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Presenter: Richard P. Cobb and 9 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Naperville, IL

Marriott Naperville
1801 N. Naper Blvd.
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 630-505-4900

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm

 Illinois Water Enforcement 
J. Getz

  Overview of state environmental enforcement process
   Summaries of recent enforcement actions

Incidental Take Authorizations
N. Grider

   Permitting for work in areas containing endangered
      or threatened aquatic species

Clean Water Act Section 316(b) - Cooling Water Intakes
J. Wozniak

Illinois Water Regulatory Update 
A. Dragovich

   Overview of Illinois water quality laws and regulations
   NPDES permits and complying with nutrient standards

Illinois Time Limited Water Quality Standards 
M. Murphy

Overview of Sierra Club et al v. Midwest Generation, LLC 
D. Deeb

   Illinois Pollution Control Board interim opinion
   Possible impact on future cases involving Section 12 and 21(a)
      of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act

Coal Combustion Residual Surface Impoundments 
J. More

   Overview of developments related to regulation by the
   Illinois Pollution Control Board

Groundwater Issues 
R. Cobb

   Overview of groundwater regulations in Illinois
      Illinois groundwater remediation programs

Lead and Water Quality Issues 
R. Cobb

Water Issues Affecting Agriculture 
L. Lurkins

   Clean Water Act and Swampbuster

Ethical Issues in Water Law and Regulation 
J. Martin

   Competence and communication (IRPC 1.1 and 1.4)
   Representation of organization (IRPC 1.13)
   Conflicts of interest: current clients (IRPC 1.7 and 1.8)
   Communication with persons represented by counsel (IRPC 4.2)

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

     6.5 Illinois CLE Hours
       (1.0 PR/Ethics Hour)
     6.5 Indiana CLE Hours 
       (1.0 Ethics Hour)
     Wisconsin CLE Applied/Pending

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to Illinois professional engineers. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Illinois.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.5 CECs.

The Illinois MCLE Board has approved this course for 5.5 general CLE credit hours and 1.0 Professional Responsibility/Legal Ethics hour for a total of 6.5 CLE hours. The Indiana Office of Admissions and Continuing Education has approved this seminar for 6.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hour. HalfMoon Education has applied to the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for course approval for attorneys. The application is under review, and Wisconsin attorneys should confirm course approval prior to registering for this course. Please visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for the latest information on course approval under this seminar listing.

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.


Richard P. Cobb

Richard P. Cobb is Acting Division Manager, Division of Public Water Supplies and Manager, Groundwater Section of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. He has been employed with the Illinois EPA for 34 years working with stakeholders at the federal, state, and local level to plan and implement groundwater and source water protection. Mr. Cobb is the chair of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Groundwater and is liaison to the Groundwater Advisory Council. In addition to managing the groundwater section, Mr. Cobb has been Deputy Division Manager since 2002. He has worked on the development of legislation and regulations to protect groundwater since 1985. He is a licensed professional geologist.

Daniel J. Deeb

Daniel J. Deeb is a partner with Schiff Hardin. His practice includes all facets of environmental law permitting, compliance and litigation, including federal and state cases involving the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, RCRA, CERCLA, and state analogs. Before practicing law, he worked as a senior chemist for an environmental consulting firm and clerked for the U.S. EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. Mr. Deeb is a frequent lecturer and has written about environmental legal issues for a variety of publications. He earned a J.D. degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Amy L. Dragovich

Amy L. Dragovich began working for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in 1987 in the RCRA Permitting program. Since 2001, she has worked in the Bureau of Water. In 2006, Ms. Dragovich became the Manager of the Northern Municipal Unit in the Permit Section of the Division of Water Pollution Control. In May, 2018 she became the Manager of that Permit Section. Ms. Dragovich earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville in 2008. She is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Illinois.

Jamie D. Getz

Jamie D. Getz is an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. She handles environmental investigations and enforcement cases throughout Chicago and northern Illinois. During law school, she completed clerkships at U.S. EPA Region 4’s Office of Regional Counsel and the Southern Environmental Law Center. Ms. Getz earned her law degree from the Emory University School of Law, where she also participated in the school’s Turner Environmental Law Clinic. She received a B.S. degree in political science and professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University.

Nathan Grider

Nathan Grider serves as the Manager of Consultation Services for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). He has worked for IDNR in fish and wildlife management for over eight years with diverse training from positions held in the Office of Mines and Minerals, Division of Fisheries, and over five years in Consultation Services. Mr. Grider has extensive knowledge on fish and wildlife species that occur in the state, particularly state-listed species, and specializes in conducting environmental impact reviews on construction and maintenance projects throughout the state. He works closely with project leaders to ensure compliance with the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act, Illinois Natural Areas Preservation Act, and other applicable natural resource regulations while coordinating with federal, state, and local governments, and responding to public concerns. He holds a Master of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Environmental Science from the University of Illinois, Springfield.

Lauren Lurkins

Lauren Lurkins serves as the Director of Environmental Policy in the Governmental Affairs and Commodities Division of the Illinois Farm Bureau. She is responsible for advocating on behalf of the organization in the promulgation, implementation and enforcement of environmental regulation affecting Illinois agriculture. Ms. Lurkins maintains liaison with various state and federal agencies, and develops and coordinates the organization’s environmental programs, communications and information. Beginning in 2006, she practiced environmental law with the law firm of Hodge Dwyer & Driver in Springfield, IL. Her previous experience includes both enforcement defense and legislative/regulatory work in all areas of environmental law on behalf of a variety of clients, including agricultural businesses and individual farmers. Ms. Lurkins earned her law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Jennifer M. Martin

Jennifer M. Martin is a partner with HeplerBroom, LLC. She focuses her practice in the areas of environmental law and real estate, including representing clients in matters involving environmental litigation and regulatory counseling, environmental insurance coverage and real estate transactions. Ms. Martin represents clients in federal and state environmental enforcement cases and regulatory proceedings, and counsels clients regarding environmental compliance issues. She also represents clients in property transfers, including the purchase and sale of impacted properties. Prior to private practice, Ms. Martin was an Assistant Attorney general in the Environmental Control Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s office. She received a J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law in 1992.

Joshua R. More

Joshua R. More is a partner in Schiff Hardin’s Environmental Practice Group. He employs a strategic, forward-looking approach to solving complex issues involving enforcement and transactional matters and compliance issues. His broad experience includes counseling clients on air, water and waste enforcement, permitting and compliance issues, due diligence and insurance and risk management. Mr. More has written about environmental law issues in various publications and regularly speaks on related topics. He earned his J.D. degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Michael P. Murphy

Michael P. Murphy is a partner with HeplerBroom, LLC. He focuses his practice in the area of environmental law, including litigating enforcement matters before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, assisting clients with environmental compliance questions involving federal and state environmental statutes and regulations, and assisting clients in permitting, rule-making, and regulatory relief. He also has experience in the defense of a wide variety of cases.

Julia P. Wozniak

Julia P. Wozniak is a Senior Scientist with EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.PBC, in the Deerfield, IL office. She has over 35 years of experience working for the electric power industry in the areas of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting, water quality and thermal compliance monitoring and modeling, 316(a) and (b) study design and implementation, federal and state regulatory development, assessment of aquatic and terrestrial environmental impacts, threatened and endangered species habitat conservation planning, and the development of cost effective regulatory compliance strategies. She holds a degree in Environmental Ecology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tuition Costs:

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

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