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Presenter: Anthony Gorski and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Columbia, MD

Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410-730-3900

This seminar is closed or full.


Due to health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, this seminar is now being offered as an online webinar.
Follow this link for registration: https://www.halfmoonseminars.org/seminars/133159/maryland-water-laws-and-regulations-seminar/columbia-md

Water Well Drilling Laws and Regulations 
A. Gorski

   Issues of regulatory concern and current developments
   Permits required and approving authorities

Complying with Water Quality Laws and Regulations 
T. Henderson

   State and federal water quality regulations
   Stormwater regulations
   Sewerage regulations
   Industrial and agricultural programs

Water Supply Quality and Testing 
A. Gorski

   Surface water sources vs ground water sources
   Public water supply systems
   Private water supply systems

Ethical Issues in Water Law and Regulation 
J. Richardson

   Ethical issues in water use
   Ethical issues in development
   Ethical issues in water transactions

Current Issues with the Clean Water Act 
J. Richardson

   Waters of the United States
   Groundwater as a conduit
   Judicial deference to agency action

Understanding Maryland Groundwater Rights 
J. Richardson

   Ownership of groundwater
   Regulation of groundwater rights
   Obtaining groundwater rights
   Application and permitting process
   Current issues in groundwater rights

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Geologists/Geoscientists

     Maryland: Non-Credit CLE
     6.5 Delaware CLE Hours (No Ethics) 
     6.5 New Hampshire CLE Hours
     7.5 New Jersey CLE Hours
     7.5 New York CLE Hours
     7.5 Vermont CLE Hours
     6.5 Virginia CLE Hours

Professional Engineers
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours

This Course Contains 1.0 Ethics Hour

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers Maryland attorneys 6.5 non-credit CLE hours.

HalfMoon Education is a New York-approved provider of CLE. This traditional format, seminar offers 7.5 Areas of Professional Practice CLE hours to new and experienced attorneys. HalfMoon Education is approved as a CLE provider in New Jersey, and this course qualifies for 7.5 CLE hours. This course offers 390 CLE minutes to New Hampshire attorneys. Course approval is not required in New Hampshire. HalfMoon Education is an approved Vermont CLE provider and this course offers 6.5 CLE hours. This course is approved for 6.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hour, for Virginia attorneys. This seminar is approved for 6.5 Delaware CLE hours, including no Enhanced Ethics hours.

This course offers 6.5 PDHs to Maryland professional engineers. Those 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.

This course offers a 6.5 hour continuing education opportunity to Maryland geologists (CE not mandatory). It may qualify for continuing education requirements in Delaware, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and other states with continuing education requirements. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This course contains 1.0 ethics hour of instruction, which can be claimed for ethics or general continuing education credit. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

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.


Anthony Gorski

Attorney at Law Office of Anthony G. Gorski, Instructor at Johns Hopkins University

Mr. Gorski is an attorney in Annapolis, specializing in environmental, natural resources and agricultural law. He advises clients on environmental and agricultural matters, water supply and sewer capacity allocation, land use and related litigation. In addition, he represents clients litigating in State and federal courts and administrative forums, including trial and appellate advocacy.

Mr. Gorski served as an assistant attorney general representing the Maryland Department of the Environment from 1991 to 1997. In addition to his law practice, he has taught environmental law in the graduate engineering program at Johns Hopkins University for over 20 years and water resources law and policy for the University of Maryland’s Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics. He is an active speaker in legal education seminars.

Mr. Gorski earned a J.D. degree and a master of environmental law degree, cum laude, from Vermont Law School and a B.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management, with minors in Biology and Chemistry, from Frostburg University. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, before the US District Court for Maryland, and before the US Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Federal Circuit. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association (Environmental Law and Agriculture Law Sections).

Tim Henderson

Attorney at Rich & Henderson, Instructor at Johns Hopkins University

Mr. Henderson is a co-founder and managing partner of Rich & Henderson, P.C. He represents local and national clients in a variety of matters including environmental permitting, merger and acquisition due diligence, natural resources issues and land use matters. His practice focuses on regulatory compliance counseling on issues including hazardous and solid waste (involving both RCRA and Superfund), environmental permitting, air quality, wastewater disposal, water use, and transactional and enforcement matters.

He serves as a co-instructor of two courses - Environmental Law for Engineers and Scientists and Business Law for Technical Professionals - for the Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals Program. He is a frequent speaker to legal, real estate and land development professionals on legal issues involving environmental due diligence, wetlands and critical areas issues. He is also a past president of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section.

Mr. Henderson began his career in 1980 at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C., and then worked as an assistant regional counsel at EPA Region II in New York City. In 1987, he moved to private practice, first in New York, then in Washington, D.C., and since 1993 in Maryland with Rich & Henderson, P.C. He received both his master’s and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, and he is admitted to practice in Maryland; Washington, D.C.; New York and Wisconsin. He is also admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts of Maryland, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Jesse Richardson

Professor and Attorney at West Virginia University College of Law

Mr. Richardson is an associate professor and the lead land use attorney at the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic at the West Virginia University College of Law. Before coming to WVU, Mr. Richardson was an associate professor at Virginia Tech. His research and experience focuses on land use law and water law. He began his legal career in private practice in his home town of Winchester, Virginia. Mr. Richardson serves on the board of directors of the American Agricultural Law Association and is the president-elect. Mr. Richardson previously served on the Virginia Water Policy Technical Advisory Committee. He was honored with the 1999 Professional Scholarship Award from the American Agricultural Law Association, the 2004 William E. Wine Award for a history of teaching excellence from Virginia Tech (the highest teaching award granted by the university), and the 2009 University Certificate of Excellence in Outreach.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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