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Clean Water Act Jurisdiction: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?

Clean Water Act Jurisdiction: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?
Product Code - EHAU03
Speaker(s): Brian Glass, Warren Glass LLP and Thomas Ward, National Association of Home Builders
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Late last year, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget a proposed rule (re)defining “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The proposed rule was released for public comment March 25. This webinar will explore the proposed rule, examine how we arrived at this critical moment, and discuss where this rulemaking may be taking the regulated community.

Educational Objectives:
•Review Clean Water Act fundamentals to understand why the definition of “waters of the United States” is of critical importance
•Consider the existing rule and the Supreme Court opinions interpreting the scope of the Clean Water Act
•Examine subsequent lower court decisions and agency guidance that have struggled to apply the Supreme Court opinions
•Analyze the proposed rule and the associated scientific, legal and economic justifications provided by the agencies
•Discuss the activities that have occurred to date surrounding the proposed rule and offer predictions on how any final rule might take shape

Who Would Benefit From Attending This Program:

Environmental attorneys, environmental consultants, real estate professionals, and other stakeholders potentially impacted by jurisdictional issues under the Clean Water Act.

Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: A general understanding of environmental and/or natural resource law.
CPE Delivery method: Group Internet-Based Live
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge & Applications
Recommended CPE credit: 1.5 credit
Anticipated CLE credits: 1.5 credits (may vary based on locations requested)

Register easily and securely to reserve your space now for Bloomberg BNA's upcoming EHS Webinar and get a $75 discount as a Bloomberg BNA subscriber! Or, call 800-372-1033, menu Option 6, submenu Option 1, and refer to the date and title of this conference. Lines are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, excluding most federal holidays.

In addition, you’ll receive:
Personal attention. Once you’ve registered, send your questions in advance to and they’ll be included in the program. You’ll also have a chance to ask your questions during the Webinar.
Follow-up materials. You need no materials upfront to follow along to our live conference. But Bloomberg BNA always issues a follow-up e-mail with contact information for our speakers as well as other materials related to the topic.
CLE and CPE credits will be available for this EHS Webinar.

Brian Glass, Warren Glass LLP and Thomas Ward, National Association of Home Builders

Brian Glass is a partner at Warren Glass LLP, where he represents industrial, municipal and other clients on a wide range of environmental matters. He has practiced environmental law for over ten years at private law firms and at a non-governmental organization. Brian began his legal career in the environmental practice groups at two large law firms in Philadelphia, where he represented clients in environmental litigation and counseled clients on regulatory matters and environmental issues in business and real estate transactions. More recently, he served as general counsel and senior attorney for a non-governmental organization, where he focused his practice on water issues and represented municipal and other clients in numerous environmental litigation matters, including permit appeals and citizen suits. Throughout his legal career, Brian has sought and achieved common sense solutions to bridge differences among environmental, agency and business interests. He received his B.A. from Haverford College and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Brian is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars.

Thomas Ward is Vice President, Legal Advocacy in the Office of General Counsel at the National Association of Home Builders where his major responsibility is managing NAHB’s litigation efforts. He has been involved in environmental matters since he obtained his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware. After working as an environmental consultant, Tom obtained his law degree from Widener University. He has worked with NAHB since 1999 on numerous litigation issues including wetland determinations, stormwater permitting, Fair Housing Act accessibility and federal flood insurance requirements.