Law Seminars International Presents

A Comprehensive Two-Day Conference on

TMDLs in the Pacific Northwest

What are TMDLs and how do they vary in Idaho, Oregon and Washington

July 26 & 27, 2007
Renaissance Seattle Hotel in Seattle, WA
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Who Should Attend

Attorneys, governmental officials, consultants, developers, corporate managers, and those interested in TMDL regulations

Why Attend

The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements of the Clean Water Act have changed how the nation meets its clean water goals. The Pacific Northwest leads the nation in establishing TMDLs for water bodies that do not meet water quality standards. Recently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the TMDLs for the Willamette River Basin, giving the regulated entities eighteen months to develop TMDL Implementation Plans, and TMDLs are being written for many more segments in Idaho and Washington as well. Our distinguished faculty brings together diverse perspectives to discuss the challenging regulatory and policy issues related to the TMDL process. We will address the differences of TMDLs, and mechanisms to deal with their requirements, from Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and discuss case studies, review federal and state regulations, and present practical advice on meeting technical requirements for developing TMDL. ~Program Co-Chairs: Tom Lindley, Esq. and Lori A. Terry, Esq.

What You Will Learn

~Updates on federal and state regulatory policies and priorities ~EPA policies on water quality trading ~TMDL case studies: How they work and differ in each state ~Technical requirements and TMDL implementation vehicles: The big drivers and how the regulated community can comply with the requirements ~TMDLs and other approaches to control non-point sources ~Strategic and technical issues associated with UAAs ~Strengths and weaknesses of current TMDL models from regulatory agency and industry compliance perspectives ~Watershed TMDLs, multi-regulatory trading, ecosystem services, and more

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Agenda

Thursday, July 26, 2007

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Introduction and Overview
  Tom Lindley, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Perkins Coie LLP / Portland, OR
  Lori A. Terry, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Foster Pepper PLLC / Seattle, WA
8:45 am Opening Address: New EPA Policies on Water Quality Trading
  Ronald Kreizenbeck, Deputy Regional Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Region 10 / Seattle, WA
9:30 am Update on Federal Regulatory Policies and Priorities
  Regulatory policies and priorities as they pertain to the TMDL program
  David Croxton, Watershed Unit Manager, Office of Water and Watersheds
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Region 10 / Seattle, WA
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Update on State Regulatory Policies and Priorities
  Oregon's TMDL program
  Gene Foster, Ph.D., Manager, Watershed Management Section
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality / Portland, OR
  Washington's TMDL program
  David C. Peeler, Water Quality Program Manager
Washington State Department of Ecology / Olympia, WA
  Idaho's TMDL program
  Michael J. McIntyre, Surface Water Program Manager
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality - Water Quality Division / Boise, ID
12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:15 pm TMDL Case Studies: How They Work and How They Differ in Each State
  Washington: Spokane River TMDL
  John F. Spencer, Vice President & Director, Management Services
CH2M HILL / Bellevue, WA
  Oregon: Willamette Basin
  Gene Foster, Ph.D., Manager, Watershed Management Section
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality / Portland, OR
  Idaho: Lower Boise River TMDL
  David L. Clark, Vice President, National Director of Wastewater
HDR Engineering, Inc. / Boise, ID
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Technical Requirements and TMDL Implementation Vehicles: The Big Drivers and How the Regulated Community Can Comply with the Requirements
  Tom Lindley, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Moderator
Perkins Coie LLP / Portland, OR
  Mercury: Role as a driving force for water standards; sources; nature of mercury TMDLs; measuring techniques; update on the ten-year rolling study
  Jay Bower, P.E., Chief Operating Officer
Landau Associates Inc. / Edmonds, WA
  Dissolved Oxygen (DO); Temperature
  David L. Clark, Vice President, National Director of Wastewater
HDR Engineering, Inc. / Boise, ID
  How temperature criteria to protect beneficial uses are interpreted differently by Washington, Idaho and Tribe
  John Gross, Watersheds and Environmental Program Manager
Kalispel Natural Resources Department / Usk, WA
5:00 pm End of Day

Friday, July 27, 2007

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Introduction and Overview
  Tom Lindley, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Perkins Coie LLP / Portland, OR
  Lori A. Terry, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Foster Pepper PLLC / Seattle, WA
8:45 am Non-Point Sources: TMDLs and Other Approaches to Control Non-Point Sources
  Spokane River TMDL
  Todd Mielke, Commissioner, Chair, District 1
Spokane County Commissioners' Office / Spokane, WA
  David C. Peeler, Esq., Water Quality Program Manager
Washington State Department of Ecology / Olympia, WA
  Agricultural best management practices and management plans
  Nora Mena, Livestock Nutrient Management Program Manager
Washington State Department of Agriculture / Olympia, WA
10:15 am Break
10:30 am TMDL Modeling
  Important strategic and technical issues associated with UAAs
  Thomas B. Dupuis, Principal Water Resources Engineer
CH2M HILL / Boise, ID
  Strengths and weaknesses of current models from regulatory agency and industry compliance perspectives
  Kathryn VanNatta, Government Affairs Manager
Northwest Pulp & Paper Association / Hillsboro, OR
  EPA's perspective on UAAs and TMDL models
  Thomas Eaton, Director
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency / Lacey, WA
12:15 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm Thinking Outside the Box: Watershed TMDLs, Multi-Regulatory Trading, and More
  Lori A. Terry, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Moderator
Foster Pepper PLLC / Seattle, WA
  Willamette River Basin: Multi-bank and multi-regulatory trading system combining both air and water credits
  David Primozich, Executive Director
Willamette Partnership / Salem, OR
  Multi-regulatory trading and ecosystem services
  Shane Cherry, Principal Scientist
Shaw Environmental, Inc. / Bothell, WA
  Environmental perspective
  Richard K. Eichstaedt, Esq.
Center for Justice / Spokane, WA
3:30 pm Evaluations and Adjourn

Tuition

Regular tuition for this program is $895 with a group rate of $795 each for two or more registrants from the same firm. For government employees, we offer a special rate of $695. For students and people in their job for less than a year, our rate is $447.50. 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 Thursday, July 19, 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 11.75 WA CLE credits. Upon request, we will apply for CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.

Location

The conference will be held at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel at 515 Madison St. in Seattle, WA 98104. Sleeping rooms are available at the special negotiated rate of $159 for on-line reservations only. Rooms are on a first come, first served basis. Go to http://marriott.com/hotels/travel/seasm-Renaissance-Seattle-hotel to reserve and use Corporate Code L64. You may also call the hotel with additional questions 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 $905. 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

Tom Lindley, Program Co-Chair, partner at Perkins Coie LLP, focuses on air, water, solid and hazardous waste permits, water quality and rights, endangered species, enforcement defense, site investigations and remediation, litigation, audits and due diligence. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2001 and in Chambers USA "Leading Lawyers: Environment" (Rank 1) 2006.

Lori A. Terry, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at Foster Pepper PLLC and chairs the Environmental Practice Group. She concentrates on environmental law and litigation, with extensive experience with the Clean Water Act, NPDES permits, State Waste Discharge Permits, TMDLs, stormwater and wetlands. She has substantial experience permitting infrastructure and transportation projects, municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, land application sites, re-use projects, stormwater conveyances and facilities, retail, commercial and residential development projects, industrial facilities, and energy projects. She is one of Washington’s Super Lawyers, chosen by Washington Law & Politics.

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Jay Bower, environmental engineer and Landau Associate Inc.'s Chief Operating Officer, is experienced in engineering consulting and the electric utility industry. He has worked with commercial, manufacturing, industrial, and waste disposal facilities under a variety of regulatory frameworks, including state cleanup programs, CERCLA, and RCRA corrective action and TSD permitting regulations.

Shane Cherry, a principal scientist with Shaw Environmental, Inc., is the regional practice leader for natural resources, managing and conducting a wide range of habitat mitigation, restoration and enhancement projects.

David L. Clark, Vice President, serves as National Director of Wastewater for HDR Engineering, Inc. He provides wastewater collection and treatment expertise, water quality planning and nutrient management, and has handled facilities planning to detailed design, construction management, NPDES discharge permit negotiations, and TMDL implementation plans.

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David Croxton is the Watershed Unit Manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Region 10's Office of Water and Watersheds. He is responsible for review and approval determinations on litsings of impaired waters and total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) in the region, and administers the non-point source program with grant and contract management responsibilities associated with watershed protection. Previously he was manager in the Superfund and Brownfields program and Solid Waste and Toxics.

Thomas B. Dupuis is a Principal Water Resources Engineer in CH2M HILL's Northwest Region, Boise, Idaho office. Tom has 30 years of experience in water quality studies, modeling and management practice.

Thomas Eaton is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Washington Operations Office Director and was an Executive Committee Co-Chair for The Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership.

Richard K. Eichstaedt is an attorney with the Center for Justice in Spokane, representing organizations that work to protect and restore the Spokane River watershed. He serves on the board of Idaho Rivers United and the board of the Environmental and Natural Resource Section of the Idaho State Bar. Previously he represented the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho on a variety of natural resource and treaty-right issues.

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Dr. Gene Foster is the Manager of the Watershed Management Section of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, which is responsible for TMDL modeling and development, 303(d) report preparation, nonpoint source policy and coordination, and Columbia River water quality management issues. He has worked on water quality standard development, 401 water quality certification, contaminated sediments, toxic chemical effects on aquatic life and human health, the dioxin TMDL, and Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships.

John Gross, Watersheds and Environmental Program Manager for the Kalispel Natural Resources Department, has worked for the Kalispel Tribe since 1999 and in the natural resources field for over twenty years in the areas of marine biology, wildlife biology, fisheries, and environmental education.

Ronald Kreizenbeck, Deputy Regional Administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Region 10, is responsible for advancing programmatic and management initiatives including working on water quality and endangered species issues in the Columbia River and relationship-building related to the Coeur d’Alene Superfund megasite. He received the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service in 2006.

Michael J. McIntyre is the Surface Water Program Manager for the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality - Water Quality Division. He is responsible for managing and directing the TMDL, Water Quality Standards, Monitoring and Assessment, and 305(b)/303(d) statewide programs.

Nora Mena is the Program Manager for Washington State Department of Agriculture's Livestock Nutrient Management Program. Previously she worked on the department's forest landscape planning, a combination TMDL and habitat conservation plan for Simpson Timber Co., policy development for 303(d) listing, and TMDL watershed coordination.

Todd Mielke is a Commissioner and Chair in District 1 of the Spokane County Commissioners' Office. Previously he served in the state House of Representatives and was named the Majority Caucus Chairman and a National Legislator of the Year.

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David C. Peeler, Water Quality Program Manager for the Washington State Department of Ecology, supervises more than 200 staff statewide working on monitoring and control of water pollution from industrial and municipal discharges, forestry, agriculture, stormwater and other sources.

David Primozich, Executive Director of The Willamette Partnership which works with Oregon's most populated watershed to increase conservation, began his career in natural resource planning and policy working on riparian regulation and management issues.

John F. Spencer, Vice President & Director, Management Services, at CH2M HILL is involved in the Spokane River DO TMDL and UAA. He is also the Principal-in-Charge/Project Manager at the Brightwater WWTP Siting and EIS, and was General Manager for the Snohomish PUD and Director of the Seattle Metro Wastewater Utility.

Kathryn VanNatta is the Government Affairs Manager of the Northwest Pulp & Paper Association.