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Presenter: Reuel Anderson and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Lincoln, NE

The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
333 South 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-474-7474

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 4:00 pm


Power Review Board Rules of Practice  
and Procedure and Guidance Documents
T. Texel

   PRB hearing procedures
   Review of PRB guidance documents
   PRB informal procedures – mediation etc.
   Formal complaints


Power Review Board Jurisdiction, Authority  
and Options for Approval of Generation Facilities
T. Texel

   Jurisdiction over generation and transmission facilities
   Jurisdiction over service areas
   Approval options for generation facilities
   Issues outside PRB jurisdiction - rates, disconnects, meters etc.


Power Line Planning and the Section 106 Review Process 
J. Dolberg

   Purpose of Section 106 Review
   Brief explanation of the process
   Permits or licenses that may trigger Section 106 Review
   Communicate with your State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) early and often
   Early planning considerations: site searches, data gathering
   Survey


State Endangered and Threatened Species Review:  
When and How
C. Grell

   Nebraska’s state-listed endangered and threatened species
   Nebraska’s Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act (NESCA)
   When and how NESCA applies
   Conservation and Environmental Review Tool (CERT)


National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) 
Construction Stormwater Permitting
and On-line Permitting Process
R. Anderson, R. Joe

   NPDES program overview
   Construction stormwater permit requirements
   Construction stormwater compliance and enforcement
   Requesting authorization on-line

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers

Attorneys
6.0 Nebraska CLE Hours

Professional Engineers
6.0 PDHs


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and is approved for 6.0 CLE hours for attorneys licensed in Nebraska.

This program offers 6.0 PDHs to Nebraska professional engineers to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Speakers:

Reuel Anderson

Reuel Anderson is the NPDES Permits and Compliance Section supervisor for the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program in Nebraska issues permits for wastewater and stormwater discharges to waters of the state. Mr. Anderson has a bachelor of science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has 20 years of experience in the environmental sciences and has been with NDEQ for 12 years.

Jill Dolberg

Jill Dolberg is the deputy state historic preservation officer for the State of Nebraska. Her office and staff operate under the auspices of History Nebraska, which was formerly known as the Nebraska State Historical Society. During her 19-year tenure with the State Historic Preservation Office, she has coordinated the Nebraska Historic Resource Survey and Inventory, planning the survey of 17 counties, and has nominated over 50 properties to the National Register of Historic Places. For the last 11 years, Ms. Dolberg has coordinated the Section 106 review of projects that may have impacts on standing structures. She studied History at Nebraska Wesleyan University, graduating in 1995, and received her Master’s degree in Public History from Colorado State University in 1999.

Carey Grell

Carey Grell is an environmental analyst supervisor for Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in the Planning and Programming Division. As a member of the environmental review team at NGPC, she reviews projects that have a state or federal nexus (permit or funding) and works with project proponents to avoid impacts to state-listed endangered and threatened species and other resources of NGPC concern. Ms. Grell graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Natural Resources. She has worked at NGPC for 21 years in various positions, including environmental review work, monitoring endangered species, and working with nongame birds and waterfowl, and she has spent time working at a Nebraska State Park.

Ryan Joe

Ryan Joe is a program specialist in the NPDES Permits and Compliance Section at the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ). Mr. Joe is NDEQ’s primary contact and coordinator for the State Construction Stormwater and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) programs. He has a bachelor of science degree in Biology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a master of science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois-Springfield. Prior to working for NDEQ, Mr. Joe worked as an environmental analyst for Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and has worked in the environmental sciences for six years. He has been with NDEQ since January 2018.

Timothy J. Texel

Timothy J. Texel is executive director and general counsel of the Nebraska Power Review Board. Mr. Texel was appointed by the Board to serve in this position in August 1998. He serves at the discretion of the Board. The Power Review Board is the state agency with primary jurisdiction over electric power suppliers operating in the State of Nebraska. In addition to his administrative and managerial duties, he is the hearing officer for all hearings conducted by the Board, is responsible for monitoring legislation pending before the Nebraska unicameral, providing testimony at legislative hearings on bills pertaining to the Board, representing the State of Nebraska before the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body, and other duties. Prior to his appointment by the Board, he served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Nebraska Department of Justice (1995-1998), where he handled civil matters for 12 state agencies including trial and appellate-level representation, review of new or amended regulations, drafting of Attorney General Opinions, and general advice on all administrative or regulatory matters. From 1991 to 1994 he served as a judge advocate in the United States Army with the 25th Infantry Division in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.