February 25 - 26, 2010

Water Quality Regulation in the Chesapeake - New regulatory, legal and business developments

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Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel
101 W. Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Rosewin Sweeney will be speaking at the Water Quality Regulation in the Chesapeake - New regulatory, legal and business developments on Expanded MS4 Jurisdiction- The expanding obligations of local governments in regulating stormwater discharges and potential impacts on new and existing development.

Who Should Attend

Attorneys, governmental officials, real estate and environmental professionals, consultants and planners

Why You Should Attend

The health of the Chesapeake Bay is at the center of many new federal and state initiatives. Stormwater impacts are a focal point for improving the Bay's water quality, and stormwater regulation has changed significantly in the past year as a result.

From President Obama's Executive Order to Maryland's new regulations and revisions to the design manual, real estate and environmental practitioners, developers and facility operators need to be aware of the changes and incorporate them into their project planning.

Compliance will be a significant challenge to many development projects and businesses. Municipalities will face particularly daunting challenges. Facilities are under increasing scrutiny from enforcement and are at increased risk of citizen suit litigation.

We have assembled experienced representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Maryland Department of the Environment, consultants and practitioners to provide practical suggestions and insights on compliance and other Clean Water Act issues.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of the Chesapeake Bay Program and President Obama's Executive Order
  • Maryland's water quality priorities
  • Maryland's efforts to date
  • The impact of new federal TMDL limits
  • Water quality trading programs
  • Expanded MS4 jurisdiction
  • Anticipating climate change impacts
  • Phase I changes in Maryland's Stormwater Management Program
  • What to expect from Phase II review of local zoning laws
  • Strategies for local governments: Urban vs. rural challenges
  • Enforcement issues and strategies

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