October 3, 2019

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Brandon Steets to Co-present at the California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting

Brandon Steets, P.E. (California) will present "Stormwater Citizen Suit Liabilities in the Information Age" at the California Lawyers Association’s (CLA) Annual Meeting at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California at 10 a.m. on October 12, 2019.

Brandon will present alongside Kim Bick of Bick Law and Yvonne West, director of the Office of Enforcement of the California State Water Resources Control Board. Brandon will present case studies and lessons learned from Clean Water Act citizen suits on the California Industrial General Permit for stormwater discharges. Adam Questad provided significant assistance in preparing these materials. Geosyntec practitioners may wish to share this announcement or the presentation from this session with their legal sector clients.

Brandon Steets is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 19 years of experience specializing in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and Total Maximum Daily Load regulations, water quality modelling and monitoring, pollutant source investigation, and stormwater best management practices planning and design.

With legal professionals attending from across the state, CLA's 2019 Annual Meeting delivers connection, industry insights, and innovative business solutions. Attendees will encounter opportunities to fulfill CLE credits, network, and learn about the trends affecting the future of our industry.

CLA is a member-driven, mission-focused organization dedicated to the professional advancement of attorneys practicing in the state of California. CLA is a nonprofit, voluntary organization and the new home of the Sections of the State Bar of California and the California Young Lawyers Association. Their extensive membership represents the vast diversity of California's legal community and the various areas of law practiced throughout the state.


Stormwater Citizen Suit Liabilities in the Information Age
Time: Oct. 12, 2019 at 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Increasingly, industrial and municipal stormwater dischargers are facing Clean Water Act citizen suits, resulting in significant settlement costs that add to existing compliance and operation burdens. Often such cases hinge on permit requirements to not "cause or contribute to exceedances of water quality standards" in the receiving water. This session will present case study examples and lessons learned and recommend preventative strategies to proactively reduce regulatory and legal risks.

More Information

Learn more about the event: https://calawyers.org/2019-annual-meeting/overview/
Learn more about CLA: https://calawyers.org/
For consultation regarding stormwater litigation, contact Brandon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Learn more about Brandon: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/brandon-steets