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McNees Attorneys to Participate in Panel Discussion at 81st Annual IMLA Conference

September 28, 2016
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HARRISBURG, PA (September 28, 2016) – McNees Wallace & Nurick attorneys Ade Bakare and Scott Gould will speak at the 81st annual International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) Conference, where they will give an overview of federal stormwater regulations and financing of local implementation.

The panel will be moderated by McNees’ Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer and former Director of the City of Austin (Texas) Law Department, Iris Jones, and will take place Saturday, October 1, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Aqua Salon of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.

The panel discussion is open for all conference attendees.

Gould, Chair of the firm’s Environmental Law & Toxic Tort Group and member of the Oil & Natural Gas and Food & Beverage Groups, and Bakare, who practices in McNees’ Energy and Environmental Group, will review recent changes to federal stormwater regulations affecting municipalities and other public bodies across the country.

Gould and Bakare will provide an overview of the recent Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Program changes and its impacts on state and local municipal stormwater permitting, planning, and financing.

“The regulation of stormwater and water quality is pervasive, and municipalities not only have regulatory hurdles to navigate, but in many cases must manage significant new infrastructure and costs,” Gould said.

The presentation will include stormwater management solutions for meeting permitting requirements, the development of stormwater utilities, and rate structures.

The 81st annual IMLA conference begins Wednesday, September 28 and closes Sunday, October 2.


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