Wetlands Regulation and Mitigation
Learn about the regulation of activities affecting wetlands, permitting for activities in wetlands and wetlands mitigation planning. Gain an overview of federal and state laws and regulations protecting wetlands and other bodies of water, with a special emphasis on Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.
- Biological and legal definitions of wetlands
- Consistencies and differences among various federal and state agencies
- Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act
- Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and recent legal interpretations
- Section 1600 of the California Fish and Game Code
- Wetlands under the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act
- EPA and USACE Mitigation Rule
Megan Smith, a water resources regulatory analyst with ICF International, has more than seven years of experience as an attorney for federal and county agencies. Since joining ICF, she has focused on managing preparation of large-scale environmental compliance documents that include environmental assessment, extensive interagency coordination and regulatory permitting elements. Smith specializes in water supply and quality analyses and working with governmental and private clients to achieve compliance with statutory requirements of CEQA, NEPA, ESA, CWA, the California Water Code and Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act.
Mike Avina is a regulatory specialist with ICF International, a consulting firm specializing in environmental planning and natural resource management. He has 12 years of combined experience in environmental planning, cultural resource management, and regulatory compliance. He specializes in regulatory compliance for the federal Clean Water Act, Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, federal and state endangered species protection, and cultural resources management. He received a J.D. from the University of California, Davis in 2005, and a B.A. in anthropology (archaeology emphasis) from UC Davis in 1995.
Michael Vondergeest is a regulatory compliance specialist and project manager with ICF International, a consulting firm specializing in environmental planning and natural resource management. He specializes in permitting for projects that require compliance with CEQA, NEPA, Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, Sections 1600 - 1616 of the California Fish and Game Code, and federal and state endangered species regulations. Vondergeest helps to develop permitting strategies and implementation plans for sensitive water resource projects.
Aug. 29: Thurs., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St, Sacramento, CA
$300.00 ($330.00 if postmarked after 08/15/2013).
10% discount for APACA Section and BIA members
10% discount for organizations enrolling three or more people at the same time in the same course. All registrations must be submitted at the same time and fees paid with one check, credit card or purchase order.
.6 CEU, 6 Hours, 6 MCLE Hours, 6 AICP Hours