California Land Use & Development Law Report for May 7, 2018

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Register Now for the California Water Law & Policy Conference

33rd Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference Downey Brand is pleased to be a sponsor of Argent Communications’ 33rd Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference on June 11-12, 2018, in San Francisco.   This year’s comprehensive conference will focus on water storage projects and water planning projects. Other important issues include groundwater sustainability […]

Posts from California Land Use & Development Law Report for 04/18/2018

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SVCW Receives New National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has issued Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) a new and updated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit effective April 1, 2018, through March 31, 2023. NPDES permits establish discharge limits and conditions for discharges from municipal wastewater treatment facilities to waters of the United States. […]

Posts from California Land Use & Development Law Report for 04/05/2018

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New Executive Order Redirects “Waters of the United States”

New Executive Order Redirects “Waters of the United States” Wendy L. Manley Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP Whatever you think “Waters of the US” might currently mean under Clean Water Act, expect it to change again.  On February 28, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the EPA & Corps of Engineers to review […]

BPC Joins in Letter to Request Extended Public Comment Period for Proposed Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Materials to Waters of the State

In a formal e-mail to the Chair and Executive Director of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board), Bay Planning Coalition joined with other organizations to request that the State Board conduct additional outreach and extend the public comment period in regards to the Proposed Amendments to the California Ocean Plan and Inland Surface […]

Supreme Court Ruling Offers Clues on Fate of Obama Rule

WATER POLICY: Supreme Court ruling offers clues on fate of Obama rule Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter Greenwire: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Enforcement of the Clean Water Act could undergo a wave of changes in the wake of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on a key wetlands case, legal scholars say. The opinion is also offering clues […]

Briscoe, Ivester, & Bazel Newsletter for March 4, 2016

Newsletter March 4, 2016 CALIFORNIA FARMERS AND BUILDERS URGE U.S. SUPREME COURT TO HELP UNMUDDY THE CLEAN WATER ACT The Clean Water Act is so unconstitutionally vague as to require direct policing by the courts, a coalition of California farming and building groups told the U.S. Supreme Court this week in a brief filed by […]

Law Update: U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Important Case Affecting Development in Wetlands

ENVIRONMENTAL U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Important Case Affecting Development in Wetlands A critical part of the permitting process for many development projects is obtaining federal and state wetland permits. The key wetland authorization is usually a Section 404 permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is a required Clean Water Act […]