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The Water Quality Standards Game - EPA and the States Up the Ante - Webinar

  • ID: 5321755
  • Webinar
  • 22 June 2021 13:00 EST
  • Region: Global
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.

Gain an understanding of the dramatic changes in the scope of regulations and requirements.

Hundreds of thousands of businesses across the country are, or soon will be, subject to an increasingly complex set of regulations regarding the discharge of storm water from properties they own, lease, or rent to others. The universe of companies who are, or soon will be, subject to these regulations include industrial facilities, commercial facilities such as shopping centers, and institutions such as hospitals and nursing homes. Compliance with these new regulations is becoming both more complex and more expensive with the imposition of numeric effluent limitations and increasing enforcement by NGOs and private bounty hunters. This information will help the practitioner interpret these new regulations and ensure compliance. The presentation will also provide an overview of the storm water provisions of the Clean Water Act and how they are enforced and consider recent regulatory actions and court cases interpreting and expanding these regulations. Leave this presentation with tools to help address these dramatic changes.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe funding storm water infrastructure.
  • You will be able to identify proposed changes to the construction storm water permit.
  • You will be able to recognize changes to the industrial multistate general permit by the EPA.
  • You will be able to discuss the incorporation of TMDLs into storm water permits.
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Storm Water Regulation

  • A Brief Discussion of How the CWA and the States Regulate Storm Water

Major Regulatory Changes

  • Regulatory Changes and the Biden Administration
  • Incorporation of TMDLs Into Storm Water Permits
  • MCLs and PFAs
  • Changes to the Industrial Multistate General Permit by EPA
  • The California Model
    • Proposed Changes to the Construction Storm Water Permit
    • Storm Water and Business Licenses (SB 205)
    • Biological Water Quality Objectives
    • Funding Storm Water Infrastructure

The Courts and the Changing Scope of Storm Water Regulation

  • Groundwater - Hawaii Wildlife Fund v. County of Maui
  • Regulation of Storm Water Discharged From Commercial and Institutional Facilities - Los Angeles Waterkeeper v. Pruitt
  • Regulation of Landlords for the Storm Water Discharges of Industrial Tenants - California Sportfishing Protection Alliance v. the Shiloh Group, LLC
  • D.O.J. Intervention in Citizen Suit Settlements - Lunsford v. Arrowhead Brass Plumbing

Take Away and Recommendations

  • Business Owners
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Legal Counsel
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  • Grant Olsson Grant Olsson,
    Varco & Rosenbaum LLP


    • Associate at The Environmental Law Group Varco & Rosenbaum LLP
    • Practice primarily focuses on land use, water, and hazardous waste matters implicating CEQA, CWA, RCRA, and CERCLA
    • Licensed to practice in California state and Federal Courts
    • J.D. degree, University of San Diego School of Law; B.A. degree, University of California at San Diego
    • Can be contacted at 619-231-5858 or golsson@envirolawyer.com

  • S. Wayne Rosenbaum S. Wayne Rosenbaum,
    Varco & Rosenbaum LLP


    • Partner in The Environmental Law Group Varco & Rosenbaum LLP
    • Practice emphasizes water law and land use
    • Licensed to practice in California state and Federal Courts; licensed to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on storm water regulation; teaches water law and land use as a guest speaker at California Western School of Law; adjunct professor teaching water law compliance at UCSD Extension; trainer of record and Qualified Industrial Storm Water Professional (QISP), State Water Resources Control Board; and chair, San Diego Building Industry Association (BIA)
    • J.D. degree, California Western School of Law; M.Ed. degree in administration, Rutgers University; B.A. degree, Rutgers University
    • Can be contacted at 619-231-5858 or swr@envirolawyer.com

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This live webinar is designed for engineers, environmental professionals, hydrologists, project managers, government and municipal administrators, developers, public works and utilities directors, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, and attorneys.

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