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Floodplain Regulation: Development in Oregon & Washington Public Ports – Webinar Series

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A weekly four-part series on Mondays hosted by The Seminar Group – Legal and Professional Education
February 22, March 1, March 8, and March 15.

Development in shoreline areas over the past decade have been complicated by a variety of changing legal and environmental conditions. This conference will look at how shoreline development at public and private ports in Washington and Oregon is being impacted by changes in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), as well as state and local regulations. In addition, we will examine how climate change –and in particular resiliency and adaptation– is impacting operations, planning and development at public and private ports.

Come hear about the latest developments in the laws and regulations controlling development at ports and in shoreline areas, including changes to the way that FEMA and other federal agencies are mapping floodplain areas, the evolving integration of the Endangered Species Act into the National Flood Insurance Program, climate change and resiliency and adaptation planning, and how Oregon and Washington are integrating these changes into their own local regulatory programs.

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SESSION TWO Monday, March 1, 2021, 2:00 PST

Status of FEMA, NFIP, BiOp and ESA
Updates from Oregon and Washington: National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion Implementation Plan, National Environmental Impact Statement – No Adverse Impact, National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization, Natural and Beneficial Functions of Floodplains, Endangered Species Act, and Federal Emergency Management Agency

Tom Bouillion, AICP, Planning Manager
Land Use, Transportation & Marine, Port of Portland

Erin S. Cooper, CFM, Sr. NFIP ESA Specialist
Mitigation Division, FEMA Region 10

Bryr Harris, CFM, Emergency Management Specialist
Mitigation Division, FEMA Region 10

Molly A. Lawrence
Van Ness Feldman LLP

Matthew A. Love
Cascadia Law Group PLLC

Evolving 408 Review Process
Where are we now with Section 408? What does the future of Section 408 look like? Portland Districts 408 Program now and into the future

Sally Bird-Gauvin, Program Manager
Section 408, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Dana M. Dysart, PE, Program Manager
Section 408, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


March 1
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm