Ryan D. Ewing
(304) 353-8186
Office: Charleston
J.D. University of Pittsburgh
B.A. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Licensure: WV
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Ryan Ewing’s practice focuses primarily on assisting upstream oil and gas producers on various environmental and regulatory compliance matters.  Mr. Ewing also has experience on the regulation of hazardous waste disposal, as well as certain OSHA and PHMSA-related issues.  Mr. Ewing’s experience includes well pad stormwater discharges, methane flaring regulations, OSHA liability at upstream oil and gas facilities, and radiation safety requirements for oil and gas producers in Ohio and West Virginia.

Work Experience

2016 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2015 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

"The Congressional Review Act's Impact on the Regulated Community," Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (2017)

"Oil and Gas Regulatory Reform," West Virginia Chamber Environmental Conference (2017)

"Federal and State Air Quality Issues," Air and Waste Management Association (2017)

"Surface Water Regulation of West Virginia’s Logging Industry," West Virginia Forestry Association (2017)

“Jurisdictional Determinations and Due Process under the Clean Water Act, “ Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (2016)

Authored a published synopsis of Kentucky oil and gas law on behalf of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Key Experience

Assisted in the emergency ventilation of chlorine gas in a manner consistent with the Clean Air Act
Drafted memorandum concerning performance testing requirements for upstream oil and gas operators under the Clean Air Act’s NSPS Subpart OOOOa
Counseled client regarding compliance with federal spill prevention, control, and countermeasure provisions on both upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities; consolidated state secondary containment design requirements for well pads in West Virginia

Memberships & Awards

Executive Editor, Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law, 2015-2016
CALI Award, Mining Law
CALI Award, Urban Sprawl and the Law