LITTLE ROCK – Mitchell Williams Attorney Jordan Wimpy presented information on the Clean Water Act at the Arkansas Environmental Federation Annual Conference in Hot Springs today.
Wimpy's presentation, "Does a Discharge to Groundwater Require an NPDES Permit?", reviewed the Clean Water Act strict liability, exceptions and violations. He also discussed whether the Clean Water Act’s permitting requirement is confined to discharges from a point source to navigable waters, or whether it applies to discharges into soil or groundwater whenever there is a “direct hydrological connection” between the groundwater and nearby navigable waters.
Wimpy focuses his practice on environmental, agricultural, energy and natural resources issues. He regularly represents trade associations, utilities and business clients in administrative rulemaking matters and all aspects of the environmental permitting, compliance and enforcement process. He also provides advice and counsel to landowners negotiating conservation easements, utility easements, surface use agreements, and environmental mitigation/reclamation standards for energy infrastructure projects.
About Mitchell Williams
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a 92-attorney corporate law firm that provides strategic and comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com.