Hot Topics in Clean Water Law Handout Archive 2014 - 2016

Note: All files are posted in PDF unless noted otherwise.

* Recordings available upon request


Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Session

Slides Webinar Recording Speaker Bios

Permitting Options for Small MS4s Under EPA’s New General Permit Remand Rule

  • Brenna Mannion, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Outreach, NACWA

Unfunded State Mandates and the MS4 “Maximum Extent Practicable” Standard

  • Samuel L. Brown, Senior Attorney, Hunton & Williams LLP

Dispute Review Boards and Neutrals for Real-Time Construction Dispute Resolution

  • Neal Sweeney, Partner, Jones Walker LLP

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Session

Web Seminar Slides  Webinar Recording  Speaker Bios

Enforcement Roundtable Materials


Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Session

Web Seminar Slides  Webinar Recording  Speaker Bios

Clean Water Act Permit Shield Litigation

  • Richard S. Davis, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond P.C., DC
  • Karen C. Bennett, Counsel, Hunton & Williams LLP, DC


Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Session

Web Seminar Slides Speaker Bios


Justice Scalia’s Passing: Will it Affect WOTUS at SCOTUS?

  • Mark Miller, Managing Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation Atlantic Center, FL

Numeric Nutrient Criteria & EPA Necessity Determinations: Mississippi River Basin Litigation Update

  • Karen Hansen, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., TX

The Failure of Cooperative Federalism in Flint Michigan: Implications for EPA Oversight

  • Brent Fewell, Founder, Earth & Water Group, DC

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Session

Web Seminar Slides Speaker Bios

Regulating Discharges to Groundwater via the Conduit Theory

  • Shawn Hagerty, Partner, Best, Best & Krieger LLP, CA
  • Samuel Brown, Senior Attorney, Hunton & Williams LLP, CA

Joint and Several Liability is the Future for the Clean Water Act

  • Christopher Smith, Environmental Attorney, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, CA

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Session

Web Seminar Slides  Speaker Bios

Clean Water Rule Litigation Update

  • Fred Andes, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Jon Devine,Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council, DC

Great Lakes Legislation Update/Call to Action

Clean Power Plan Final Rule - POTW Impacts and Opportunities

  • Allen Kacenjar, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, OH

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Session 

Web Seminar Slides  Speaker Bios

Litigation Over EPA’s Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) Rule: Understanding What It Means for NACWA Members

  • David Friedland, Beveridge & Diamond PC, DC

State Supreme Court Ruling on the Due Process Requirements of State Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Promulgation: Implications in Ohio & Beyond

  • Jessica DeMonte, Squire Patton Boggs, OH


Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Session 

Web Seminar Slides  Speaker Bios

Environmental Compliance for Wastewater Utilities: Understanding the Mundane but Essentials of Effective Compliance

  • Brent Fewell, Troutman Sanders LLP, DC

Legal Issues Associated with Sediment Remediation

  • Mark Thimke, Foley & Lardner LLP, WI


Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Session

Web Seminar Slides

Using the SAFETY Act to Minimize Tort Liability

  • Dana Pashkoff, McKenna Long & Aldridge, DC

Does Cost Still Matter Under the CSO Policy?

  • Robin Levine, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, NY


Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Session

Web Seminar Slides 

Urban Environmental Justice – A New Jersey Case Study

  • Andrew Kricun, Executive Director/Chief Engineer, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, NJ

Land Application of Biosolids and Rural Environmental Justice - Litigation Updates & Rural EJ Issues Associated with Siting

  • James B. Slaughter, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., DC


Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Session

Web Seminar Slides  Speaker Bios

Next Generation MS4 Permitting & Compliance Strategies

  • Chris Pomeroy, AquaLaw PLC

Always Hot Topics in Avoiding and Resolving Construction Disputes

  • Neal Sweeney, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Overview of ConsensusDocs Contract Documents

  • Brian Perlberg

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Session

Web Seminar Slides  Speaker Bios

"Notoriously Unclear" . . . The Ebb and Flow of the Jurisdictional Reach of the CWA

  • LaJuana Wilcher, English Lucas Priest & Owsley, LLP
  • Samantha Propp, English Lucas Priest & Owsley, LLP

Gaining Ground – The Power, Potential and Occasional Perils of Water Quality Trading

  • Brooks Smith, Troutman Sanders, LLP
  • Brent Fewell, Troutman Sanders, LLP
  • TJ Mascia, Troutman Sanders, LLP

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Session

Web Seminar Slides

Conservation League Sues to Require Daily Permit Limits in POTW Permit to Implement Daily TMDL Wasteload Allocation for Phosphorous

  • Paul Calamita, AquaLaw, VA

Biosolids: Legal Challenges to Land Application and Policy Considerations for Utilities of the Future

  • Dale Mullen, McGuire Woods LLP
  • L. Preston Bryant, McGuire Woods LLP

Pollutant Disclosure Requirements to Invoke Clean Water Act Section 402(k) Permit Shield Defense

  • Karen Bennett, Hunton & Williams LLP