Environmental Law Update: Federal Jurisdiction Over Wetlands and the Proposed Clean Water Act Rule: Are EPA and the Army Corps Navigating New Waters?

20 May 2014 Web Conference Past Event

Location

Web Conference

Contact Information

Ellie Kemmeter
ekemmeter@foley.com

Agenda

11:30 a.m. Central

Program Duration
One Hour
The EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have spent a lot of time in the past few years carefully navigating their jurisdictional authority over “waters of the U.S.”

Much of the uncertainty about the definition of this term, and where federal jurisdiction exists, is the result of U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have attempted to articulate a definition of “waters of the U.S.” In an effort to provide more clarity to the regulated community, on March 25, 2014, the EPA and Army Corps jointly released a proposed rule that redefines and broadens the scope of “waters of the U.S.,” re-energizing a decades-long debate regarding when there is federal jurisdiction over certain water bodies, including wetlands. On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, please join Foley's Environmental attorneys for a presentation on the Clean Water Act and this recent development, including: 

  • The evolution of the current framework for federal jurisdiction over wetlands, highlighting key judicial decisions and agency guidance
  • A discussion of the changes in the proposed rule, including a high-level comparison between the proposed “waters of the U.S.” rule and the current rule
  • The parties potentially affected (and not affected) by the proposed rule

Panelists

  • Catherine M. Basic, Associate, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Thomas K. Maurer, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP 
  • Sarah A. Slack, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP

Foley’s Environmental Law Update Web Conference Series provides participants with needed information in the most efficient manner possible — only a telephone line and Internet access are required to participate. Environmental leaders can stay up-to-date with timely information from anywhere in the nation.

There is no cost to participate in this program, but pre-registration is required. We look forward to having you join us. For more information on registration, Web conference log-in assistance, or to obtain CLE credit, please contact Ellie Kemmeter at ekemmeter@foley.com.

Foley & Lardner LLP will apply for CLE credit after the program, wherever applicable. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of one General credit. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Please note that participants must log in to both the teleconference and Adobe Connect portions on the date of the event; credit may not be obtained by viewing and/or listening to a program recording after the event. If you would like to request CLE credit for this program, please provide the CLE two-character state abbreviation and bar number in the designated area on the registration page.

Related Services

Environmental Law Update: Federal Jurisdiction Over Wetlands and the Proposed Clean Water Act Rule: Are EPA and the Army Corps Navigating New Waters?

Location

Web Conference

Contact Information

Ellie Kemmeter
ekemmeter@foley.com

Agenda

11:30 a.m. Central

Program Duration
One Hour