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PA-AWRA Annual Fall Conference

CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

Water Management Initiatives in Pennsylvania – Policies and Coordination from the Local to National Level

DATE: October 17, 2014; registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) Headquarters; 4423 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA
REGISTRATION: $25 includes conference registration, lunch and one-year membership to PA-AWRA

PROGRAM:

10:00 Keynote Address – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Water Management Activities – Kelly Jean Heffner, Deputy Secretary for Water Management, PA Department of Environmental Protection

10:45 Morning Session: Recent State and Federal Policies Affecting Water Resource Management in Pennsylvania

  • Biggert-Waters Act: National Flood Insurance Program reforms – David Bollinger, FEMA
  • Clean Water Act: ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule clarification – John “Randy” Pomponio or Jessica Martinsen, EPA
  • Planning and Regulation in the Susquehanna River Basin  – Andrew Dehoff, SRBC

12:15 PA-AWRA Business meeting

12:30 Lunch

1:15  Afternoon Session: Stormwater Management in Pennsylvania

  • Evaluating the Feasibility of Creating Stormwater Authorities in Pennsylvania: Legal Authority, Challenges Ahead, and One Regional Path Case Discussion– Alexandra Chiaruttini, Stock and Leader Law Firm
  • Updates to Pennsylvania’s Stormwater BMP Manual – Mark Bowen, PA Stormwater Technical Workgroup
  • Open discussion

3:00  Adjourn

REGISTRATION:

Registration form is available online: http://state.awra.org/pennsylvania/conference/2014_Fallregistration.pdf.