Two Expert Briefings You Won’t Want to Miss


On October 23 & 31, Join BPC for Two Timely and Informative Expert Briefings!


BPC’s Expert Briefings are designed to be affordable and easy to attend over a long lunch break. They are excellent networking and educational opportunities.


We’ll provide lunch – You bring the questions!



Wednesday, October 23rd:

BPC Expert Briefing: Storm Water – Regulatory Trends, Hot Issues,
and Pitfalls to Avoid

11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Wendel Rosen Black and Dean, 1111 Broadway, 19th Floor, Oakland, CA
Briefing webpage


Wendy Manley, Attorney at Law, Wendel Rosen Black & Dean

 Tim Potter, Environmental Compliance Superintendent, Central Contra Costa County Sanitary District

 Scott Bourne, Principal, Weiss Associates

 Dr. Lucas Paz, Hydrologist, ARCADIS

The California Water Resources Control Board has released the final draft of its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Industrial General Permit.

Experts in the legal, technical and administrative fields will speak to the changes, challenges, opportunities and updates related to Storm Water regulation in California and the Bay Area, and will answer questions from the audience.  Industry representatives and those impacted by the industrial general permit are encouraged to attend.


Topics to be covered:

  • Regulatory developments
  • Current legal issues
  • Overview of key elements of proposed Industrial General Permit
  • New prescriptive Best Management Practices
  • Monitoring
  • Enforcement
  • Common mistakes that are easy to avoid
  • Challenges: cost, space constraints, feasibility
  • Examples: retrofits, redevelopment
  • …and much more

Space is limited – Sign up today!

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Thursday, October 31st:

BPC Expert Briefing: CEQA Update – Legislative Reform and

Recent Case Law

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Port of Oakland Board Room
530 Water Street, Oakland, CA
Briefing webpage


David Ivester, Partner, Briscoe Ivester & Bazel
Art Coon, Attorney and Shareholder, Miller Starr Regalia

This event will provide detailed information on the status and content of the latest legislative efforts toward California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) reform, and will examine specific CEQA-related case law from recent years. Attendees will be better equipped to comply with CEQA and represent clients with CEQA concerns through this examination of legal decisions and trends.

1.75 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit are available to attorneys attending this Briefing.

Visit the Briefing webpage to view the draft agenda.

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