Preventing, Litigating and Settling Clean Water Act Citizen Lawsuits

One of the scariest parts of industrial stormwater is citizen lawsuits, because of the costs and unknowns associated with them. Get the inside scoop from Nathan Metcalf, a partner with Hanson Bridgett, who has been involved in some of the most complex citizen lawsuits regarding industrial stormwater.  Nathan shared how to prevent lawsuits and if necessary, the key points in the negotiations. We broke down some recent industrial stormwater lawsuits and looked at causes and ways to potentially prevent them. For more how to avoid multi-million dollar mistakes and for actionable advice on stormwater lawsuits.

  • Ryan Janoch Founder of Mapistry

    Ryan is the founder of Mapistry which provides stormwater services and online compliance software to industrial facilities. He is a professional engineer with nationwide experience in developing and implementing stormwater compliance programs for hundreds of industrial sites, including ready-mix concrete plants, metal recyclers and bulk marine terminals.

    Ryan is a former member of the State of Virginia’s Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse Committee and a current member of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Hearing Board. He has an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and a BS in Biology and Geology from Tufts University.

  • Nathan Metcalf Hanson Bridgett (Guest)

    Nathan has nearly a decade of experience in environmental law and water law. Nathan has defended industrial and municipal clients in citizen suit actions involving stormwater discharges under the Clean Water Act and California Industrial Stormwater Permit (IGP).