The Industrial Stormwater Litigation Surge

How to Deal with New Exposures & Risks

Stormwater runoff has become a hot topic in Clean Water Act citizen litigation. And recent actions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) underscore a striking trend in stormwater litigation that puts industrial facilities at greater risk of being sued for outdated or insufficient stormwater programs.

Watch this webinar to learn how you can assess the current legal risk of your industrial stormwater compliance program and the simple steps you can take to safeguard your company from becoming a target of a citizen-initiated lawsuit.

During this webinar, hear stormwater compliance experts discuss new trends and risks emerging in industrial stormwater. We’ll discuss why recent actions by the DOJ signal higher threat levels and more expansive legal vulnerabilities that you need to be prepared for.

We’ll cover:

  • The evolution and recent growth in citizen-initiated lawsuits
  • New possibilities for permit violations & liability
  • The role of technology in reducing risk
  • Components of a good defensive strategy
  • 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.

  • William W. Funderburk Jr. Partner, Castellon & Funderburk LLP

    Mr. Funderburk handles government initiated and private party enforcement litigation and regulatory compliance. A nationally recognized authority on NPDES storm water compliance issues for over two decades, Mr. Funderburk broadened his practice to include all aspects of environmental administrative compliance and litigation under Proposition 65, CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, TSCA and Endangered Species Act.

    Mr. Funderburk speaks as an expert in storm water litigation and compliance having given over 150 addresses/speeches to manufacturers, government entities and bar associations in Washington, D.C. and California. Previously, he received his B.A. degree from Yale University in Engineering and Applied Science and his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.