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Wetland Regulation in California

Concerned about how wetlands regulations are changing - and how your practices may be impacted? Purchase these reference materials and get helpful information on wetland programs in California. Meet the challenges ahead and find out what you need to know about potential mitigation strategies. You will acquire the wisdom and good judgment necessary to succeed - no matter what challenges arise. Don't miss this opportunity to learn to navigate the complex and changing issues surrounding wetlands. Benefits for You: •Discover the variety of wetlands and how they are regulated •Learn about the permitting process and compliance issues •Find out what you need to know about trends in enforcement actions •Get up-to-date on the legal aspects of wetlands Learning Objectives •You will be able to describe how to implement a unified permitting strategy. •You will be able to discuss important steps before delineation. •You will be able to explain the SWRCB Wetland and Riparian Area Protection Act. •You will be able to review new technology and databases regarding large scale wetlands mapping.
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Agenda

Overview
— Michael Finan
  • Brief Overview of Federal Wetlands Regulations
  • Emerging Issues and Trends
Delineations and Jurisdiction
— Michael Finan
  • Important Steps Before Delineation
  • Wetland Delineation
  • Project Level Mapping
  • Problematic Delineations
  • Determining Jurisdiction
Large Scale Wetlands Mapping: New Technology and Databases
— Erik Ringelberg
  • National Wetlands Inventory
  • Soils Inventories
  • LiDAR
  • Evolving State Databases and Classifications
Implementing a Unified Permitting Strategy
— Steve Peterson
  • Understanding Regulatory Opportunities and Constraints
  • Mapping a Path for State and Federal Permitting Processes
  • Creating a Robust and Consistent Project Description
Intersection of 404 Permitting With Other Regulatory Schemes
— Steve Peterson
  • CEQA
  • NEPA
  • CWA Section 404
  • CESA and ESA
  • SWRCB
  • SFBCDC Marsh Development Permits
Practicable Alternatives
— Diane G. Kindermann Henderson, Esq.
  • EPA Guidelines
  • Determining the LEDPA
  • Sample Strategies/Case Study
SWRCB Wetland and Riparian Area Protection Policy – Three Phase Work Plan (2010 to 2013)
— Osha R. Meserve, Esq
  • Background
  • Three Phase Work Plan
  • Practical Application
Federal Clarification on Jurisdictional Waters
— Osha R. Meserve, Esq
  • Proposed Joint EPA and Corps Rule (2013)
  • What Does It Mean for Isolated Waters?
Practical Implications of Koontz v. St. John's River
— B. Demar Hooper, Esq.
Corps Regulation of Agricultural Activities
  • Developing Agriculture Land
  • Changing Crops
Enforcement
— Diane G. Kindermann Henderson, Esq.
  • USACE Enforcement Process
  • Managing Regulatory Site Visits and Preparing Regulatory Response Policies
  • Recent Enforcement Actions
Mitigation and Restoration Challenges
— Erik Ringelberg
  • Fundamentals
  • Illustrations
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Faculty

Diane G. Kindermann Henderson, Esq.

Diane G. Kindermann Henderson, Esq. – Moderator

Abbott & Kindermann, LLP

  • Founding partner of Abbott & Kindermann, LLP
  • Focuses on legal representation of both private and public entities in land use, environmental and real estate law; including planning and zoning laws, CEQA, NEPA, federal and state endangered species acts, SMARA, water quality including wetlands permitting, water rights, and state and federal hazardous waste laws including remediation and compliance
  • Regularly publishes and lectures on environmental, land use and real estate matters
  • Serves on several professional boards including the Legal Affairs and Environment Committee for the Construction Materials Association of California; environmental chair, California Precast Concrete Association; political action committee, California Association of Wine Grapegrowers
  • Former chair of the Sacramento County Bar Association Environmental Law Section, and former president of the Sacramento County Bar Association Real Property Section
  • Representation in entitlement and permit processes and litigation
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Michael Finan

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • Wetland specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Sacramento District and South Pacific Division
  • Wetland delineation, jurisdictional determinations, permitting
  • mitigation, policy and practice
  • Post graduate research in plant ecology, California State University Sacramento; B.A. degree in anthropology/biology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Can be contacted at 916-557-5324 or [email protected]
B. Demar Hooper, Esq.

B. Demar Hooper, Esq.

B. Demar Hooper, Esq.

  • 30 years of legal experience with Corps wetland regulations; 12 years experience as CEQA analyst for the county of Sacramento
  • Sponsored successful California legislation that created a process for establishing wetland mitigation banks
  • Recent experience with federal Solicitors Office providing legal review of renewable energy projects on federal land
  • Has written numerous articles, taught and assisted in developing legislative solutions to wetland and endangered species problems through the California Legislature
Osha R. Meserve

Osha R. Meserve

Soluri Meserve, A Law Corporation

  • Shareholder with Soluri Meserve, A Law Corporation
  • Represent clients in complex land use and water resources matters in planning, environmental review, permitting, implementation and litigation phases
  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012); executive committee member, Environmental Law Section, California State Bar
  • J.D. degree, University of California, Hastings College of the Law; B.A. degree, with honors, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Can be contacted at 916-455-7300 or [email protected]
Steve Peterson

Steve Peterson

Environmental Stewardship & Planning, Inc.

  • Principal of Environmental Stewardship & Planning
  • Planned, processed and permitted energy and infrastructure projects throughout the American West over a 30-year career
  • Led the wetland permitting and mitigation development for the largest recent landfill expansion projects in California
  • Guest lecturer on environmental compliance and international business at Georgetown University (2010 to 2012)
  • B.A. degree in physical geography/planning, California State University, Chico
Erik Ringelberg

Erik Ringelberg

BSK Associates

  • Natural Resources and Land Planning Group Manager for BSK Associates
  • Provides environmental planning and permitting for restoration and resource development projects
  • Technical expertise in aquatic species management (ESA/CSA); hatchery development and management; landscape analysis; and, radioactive and hazardous waste management
  • Lecturer, writer and cited reference on riparian buffer zones, wildlife corridors, stream mapping, and restoration
  • Awarded co-recipient with USACE: Secretary of Defense, Environmental Award for Pyramid Lake Torpedo and Bombing Range Remediation Project
  • Riparian wetland ecologist, Doctoral Candidate, The University of Montana, Missoula; M.S. degree in environmental science, Lesley University, Cambridge; B.S. degree in microbiology, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
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Product ID: 393341
Published 2014
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