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The Environment, Land Use and Real Estate Section of the Barristers Club and the BASF Environmental Law Section present
Federal-State Partnership for the Protection of Waters in CA

July 30, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
MCLE Credits - 1 H, Lunch provided by Arnold & Porter
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Testing the Waters: Examining the Federal-State Partnership for the Protection of Waters in California

Michael Lauffer
Chief Counsel, State Water ResourcesControl Board

Sylvia Quast
Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA Region 9

Richard M. Frank
UC Davis School of Law

Join us for an engaging discussion on cooperative federalism in the environmental context. This dynamic panel will examine the federal-state partnership for the protection of waters in California, with a discussion of the successes and challenges in administering the Clean Water Act (CWA) in the State. Panelists will address how the cooperative federalism framework for the CWA has been working in California to balance the oft-competing interests of environmentalists, regulators, industry, agriculture, and other stakeholders, presenting high-level perspectives from leaders at the EPA and the California Water Board.

• California Water Board’s new rules for the protection of wetlands that are not subject to CWA jurisdiction
• The recent Executive Order on the CWA Section 401 water quality certification process and its impact on state certifications
• Administration of the CWA Section 404 permit program in California

Section Co-Chairs: Samir Abdelnour, Hanson Bridgett LLP & Clare Ellis, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP


Arnold & Porter
3 Embarcadero Center
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111


MCLE Registration: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Program/Lunch: 12:00-1:15 p.m.


BASF Student MemberComplimentary
Section Member$30.00
BASF Member$40.00

Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

Event Code: B191242

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