Wetlands Law and Regulation


Thursday, May 3, 2012


John C. Cruden, pres, Environmental Law Institute; Ruth Hamilton Reese, sr asst atty general, Environmental Section, State of Alaska; David A. Evans, dir, Wetlands Div, EPA


Hunton & Williams LLP
220 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington , DC 20037
United States




8:25 am-5 pm

CLE Credits:

9 hrs


Practitioners who advise or work in sectors of the national economy -- agriculture, construction, real estate, utilities; government regulation; and public works -- must know the laws and regulatory programs dealing with the protection of wetlands and other waters. This program will review the latest developments in wetlands regulation.

The Endangered Species Act impacts many economic activities, leading to many major lawsuits being filed challenging the application and even the constitutionality of the ESA. Practitioners will be given insights into the implications of this broadly worded regulation and what it means for clients and industry.

On Thursday, keynote speaker John C. Cruden, president of the Environmental Law Institute, will discuss developments in wetlands laws. Other topics are the EPA’s and States Roles in Enforcement and Permitting; the Sackett Case Pending in the Supreme Court: Whether Compliance Orders and Jurisdictional Determinations Are or Should be Subject to Judicial Review; Administrative Initiatives: New National Permits, Stream Mitigation Guidance, and Experience Under the Mitigation Regulation; and Basics of the Federal Law of Wetlands and Other Waters.

On Friday, a discussion of the latest Endangers Species Act lawsuits ESA legal implications will be reviewed. Keynote speaker Michael Bean, counselor to the assistant secretary of the Interior, Fish, Wildlife and Parks, will review the latest topics in species protection. Other topics are ESA Administration; Habitat Protection and Recovery; ESA Litigation and Enforcement; and Climate Change.


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