Stormwater Discharge Permits and Clean Water Act Compliance

Updating EPA and State Stormwater Permitting Requirements, New Developments, and Impacts of the New Administration

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Recorded event now available

This CLE webinar will provide attorneys with an overview of stormwater regulation and permitting issues, then delve into current developments that may impact facilities that are subject to these requirements.


The majority of facilities that are subject to stormwater rules are actually regulated by states, not directly by the U.S. EPA, but developments on the national level will affect state programs.

In addition, the panelists will review changes that have taken place under the new administration and expected future impact.

Listen as our authoritative panel of environmental attorneys provides an overview of stormwater regulation and permitting issues and discusses current developments that may impact facilities subjected to these requirements.


  1. Overview of stormwater permitting
  2. Current developments
    1. 2017 Construction General Permit
    2. EPA Information Collection Request for MS4s
    3. State developments
    4. Inching towards numerical permit limits?
    5. Citizen suit trends
    6. Electronic submittals and online availability of information
    7. Significant court decisions
  3. Impacts of the new administration


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Reviewing the new 2017 Construction General Permit and what does it tell us about the direction EPA is going with stormwater programs?
  • Does the EPA August 2016 MSGP settlement with NGOs and its required National Academy of Sciences mean numeric effluent limits are on the horizon?
  • Trends in Clean Water Act citizen suits and best practices for responding when you or your client get the Notice of Intent to Sue.


John Epperson, Partner
Cooper White & Cooper, San Francisco

Mr. Epperson advises clients regarding regulatory compliance counseling, transactional, and permitting issues. He advises clients in their efforts to investigate and remediate contaminated properties, voluntarily or in response to regulatory action. He also advises clients regarding environmental issues in commercial transactions. He counsels clients regarding compliance with state and federal environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, including the many such rules that apply to use of hazardous substances and waste; the Clean Water Act (including stormwater and citizen suits), RCRA, CERCLA and their state law equivalents; California's Proposition 65; pipeline safety; radioactive materials; and federal and state OSHA(s).

Matthew Q. Lentz, Principal Scientist
GSI Environmental, Newport Beach, Calif.

Mr. Lentz has over 18 years of experience providing storm water and multi-media compliance support. He has successfully managed large, logistically challenging projects and has extensive experience developing compliance programs involving storm water, hazardous waste, wastewater, and more. He has performed environment audits/assessments and assisted with the implementation of environmental management systems and compliance programs. A significant portion of his practice involves assisting clients comply with NPDES storm water regulations.

Andrew J. Perel, Partner
Troutman Sanders, New York

Mr. Perel’s practice encompasses all aspects of environmental law, including counseling clients on development and redevelopment projects, risk management and insurance, remediation of contaminated properties, and environmental compliance. He also has extensive experience in environmental investigations and audits, the design and implementation of compliance programs and systems, and evaluation of self-reporting and voluntary compliance strategies.


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