This seminar is designed for attorneys, presidents and vice presidents, engineers, architects, hydrology professionals, project managers, planning and zoning officials, government and municipal administrators, developers, public works directors, contractors, subcontractors, principals, consultants, and environmental professionals.
As the nation becomes increasingly aware of water’s value as a natural resource, and the need to properly manage stormwater, groundwater, lakes, wetlands and other water sources, attention has become focused on water law and related issues. These issues are especially relevant to the state of Ohio due to its border with Lake Erie. Navigating the various regulatory requirements involved with this natural resource can be overwhelming. This informative seminar will cover the basics of today’s water issues and law relevant to professionals in the state of Ohio.
Hear practical information from a variety of professionals at the forefront of state water law on these topis and more:
• Common Law And Water
• Groundwater And Surface Water Runoff
• Clean Water Act: The Central Statute
• Wetlands Regulation
• Pretreatment Requirements And Enforcement
• ODNR Regulation Of Water
• EPA Regulation Of Drinking And Ground Waters
• Hot Topics In Ohio Water Law
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
I. Common Law And Water: Common Law Still Matters
A. Common Law Riparian Property Rights
1. Natural Flow Theory
2. Reasonable Use
B. Groundwater And Water Runoff Duties
1. Early Ohio Law
2. Reasonable Use
C. Common Law Public Trust
2. Common Law Rights
3. Limits On Common Law Rights
D. Common Law Premises Liability
1. Premises Liability
2. Mold And Indoor Air/Water
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
II. The Clean Water Act: The Central Statute
A. Structure Of The Clean Water Act
B. NPDES Permits
C. Water Quality Standards
F. Stormwater Regulation
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. Navigating Wetlands Regulation
A. Clean Water Act Provisions
B. Army Corps Of Engineers Permits
C. Ohio Wetlands Regulation
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
IV. Pretreatment Requirements And Enforcement
A. Pretreatment Requirements Under Clean Water Act
B. Civil Enforcement
C. Criminal Enforcement
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
V. ODNR Regulation Of Water
A. The Division Of Water Programs
B. Coastal Management Programs
1. Submerged Land Leased
2. Costal Erosion Zone
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VI. Ohio EPA Regulation Of Drinking And Ground Waters
A. Safe Drinking Water Act
B. Homeland Security Act
C. Groundwater Regulation
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Hot Topics In Ohio Water Law
A. Water Resource Wars
B. Responding To TMDLs And Phase II Stormwater Regs
C. Challenges Of Shoreline Development
D. Conflicts Over The Public Trust Doctrine