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Oklahoma’s Watershed Flood Control Program J. Stewart
and the Legal Challenges of Maintaining these Silent Sentinels
Issues that arise on who owns the water
Lake use, breach inundation areas
Conflicts with landowners
Update on PFAS and Other Contaminants in Water T. Sowecke
Types of water contaminants and their effects
Identifying water contaminants
Solving problems caused by contaminated water
State and Regional Water Management and Planning J. Fleming
Surface water resources
Regional water planning
Future projections and challenges
Water Utility Regulation C.E. Davis
Types of water utilities M. Gardner
Regulation of utility service areas
Application and permitting process for service areas
Utility construction design standards and approvals
Current issues in utility service area regulation
Understanding Oklahoma Surface Water K. Davis-Maddy
and Groundwater Rights
Rights to Oklahoma surface waters
• Ownership of surface water
• Regulation of surface water rights
• Obtaining surface water rights
• Application and permitting process
• Amending surface water rights
• Current issues in surface water rights
Rights to groundwater
• Ownership of groundwater
• Regulation of groundwater rights
• Obtaining groundwater rights
• Application and permitting process
Current issues in groundwater rights
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8.0 Oklahoma CLE Hours
6.5 Texas CLE Hours
6.5 Oklahoma PDHs
6.5 ASFPM CECs
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public. The Oklahoma MCLE Commission has approved this course for 8.0 General CLE hours and no Ethics hours.
The State Bar of Texas has approved this webinar for 6.5 CLE hours for attorneys.
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to Oklahoma engineers, to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Oklahoma.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.5 CECs for certified floodplain managers.
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
C. Eric Davis
C. Eric Davis is an attorney in Phillips Murrah’s Clean Energy Practice Group and the Government Relations and Compliance Practice Group. He represents clients in a range of regulatory and energy matters. His governmental experience includes serving as an assistant attorney general for the State of Oklahoma. Mr. Davis was also an attorney for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and the Oklahoma Tax Commission, and clerked two years for the state trial courts of Vermont. Mr. Davis received his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School and his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University. Mr. Davis is also a graduate of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Leadership Academy, a past board member of the OBA Young Lawyers Division, and an alumnus of Leadership Oklahoma City.
Kaylee P. Davis-Maddy
Attorney, Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City
Ms. Maddy is an accomplished lawyer specializing in the commercial, healthcare, environmental and water law sectors. Although primarily a litigator, her practice is full service—assisting her clients and their needs that span the employment, commercial, real property, regulatory and administrative fields. Ms. Maddy is an accomplished water attorney, regularly assisting clients in asserting, obtaining and protecting their water and other property rights through negotiation, in court and at state agencies. Her clients include small and large municipalities, corporations, landowners and family farmers.
Oklahoma Water Survey, Oklahoma City
Ms. Fleming is the assistant director/outreach and education coordinator for the Oklahoma Water Survey. Previously Ms. Fleming was the environmental programs manager with the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. Her responsibilities included working with volunteers in the Blue Thumb Water Quality Education Program and project management. Prior to joining the Commission,Ms. Fleming worked for the Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute where she was project manager for the Institutes’s role in updating Oklahoma’s Comprehensive Water Plan. She has a degree in Mass Communications from Northeastern State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law. In addition to her duties for the Commission, Ms. Fleming teaches Applied Environmental Law for the University of Tulsa’s Masters of Jurisprudence program and serves on the boards of Lake McMurtry Friends, Inc. and Friends of Blue Thumb, Inc.
Melissa R. Gardner
Ms. Gardner is a director and an attorney in the Energy & Natural Resources Practice Group. She represents energy companies and mineral owners in a variety of matters in Oklahoma, Texas and North Dakota, including oil and gas title examination, bankruptcy, probate, quiet title, surface damages issues, and lien preparation and enforcement. The changing environment in the energy industry has caused Mr. Gardner’s practice to increasingly focus on helping her clients navigate new financial realities, expanding her experience in the areas of estate planning, business succession, and bankruptcy and restructuring.
Crowe & Dunlevy
Mr. Sowecke is an associate in the firm’s Oklahoma City office and is a member of the Energy, Environment & Natural Resources and Real Estate Practice Groups. He is admitted to practice in federal and state courts in Oklahoma and Wyoming. Mr. Sowecke’s environmental practice includes state and federal permitting, licensing and compliance matters relevant to pipelines, oil and gas operations, residential and commercial real estate development and agricultural operations. He has a comprehensive understanding of federal environmental regulatory law, specifically compliance and agency enforcement issues pertaining to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Clean Water Act (CWA), and Section 106 consultations under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Mr. Sowecke takes great pride in providing regulatory guidance for his clients so that they can make informed business decisions.
Janet M. Stewart
Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Oklahoma City
Ms. Steward is the general counsel for the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. Ms. Stewart graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a B.S. degree in Biology/Chemistry and with her Juris Doctor of Law degree in 1994. She is a member of both the Oklahoma and Texas Bars. Following graduation she worked as an assistant city attorney for the City of Dallas, Texas, for four years and then served as the general counsel for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry from October of 1998 to October 2007.