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Water Quality Management in Washington

May 31, 2019

Seattle, WA

Seattle - WA

Program Overview

What to Look Forward to

Federal Update: Water quality and scope of federal jurisdiction

~ Administrative developments

~ Maui vs. Hawaii Wildlife Fund as a test of federal anti-pollution authority

EPA's Action Plan for regulating PFAs

Reducing toxics to assist in Orca recovery

Water quality and resource management: Key issues for

~ Agriculture

~ Forestry

~ Hydro

~ Ports

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Faculty Bios

Matthew A. Love, Matthew A. Love, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at Van Ness Feldman. His focuses on permitting and litigation matters involving federal and state natural resource and environmental law. He has over 20 years' experience representing utilities, ports, owners and operators of hydroelectric projects and other energy projects, and state and local governmental entities on issues pertaining to the Clean Water Act (CWA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Federal Power Act, Magnuson-Stevens Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, and Indian law. Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman, he served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice where he defended federal agencies in litigation involving the ESA, the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and NEPA. In addition, he was an Assistant Attorney General for Washington State where he represented the State of Washington and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in natural resource litigation and other matters involving the ESA, fisheries, water, and Indian law issues.

Ankur K. Tohan, Ankur K. Tohan, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at K&L Gates and practice group coordinator for the firm's global environment, land and natural resources practice group. His practice focuses on energy infrastructure, natural resource development, compliance counseling, and defense of governmental and citizen enforcement actions. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Tohan was an assistant regional counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he worked on complex environmental enforcement, civil defense, and permitting matters. he served as a lead attorney in Region 10 on wetland enforcement actions and jurisdictional issues under the CWA; oil and gas NPDES permitting; and forestry matters under the CWA and NEPA.

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