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Wetland Regulation in Utah

Wetlands regulations and permitting processes are changing - how are your practices impacted? These reference materials provide a comprehensive review of state and federal wetland regulations and their application in Utah. These reference materials will guide you through the permitting, mitigation and enforcement actions that you face. You will acquire the shrewd wisdom and good judgment necessary to succeed - no matter what challenges arise. Don't miss this opportunity to get the tools you need to navigate the complex and changing issues surrounding wetlands in Utah. 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 •Learn about the Legacy Nature Preserve Learning Objectives •You will be able to review wetland regulation. •You will be able to discuss Section 404/10 Jurisdiction and the permitting process. •You will be able to describe wetland delineation and mitigation. •You will be able to identify the Legacy Nature Preserve.
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Wetlands Regulation
(Break 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
— J. Craig Smith, Esq.
  • Introduction to Wetland Laws and Regulations
  • Determining the Scope of Section 404 Jurisdiction
  • Scope of Activities and Discharges Regulated by Section 404
  • Section 404 Permitting Process: Understanding Nationwide and Regional General Permits and Individual Permits
  • Recent Developments in Wetland Laws and Regulations
  • Spotting Wetland Issues in Real Estate Development
  • Enforcement of Wetland Laws and Regulations
Section 404/10 Jurisdiction and Permitting Process
— Hollis Jencks
  • Corp of Engineers Jurisdictional Process
  • Corp of Engineers Jurisdictional Boundaries
  • Types of Section 404/10 Permits and Required Information
Wetlands Delineation and Mitigation
(Break 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM)
— Brian Nicholson
  • Regional - Regional Supplements to the 1987 Delineation Manual: Business as Usual?
  • Delineating Waters of the U.S.
  • Implementing Compensatory Mitigation: Restoration, Creation, Enhancement and Mitigation Banking
Legacy Nature Preserve
— Randy S. Hunter
  • Rationale for Mitigation of Public (Private) Projects - Pros and Cons
  • Authority and Funding
  • Plan Development and Approval - Correlation With Project
  • Plan Implementation
  • Alternative Mitigation Approaches by Project Owner (Both Public and Private)
  • Mitigation of Development Impacts by Government Regulation
  • When Regulation Becomes a Taking of Private Property Rights
  • What Does the Future Hold – Judicial Takings
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Faculty

Randy S. Hunter

Randy S. Hunter – Moderator

State Agency Counsel Division, Utah Attorney General

  • Assistant attorney general in the State Agency Counsel Division of the Utah Attorney General; major client agency is UDOT
  • Started legal career as a law enforcement ranger in Northwest Wyoming for the National Park Service
  • In 1990, became liability and litigation manager for the Utah Department of Transportation, and later major projects and environmental counsel for UDOT
  • Frequent speaker on risk management and environmental issues affecting transportation agencies and has been a member of the Environmental Law Committee of the Legal Services Group of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Science and Engineering
  • Graduate, University of Wyoming College of Law
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Hollis Jencks

US Army Corps of Engineers

  • Project manager, United States Army Corp of Engineers
  • Practices wetland regulations
  • B.A. degree, Northern Michigan University
  • Can be contacted at 801-295-8380 ext. 18 or [email protected]
Brian Nicholson

Brian Nicholson

SWCA Environmental Consultants

  • Section 404 regulatory lead, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Salt Lake City office
  • Work focuses on all aspects Section 404 regulations from delineations, jurisdictional determinations, significant nexus analysis, permitting, compensatory mitigation, to long-term monitoring
  • Has been working in the fields of wetland ecology and Section 404 regulations for 15 years
  • Conducts regular seminars for SWCA on the Section 404 regulations
  • Writer of several publications related to the areas of watershed management, ecosystem services and social science methodology
  • Member of Society of Wetland Scientists
  • M.S. degree in watershed science, Utah State University
  • Can be contacted at 801-322-4307 or [email protected]
J. Craig Smith

J. Craig Smith

Smith Hartvigsen, PLLC

  • Attorney with Smith Hartvigsen, PLLC
  • Practice areas include water law, environmental law, land use and litigation
  • Writer of "This Land is Your Land ... but What About My Water? Applying an Extraction Analysis to Water Dedication Requirements", Wyoming Law Review, Volume 14, Number 1, 2014; "A Preference for Domestic Water Use in Utah: A Relic of the Past?", ABA Water Resources Newsletter, Volume 12, Number 1, November 2009
  • Member of the American Bar Association and the Utah State Bar’s Sections on Urban, State and Local Government Law, Natural Resources and Litigation
  • J.D. degree, cum laude and B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Brigham Young University; A.S. degree, with high honors, College of Eastern Utah
  • Can be contacted at 801-413-1600 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 382819
Published 2014
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