Process, 26 Energy & Min. L. Inst. ch. 12 (2005)
    • Presenter at national meetings of ASIWPCA, ASDWA and GWPC (2003)

Energy & Mineral Law Foundation

Client Comments

"Allyn Turner is extremely response, through and detailed."

-Jason Bostic
Vice President
West Virginia Coal Association

"Allyn's understanding of the water quality and permitting issues facing the coal industry in West Virginia is unparalleled. "

"Extremely helpful in providing state permitting support. He has the expertise, knowledge and persistence to ensure projects are effectively completed."

Office Location

707 Virginia Street East, 17th Floor
P.O. Box 1588
Charleston, WV 25326-1588
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law of the Charleston-WV Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Environmental of the Charleston-WV Metro Area
Allyn G. Turner has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Allyn G. Turner has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law
Litigation - Environmental
Water Law