US ESH Webinar Series – Environmental Challenges Associated With Infrastructure Development

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    A recording of the webinar is available for download.

    Register now for our fourth session, Environmental Challenges Associated With Infrastructure Development, scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, between 1 and 2 p.m. EDT.

    Featured Speakers

    • Bill Shuster, Senior Public Policy Advisor, Former US Representative for the 9th District of Pennsylvania and Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (Washington DC)
    • Karen Winters, Partner and Chair, ES&H Practice Group (Columbus)
    • Carolyn McIntosh, Partner, ES&H Practice Group (Denver)

    This webinar will explore the latest developments in Congress regarding additional stimulus legislation and the likelihood that it will include an infrastructure component. We will also focus on challenges associated with environmental permitting in the infrastructure development context, primarily those projects that involve impact to wetlands and streams under the Clean Water Act. The discussion will include an update regarding US EPA’s and the US Army Corps’ of Engineers’ final rule to streamline the definition of “waters of the United States,” US EPA’s proposed revisions to the state water quality certification process, and the implications of Northern Plains Resource Council, et al, v US Army Corps of Engineers on the nationwide permitting program. We will also discuss the Council on Environmental Quality’s proposed revisions to its rules implementing the National Environmental Policy Act. Finally, we will examine the US Supreme Court’s decision in County of Maui v Hawaii Wildlife Fund, et al.

    CLE is approved for 1.0 hour of general CLE in the following jurisdictions: AZ, CA, CO, NJ, NY, OH and TX.