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Wetland Regulation in South Carolina

Concerned about how wetlands regulations are changing - and how your practices are impacted? Get helpful information on the wetland delineation program. Meet the challenges ahead and find out what you need to know about potential mitigation strategies. You will acquire the shrewd 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 - Hear about the permitting process and compliance issues - Hear the latest about the Wetland Delineation Program - Get up-to-date on mitigation requirements and planning for wetland development
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Agenda

Overview
W. Thomas Lavender, Jr.
What Are Waters of the United States? Jurisdiction Under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act
Richard L. Darden, Ph.D.
  • Definition of Waters of the U.S.
  • Tributaries and Other Linear Waters of the U.S.
  • Adjacent Wetlands
  • Wetland Delineations
  • Scope of Federal Jurisdiction Post-SWANCC and Rapanos
  • Preliminary, Approved, Approximate, Accurate What Is the Difference?
Permitting Requirements of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act
Leslie L. Parker
  • Exemptions
  • Permits
  • Permit Application
  • Purpose, Need, 404(b)(1) Guidelines, Alternatives, Analysis, Mitigation Plan (Avoidance Minimization, Compensatory Mitigation)
  • Other Federal Laws (Endangered Species Act, Essential Fish Habitat, National Historic Preservation Act)
  • Compliance and Enforcement
Nationwide Permits, Isolated Wetlands and Section 401 of the Clean Water Act
Chuck Hightower and W. Thomas Lavender, Jr.
  • 401/OCRM Certification of NWPs
  • State Jurisdiction of Isolated Wetlands
  • Stormwater General Permits
  • 401, the Low Hanging Fruit
  • State Regulatory Authority in Light of the SWANCC and Rapanos Decisions
Mitigation Requirements and Planning for Wetland Development
Robert H. Bunch and James W. Lewis, Jr.
  • Avoiding and Minimizing Discharges
  • Appropriate and Practicable Mitigation
  • Mitigation Banks
  • New Mitigation Rule
  • Wetland Restoration Opportunities
  • Monitoring, Contingency Plans and Construction Issues
SCDHEC and the Corps The Significance of CWA Regulation and State Permitting Processes
Mary D. Shahid, Esq.
Questions and Answers
Robert H. Bunch, Richard L. Darden, Ph.D., Chuck Hightower, W. Thomas Lavender, Jr., James W. Lewis, Jr., Leslie L. Parker and Mary D. Shahid, Esq.
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Robert H. Bunch

Palmetto Environmental Consulting, Inc.

  • Co-owner of Palmetto Environmental Consulting, Inc.
  • Duties include performing wetland and stream delineations, classifications, mitigation and permitting services
  • Has been in the environmental consulting field for 14 years
  • Certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist by the Society of Wetland Scientists
  • B.S. degree in natural resources, The University of the South
Richard L. Darden, Ph.D.

Richard L. Darden, Ph.D.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • Biologist and project manager in the Special Actions Branch of the Alaska District Regulatory Division in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Serves as the district lead on NEPA issues, including the preparation of environmental impact statements, and is currently managing the preparation of an EIS for the proposed Donlin Gold Project
  • Helps guide jurisdictional determination policy and practice in the South Atlantic Division
  • Joined the Corps in 2005 after 17 years as an environmental consultant and university instructor
  • Involved with all aspects of project development, design, construction and monitoring, including all levels of NEPA documentation, as well as hundreds of jurisdictional determinations and permits throughout the United States
  • Ph.D. degree in biological sciences, The University of Southern Mississippi; M.S. degree in zoology, Northwestern State University of Natchitoches, Louisiana; B.S. degree in biology, Arkansas Tech University
  • Can be contacted at 903-753-5710 or [email protected]
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Chuck Hightower

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

  • Manager of the water quality certification and wetlands section in the bureau of water with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • His section is responsible for issuing Section 401 certifications and permits for construction in state navigable waters
  • Has been with the department for 18 years and managed the 401 section since 2007
  • Member of the Association of State Wetland Managers
  • B.S. degree, biology, University of South Carolina
W. Thomas Lavender, Jr.

W. Thomas Lavender, Jr.

Nexsen Pruet, LLC

  • Practices in environmental, administrative, regulatory law with Nexsen Pruet, LLC, with an emphasis on permitting compliance and enforcement
  • Former environmental engineer and staff attorney for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for environmental law
  • Frequent writer and speaker on topics relating to his practice areas
  • J.D. degree, University of South Carolina School of Law; B.S. degree in mechanical engineering, Clemson University
  • Can be contacted at 803-253-8233 or [email protected]
James W. Lewis, Jr.

James W. Lewis, Jr.

Lewis Wildlife and Wetland Consulting, Inc.

  • President of Lewis Wildlife and Wetland Consulting, Inc.
  • Retired in 2005 as the state wildlife biologist for South Carolina for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Member of The Wildlife Society and is a certified wildlife biologist
  • Graduate with a major in fish and wildlife management, University of Georgia School of Forest Resources
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Leslie L. Parker

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • Currently work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Charleston District as the watershed manager for Watershed Team 5, the Broad River, the Catawba River and the Wateree River watersheds and Watershed Team 6, the Saluda River, Upper Savannah River and Upper Congaree River watersheds
  • Biologist with more than 35 years experience, 25 of which in federal service
  • Previously worked for the U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Fisheries Research Center as a fisheries biologist conducting environmental and ecological research on threatened and endangered aquatic species
  • USACE Subject Matter Expert on wetlands and streams for federal and state A-teams, such as, USACE Wetland Delineation Manual Eastern Mountains and Piedmont Regional Supplement, USACE SE Coastal Plain HGM Guidebook, South Carolina Stream Team
  • B.S. degree in biology and a B.S. degree in chemical science, Florida State University; graduate, USACE South Atlantic Division Leadership Development Program
Mary D. Shahid, Esq.

Mary D. Shahid, Esq.

Nexsen Pruet, LLC

  • Member with Nexsen Pruet, LLC, in Charleston
  • Former general counsel for the South Carolina Coastal Council, and responsible for all litigation involving the Coastal Council
  • Advised the council, a 14-member board responsible for implementing the South Carolina Coastal Zone Management Act, in the eight coastal counties
  • With the Coastal Council’s merger with SCDHEC, became responsible for all litigation activities arising from the coastal permitting division
  • Handled hundreds of appeals before the Administrative Law Court related to environmental permits on a variety of issues
  • Continues to have an active practice before the Administrative Law Court related to environmental permitting issues
  • Graduate, Vanderbilt University and the University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Can be contacted at 843-720-1788 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 394066
Published 2014
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