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Two Questions Every Industrial Storm Water Permittee Should Answer Before January 1, 2018

Two Questions Every Industrial Storm Water Permittee Should Answer Before January 1, 2018

Question 1: Does your facility discharge to a TMDL-listed water?If your facility is permitted under California’s Industrial General Storm Water Permit (IGP), then you probably feel like you earned an advanced degree in storm water management with the time and effort it takes to understand the new permit. We respect your knowledge, and the time […]

Women Water Leaders from Around the State Gather in Santa Barbara to Discuss California’s Pressing Water Supply Issues

Women Water Leaders from Around the State Gather in Santa Barbara to Discuss California’s Pressing Water Supply Issues

On Jan. 27, 2017, Santa Barbara-based water attorneys Stephanie Hastings and Amy Steinfeld with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP convened a historic meeting of nearly 100 of California’s top women in the water industry. This first-ever “California H2O Women Conference” brought together leading professional women representing all sectors of the industry to discuss the complex […]

Five Things to Know About the State Water Resources Control Board’s Draft Climate Change Resolution

Five Things to Know About the State Water Resources Control Board’s Draft Climate Change Resolution

Energy Efficiency News of the damaged spillways at Oroville Dam and corresponding evacuations seemed to coincide perfectly with the State Water Resources Control Board’s (“State Board”) announcement of its draft resolution on climate change. While California was busy avoiding a catastrophic flood, at least for now, the State Board was devising ways to prevent and prepare […]

California Water Rights: Compliance Checklist for 2017

California Water Rights: Compliance Checklist for 2017

Brownstein’s California Water Group is pleased to provide you with our California Water Rights: Compliance Checklist for 2017. Adequate maintenance and protection of your water rights requires compliance with certain water use measurement and reporting requirements, as described in our checklist. Use the California Water Rights: Compliance Checklist for 2017 to find: · A calendar […]

New State Water Measurement Requirements for All Surface Water Users (10+ acre-feet)

New State Water Measurement Requirements for All Surface Water Users (10+ acre-feet)

On behalf of Brownstein’s California Water Group, we are pleased to provide you with our summary of the State Water Resource Control Board’s (SWRCB) new water measurement requirements and deadlines for California surface water users (10+ acre-feet) under Senate Bill 88. Please click here or see below to find: An outline of the specific requirements […]

President Signs Sweeping Water Legislation to Address Nation’s Water Woes and to Aid Parched California

President Signs Sweeping Water Legislation to Address Nation’s Water Woes and to Aid Parched California

On Friday, try President Obama signed S. 612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act into law, a bipartisan bill authorizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to execute water infrastructure projects. The $12 billion measure authorizes funding for numerous water, wastewater, and flood protection projects throughout the nation. Notably, WIIN is seen […]

State Water Board Nixes Flawed “One Size Fits All” Conservation Mandates

State Water Board Nixes Flawed “One Size Fits All” Conservation Mandates

On May 18, 2016, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted new emergency conservation regulations that repeal and replace its prior drought regulations. The new regulations, which are effective from June 2016 through January of 2017, now allow local agencies to develop conservation standards based upon their unique circumstances. These new […]

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Where Do We Stand in the Quest for Sustainable Groundwater Management?

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Where Do We Stand in the Quest for Sustainable Groundwater Management?

At the intersection of water and politics, clinic a cross section of water professionals including agency staff, engineers, attorneys and consultants convened in Sacramento March 30 to spend a day with an outstanding lineup of legislators and administration officials at the Groundwater Resources Association (GRA) and California Groundwater Coalition’s (CGC) Annual Legislative Symposium. The title […]

California Water Rights: Compliance Checklist for 2016

California Water Rights: Compliance Checklist for 2016

This Checklist provides a summary of state water right reporting requirements and applicable deadlines for users of surface water and groundwater in California. Use the link below to find: Our summary of filings required for all surface water and groundwater users, including our identification of modifications from prior requirements Our summary of new requirements for […]

Waters of the United States Are Not What You’d Expect

Waters of the United States Are Not What You’d Expect

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ new rule defining “waters of the United States” covered by the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) provides a good example of what can happen when a simple term gets manipulated over time by regulatory agencies and the courts. For some context, the CWA applies only to […]

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