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"WOTS Up? An Update Regarding Regulation of Waters of the State (WOTS) and Waters of the United States (WOTUS)"

6/4/2019 Webinar
By: Mary Lynn K. Coffee

Environment and Water Law Partner, Mary Lynn Coffee, gave a webinar presentation on Tuesday, June 4th on the State Water Resources Control Board's recently adopted State Wetlands Definition and Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State, with a legal/regulatory update regarding the federal Clean Water Act permitting of discharges of dredge and fill material.  The recent state law regulations create a new and different wetland definition, and a permitting program for discharges to waters of the state that overlaps and expands upon federal law.  Ms. Coffee covered the following topics:

  • Scope of "Waters of the State" 
  • Review of activities requiring a permit 
  • New and supplemental permitting requirements 
  • Permitting program exclusions 
  • Comparison with other state and federal aquatic resource protection programs 
  • Legal update regarding Waters of the United States and Section 404 permitting requirements

Click here to download Ms. Coffee's presentation.

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