Waters of the United States 2020, Part 2:
Implementation, State Regulations & Proposed Nationwide Permit and Regional Conditions Changes

Please join Spangler Environmental, Inc. (SEI) for Part 2 of our Waters of the United States: 2020 webinar series.   Part 1, which was presented on November 12, 2020, focused on the new definitions of the only four types of resources which are now considered Waters of the United States (WOTUS).  We also discussed the twelve resource types that are now specifically excluded from that designation.  Part 2 will focus on the field interpretation of theses definitions/exclusions, proposed changes to the Nationwide Permits and Regional Conditions, how some southeastern states are assuming jurisdiction over formally excluded resources, and Approved vs. Preliminary Jurisdictional Determinations.

Part 2 topics of particular interest to the regulated community will include:

  • Preliminary/Approved Jurisdictional Determination cost/benefit analysis
  • Proposed Nationwide Permit changes and their implications to permitting timelines and costs, including:
    • Stream impact calculations based on area, not length
    • Removal of the 300lf stream impact limit
    • PCN notification exemption for federal agencies
    • Permanent clearing of forested wetlands no longer an impact/notification trigger
    • Reduction/removal of many utility line notification/mitigation thresholds
  • Proposed changes to Wilmington District regional conditions
  • Proposed changes to Charleston District regional conditions
  • Temporary NCDEQ rules for federally non-jurisdictional wetlands and waters
  • VA Waters of the State permitting requirements

Registration is now open! Join us:

Thursday, December 17, 2020
1:00pm – 2:00 pm
Speaker: Ward Marotti


Did you miss Part 1? Click here to watch the replay! Use passcode C6tQ+py@