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Municipal & Development

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Science & Research

Featured Plenary Session

The Impact of Third-Party Lawsuits

Clean Water Act lawsuits brought by public interest groups have become an effective enforcement tool for stormwater permit compliance. Functioning as a supplement to agency enforcement efforts and feared by regulated industry, these citizen suits can lead to unwanted scrutiny and often carry stiffer penalties than an agency enforcement action.

What triggers a third-party lawsuit? How does it begin and what’s its life cycle once it’s in motion?

Join our panel of experts as they shed light on the citizen suit provision of the Clean Water Act; causes and timing; and what you can expect if you find yourself in trouble.

Veronica Keithley
Stoel Rives LLP

Richard Smith
Smith & Lowney PLLC

Owen Reese
Sr. Associate Water Resources Engineer
Aspect Consulting, LLC

Jeff Kray, Partner, Marten Law LLP

Jeff Kray
Marten Law LLP