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Wetland Regulation

Concerned about how wetlands regulations are changing – and how your practices may be impacted? The last few years have seen much change in wetland regulation across the Chesapeake Bay area. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has stepped up its efforts to decrease the threat to wetlands with the Comprehensive Wetland Program Plan and the Water Protection Permit Program. Negotiating the multi-layered state and federal wetland regulatory programs in Virginia presents challenges for development interests, local government, agriculture and for the agencies charged with implementation and administration of the programs. These reference materials provide a comprehensive review of state and federal wetland regulations and their application in Virginia. 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 Virginia. 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 •Review a case study of a successful wetland mitigation Learning Objectives •You will be able to discuss regulation of state waters. •You will be able to identify the state permitting program. •You will be able to describe wetlands and mitigation. •You will be able to explain enforcement.
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Agenda

Wetlands Defined
— Lynne C. Rhode
  • Jurisdiction
  • Wetland Delineation
Regulation of State Waters
— David L. Davis, CPWD, PWS
  • Types of State Waters
  • What Is Regulated
  • What Is Exempt From Regulation
  • How Is/Are State Waters Identified
State Permitting Program
— David L. Davis, CPWD, PWS
  • Types of Permits
  • Application Submittal and Review
  • Mitigation Sequence
  • Compensation Requirements
  • Compliance and Enforcement
Wetlands and Mitigation
— Sandra H. Williams, PWS
  • Wetland Types and Ranges in Virginia Watersheds
  • Wetland Mitigation: Hull Springs – a Real Life Example
  • Current Research and Trends in Wetlands
Enforcement
— John K. Byrum Jr.
  • State Administration of Clean Water Act Regulations
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Enforcement Process
  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Enforcement Process
  • Consent Special Orders
  • Voluntary Remediation
  • Judicial Review
  • Summary Disposition
  • Recent State/Federal Enforcement Actions
Legislative Update
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Faculty

Lynne C. Rhode

Lynne C. Rhode – Moderator

Williams Mullen

  • Partner with Williams Mullen
  • Practices environmental and natural resources law and has experience representing clients on environmental regulation, permitting, due diligence, compliance, and contamination liability matters
  • Named a Virginia Leading Lawyer in environmental law by Chambers USA and a Virginia Rising Star in environmental and natural resources by Virginia Super Lawyers
  • J.D. degree, University of Virginia; M.S. degree, The London School of Economics; B.A. degree, University of North Carolina
  • Can be contacted at 804-420-6428 or [email protected]
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John K. Byrum, Jr.

Woods Rogers PLC

  • Principal in the law firm of Woods Rogers PLC
  • Former assistant attorney general and lead litigator, Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, Environmental Section
  • Practices in environmental law, litigation and regulated industries
  • Assists energy companies to comply with state and federal regulatory requirements
  • Counsels clients on navigating state and federal environmental or other permitting processes and defends companies and individuals in civil or criminal administrative enforcement actions
  • J.D. degree, University of Richmond; B.A. degree, College of William & Mary
  • Can be contacted at 804-343-5027 or [email protected]
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David L. Davis, VCPWD, PWS

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

  • Director, Office of Wetlands & Stream Protection Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Chairman of the Association of State Wetland Managers
  • 10 years of consulting experience in the private sector and 12 years with the public sector
  • M.ENVS. degree in environmental policy and administration, Virginia Commonwealth University; B.S. degree, College of William & Mary
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Sandra H. Williams, PWS

blueskies environmental associates, inc.

  • Founder and president of blueskies environmental associates, inc.
  • More than 30 years of experience with regulatory compliance at federal, state and local levels for projects that may need to consider wetlands, stream buffers, water quality, stormwater, endangered species and mitigation
  • Named a 2013 Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women
  • B.A. degree in marine biology and M.A. degree in biological oceanography, Virginia Institue of Marine Science
  • Can be contacted at 804-323-3835 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 352647
Published 2013
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