Event Apr 21, 2018

Telecommunications, Disaster Planning and Clean Water Act Updates

IMLA Mid-Year Seminar

Join Best Best & Krieger at the International Municipal Lawyers Association 2018 Mid-Year Seminar, where they will be discussing topics related to telecommunications, post-disaster recovery and resiliency and the Clean Water Act.

BB&K Speakers

"Managing Telecommunications Challenges Facing Your Community"
Partner Gail Karish and Attorney John Gasparini, along with Partner Joseph Van Eaton serving as moderator and Lynn Board, city attorney for the City of Gaithersburg, Md., will discuss some of the hottest telecommunications legal issues facing communities today, including an update on federal and state regulations affecting local wireless siting decisions, charges for use of the rights of way and public property by wireline and wireless companies, and strategies for developing ordinances, regulations and franchises, licenses and leases governing use of the rights of way and other public property by communications companies.
Saturday, April 21
11:20 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
"How New Communications Technologies and Services are Challenging Localities," [PDF]

WONK Breakfast

Sunday, April 22
8 - 9 a.m.

"Post Disaster Recovery and Resiliency"
Join Partner Mary Beth Coburn to discuss best practices in procurement and resilient rebuilding to ensure compliance with federal disaster relief funding streams. We'll share "war stories" and lessons learned to avoid when disaster strikes.

"Maui County and WOTUS: The Battle to Grow the Clean Water Act Moves to the Courts"
During the Obama administration, the EPA and the environmental community moved to expand the reach of the Clean Water Act to include distant tributaries, wetlands and discharges through groundwater. These efforts are embodied in the 2015 WOTUS Rule, and pending litigation brought by an environmental group against the County of Maui. Partner Andre Monette will lead a discussion on the status of these efforts, including the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on the WOTUS Rule and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Maui County.


Omni Shoreham Hotel 
2500 Calvert St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

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