An Essential Guide to Legal Issues in Stormwater Compliance
The EPA has stringent stormwater programs and permitting processes required for new developments and local governments to decrease the environmental impact of stormwater runoff and pollution. Are you ready to advise your clients on which permits are needed to avoid damages and disputes? Join our faculty as they discuss proper permits, best management practices, and how to handle stormwater runoff disputes. Register today!
Protect your clients from costly fees and penalties: know when a permit is required and how to obtain it.
Learn to develop effective stormwater management strategies using a stormwater pollution prevention plan.
Effectively prove or disprove damages caused by stormwater runoff by using documentation from state or local agencies.
The Regulatory Framework of Stormwater Compliance
The Clean Water Act
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
The Interplay of Federal and State Laws
Ensuring New Developments Have Proper Permits
Best Management Practices for Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
How Site Size Matters
Controlling Erosion and Sedimentation
Pollution from Equipment
Treating Wash Water
Minimizing Exposure to Toxic Substances
Water Detention Ponds
Proving or Disproving Damages Caused by Excessive Stormwater Runoff
Negligent Channeling, Acceleration or Redirection of Water Flow
Failure to Install or Maintain Detention Ponds
Creating Paper Trails with State or Local Agency Inspections
Best Practices for Handling Stormwater Runoff Disputes
James P Cinelli is professional engineer with extensive experience in the planning, design, and implementation of complex soil and groundwater remediation systems, environmental assessments, and site characterizations. Mr. Cinelli is also a recognized expert in spill prevention, control and countermeasure planning, and regulatory compliance systems for industrial clients. Mr. Cinelli is experienced in environmental site assessments; remediation system design; site remediation management; spill prevention and response plans; stormwater and wastewater systems design, permitting and construction; erosion control plans; stream encroachment and earth disturbance permitting; and waste management. He is a board certified environmental engineer, American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
Scott R Dismukes is a member of the law firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. Mr. Dismukes has nearly 30 years of experience in environmental litigation and counseling. As co-chair of the firm's energy group and member of the environmental group, he provides litigation compliance and environmental business counseling to industrial, municipal, and manufacturing clients under all federal and numerous state environmental laws. Mr. Dismukes also provides non-utility regulatory counsel and defense for a number of energy and energy-related companies. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Ohio State bar associations, the State Bar of Michigan, the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Water Environment Federation, and the Air and Waste Management Association. Mr. Dismukes earned his B.A. degree from Michigan State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
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