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The Attorney's Guide to Stormwater Runoff

November 12, 2019|12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

An Essential Guide to Legal Issues in Stormwater Compliance

Program Description

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.

Who Should Attend

This program is geared towards attorneys who handle stormwater related issues. Others that may benefit include government officials, engineers, regulators, energy companies, water management specialists and paralegals.


Course Overview

  • 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
    • Recording Damage
    • Creating Paper Trails with State or Local Agency Inspections
  • Best Practices for Handling Stormwater Runoff Disputes

Continuing Education Credit

1.5 WI-CLE credit is available. For information on CLE credit in other states, please visit National Business Institute.

Date & Time

November 12, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM




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