Sands Anderson environmental lawyer Ann Neil Cosby will join stormwater management specialists from Joyce Engineering, Maroon Consulting and Stormwater Resources in three seminars across the state providing training to local government officers and staff on the new state stormwater requirements adopted by the General Assembly in their 2012 session.
“For most localities outside of the area covered by the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, this will be the first time the Commonwealth of Virginia will require stormwater management programs to be in place and the deadline is less than a year away,” said Cosby.
Implementing a local program will require the adoption of local ordinances establishing stormwater management programs, permitting for new development and redevelopment, and the integration of existing environmental ordinances. Cosby has recently worked with state officials to review a model ordinance to be developed to guide local lawmakers.
The training sessions are scheduled for August 14 in Farmville, August 22 in Warrenton and September 28in Wytheville. In addition to Cosby, faculty will include Jenny Johnson and Lee Hill of Joyce Engineering and Joseph Maroon of Maroon Consulting. Also on the faculty will be Scott Crafton of Stormwater Resources, who has been working with DCR for the past few years to help develop the new stormwater regulations and associated handbook. The day-long sessions will include lunch and registration will cost $60 per person. People who wish to register can contact the Training Coordinator at (804) 355-4520.
Cosby practices environmental and government law from the Richmond office of Sands Anderson PC. She was chosen as one of Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s Influential Women of Virginia in May, 2012. She currently serves on the Virginia DCR Construction General Permit Regulatory Advisory Panel, the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce Environment Committee and the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Ad Hoc Committee on Chesapeake Bay Regulation. She earned her law degree at the College of William And Mary.
Founded over 160 years ago, Sands Anderson has 69 lawyers practicing among its offices in Richmond, Christiansburg, Fredericksburg and McLean, Virginia, and Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2012, it was ranked 8th in Virginia Business magazine’s annual listing of the state’s largest law firms. Sands Anderson provides a full range of legal services to corporations and businesses, healthcare providers, financial institutions, state and local governments, the insurance industry and individuals. For more information, visit www.SandsAnderson.com.