Seminars

The following is a list of past presentations and seminars that have been given by members of the firm. For a list of future speaking engagements, please see our Events page.

  • How Water Rights Changed During the 2020 Drought, CalCIMA 2021 Education Conference (Rancho Mirage, October 2021)
  • Abandonment of Vested Mining Rights, CalCIMA 2021 Education Conference (Rancho Mirage, October 2021)
  • Clean Water Act Citizen Suit Webinar (Sacramento, September 2020)
  • Citizen Enforcement of the Clean Water Act: Problems/Solutions, CalCIMA 2019 Education Conference (Napa, November 2019)
  • SMARA Technical Course (Sacramento, CA, October 2019; Riverside, CA, October 2019)
  • Updates Editor, American Law of Mining 2d, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Unconstitutional Conditions, CalCIMA Education Conference (Anaheim, November 2018)
  • SMARA Case Study – When the Age of Environmental Impacts Matter (2018 CalCIMA Education Conference, Anaheim, CA November 2017)
  • Case Study – 300 Years, 1.5 Billion Tons, 10 Years, 79 Seconds: A Panel Discussion of the Largest Aggregate Resource Permit in California (2017 CalCIMA Education Conference, Squaw Valley, CA November 2017)
  • CEQA for Industrial Projects (2017 Industrial Environmental Association Conference, San Diego, CA October 2017)
  • Clean Water Act Citizen Suits, Primer + Defensive Techniques, CalCIMA 2015 Educational Conference (Monterey, November 2015)
  • Clean Water Act Enforcement, What Contractors Need to Know, AGC’s Annual Legal Retreat (Rancho Palos Verdes, September 2015)
  • Federal Lands Minerals Permitting (San Bernardino, 2015)
  • SMARA Technical Course (Sacramento, October 2014; Corona, October 2014)
  • Historic Preservation & Native American Cultural Resources (Sacramento, CA, October 2014; San Diego, CA, October 2014)
  • CEQA Seminar (Sacramento, September 2014)
  • CEQA Baseline for Mining Operations: Coping with Shifting Market Demands, CalCIMA 2013 Educational Conference (Napa, November 2013)
  • Regional Resource Planning: Is the Future of Mining Permits Local?, CalCIMA 2012 Educational Conference (Rancho Mirage, October 2012)
  • Native American Sites – Negotiating the Cultural Landscape, CalCIMA 2011 Educational Conference (Monterey, October 2011)
  • NEPA for Resource Development Projects (Santa Fe, NM, February 2011; San Bernardino, March 2011)
  • Streamlining NEPA for Mining Projects, Annual Meeting, Exposition & Short Courses, Northwest Mining Association (Spokane, December 2010)
  • Administrative Civil Liability for Water Quality Violations: Avoiding/Minimizing Exposure, Annual Education Conference, California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (San Diego, September 2010)
  • The Surface Mining and Reclamation Act, November 4, 2009, and November 10, 2009.
  • Current Opportunities to Shorten Mine Permitting, California Construction & Industrial Materials Association 2009 Annual Education Conference, October 15, 2009.
  • Streamlining the Environmental Review for Water Infrastructure Projects, California Water Conference, Society of American Military Engineers (Sacramento, October 2009)
  • Opportunities to Shorten Mine Permitting, California Construction & Industrial Materials Association, 2009 Annual Education Conference (Lake Tahoe, October 2009)
  • Surface Mining and Reclamation Act and Construction Materials Permitting, November 12, 2008.
  • A Practical Guide to Development Agreements and Exactions, October 3, 2007, and November 14, 2007.
  • A Practical Guide to Development Agreements and Exactions (Redding, October 2007; Sacramento, November 2007)
  • Aggregate Resource Protection and Permitting in California, September 27, 2007.
  • Tools for Understanding CEQA (Sacramento, November 2006)
  • CEQA Seminar (Sacramento, November 2005)
  • Intensive SMARA Seminar, October 25, 2005, November 9, 2005 and October 19, 2006.
  • Williamson Act Seminar, September 16, 2005, November 16, 2005, and October 26, 2006.
  • SMARA Seminar, July 13, 2004, July 27, 2004, September 7, 2004, September 21, 2004, October 5, 2004, October 19, 2004, November 9, 2004.
  • Does SMARA Need to be Reformed?, Construction Materials Association of California, March 4, 2004.
  • Overview of Current Issues Under SMARA, Construction Materials Association of California SMARA Workshop, January 15, 2004.
  • Construction Aggregate Production and Use in California, Northern California Engineering Contractor Association (ECA), November 19, 2003.
  • Guide to Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, Granite Construction Company, June 28, 2002.
  • How to Comply with Prop. 65 and Addressing Lawsuits Under Prop. 65, Construction Materials Association of California, January 24, 2002.
  • Vested Mining Rights: What They Are and What They Mean, California Mining Association, March 7, 2001.
  • Modification of Use Permits, Construction Materials Association of California, February 14, 2001.
  • Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Asbestos, Construction Materials Association of California, Executive Committee, September 19, 2000.
  • How to Avoid a Proposition 65 Lawsuit, Construction Materials Association of California, February 1999.
  • SMARA Compliance Roundtable, panel member and participant, 1999 and 2000.
  • Construction Law and Environmental Law, builders exchange/private companies, January 1999-present.
  • Vested Rights, Construction Materials Association of California, February 1997.
  • Reduce Your Environmental Costs By Planning Ahead, California Fertilizer Association (now California Plant Health Association), December 1996.
  • Trial of the Environmental Case, Sacramento County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, May 1995.