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Wetland Regulation

Wetland regulations are constantly evolving – have your practices evolved with them? Purchase these reference materials and get up to speed on what constitutes a wetland. Understand the intricacies of wetland and water regulation. Avoid problems down the road by protecting yourself and your company - find out exactly what the critical issues are and how to best handle them. You will gain the practical insight you need to deal with any challenges that come your way, including the latest on local government methods of wetland protection. Don’t wait – order today to make sure you stay on the cutting-edge of your field. Benefits for You •Learn what waters are regulated by the state and federal governments •Tips on avoiding common problems when it comes to wetland regulation •Get up to speed on remediation of wetlands •Stay updated on the latest federal regulations and court decisions Learning Objectives •You will be able to discuss FDEP and St. Johns Water Management District wetlands permitting issues. •You will be able to describe remediation of wetlands. •You will be able to identify the role of the environmental consultant in the land development process. •You will be able to review appealing a CORPS of Engineers onerous permit condition.
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FDEP and St. Johns Water Management District Wetlands Permitting Issues
— Wayne E. Flowers, Esq.
  • Agencies Boundaries
  • Environmental Resource Permitting Program
  • Different Types of Environmental Resource Permits
  • Common Compliance Problems
  • Penalties for Noncompliance Activities
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Enforcement Overview
— Dianne S. Griffin
  • The Corps of Engineers' Role in Regulation and Protection of Wetland and Navigation Issues in Florida
  • What Are the Processes and Procedures the Corps Uses in Response to Issues of Noncompliance or Unauthorized Activities?
  • What Can Developers, Consultants, Attorneys and Permittees Do to Keep Themselves and Their Clients From Being the Subject of an Enforcement Action?
Federal Jurisdiction as Related to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Permit Process
— Jon M. Griffin
  • Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Clean Water Act of 1972
  • Seven Waters of the U.S.
  • Wetland Identification – Delineation
  • Court Decisions (SWANCC and Rapanos)
  • Regulatory Guidance Letter 08-02 (Approved vs. Preliminary Jurisdictional Determination)
Remediation of Wetlands, and Use of Wetlands for Storm Water and Wastewater Treatment
— Elizabeth M. Rothenberg
  • Remediation of Contaminated Wetlands
  • Use of Wetlands for Storm Water and Wastewater Treatment
The Role of the Environmental Consultant in the Land Development Process
— Byron Peacock
  • Initial Screening and Precontract Phase
  • Due Diligence and Pre-Engineering Phase
  • Survey and Design Phase
  • Engineering and Permitting Phase
  • Construction Phase
  • Post-Construction Phase
Appealing a Corps of Engineers Onerous Permit Condition on a Preferred Permit, or a Permit Denial, or a Jurisdictional Determination
— Bert Heimer, P.E.
  • Appealing a Corps of Engineers Onerous Condition on a Proffered Permit
    • Example: Orlando Case
  • Appealing a Corps of Engineers Permit Denial
    • Example: Redwood Shopping Center Case in NW Florida
  • Appealing a Corps of Engineers Jurisdictional Determination
    • Example: SW Florida Case
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Bert Heimer, P.E. – Moderator

Bert Heimer P.E., LLC

  • Consulting civil and environmental engineer with Bert Heimer, P.E. LLC
  • Serves as project manager on a wide variety of projects, primarily pertaining to environmental permitting
  • Instrumental in resolving environmental issues for mining projects and coastal development projects
  • Registered as a professional engineer in Florida and Georgia
  • B.C.E. degree, University of Florida

Wayne E Flowers, Esq.

Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

  • Shareholder with Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
  • Represents clients on environmental permitting issues before permitting agencies, including wetlands issues
  • Florida Bar board certified specialist in city, county and local government law; and specialist in state and federal administrative law and practice
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America in environmental and water law; listed as Florida Super Lawyer in Environmental Litigation; and listed by Florida Trend Magazine among Legal Elite in Environmental Law
  • J.D. degree, with honors, University of Florida College of Law
  • B.A. degree, with high honors, University of Florida

Dianne S. Griffin

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • Project manager with the enforcement section of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Oversees compliance and unauthorized activities for northeast Florida
  • Has worked in the Regulatory Division for 25 years
  • B.S. degree in biology, University of South Alabama

Jon Griffin

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Jon M. Griffin

  • Program manager with the Special Projects & Enforcement Branch, Jacksonville District, Regulatory Division
  • Currently working with policy interpretations and implementation
  • 21 years of experience working all aspects of the regulatory program
  • B.S. degree in biology, University of South Alabama

Byron Peacock

Peacock Consulting Group, LLC

  • Founder and president of Peacock Consulting Group, LLC
  • Helps clients obtain wetland permits for hundreds of private and public development projects throughout northeast Florida
  • Certified in the Florida uniform mitigation assessment methodology
  • Certified as professional wetland scientist by the Society of Wetland Scientists and as wetland delineator by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • B.S. degrees in wildlife ecology and botany, University of Florida

Elizabeth M. Rothenberg

McGuireWoods LLP

  • Attorney with the law firm McGuireWoods, and practices in the firm’s Energy and Environmental Department
  • Concentrates practice on environmental, health and safety law, with significant experience in both compliance and regulatory counseling, and litigation and enforcement defense
  • Advised clients on regulatory compliance under both federal and state environmental statutes and regulations, and the implications of environmental regulations on business and real estate transactions
  • Successfully resolved clients’ environmental enforcement matters before state and federal regulators
  • Experience with mass toxic tort litigation defense in federal and state court, based on both common law and statutory causes of action
  • Graduate, with high honors, The George Washington University Law School, where she also served as a Notes Editor on the George Washington Law Review; graduate, summa cum laude, University of Pennsylvania
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Product ID: 389707
Published 2012
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