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Waters of the U.S.
Key issues and implications

June 11, 2015

Who Should Order This Homestudy

Attorneys, agency officials, business executives, environmental, land use and real estate professionals

Why You Should Order

On May 27, 2015, the Obama Administration expanded federal protection of U.S. waterways and drinking water supplies when they issued the Waters of the U.S. final rule under the Clean Water Act (CWA) through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Most people look at this new rule as expanding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the EPA's jurisdiction over waters that hadn't previously been considered Waters of the U.S. Because of this, there will be many impacts to landowners and project proponents.

In this ninety-minute, audio-only TeleBriefing our panelists will discuss the scope of the new rule and implications for the future. We hope you can join us for what will be a very engaging discussion of this landmark decision.

What You Will Learn

What Attendees Said


Thursday, June 11, 2015

11:00 am

Waters of the U.S.

Introduction & Overview

Steven G. Jones, Esq., Of Counsel, Moderator
Holland & Hart LLP / Salt Lake Cty, UT

Implications of Waters of the U.S.

Tad J. Macfarlan, Esq.
K&L Gates LLP / Harrisburg, PA

Brent Carson, Esq., Partner
Van Ness Feldman LLP / Seattle, WA

Roger R. Martella, Jr., Esq., Partner
Sidley Austin LLP / Washington, DC

12:30 pm

Q & A (for up to 30 minutes)



Individual rate: $195

Group rate: $130 per person attending on the same line

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact our office for more information.

Continuing Education Credits

This TeleBriefing qualifies for 1.5 Washington CLE credits. For CLE credits in other states:

We will apply for credits in the following states: AK, AL, AZ, AR, CA, CT, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY (experienced attorneys only), OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY.

You can self-report for credits in: CO, DE, FL, HI, MT, and NJ.

CLE credits currently are not available in: DC, MA, MD, MI, OH, or SD.

If you need other types of credits, please call us at (206) 567-4490.


There is a $25 cancellation fee

Our Distinguished Panel

Steven G. Jones, Moderator, Of Counsel, Holland & Hart LLP, is experienced in advising both companies and government agencies on energy, environmental, and natural resources matters. Mr. Jones has particular skill dealing with the investigation, defense, and mitigation of pipeline releases, including responding to enforcement orders issued by regulatory agencies, including the EPA, Utah DEQ, and the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. He also has expertise in both negotiating permitting issues and in defense of citizens suits brought under the Clean Air Act.

Brent Carson, partner, Van Ness Feldman LLP, is experienced in local, state and federal land use and environmental entitlements processes. Mr. Carson's litigation practice includes defense of environmental enforcement actions and development approvals before local and state administrative tribunals and in court, as well as resolving real property disputes. provides strategic advice and critical support to clients with complex land development and real property issues.

Tad J. Macfarlan, K&L Gates, LLP is in the firmís Energy, Oil and Gas, and Environmental, Land, and Natural Resources practice groups and counsels clients on compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations, including issues related to wetland and stream protection, wastewater and stormwater discharges, water withdrawals, air emissions, and solid and hazardous waste management. His practice includes permitting, compliance, enforcement defense, litigation, and transactional matters.

Roger R. Martella, Jr. is a partner in the Environmental Practice Group at Sidley Austin LLP. Previously, he was General Counsel of the EPA, concluding 10 years of litigating and handling complex environmental and natural resource matters at the U.S. Department of Justice and EPA.