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SEPA: State Environmental Policy Act

SEPA compliance is an uphill battle - do you know what you're up against? Purchase this information-packed reference set and get a win-win approach to complying with the Washington Environmental Policy Act. Learn about the latest trends in environmental review. Get all your toughest questions answered regarding the interaction of SEPA with other environmental laws. Find out how you can prosper in spite of complex laws and changing legal standards in Washington. These reference materials will show you how to overcome any obstacles you may encounter - including issues surrounding climate change analysis. Whether you are new to the field or have years of experience, you will gain the ability to confidently handle every challenge you face. Benefits for You •Learn how to determine when you need: an EAW or an EIS •Discover the role of environmental review in the permitting process •Find out what you need to know about alternative environmental review •Get up to speed on recent rule changes and case law developments in Washington •Understand the differences between SEPA and NEPA, and learn the role of climate change analysis in environmental review Learning Objectives •You will be able to describe practical applications of SEPA regulations and exemptions. •You will be able to explain recent legal developments under SEPA. •You will be able to discuss using SEPA to encourage sustainable communities. •You will be able to identify SEPA and climate change issues.
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Agenda

SEPA Overview
— Allan B. Bakalian
  • Understanding SEPA
  • Practical Applications of SEPA Regulations and Exemptions
Using SEPA to Encourage Sustainable Communities and Economic Development
— Jeremy M. Eckert
  • Overview of Planned Actions
  • Infill Exemptions
  • RCW 43.21C.420
Recent Legal Developments and Emerging SEPA Issues
— Allan B. Bakalian
  • Review of Federal and State Judicial Decisions Impacting Climate Change and Environmental Protection
  • Legislative and Regulatory Initiatives to Regulate Human Impacts On the Environment
  • Role of Multistate, Regional and Local Initiatives in the SEPA Process
SEPA and Climate Change: Current Developments and Future Challenges
— Heather L. Burgess
  • Proposed Ecology GHG Guidelines
  • Current Litigation
  • Legal Limitations on the Use of SEPA to Regulate Climate Change
Administrative Appeals and Judicial Review
— Charles E. Maduell
  • Handling SEPA Issues in Administrative Hearings and LUPA Appeals
  • Recent Cases and Other Developments Under SEPA
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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Heather L. Burgess – Moderator

Phillips Wesch Burgess PLLC

  • Member of Eisenhower & Carlson, PLLC
  • Practice focused on real estate, land use and environmental law for development clients
  • Conference speaker and writer on land use regulation and SEPA
  • Admitted in Washington, U.S. District Court (Eastern and Western Districts of Washington), 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • J.D. degree, with honors, University of Washington; L.L.M. degree, The Judge Advocate General’s School, Charlottesville, Virginia; A.B. degree, cum laude, Harvard University

Allan B. Bakalian

Zeno Drake Bakalian P.S.

  • Partner with Zeno Drake Bakalian P.S.
  • 25 years of experience as environmental counsel for government (EPA Seattle), private industry (Van Waters & Rogers/Univar Corp.) and in private practice
  • Advises and represents businesses, individuals and local governments in environmental compliance, permitting, enforcement actions, hazardous waste cleanups and cost-recovery, land use, real estate transactions and related litigation
  • Successfully represented clients in Oregon and Washington involved in industrial and construction storm water general permit compliance and enforcement actions
  • Substantial experience with environmental and land use due diligence for residential and commercial property purchase and sale negotiations, agreements and litigation
  • Frequent speaker on environmental, storm water, hazardous waste cleanups, natural resource, SEPA, land use and real estate topics

Jeremy Eckert

Foster Pepper PLLC

Jeremy M. Eckert

  • Attorney with Foster Pepper LLC
  • Counsels private and public clients on land use, environmental, real estate, water law, and municipal law issues, with an emphasis on economic development and green building
  • Assisted in drafting RCW 43.21C.420 (the most recent upfront SEPA provision)
  • Counsels clients and litigates greenhouse gas issues arising under SEPA
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Seattle University School of Law; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Charles E. Maduell

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

  • Partner in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • More than 20 years of experience advising and representing property owners, businesses and developers on all aspects of real property development and litigation in Washington
  • Practice includes real estate, land use, and environmental law and litigation
  • Specific issues and projects include land use and zoning entitlements, federal, state and local wetlands permits, the Shoreline Management Act, the State Environmental Policy Act, and Endangered Species Act compliance for residential, commercial and industrial developments
  • Frequent speaker on land use and environmental law issues
  • J.D. degree, summa cum laude, Gonzaga University School of Law
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Product ID: 384144
Published 2011
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