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Legal Alert 5/31/2016
Important Wetlands Permitting News: U.S. Supreme Court Allows Pre-Permit Challenges to Approved Jurisdictional Determinations
Legal Alert 2/25/2016
DWR Makes Progress in SGMA Implementation by Releasing Draft Regulations for Groundwater Sustainability Plans
Legal Alert 12/18/2015
California Supreme Court Rejects Mandatory "Reverse CEQA" Analysis
Legal Alert 11/19/2015
San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board Amends Regional MS4 Permit to Provide Alternate Compliance, Define Prior Lawful Approval of Development Projects, and Extend BMP Design Manual Deadline
Authored by Kathryn Horning while an attorney at Allen Matkins, currently serving as Director - Corporate Counsel/Legal Operations Group at California American Water
Legal Alert 10/23/2015
New Legislation (AB 802) To Replace Existing Energy Use Disclosure Law (AB 1103)
Legal Alert 10/13/2015
Governor Brown Authorizes Streamlined Groundwater Basin Adjudications and Private Party Participation Under Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
Legal Alert 10/9/2015
Nationwide Stay of EPA/Army Corps "Waters of the U.S." Rule Issued By Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Legal Alert 8/27/2015
OPR Releases Preliminary Discussion Draft of CEQA Guidelines Amendments for Public Comments
Legal Alert 8/4/2015
State Agencies Cannot Declare Mitigation of Project Impacts Infeasible Based Solely on the Lack of Legislative Appropriations
Authored by Mark J. Hattam, currently serving as as General Counsel at the San Diego County Water Authority, and Kathryn Horning, currently serving as Director - Corporate Counsel/Legal Operations Group at California American Water, while attorneys at Allen Matkins
Legal Alert 6/23/2015
Mutual Water Companies: A Water Supply Option for Multifamily and Residential Developments
Legal Alert 5/27/2015
EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Approve New Definition of "Waters of the United States"
Legal Alert 4/21/2015
Progressively Tiered Water Rates to Promote Conservation May Violate Proposition 218
Authored by Mark J. Hattam, currently serving as as General Counsel at the San Diego County Water Authority, and Kathryn Horning, currently serving as Director - Corporate Counsel/Legal Operations Group at California American Water, while attorneys at Allen Matkins
Legal Alert 4/20/2015
State Water Board Releases Proposed Emergency Regulations Imposing Strict Reductions in Water Use
Authored by Kathryn Horning while an attorney at Allen Matkins, currently serving as Director - Corporate Counsel/Legal Operations Group at California American Water
Legal Alert 4/13/2015
Army Corps Jurisdictional Determinations Subject to Pre-Permit Judicial Review, Eighth Circuit Says
Legal Alert 4/7/2015
Groundwater Fees in Flux Following Recent Conflicting Proposition 218 Cases
Authored by Mark J. Hattam while an attorney at Allen Matkins, currently employed as General Counsel of the San Diego County Water Authority
Legal Alert 4/2/2015
Governor Brown Issues Executive Order Requiring Statewide Mandatory Water Restrictions
Authored by Kathryn Horning while an attorney at Allen Matkins, currently serving as Director - Corporate Counsel/Legal Operations Group at California American Water
Legal Alert 3/19/2015
State Water Board Significantly Expands Scope of Authority to Investigate Water Rights
Legal Alert 2/9/2015
State Water Board Launches Investigation Into Claims of Senior Water Rights
Legal Alert 9/19/2014
California Acts to Manage Statewide Groundwater Issues
Authored by Mark J. Hattam while an attorney at Allen Matkins, currently serving as General Counsel at the San Diego County Water Authority
Legal Alert 8/22/2014
City of San Diego's Settlement Over Alleged MS4 Permit Violations Results in Crackdown on Out-Of-Compliance Projects
Authored by Kathryn Horning while an attorney at Allen Matkins, currently serving as Director - Corporate Counsel/Legal Operations Group at California American Water
Legal Alert 8/18/2014
Draft CEQA Guidelines Would Dramatically Alter Analysis of Transportation Impacts Under SB 743
Legal Alert 7/1/2014
First District Court of Appeal Holds State Water Board May Restrict Beneficial Water Use by Senior Water Rights Holders, Relying on Public Trust Doctrine
Authored by Mark J. Hattam, currently serving as as General Counsel at the San Diego County Water Authority, and Kathryn Horning, currently serving as Director - Corporate Counsel/Legal Operations Group at California American Water, while attorneys at Allen Matkins
Legal Alert 6/24/2014
Supreme Court Upholds EPA's Power to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Large Stationary Sources – But Scolds EPA For Overreaching in Its Regulatory Approach
Legal Alert 6/16/2014
EPA Extends Comment Period on New Rule regarding "Waters of the United States"
Legal Alert 4/22/2014
Expanding the Definition of "Waters of the United States" – EPA's Proposed New Rule
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