WOTS Next? An Update on the Clean Water Act and Regulation of Waters of the State & Waters of the U.S.
WOTS Next? An Update on the Clean Water Act and Regulation of Waters of the State & Waters of the U.S.

Please join us along with our guest panelist, Thienan Pfeiffer, President & CEO of Glenn Lukos Associates, from 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. PT on July 16, 2020 for a timely webinar: "WOTS Next? An Update on the Clean Water Act and Regulation of Waters of the State & Waters of the U.S."

In the ever-shifting landscape of the Clean Water Act and Porter-Cologne jurisdiction, it can be difficult to determine whether you are engaging in activities that result in discharges of dredge, fill or pollutants to a Water of the United States (WOTUS) or Water of the State (WOTS), triggering regulatory permitting requirements. And if you know today what constitutes WOTUS or WOTS, will the answer remain the same in six months?

To help you understand where we are, how we got here, and where we may be going next, along with best practices to use “on the ground,” our panel of water industry practitioners will cover:

  • The current status of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule;
  • The current status of the new federal Clean Water Act Section 401 regulations and guidance;
  • Recent lawsuits and court rulings shaping Clean Water Act jurisdiction;
  • Updates regarding California’s State Wetlands Definition and Procedures for Discharges of Dredge or Fill Material to Waters of the State; and
  • Best practices for delineating jurisdictional areas under WOTS and WOTUS rules.

We invite you to submit your questions for our panel either prior to or during the webinar so that we may address your top concerns during the session.

If you are not able to attend the live webinar on July 16th, simply register now to receive a link to the on-demand recording once the live broadcast has concluded.

Nossaman LLP is an approved State Bar of California MCLE provider and certifies that this activity is approved for 1.25 hour of general credit.

Questions? Please contact Jessica Ku at jku@nossaman.com or 949.477.7667.

  • Mary Lynn K. Coffee
    Partner

    Mary Lynn Coffee has extensive experience providing legal and regulatory advice and counsel with respect to complying with, and permitting under CEQA, NEPA, and state and federal water quality, wetlands, endangered species, and ...

  • Stephanie N. Clark
    Associate

    Stephanie Clark is a member of Nossaman’s Environment & Land Use Group.  She advises clients on a variety of land use and environmental matters, including matters dealing with the California Environmental Quality Act, Endangered ...

  • Tara E. Paul
    Associate

    Tara Paul represents public agencies and investor-owned utilities.  Her practice is focused on water industry issues, and her experience includes representing clients in complex water rights litigation and groundwater ...

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