Tim Furdyna is a partner in the firm's Oil and Gas and Environment, Land, and Natural Resources practice groups. A dedicated Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) practitioner, Tim advises clients on a wide range of matters related to the development of energy infrastructure under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), Federal Power Act (FPA), Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 (NGPA), and Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), among other federal statutes. Tim’s clients include developers of liquefied and compressed natural gas export facilities, shippers on interstate, intrastate, Hinshaw, and Section 311 pipelines, as well as developers of non-federal hydroelectric facilities. Tim guides his clients through the lengthy and often complex federal regulatory permitting process, including federal agency review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as well as obtaining required permits under the Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), and other federal statutes.
In addition, Tim frequently advises clients, including trade associations, domestic companies, and foreign governments, on the ever-changing world of US federal energy policy, and monitors the development of federal energy infrastructure projects on behalf of clients. Tim is also heavily involved in emerging industries, including the production and transportation of hydrogen, renewable natural gas (RNG), and certified gas on both interstate and intrastate pipeline systems.
Prior to joining the firm, Tim served as an attorney-advisor in FERC's Office of the General Counsel for over seven years. At FERC, Tim worked on issues covering nearly the entire scope of FERC's jurisdiction, including the certification of interstate natural gas pipeline facilities, authorization of LNG facilities, and the licensing of hydroelectric facilities, as well as wholesale electric transmission and natural gas transportation rates. While with FERC OGC’s Energy Projects division, Tim led teams in reviewing applications to construct LNG export facilities, natural gas pipeline systems, and both traditional and pumped storage hydroelectric facilities. Tim also served in FERC OGC’s Office of Rehearings where he worked closely with FERC’s Office of the Solicitor to defend FERC orders on agency appeal. In addition, Tim served as subject matter expert regarding issues related to section 401 of the Clean Water Act, and qualifying conduit hydropower facilities.
- Energy Bar Association
- American Bar Association (Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Vice Co-Chair, Energy and Environmental Markets and Finance Committee)
- “U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Cans Berkeley Gas Ban Under Federal Law,” Pratt’s Energy Law Report, July-August 2023
- “Strengthening State Regulation of Casing and Cementing in High Volume Hydraulically Fractured Natural Gas Wells”, Appalachian Natural Resources Law Journal, 2014-2015