Law Seminars International Presents

An Advanced One-Day Workshop on

Shoreline Permitting 2007

Navigating federal, state and local regulatory processes

October 2, 2007
Renaissance Seattle Hotel in Seattle, WA
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Who Should Attend

Attorneys, city planners, property owners, developers, agency and government officials and others needing practical and up-to-date shoreline information

Why Attend

The recently established Puget Sound Partnership is working to protect and restore the Sound, while local governments are updating their shoreline master programs under new Department of Ecology guidelines. The regulatory climate is complex, with many local, state and federal requirements, and there are more changes on the horizon. Attend this workshop to learn from leading experts about the ongoing implementation of Shoreline Guidelines, the ins and outs of obtaining Army Corps permits and complying with the Endangered Species Act, current issues concerning the Hydraulic Project Approval process, and more. Don't miss this unique opportunity to help you successfully navigate the local, state and federal shoreline permit processes. ~Program Co-Chairs: Thomas R. Bjorgen, Esq. and Stephen H. Roos, Esq.

What You Will Learn

~Aquatic Reserves Program management plan ~Implementing Shoreline Guidelines and case studies ~The Puget Sound Partnership and shoreline management ~Army Corps permits and the Endangered Species Act ~Hydraulic Project Approval ~Do's and don'ts before the Shoreline Hearings Board ~Case law update

What Attendees Have Said About Similar Programs

~Overall very useful and interesting information. ~Conference was excellent.


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Shoreline Permitting: Navigating Different Jurisdictions and Processes
  Thomas R. Bjorgen, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Bjorgen Bauer, PLLC / Olympia, WA
  Stephen H. Roos, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson, P.S. / Seattle, WA
9:00 am Update on Aquatic Lands
  What is new in the management of aquatic lands? How will the Aquatic Reserves Program and management plan work?
  Richard Doenges, Aquatics Resources Division Manager
Washington State Department of Natural Resources / Olympia, WA
9:30 am Washington State Department of Ecology's Role in Shoreline Management
  Ecology's Shoreline Guidelines; permit review and planning; the State's role in the shoreline management process as established by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act of 1971
  Sandra Lange, Environmental Planner, Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program
Washington Department of Ecology / Bellevue, WA
10:00 am Implementing the Shoreline Guidelines: Case Studies
  Stephen H. Roos, Esq., Moderator
Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson, P.S. / Seattle, WA
  City of Seattle: Shoreline Alternative Mitigation Plan
  Jim Holmes, Planner
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development / Seattle, WA
  City of Seattle: Shoreline Master Program update
  Margaret Glowacki, Senior Land Use Planner and Fisheries Biologist
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development / Seattle, WA
  City of Everett
  David Koenig, Manager - Long Range Planning and Community Development
City of Everett, Planning and Community Development Department / Everett, WA
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Implementing the Shoreline Guidelines: Case Studies (con't)
  King County
  Harry Reinert, Special Projects Manager
King County Department of Development and Environmental Services / Renton, WA
11:30 am Special Address: The Puget Sound Partnership and Shoreline Management
  Ron Shultz, Esq., Acting Executive Director
Puget Sound Partnership / Olympia, WA
12:15 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm Army Corps Permits and the Endangered Species Act
  Working with the new rules; what are the ins and outs of formal and informal consultation? What is the status of the litigation over hatchery fish at ESU?
  Eric S. Laschever, Esq.
Stoel Rives LLP / Seattle, WA
  Charles Maduell, Esq.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP / Seattle, WA
2:30 pm Hydraulic Project Approvals
  The HPA process; what the requirements are for HPA conditions; how you define the "hydraulic project"; what mitigation is needed
  Kathryn B. McLeod, Esq., Senior Counsel
Washington State Office of the Attorney General / Olympia, WA
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Practice Before the Shoreline Hearings Board - Do's and Don'ts
  Kathleen D. Mix, Board Member
Environmental Hearings Office / Lacey, WA
4:15 pm Case Law Update
  Laura B. Fandino, Ph.D., Esq.
Marten Law Group / Seattle, WA
5:00 pm Evaluations and Adjourn


Regular tuition for this program is $595 with a group rate of $520 each for two or more registrants from the same firm. For government employees, we offer a special rate of $445. For students and people in their job for less than a year, our rate is $297.50. All rates include admission to all seminar sessions, food and beverages at breaks, and all course materials. Make checks payable to Law Seminars International.

Cancellation & Substitution

You may substitute another person at any time. We will refund tuition, less a $50 cancellation fee, if we receive your cancellation by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2007. After that time, we will credit your tuition toward attendance at another program or the purchase of a Homestudy. There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders.

Continuing Education Credits

This program qualifies for 6.75 WA CLE credits. Upon request, we will apply for CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.


The workshop will be held at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel at 515 Madison St. in Seattle, WA 98104. A special negotiated rate of $159 is available for on-line reservations only on a first come, first served basis. Go to to reserve. Use Corporate Code L64. If you have any additional questions for the hotel, please contact them directly at (206) 583-0300.
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If You Cannot Attend

Our complete Homestudy Course, consisting of a VHS or DVD recording and the written course materials, is available for $605. The written course materials alone are available for $100. We will ship your Homestudy order via UPS ground within two weeks after the seminar or the date we receive payment (whichever is later).
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Faculty Bios

Thomas R. Bjorgen, Program Co-Chair, is a partner with Bjorgen Bauer, PLLC, specializing in land use and municipal law. He is past Chair of the Environmental and LUL Section of the Washington State Bar Association.

Stephen H. Roos, Program Co-Chair, is a partner with Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson, P.S. focusing on land use and real estate, including mining permits, shoreline permits, building permits, hydraulic project approvals, and aquatic lands leases. He is named a "Rising Star" by Washington Law & Politics, 2006 and 2007.

Richard Doenges is the Aquatics Resources Division Manager with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Previously he directed farmland preservation programs for Skagit and Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Counties. His work in managing natural resources projects and programs has taken him from Sri Lanka to Ethiopia to LaConner.

Laura B. Fandino, Ph.D., with Marten Law Group, focuses on environmental and natural resource litigation. She has a doctorate in Marine Biology and is experienced in water quality and ocean and coastal resource issues. Previously she was Legal/Policy Advisor for California Coastal Conservancy and pro bono services provider for the University of Washington Environmental Law Clinic.

Margaret Glowacki is Senior Land Use Planner and Fisheries Biologist with the City of Seattle's Department of Planning and Development. She leads the City of Seattle's update of their Shoreline Master Program. Previously she handled reviewing project proposals for compliance with environmental regulations including the Shoreline Master Program, SEPA and the Environmental Critical Areas code.

Jim Holmes, planner with the City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, has been closely involved in the preparation of the City's "Shoreline Alternative Mitigation Plan".

David Koenig is the Manager of Long Range Planning and Community Development with the City of Everett, Planning and Community Development Department. He is involved with Growth Management-related Comprehensive Plans, Shoreline Master Program updates, implementing regulations and projects in shoreline jurisdiction, including the completed update of the Shoreline Master Program for Everett and amendments to the Program for the Boeing pier, Port Gardner Wharf, and other shoreline projects.

Sandra Lange is the Environmental Planner in the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program at the Washington Department of Ecology. She provides planning, technical and scientific assistance, legislation and policy interpretation and application, and grant management for the Department's Shoreline Management Act jurisdiction.

Eric S. Laschever, a principal with Stoel Rives LLP in land use, environmental and hazardous waste law, focuses on helping private and public clients secure the federal, state and local land use and environmental permits and approvals needed to implement large infrastructure and energy projects.

Charles E. Maduell, of counsel with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, focuses on land use and environmental law and litigation. Previously he was Head of the Land Use and Environmental Law Section of the King County Prosecutor's Office.

Kathryn McLeod is Senior Counsel with the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Division of the Washington State Office of the Attorney General. She is experienced in Hydraulic Project Approval permits, fish habitat mitigation, fish and wildlife enforcement and legislation.

Kathleen D. Mix is a Board Member on the Pollution Control Hearings Board, Shorelines Hearings Board and Environmental and Land Use Hearings Board with the Environmental Hearings Office. Previously she was Chief Deputy Attorney General for Attorney General Chris Gregoire and was responsible for the resolution of legal and administrative issues throughout state government. She received the Governor's Distinguished Management Leadership Award in 2004.

Harry Reinert, Special Projects Manager of the King County Department of Development and Environmental Services, works on ESA, environmental and legislative issues.

Ron Shultz, acting Executive Director of the Puget Sound Partnership, was a natural resources policy advisor to Governor Gary Locke, covering issues including land use, shorelines and environmental permitting.