NACWA Hosts Webinar on Legal and Regulatory Issues Facing Clean Water Utilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

(May 28, 2020) - NACWA convened a panel of clean water legal experts last week to provide clean water utility leaders and attorneys with information designed to help navigate permitting and enforcement issues arising from COVID-19.

Speakers discussed critical topics including recent federal enforcement guidance issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice, the impact of force majeure clauses in consent decrees and settlement agreements, and the potential for consent decree modification and citizen lawsuits.

Featured speakers on the panel included:

  • Amanda Waters, Attorney, AquaLaw PLC, (Richmond, VA)
  • Fredric Andes, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Chicago, IL)
  • Tom Boer, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (San Francisco, CA)
  • Drew Silton, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC (Washington, DC)

For questions concerning the webinar, or for a copy of the slides or the recording, please contact NACWA’s Chief Legal Counsel, Amanda Aspatore