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Clean Water Act: The Good, The Bad, and The Muddy [VIDEO]

This Environmental Law Seminar webinar discussed a range of Clean Water Act topics including reissuance and revisions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters regulated by Section 404 of the Act, as well as under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act; developments in litigation related to the definition of waters of the United States under the Navigable Waters Protection Rule that establishes the scope of waters regulated by the Act; significant changes to the Clean Water Section 401 certification process resulting from issuance of the revised rule in July 2020; and the status of efforts of the State of Texas to obtain authorization to administer the Clean Water Act NPDES program for discharges of wastewater from oil and gas activities.

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Ann Navaro, Bracelwell Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner

Ann Navaro advises on and litigates under the federal laws and policies governing natural resources and the environment. After more than 25 years as a top litigator and policy adviser to the federal government, Ann brings exceptional insight and acumen to clients seeking to build infrastructure, produce valuable natural resources, or improve government policies and programs affecting their businesses. She has held senior legal and policy positions at the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Department of the Interior, including most recently as Counselor to the...

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Sara M. Burgin, Bracewell, Environmental Compliance Lawyer, Water Quality Issues Attorney
Partner

Sara provides counsel to clients on environmental issues, particularly on issues related to water. She advises on permitting, compliance and enforcement matters in association with onshore and offshore wastewater and storm water discharges; issues relating to surface water and ground water rights; water contracts; Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plan requirements and applicability issues; Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction; issues associated with public water systems at industrial facilities; and dredge and fill permit requirements.

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Daniel Pope Energy Environmental Attorney
Associate

Daniel Pope provides environmental permitting and regulatory assistance to industrial companies, particularly in the energy sector. He also helps in the defense of environmental enforcement actions and advises on the environmental aspects of transactional matters.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Daniel served in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas as an intern in the Civil Medicaid Fraud Division, and eventually as a law clerk in the Special Litigation Division. He also served as a judicial assistant for The Honorable Fred Biery, Judge to the US District Court for the Western...

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Kevin Voelkel assists clients on environmental regulatory, enforcement and policy matters, as well as pipeline safety issues. His clients include companies in the offshore exploration and development, natural gas and liquids pipelines and power transmission sectors.

Before joining Bracewell, Kevin completed internship programs at various energy and oil and gas-focused agencies and organizations, including the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. He was also a research...

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