EBC Water Resources Webinar: The Clean Water Act at (Almost) 50 – How Federal Water Law Continues to Evolve and Affect the Manufacturing and Energy Sectors and Related Infrastructure Projects


Date: December 8, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Meeting

This webinar has been rescheduled from the original date of November 3 to the new date of December 8. Please update your calendars.

At almost half a century old, the Clean Water Act has not slowed down or lost any vitality. Long-brewing fights over the scope of the law have culminated recently in two major Clean Water Act legal milestones: a final EPA rule narrowing the definition of “waters of the United States” and a Supreme Court decision expanding the circumstances under which discharge permits are required. These developments will expose a larger number of manufacturing and fuel storage and transmission facilities to Clean Water Act permitting and enforcement and also affect infrastructure development throughout the United States. This EBC Water Resources webinar will feature presentations from legal experts explaining the significance of these developments, as well as a representative of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to offer a practical perspective.

A robust discussion with the audience will conclude this webinar.

Final Agenda – Water Resources Webinar – Clean Water Act at (Almost) 50



Program Chairs:

  • Eric Klein, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • Robert Melvin, Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP

Speaker Agenda:

WOTUS: Clarity and Predictability at Last or Just Another Swing of the Pendulum?

  • David Chung, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP

NWPR Implementation Methods

  • Ruth Brien, Regulatory Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District

The Supreme Court’s (not quite) clarification of the Clean Water Act in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

  • Eric L. Klein, Shareholder, Beveridge & Diamond

Attendee List

Russ Abell Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Vice President
Maria Briones VHB Water Resource Specialist
Mark Cline ERM PWS
Christine Dieter Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP Attorney
Brian Drollette Exponent Senior Scientist
Nancy Hammett Massachusetts Rivers Alliance Board member
Caroline Hampton VHB Water Resource Department Manager
Samuel Haydock BL Companies LEP
Paul Hogan Woodard & Curran Events Specialist
Nancy Marshall Ransom Consulting, LLC Project Manager
Stacy Minihane Beals and Thomas, Inc. Senior Associate
Matthew Moyen Tetra Tech Project Manager
April O’Neil Robinson+Cole LLP Environmental & Energy Analyst
Nathan Sarapas TRC Staff Engineer
Walker Strick RPS Group Consultant I
Peter Vetere Mackie Shea Durning, PC Managing Shareholder
Samantha Walker BSC Group, Inc. Wetland Scientist
Michael Walsh CDM Smith Vice President
Dayang Wang Exponent Scientist

PowerPoint Presentations

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Water Resources Webinar: The Clean Water Act at (Almost) 50 – How Federal Water Law Continues to Evolve and Affect the Manufacturing and Energy Sectors and Related Infrastructure Projects completed on December 8, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Water Resources Webinar – Clean Water Act at (Almost) 50

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

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Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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