Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell’s work in the realm of water quality involves comprehensive analysis of the various levels of federal, state, and local regulation, including the Clean Water Act and state statutes and local ordinances implementing delegated authority. We counsel clients on all sides of water quality issues including permitting, regulatory compliance, and litigation involving the defense of permits and challenges to water quality violations. We have also advised clients on federal and state water quality standards, water quality sampling and monitoring, and water quality remediation technology.
In particular, we have extensive experience in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting, stormwater permitting, 401 Certifications, Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL), Clean Water Act Section 319 grants, non-point source issues, and Clean Water Act Section 404 permits. We also participate in matters related to minimum instream flow requirements before various administrative agencies, legislatures, and state and federal courts.