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Presenter: Emily Collins and 3 more

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Seminar Location: Online

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Friday, October 9, 2020

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Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am EDT
Break:                                 11:45 am - 12:15 pm EDT
Afternoon Session:             12:15 - 4:00 pm EDT

Development of Water Laws: Quantity, Quality and Usage
E. Collins

   Development of the common law of water rights
   Statutory and regulatory limits on the exercise of water rights
   Federal, state and local regulators
   Development of the law on water quality preservation
   Comprehensive water planning

Complying with Water Quality Laws and Regulations
J. Heer

   State and federal water quality regulations
   Stormwater regulations
   Sewerage regulations
   Industrial and agricultural programs
   Public water supply
   Water wells

Update on PFAS and Other Contaminants in Water
E. Collins

   Types of water contaminants and their effects
   Identifying water contaminants
   Solving problems caused by contaminated water

Understanding Ohio Surface Water Rights
T. Mallory

   Ownership of surface water
   Regulation of surface water rights
   Obtaining surface water rights
   Application and permitting process
   Amending surface water rights
   Current issues in surface water rights

Current Issues with the Clean Water Act
J. Richardson

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

Ethical Issues in Water Law and Regulation
J. Richardson

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

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Geologists/Geoscientists
  • Floodplain Managers
  • Public Works and Planning Professionals

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs,
        (Including 1.0 Ethics Hour)

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

     6.5 Continuing Education Hours

Certified Planners
     AICP CM | 6.5

Ohio Attorneys
     6.5 CLE Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs, including 1.0 ethics hour, to professional engineers licensed in Ohio. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.

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

This course approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for CM | 6.5. Only full participation is reportable to the AICP.

The Ohio Commission on CLE has approved this course for 6.5 General CLE hours for attorneys..

This event offers Ohio geologists a 6.5 hour continuing education opportunity. Continuing education is not mandatory in Ohio.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

6.5 CLE Hours


Emily Collins

Executive Director and Managing Attorney at Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services

Ms. Collins practices out of Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services’ Akron office. She has spent her 15-year legal career in environmental law practice and teaching. Kicking off her practice as a student at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic in 2003, she then became an assistant public interest counsel at the Office of Public Interest Counsel in the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. In 2008, Ms. Collins took the helm of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Environmental Law Clinic as a clinical assistant professor. She became a Clinical associate professor in 2013. In the same year, she founded Fair Shake ELS. In 2014, she became the executive director and managing attorney at Fair Shake ELS. Ms. Collins has been published in law journals and is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship in legal practice; water law, oil and gas law; underground injection of wastewater; public participation in environmental decision- making; and environmental permitting and enforcement. Ms. Collins received her B.A. degree in 2001 from New York University’s Gallatin School. She earned her J.D. degree from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in 2004.

John Heer

Attorney at Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services

Mr. Heer has almost 30 years of experience practicing litigation, transactional, regulatory and environmental law, including experience with traditional environmental issues relating to the Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); the Clean Air Act; the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, the Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); brownfields; wetlands and stormwater. He also has experience across North America with sustainability and chemical management. He is also a certified ISO 14001:2004 EHS auditor. Mr. Heer earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he earned the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Excellence in Advocacy Award on the National Mock Trial team. He received a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Indiana University.

Thomas "Buck" Mallory

Attorney and Founder at Mallory Law Office, LLC

Mr. Mallory began practicing law in 1995, in Columbus after earning his J.D. degree from Capital University Law School. He earned an LLM degree in Taxation from Capital University Law School in 1997. He earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1991. Mr. Mallory has over 25 years of experience in practicing law. Most of his practice has been in corporate transactions, commercial real, and commercial litigation. Mr. Mallory represents primarily businesses and their ownership groups. Mr. Mallory has extensive experience in commercial real estate. He represents real estate developers and has experience in negotiating and litigating land use issues, including surface water rights. He is a frequent presenter on business and real estate matters. Mr. Mallory and his wife Katharine founded Mallory Law Office, LLC in 2006.They live in Columbus and have four children.

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: $199.00

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