The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (jointly, the “Services”) recently issued several interrelated proposals that address how critical habitat would be designated under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”).

The Legal Alert analyzing the Services’ proposals, prepared by our colleagues Barbara Craig, Jeff Leppo, Ryan Steen, and Corinna McMackin, is available here.

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Ryan Waterman represents clients through all phases of the land use entitlement process and CEQA/NEPA environmental review and defends approvals against litigation in the trial and appellate courts. He is proficient in California’s water supply sufficiency laws (SB 221/SB 610) and counsels clients…

Ryan Waterman represents clients through all phases of the land use entitlement process and CEQA/NEPA environmental review and defends approvals against litigation in the trial and appellate courts. He is proficient in California’s water supply sufficiency laws (SB 221/SB 610) and counsels clients before the State and Regional Water Boards on water quality, groundwater, industrial storm water permitting and construction storm water permitting, and site cleanup matters involving the Clean Water Act, Porter-Cologne Act and CERCLA, including developing policy issues. In addition, Ryan offers strategic advice on the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) and specializes in the state’s cap-and-trade regulatory regime. He also represents clients on a range of administrative environmental compliance matters before air and water boards.