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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.

Topics include:

  • 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 is an environmental counsel and senior water resources project manager with ICF International. She has specialized in preparation of large-scale environmental compliance documents that include environmental impact assessments, extensive interagency coordination and complex regulatory permitting elements. She supports ICF’s Environmental Education program, teaching coursework on a variety of environmental compliance topics. She also has six years of experience as an attorney for federal and county agencies, and seven years of experience with real estate development, design and construction.
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.


Aug. 28: Thurs., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St, Sacramento, CA




$300.00 ($330.00 if postmarked after 08/14/2014).

Special Discounts:

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.
10% discount for APACA Section and BIA members


.6 CEU, 6 Hours, 6 MCLE Hours, 6 AICP Hours






Earn a Certificate

This course is part of these certificate programs:

Land Use and Environmental Planning

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