On-Demand Webinar: Waters of the United States (WOTUS) and Professional Practice
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Beveridge & Diamond principal Drew Silton (Washington, DC) will speak during an eLearning webinar presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)'s Environmental & Water Resources Institute titled, "Waters of the United States (WOTUS) and Professional Practice."
The webinar will discuss the history of how courts and EPA have defined WOTUS, including recent efforts by the Trump administration to rescind and replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule. These regulatory developments, coupled with both ongoing and threatened litigation, will introduce uncertainty and risk for those seeking to build projects and to engage in other activities in what might be jurisdictional waters. The webinar will also cover the recently-promulgated Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which seeks to create a new, narrowly drawn definition of WOTUS, as well as how likely challenges to the rule will affect the regulatory landscape over the next several years.
Beveridge & Diamond’s Water practice group develops creative, strategically tailored solutions to challenges that arise under the nation’s water laws. The firm’s attorneys have represented clients in a range of industries in project planning as well as in litigation and enforcement proceedings on issues arising from the growing convergence of water supply, use, and quality issues.