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Wetlands Challenges and Use of Mitigation Bank Credits

Wetlands have presented a liability and construction timing risk to companies, real estate developers, oil and gas companies and other parties constructing buildings, roads, pipelines, oil and gas exploration, and production activities, among many others. Failure to understand and manage these issues had resulted in fines, litigation and extensive delays in construction. Planning ahead, identifying wetlands, and developing a mitigation strategy before moving dirt is critical to the success of projects involving or affecting wetlands. This OnDemand Webinar will provide the background and guide to the use of wetlands mitigation credits as a means of addressing the legal and ecological issues arising from filling or disturbing wetlands. Key to mitigation is the strategic use of wetlands mitigation bank credits to offset the removal of wetlands.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to describe wetlands regulation under the Federal Clean Water Act.
  • You will be able to identify wetland mitigation banks.
  • You will be able to discuss purchasing credits.
  • You will be able to explain planning for construction activities.

Runtime: 86 minutes
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Agenda

Overview

  • Wetlands Regulation Under the Federal Clean Water Act
  • Section 404 Requires Permits for Filling Wetlands
  • Preconstruction Requirement

Mitigation and Wetlands Mitigation Permitting Process

  • Mitigation Required by Government
  • Wetland Mitigation Banks
  • Approval Process for Wetlands Mitigation Banks
  • Enhancement or New Construction of Wetlands Required Wetlands
  • Credits Must Arise From Same Watershed
  • Wetland Mitigation Bank Credits
  • Purchasing Credits

Planning for Construction Activities

Developing Plan Early for Mitigation and Role of Wetlands Mitigation Credits

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This program format does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Scott D. Deatherage

Scott D. Deatherage

Gardere

  • Partner with Gardere Wynne Sewell
  • Practice focuses on permitting, compliance, administrative law and judicial litigation on a variety of environmental issues including air emissions, wastewater discharges, hazardous waste, hazardous substances and toxic substances
  • Represented real estate developers in planning and obtaining wetlands mitigation credits in real estate development and construction projects
  • Active member of the Gardere Wynne Sewell Energy Team comprised of business, policy and regulatory lawyers representing oil and gas companies, refineries, power developers in both fossil fuel and renewable energy, and other companies in the energy sector
  • Writes two environmental related blogs where he publishes articles, commentary and analysis of ever-evolving legal issues, policy and developments in environmental law
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Environmental Law; Dallas Environmental Lawyer of the Year 2010, The Best Lawyers in America; Chambers USA - Environmental Law, Chambers & Partners; Super Lawyer; Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine; and Who’s Who Legal: Texas - Environmental
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Harvard Law School; B.A. degree, with highest honors, University of Oklahoma
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Product ID: 391456
Published 2013
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