Law Seminars International Presents: A Comprehensive One-Day Seminar on the New

TMDL for the Chesapeake Watershed
Regulation, Implementation, Compliance and Best Solutions

(For this past program, we offer two options for purchase: a Homestudy (DVD and written materials) or written materials alone.)

February 2, 2011
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD

Who Should Order This Homestudy

Attorneys, governmental officials, Environmental, land use, agriculture, and real estate professionals and anyone else interested in the Chesapeake Bay TMDL

Why You Should Order

The Chesapeake Bay TMDL will compel sweeping actions to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its vast network of streams, creeks and rivers.

The draft TMDL - the largest ever developed by EPA - includes pollution limits to meet water quality standards in the Bay and its tidal rivers. EPA's goal is to issue the final TMDL by December 31.

This seminar provides a detailed look at the EPA's TMDL program including the science on TMDL loadings; responses and programs by some of the states in the watershed, i.e. VA, PA and MD; the role of watershed protection plans, storm water permitting, and how local governments in MD plan to respond to the new requirements; and how the various options dovetail into the federal plan. The distinguished faculty of leading attorneys, state federal and local agency officials, environmental professionals and representatives of affected industries will discuss the best solutions for local conditions as well as impact assessments and compliance strategies for the various sectors affected by the Plan.

~ Timothy R. Henderson, Esq. and John A. Sheehan, Esq., Program Co-Chairs

What You Will Learn


Wednesday, February 02, 2011

8:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Introduction and Overview

Timothy R. Henderson, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Rich & Henderson, P.C. / Annapolis, MD

John A. Sheehan, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Hunton & Williams LLP / Washington, DC

8:45 am

Survey of the Science on TMDL Loadings in the Chesapeake

Raed EL-Farhan, Ph.D., Vice President. Science and Technology Division
The Louis Berger Group, Inc. / Washington, DC

9:30 am

A Detailed Look at the EPA's New TMDL Program

EPA and state roles in TMDLs; primary causes of impairments in the Chesapeake; point source vs. non-point source challenges; ambient monitoring vs. TMDL effectiveness monitoring; current EPA regional priority waters and implementation goals

Jennifer Sincock
United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 / Philadelphia, PA

10:15 am

Break: Coffee, Tea, and Conversation

10:30 am

State and Local Responses and Programs


Richard Eskin, Ph.D., Director, Science Services Administration
The Maryland Department of the Environment / Baltimore, MD

Responses by other states in the watershed

Douglas R. Blazey, Esq.
Elliott Greenleaf / Blue Bell, PA

Christopher D. Pomeroy, Esq., President
AquaLaw PLC / Richmond, VA

12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:15 pm

Finding the Best Solution for Local Conditions: Lessons from TMDLs Already in Effect

TMDLs imposed on Section 303(d) waters; nutrient-driven water shed permits; imposition of TMDLs through General Permits; how the various options dovetail into the federal plan

Anthony G. Gorski, Esq.
Rich & Henderson PC / Annapolis, MD

William J. Rue, Senior Scientist
EA Engineering, Science & Technology, Inc. / Sparks Glencoe, MD

Ronald E. Bowen, Director, Department of Public Works
Anne Arundel County / Annapolis, MD

3:00 pm

Break: Soda, Tea, and Conversation

3:15 pm

Wrap-Up Discussion: Impact Assessment and Compliance Strategies for the Primary Sectors Affected by the TMDL

Timothy R. Henderson, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Moderator
Rich & Henderson, P.C. / Annapolis, MD

John A. Sheehan, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Moderator
Hunton & Williams LLP / Washington, DC

Land development

Eric M. DeVito, Esq., Vice President and in-house counsel
Ribera Development, LLC / Annapolis, MD


Jeffrey E. Thornburg, Environmental Manager for Maryland and New York
Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete / Towson, MD


Paul J. Bredwell, III, P.E., Vice President of Environmental Programs
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association / Tucker, GA

5:00 pm

Evaluations and Adjourn



Regular tuition for in person or webcast attendance for this program is $695 with a group rate of $595 each for two or more registrants from the same firm. For government employees, we offer a special rate of $495. For students and people in their job for less than a year, our rate is $347.50. All rates include admission to all seminar sessions, food and beverages at breaks, and all course materials. Make checks payable to Law Seminars International.


There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders

Continuing Education Credits

This program qualifies for 6.5 (pending) VA CLE credits. Upon request, we will apply for CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.

Faculty Bios

Timothy R. Henderson, Program Co-Chair, founding member of Rich & Henderson, P.C., focus on environmental and natural resource law, concentrating on compliance counseling, permitting, transactional and enforcement matters, including NPDES permitting and implementing water quality based effluent limits such as TMDLs.
Full bio and contact info for Timothy R. Henderson at Rich & Henderson, P.C.

John A. Sheehan, Program Co-Chair, senior attorney, Hunton & Williams LLP, focuses on litigation, negotiation and counseling on waste issues under federal Superfund law and on water issues under the Clean Water Act, state permitting laws and regulations.
Full bio and contact info for John A. Sheehan at Hunton & Williams LLP

Douglas R. Blazey, of counsel, Elliott Greenleaf, leads the firm's environmental, energy and natural resource law practice. As former U.S. EPA Regional Counsel for Region II and Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, he is experienced in air, water, solid waste and chemical regulation.

Ronald E. Bowen, Director, Department of Public Works of Anne Arundel County, is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Bureaus of Highways, Utilities, Waste Management Services and Engineering. The Department manages the County's capital improvement program that includes all County owned infrastructure.

Paul J. Bredwell, III, P.E., Vice President of Environmental Programs of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, has significant experience with design of wastewater treatment and disposal systems for food processing plants, land development/civil engineering, piping and pumping system design, storm water management and treatment system design and hydrology studies.

Eric M. DeVito, Vice President, In-House Counsel, Ribera Development, LLC, is experienced in land use and development, regulatory law and lobbying. Previously, he was a Senior Tax Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. and of counsel at Brickfield, Burchette, Ritts & Stone, PC.

Raed EL-Farhan, Ph.D., is Vice President, Science and Technology Division, The Louis Berger Group, Inc., a consulting firm that provides engineering, architecture, program and construction management, environmental planning and science, and economic development services.

Richard Eskin, Ph.D., Maryland Department of the Environment, Science Services Administration, is responsible for review and approval determinations on listings of impaired waters and TMDLs in the region. He administers the non-point source program associated with watershed protection and conducts monitoring and assessment programs for protection of public health.

Anthony G. Gorski, partner, Rich & Henderson, P.C., focuses on environmental, natural resources, land use and administrative law. He provides advice and counsel to private parties, county and municipal governments and other governmental entities on matters involving environmental compliance.
Full bio and contact info for Anthony G. Gorski at Rich & Henderson PC

Christopher D. Pomeroy, Esq., President, AquaLaw PLC, is recognized for his experience in municipal water, wastewater, stormwater and related utility matters. He has represented municipal interests in Chesapeake Bay cleanup plans, standards, permits and trades for more than a decade.

William J. Rue, Senior Scientist, EA Engineering, Science & Technology, Inc., specializes in water quality and NPDES permitting with particular emphasis on the Mid-Atlantic states. Including the derivation and application of water quality standards, effluent toxicity and Toxicity Reduction Evaluations, and TMDLs for nutrients, toxics, biological impairments and bacteria.

Jennifer Sincock, Office of Standards, Assessment, and TMDLs Water Protection Division, United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 3,

Jeffrey E. Thornburg, Environmental Manager for Maryland and New York, Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete, specializes in the production of aggregates, asphalt, and related products and services.