Understanding Wetlands Laws and Enforcement
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

   The Federal Clean Water Act

   Implementing/enforcing agencies

      • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

      • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

   Recent developments

      • Proposed rule redefining waters requiring a federal permit

      • Changes to mitigation banking regulations and nationwide permits

      • Compensatory mitigation 

Identifying Wetlands and Streams
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 1:30 – 2:30 PM CDT

   Importance of wetlands

      • Flood storage and conveyance

      • Pollution control and carbon storage

      • Erosion control               

      • Wildlife habitat               

      • Recreation

   Dominance of wetland vegetation

   Identification of hydric (wetland) soils

   Importance of underlying wetland hydrology

   Wetlands determinations and delineations

   Disturbed sites, atypical situations, problem areas 

Obtaining Wetland Permits and the Certification Process
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   Determining appropriate federal and state permits

      • Permit types

         – Nationwide, General and Individual Permits

   Wetland permitting and certification processes

      • Notice provisions

      • Review process and typical timelines

      • Consideration of ESA species, historic and/or cultural resources

      • Mitigation/compensation requirements

   Appeals process

Trends and Opportunities in Wetland Preservation,
Restoration, Creation and Enhancement
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 PM CDT

   Mitigation banking and ecological capital development

      • Water Quality

      • Environmental/mitigation credits 

      • Create new revenue streams   

   Wetland preservation strategies and techniques

   Wetland creation and enhancement

      • Hydrological considerations

      • Restoration techniques

   Stream restoration and enhancement

      • Purposes      

      • Assessments and crediting

      • Benefits and drawbacks

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     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW CE Hours

     6.5 LU|HSW

     6.5 HSW PDHs

Landscape Architects: 
     6.5 HSW CE Hours

Floodplain Managers/ASFPM: 
     6.5 CEUs

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HalfMoon Education Inc. is registered as a continuing education provider with the American Institute of Architects (No. J885). HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

Halfmoon Education is an approved continuing education provider with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System. See the Tree Preservation, Wetlands Law and Compliance, and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Transport Planning webinars for available HSW PDHs.

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The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved the Wetlands Law and Compliance webinars. See listings for available CEUs.

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Karen Bennett

Attorney with Clark Hill in Washington, D.C.Ms. Bennett is a member in the firm’s Environment, Energy & Natural Resources practice group. She represents clients on environmental and administrative law matters, focusing primarily on permitting, compliance, litigation and legislative and regulatory policy under the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Ms. Bennett has also guided clients through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) cost recovery actions and appeals. She is recognized as a skilled strategist, with expertise in obtaining federal approvals for complex projects that face multi-front regulatory hurdles and public scrutiny, with special emphasis on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Bennett was vice president for Environmental Affairs at the National Mining Association (NMA), the Washington, D.C.- based trade association that represents the coal and hardrock mining industry before Congress, the Administration, and regulatory agencies. Ms. Bennett earned her JD degree from the University of Denver, College of Law, where she was the editor of the Water Court Reporter, and is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.

Avi M. Sareen

Avi M. Sareen, President/Principal, TNT Environmental, Inc. 
Mr. Sareen is president and principal wetland scientist with TNT Environmental, Inc., a leading wetland and natural resource consulting firm in Northern Virginia. He is a Virginia certified professional wetland delineator, professional wetland scientist, certified arborist, and certified ecologist. Mr. Sareen’s firm is multi-disciplined, specializing in fields of wetland science, regulatory consulting, biology, ecology, botany, forest ecology and arboriculture. Mr. Sareen earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Ecology Concentration from Virgina Polytechnic Institute and State University. He studied Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology at Frostburg State University.

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

Understanding Wetlands Laws and Enforcement

Understanding Wetlands Laws and Enforcement

September 25, 2019 Webinar Karen Bennett
Identifying Wetlands and Streams

Identifying Wetlands and Streams

September 25, 2019 Webinar Karen Bennett
Obtaining Wetland Permits and the Certification Process

Obtaining Wetland Permits and the Certification Process

September 26, 2019 Webinar Karen Bennett