10th Annual SEPA & NEPA Seminar

January 11, 2013


Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA

Seattle partner Eric Laschever will speak regarding a "Panel on Cumulative Impacts: Scoping Issues for the EIS for the Proposed Coal Export Terminals, Private practitioner's perspective."

Why You Should Attend
This workshop will feature presentations and discussions of the most important SEPA/NEPA compliance and policy issues confronting land use and environmental professionals today. The program will include recent legislative and judicial developments in both SEPA and NEPA law and focus special attention on how extensive 2012 SEPA amendments and ongoing rule-making, in combination with existing planned action, infill development exemptions, and other regulatory reform provisions, can be utilized to expedite and facilitate SEPA compliance and fulfill the mission of local comprehensive plans. The 2012 Legislature's mandate to update the environmental checklist, coordinate SEPA and GMA compliance, and more efficiently review non-project actions, also will be addressed. Panels of experts will discuss the timely topics of cumulative impact analysis in NEPA and SEPA review of proposed coal export terminals and provide tips for faster multi-jurisdictional permitting.

The interdisciplinary nature of SEPA and NEPA, the complimentary roles of a wide range of land use and environmental professionals, and the project and nonproject contexts of SEPA/NEPA compliance will be pervasive themes of the workshop.

What You Will Learn

  • Major 2012 legislative amendments and the 2013 rulemaking process
  • Recent NEPA and SEPA case law and guidance
  • The impact of global warming in recent NEPA decisions
  • Cumulative impacts issues raised by the proposed coal export terminals
  • New tools for planned action and infill development
  • Tips for coordinating permits in multiple jurisdictions

To learn more about this event and to register, please click here.

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