BB&K Webinar Oct 10, 2019

Navigating California’s New Regulations for Wetlands and State Waters

BB&K Free Webinar

California regulations protecting wetlands and state waters were approved and will take effect on May 28, 2020. These new rules by the California State Water Resources Control Board create a more expansive and complex permitting scheme for developers, public agencies and others with projects that may impact waters and wetlands. In this Best Best & Krieger LLP webinar, Environment Law & Natural Resources Partners Andre Monette and Lowry Crook will discuss key components of these new regulations and strategies for navigating them to move projects forward. Participants will learn about significant changes in the rules, including:

  • a new and broader definition of state waters and wetlands that receive protections,
  • state permits for discharge of dredge or fill material into waters or wetlands,
  • in most cases, an analysis of alternatives that shows a project is the least environmentally damaging and
  • a minimum 1:1 ratio of compensatory mitigation for any unavoidable impacts to waters or wetlands.

BB&K attorneys represent public and private entities before the State Water Resources Control Board, and previously assisted cities and other stakeholders during the administrative process that yielded the new wetlands definition.
Learn more about the regulations in a BB&K Legal Alert.

Read a summary of the webinar by Maven's Notebook.


Thursday, Oct. 10
10-10:45 a.m. (PDT)

"Navigating California’s New Regulations for Wetlands and State Waters" [PDF]
To view a recording of the webinar, click here.

This webinar is approved for minimum continuing legal education by the State Bar of California in the amount of 0.75 hours of General Participatory credit. Best Best & Krieger LLP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards of approved educational activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. Best Best & Krieger LLP is a State Bar of California Approved Provider, #1035. Please note that CLE credit is only available to those who participate in the “live” webinar and Best Best & Krieger LLP is unable to provide credit to those who choose to view the webinar recording.

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