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Presenter: Adeolu A. Bakare and 7 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Camp Hill, PA

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Phone: 717-763-7117

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:30 pm

Complying with Water Quality Laws and Regulations 
P. Bruder, Jr., R. Hurst

   General overview of state and federal water quality regulations  
   Sewage permitting under NPDES and Pennsylvania-issued permits
   Stormwater regulations and permitting under NPDES program
   Wastewater discharge regulations under Safe Drinking Water Act including 
      Underground Injection Control program

Facility Construction Permitting 
Under PADEP Chapter 92 Regulations 
P. Bruder, Jr., R. Hurst

   Publicly-owned treatments works (POTW)
   Agricultural permits (manure storage facilities)

Regulation of On-lot Sewage Facilities and Local Sewage 
Planning Requirements Under PADEP Chapters 71-73 Regulations 
P. Bruder, Jr., R. Hurst

Current Issues Under the Clean Water Act 
A. Holtzman, T. Macfarlan

   “Waters of the United States” update
   Regulation of groundwater
   CWA Section 401 – state water quality certifications
   CWA Section 404(c) - EPA veto authority

Understanding Pennsylvania Water Rights 
P. Zaepfel

   Common law and the ownership of water rights in Pennsylvania
   The public trust doctrine and the Environmental Rights Amendment
   Pennsylvania statutes addressing or implicating water rights
   Roles of the various regulatory agencies regarding water rights
   Ownership of land underlying waterways
   Public easement in waterways

Pennsylvania’s River Basin Commissions 
Background and Current Issues 
C. Nestor, J. Oyler

   Susquehanna and Delaware River Basin Commissions
   Importance of interstate water compacts and their role in a complicated 
      environmental regulatory environment
   Nexus between energy development and water use both for the natural gas 
      and electric generation industries
   Regulation of the consumptive use of water and related mitigation
   Delaware River Basin Commission’s moratorium on, and proposed ban of, 
      natural gas development and related litigation

Water Utility Regulation 
A. Bakare

   Types of water utilities
   Overview of Public Utility Commission regulation of water utilities
   Current hot topics impacting water utility regulation

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Geologists/Geoscientists

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Professional Geologists
     6.5 PDHs

Pennsylvania Attorneys
     6.5 CLE Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and provides 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and geologists in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists does not pre-approve continuing education activities.

Professional engineers and geologists seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The Pennsylvania CLE Board has approved this event for 6.5 Substantive CLE hours for Pennsylvania attorneys.

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.


Adeolu A. Bakare

Member of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

Mr. Bakare practices in the firm’s Energy & Environmental Group. Mr. Bakare focuses on issues involving water, sewer, and stormwater utility services, as well as electricity, natural gas, and oil pipeline matters. He counsels several municipal water, sewer, and stormwater systems, and he represents consumers of large investor-owned water utilities. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a prosecutor at the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Paul J. Bruder, Jr.

Shareholder at Mette, Evans & Woodside

Mr. Bruder serves as chair of the Mette, Evans & Woodside Environmental Practice Group. He previously served as an attorney with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. In the area of environmental law, Mr. Bruder focuses his practice in federal and state regulatory compliance, solid waste planning, sewage facilities planning, brownfield remediation and development, storage tank permitting and remediation, and water quality matters. Mr. Bruder counsels clients with respect to construction issues, lead paint and asbestos abatement, and he regularly handles matters involving administrative law, including state-issued licenses or permits.

Anthony R. Holtzman

Attorney at K&L Gates LLP

Mr. Holtzman’s practice is focused on environmental law, constitutional law, appellate litigation, gaming law, and commercial litigation. He represents energy industry clients in agency enforcement activities, allegations of water and surface contamination, property rights disputes, deed and contract interpretation issues, challenges to permits, and freedom of information laws. Mr. Holtzman advises energy industry clients on Pennsylvania and federal regulatory compliance issues, including stream crossing, spill remediation, waste processing, stormwater discharge, mechanical integrity, sensitive species, permitting, and reporting issues.

Randall G. Hurst

Of Counsel at Mette, Evans & Woodside

During his 20 years in the wastewater treatment consulting industry, Mr. Hurst developed an interest in the regulatory aspect of the field, which led him to pursue his law degree. Focusing his practice on environmental, public utility and land use, he now represents individuals and municipalities. Mr. Hurst has authored many articles on wastewater treatment, water quality standards and professionalism. He has presented on storm water management, industrial pretreatment programs, water quality standards, emergency preparedness at treatment plants, and state standards for plant operators.

Tad J. Macfarlan

Associate at K&L Gates LLP

Mr. Macfarlan is an associate in the firm’s environment, land and natural resources practice group. He counsels energy, industrial, utility and commercial sector clients on compliance with federal, state and local environmental and land use laws. He works with regulatory regimes governing wastewater and stormwater discharges, wetland and stream protection, air emissions, solid and hazardous waste management, water withdrawals, chemical and toxic substance controls, release reporting and response, and preservation of endangered species, cultural resources and historic properties.

Christopher R. Nestor

Partner at with Overstreet & Nestor, LLC

Mr. Nestor has an administrative law and litigation practice with an emphasis on environmental, energy and land use matters. He appears regularly before state and federal agencies and courts and local municipal bodies in connection with zoning and land development matters. Mr. Nestor represents state and national trade associations, and he has prosecuted civil actions brought against local and state government officials. Mr. Nestor advises clients on issues with landfills, oil refineries, surface mines and natural gas power plants.

Jason E. Oyler

General Counsel, Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)

The SRBC regulates the withdrawal, consumptive use and diversion of water into and out of the Susquehanna River Basin in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Prior to joining the SRBC, Mr. Oyler was assistant counsel with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and he was assistant counsel for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. He received his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Patrick H. Zaepfel

Attorney with Zaepfel Law PC

Mr. Zaepfel is a solo practitioner focusing his practice on environmental and business law. He is also the general counsel at Rettew Associates, Inc., a multidisciplinary professional services firm. He is a former assistant counsel at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and he formerly served as environmental and regulatory counsel with the P. H. Glatfelter Company. He was a founding editor of The Environmental Lawyer while at George Washington University, and he is author of materials published by PBI, ABA and law review on environmental topics.

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.