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Tuesday, January 31, 2023
12:45 – 4:00 pm CST


Presented by:
Larry J. Smith
Andrew Der

Federal Wetlands Laws and Compliance
CWA Section 404 and 401 Interplay
Who are the players?
Legal requirements for mitigation
Mitigation types

Permitting of Impacts to Waters of the United States
Determining limits of Waters of United States
• Wetlands
Determining extent of jurisdictional impact
Application review process
Coordinating with state and local governments


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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
3.0 PDHs

3.0 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects:
3.0 HSW CE Hours

Floodplain Managers:


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 3.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 3.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 3.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility. 

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses. 

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 3.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES. 

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 3.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES. 

HalfMoon Education in an approved MCLE Multiple Activity Provider for California attorneys (No. 8306). This webinar is designed to qualify for 3.0 CLE hours to California attorneys. HalfMoon Education is an approved CLE provider for Pennsylvania attorneys (No. 1613). This webinar offers 3.0 CLE hours to Pennsylvania attorneys. HalfMoon Education is an approved CLE provider for Texas attorneys (No. 8306). This webinar offers 3.0 CLE hours to Texas attorneys. 

This webinar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for 3.0 CECs for floodplain managers. 

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed). 


Andrew Der

Executive Principal of Andrew T. Der & Associates, LLC

As a regionally-recognized water resources practitioner and leader for 32 years, Mr. Der provides regulatory and scientific expertise for public and private sector clients, with a commitment to equitable and sustainable solutions to complex projects while specializing in creative linkages between ecology and engineering. Mr. Der has been in private consulting practice since 2001, first as an associate and director of Environmental Services for two civil engineering firms, then, since 2013, principal of his own consulting firm, Andrew T. Der & Associates, LLC. He previously completed 17 years of service with the Maryland Department of the Environment as a manager successfully leading major new initiatives to regulate and restore Chesapeake Bay water resources. His specialties include water resource permitting, compliance, assessment, Clean Water Act, wetland and waterway compliance, NPDES, TMDL, and stormwater management. Mr. Der is an appointed industry representative of the U. S. EPA. He is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Program Executive Council Citizens Advisory Committee, Maryland Patuxent River Commission, and Montgomery County, Maryland Executive’s Water Quality Advisory Commission.

Larry J. Smith

Technical Manager for Shelby County TN Air Pollution Control

Larry J. Smith received his B.S. degree in Science Education in 1980 and law degree in 1993, both from the University of Memphis. He has always been interested in the environment and the outdoors. After law school, Mr. Smith worked as a community organizer for the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center in their toxics awareness program. In 1997 he went on to be the first executive director of the Wolf River for Conservancy. A local, and still thriving, river and wetland protection land trust. In 2003 he left the not-for-profit world and entered the government sector, still in the field of environmental protection. Mr. Smith headed up the Shelby County Environmental Programs office and then the Air Quality Improvement Branch. He is now the Technical Manager for Shelby County TN Air Pollution Control.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Working with the US Army Corps on Wetland Issues

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 3-hour course for design professionals focuses on wetland mitigation: the practice of creating, restoring or enhancing wetlands to offset the harm inflicted from development elsewhere. The course identifies federal and state requirements, reviews different types of mitigation, and discusses the permitting impacts to Waters of the United States.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to understand the interplay between the Clean Water Act sections 401 and 404 and identify the involved parties and stakeholders.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to locate and reference legal requirements for mitigation and identify the different types of mitigation.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to determine the limits of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) and the extent of jurisdictional impact as they relate to wetlands.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the application review process, coordinate with state and local governments, and engage in mitigation.


LUs: 3.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of with wetland science

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/07/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.