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
Oklahoma Public Utility Division PUD Rules of Practice and Procedure and Guidance Documents E. Davis
PUD hearing procedures
Review of PUD guidance documents
PUD informal procedures – mediation etc.
Public Utility Division Commission Jurisdiction, Authority and Options for Approval of Generation Facilities K. Shoop
Jurisdiction over generation and transmission facilities
Jurisdiction over service areas
Approval options for generation facilities
Issues outside PUD jurisdiction - rates, disconnects, meters etc.
Wind Energy Regulations in Oklahoma A. Hendricks
Current state of wind projects in the state
PUD’s new wind energy rules
OCC Annual Reports for Wind Projects
Overview of the Oklahoma Wind Energy Development Act and Oklahoma Exploration Rights Act requirements
Environmental Regulatory Requirements and Electric Utility Generation R. Singletary
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requirements
Clean Water Act requirements
Clean Air Act requirements
• Ozone NAAQS
• Good neighbor provisions
• Update on the statues of the Clean Power Plan
Mass Tort & Construction Related Damage Claims for Public Utilities H. Hopper / M. Schwartz
Tort or condemnation – where does the evidence belong?
Evaluating property damage early and offers of judgment under 12 O.S. §940
Joining inverse condemnation claims with trespass claims and determining the scope of the taking
Fee shifting provisions applicable to condemnation and inverse condemnation
Who Should Attend
7.0 Oklahoma CLE Hours
6.0 Texas CLE Hours
6.0 Oklahoma PDHs
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public. The Oklahoma MCLE Commission has approved it for 7.0 general CLE hours for attorneys. The State Bar of Texas has approved HalfMoon Education as a provider of CLE to attorneys. This course offers 6.0 general Texas CLE hours.
This seminar offers 6.0 PDHs to Oklahoma professional engineers, to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Oklahoma.
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.
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.
Anthony Hendricks, a senior associate at Crowe & Dunlevy, is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Litigation & Trial, Criminal Defense, Compliance & Investigations and Administrative & Regulatory Practice Groups. He has focused his practice in environmental compliance, regulatory permitting and litigation. He frequently represents clients in environmental matters before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, in addition to federal and state courts. Mr. Hendricks is also a member of the firm’s wind group, advising clients on the development and financing of wind projects. He received his juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School. He was a 2007 British Marshall Scholar and holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration and a master’s degree in Politics and Communications from the London School of Economics. He also holds a bachelor of arts degree in Speech Communication from Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Hailey M. Hopper
Hailey M. Hopper, an associate at Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, LLP, grew up in Norman, Oklahoma, and began working at Pierce Couch in 2012. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Her practice areas consist of general litigation, primarily defense, including professional, transportation and premises liability for personal injury and property damages, as well as mass tort and construction-related damage claims for energy service companies, contractors and public utilities. Ms. Hopper was selected by her peers as one of the Oklahoma Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” of 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Mason Schwartz is an attorney at Williams, Box, Forshee & Bullard, P.C., located in Oklahoma City. He began with the firm in 2014 as a clerk while attending the University of Oklahoma College of Law. His practice with the firm began in 2016 upon graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and gaining admission to the Oklahoma Bar. His practice areas consist of condemnation litigation, zoning and planning, and related land use matters. Mr. Schwartz’s condemnation experience includes representing electric utilities, natural gas pipelines, and other condemning authorities in Oklahoma eminent domain litigation. His condemnation experience further includes representing property owners in litigation against the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
Kimber Shoop, a partner at Crooks Stanford & Shoop, focuses on providing businesses with legal solutions in regulatory proceedings, complex litigation, environmental matters, corporate compliance, employment law issues, business transactions, and contract drafting and negotiation. Before entering private practice, Mr. Shoop served 11 years as senior counsel and managing director of Legal for OG&E where he managed legal issues in areas such as integrated resource planning and regulatory approvals for generation. He served as the lead environmental counsel for OG&E and first chair for numerous rate cases and regulatory proceedings at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Prior to joining OG&E, Mr. Shoop was an associate in the Energy Practice Group of Troutman Sanders in Washington D.C.
Robert D. Singletary
Robert D. Singletary, a director at Crowe & Dunlevy, is a member of the Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group. He focuses his practice on all aspects of environmental regulation, as well as on matters related to obtaining or protecting water rights. He has nearly 18 years of environmental legal experience representing clients at the federal and state levels in all facets of environmental regulation including regulatory compliance and enforcement, permitting, rulemaking, and matters related to proposed or pending legislation. His regulatory experience spans all media including water quality regulation, hazardous and solid waste regulation, and extensive experience in the area of air quality regulation (including nearly seven years as the lead air quality attorney for the State of Oklahoma). Prior to joining Crowe & Dunlevy, Mr. Singletary served for almost 16 years in various environmental and regulatory roles for the State of Oklahoma and for the Federal government.