Emerging Issues on Clean Water Act: Navigating Implications
Since the enactment of the Clean Water Act almost 50 years ago, a series of regulatory revisions have been made in pursuit of combatting water pollution and protecting the U.S. waters from contamination. Recently, a proposal to amend the definition of the "waters of the United States" has been made to further clarify the scope of waters federally regulated under the Clean Water Act.
With all the rising legal issues, and constant modifications, it becomes more important for companies and their counsel to be in the know of the latest trends and developments surrounding this area of law. It is also significant to understand the implications of the changes in the Act’s rules and provisions to ensure compliance and avoid potential risks and pitfalls.
In this LIVE Webcast, environmental law experts, Ms. Laurie J. Sands (Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP) and Mr. Brian Moskal (Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP) will help practitioners and professionals understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the implications of the emerging issues on Clean Water Act. Speakers will also offer best compliance practices in addressing these risk issues.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- The Clean Water Act – A 2019 Perspective
- Recent Developments
- Emerging Issues and How to Address Them
- Significant Considerations and Implications
- Compliance with Water Quality Standards
Laurie J. Sands, Counsel
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
Brian Moskal, Partner
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
- Overview of the Clean Water Act and the definition of Waters of the United States (“WOTUS”)
Rapanos and the interpretation of WOTUS
The amended definition of WOTUS adopted in 2015 under the Obama Administration
Litigation regarding 2015 WOTUS definition
Repeal of WOTUS definition in 2019 under Trump Administration and implications
Potential revised WOTUS definition under Trump Administration
Discussion of recent cases regarding the reach of the Clean Water Act
Who Should Attend:
- Environmental Attorneys
- Clean Water Act and Environmental Consultants
- Clean Water Act Professionals
- Healthcare Attorneys
- State Regulatory Officials
- Environmental Non-profit Organizations
- Manufacturers and Processors
- Public and Private Companies
- Other Interested Organizations/Individuals
Laurie J. Sands is Counsel in the Environmental Group of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP, based in Morristown, New Jersey with additional offices in Trenton, midtown Manhattan, White Plains, and Stamford. Laurie has focused her legal career on environmental law issues, representing clients in complex environmental litigation involving claims under CERCLA, RCRA, the Water Pollution Control Act and the New Jersey Spill Act. She has negotiated numerous settlements involving clean-up costs for contaminated sites and natural resource damages. Laurie also routinely counsels clients with respect to regulatory compliance and transactions regarding contaminated property and has an interest in maritime law. Prior to beginning her legal career, she spent six years at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Laurie is a past Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and the ABA Admiralty and Maritime Committee. She is a former Barrister of the Justice Stewart G. Pollock Environmental Inn of Court.
Laurie J. Sands is Counsel in the Environmental Group of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP, based in Morristown, …
Brian Moskal is a partner at Greenberg Glusker and represents clients in environmental litigation and counseling matters with a focus on contaminated sites and water and wastewater issues. Brian provides litigation and counseling support to industrial companies, property owners, and municipalities regarding matters arising under the Clean Water Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and California law. Brian has also worked on investigation and enforcement matters before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Regional Water Quality Control Boards and is experienced in state and federal litigation at all stages, as well as insurance recovery relating to environmental matters.
Brian Moskal is a partner at Greenberg Glusker and represents clients in environmental litigation and counseling matters with a focus …
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Method of Presentation:
General knowledge of environmental laws
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
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About Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP has served the New Jersey business community for over 130 years. Distinguished for its unparalleled representation of financial institutions since the founding of the firm, Riker Danzig has become a preeminent, full-service law firm. In addition to its two New Jersey offices in Morristown and Trenton, the firm has offices in Midtown Manhattan, White Plains and Stamford. Riker Danzig serves as regional trial counsel and national defense counsel for some of the country's largest corporations in a wide variety of matters, while also representing many family-owned businesses and middle-market companies. The Firm provides corporate counseling to numerous financial, commercial, manufacturing and service organizations and has highly-respected practices in trial and appellate litigation, products liability, environmental law, insurance, corporate law, bankruptcy, governmental affairs, labor and employment, real estate, tax, and trusts and estates.
About Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
With nearly 100 attorneys, Greenberg Glusker is the largest single-office, full-service law firm in California. Based in Century City, our reach from L.A.’s Westside spans the United States and the globe. Our structure and business strategy allow us to competitively and efficiently meet our clients’ needs with first-tier legal services, in-depth industry knowledge, and fewer client conflicts than multi-office, national firms. Greenberg Glusker’s practice areas include environmental, litigation, real estate, bankruptcy, corporate and tax, employment, entertainment, intellectual property and technology, and private client services.