EPA's New Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Taking Advantage of Reduced Federal Role
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will explore the full ramifications of EPA's just adopted Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR). The NWPR represents a new, narrower approach to the federal role in clean water efforts. The webinar will help counsel advise their clients on the implications of these changes and how to respond to them.
- Contrasting approaches
- Waters of the U.S.
- Navigable waters
- Regulatory scheme applicable to particular waters
- Territorial seas
- Waters used in commerce
- Lakes and ponds
- Going forward steps
- Industry-specific planning
- Resolving uncertain legal issues
The panel will review key issues such as:
- What are the differences between the old and new regulations?
- What is the timetable for implementation and inevitable litigation?
- What industries are most affected by the changes?
- What opportunities and challenges are presented by the changes?
- Will the new rule hold up in court?
Michael R. Campbell
Mr. Campbell practices in the firm’s Environmental, Land Use and Natural Resources Group. His practice emphasizes... | Read More
Mr. Campbell practices in the firm’s Environmental, Land Use and Natural Resources Group. His practice emphasizes water quality regulation and permitting, including NPDES and underground injection control wastewater and stormwater discharge permits, federal and state fill permits, Section 401 certifications, and the development of water quality standards and regulations. Mr. Campbell is a frequent author and lecturer on water quality regulation.Close
Tad J. Macfarlan
Mr. Macfarlan advises the firm’s energy, industrial, utility and commercial sector clients on compliance with... | Read More
Mr. Macfarlan advises the firm’s energy, industrial, utility and commercial sector clients on compliance with federal, state and local environmental and land use laws. He has extensive experience working with the regulatory regimes governing wastewater and stormwater discharges, wetland and stream protection, air emissions, solid and hazardous waste management, water withdrawals, chemical and toxic substance controls, release reporting and response, and preservation of endangered species, cultural resources and historic properties. Mr. Macfarlan's practice includes project development, transactional, litigation, enforcement defense and regulatory compliance matters.Close
Freedom S.N. Smith
Ms. Smith concentrates her practice in the areas of environmental and toxic tort litigation, environmental... | Read More
Ms. Smith concentrates her practice in the areas of environmental and toxic tort litigation, environmental insurance coverage, product liability and general business litigation. She has experience managing environmental liability in business transactions, hiring and working with environmental consultants to achieve client objectives, litigating cases for both public and private clients involving environmental clean-ups, and handling environmental insurance and coverage claims.Close