Sr. Discipline Lead
Dunaway Associates, LLC
Fort Worth, TX
Presentation Date: November 9, 2023
As administrations have changed over the past few years, so has the Waters of the US rule. Each administration has had its own share of proposed rules, litigation, appeals, and injunctions. Additionally, court cases have come into play on what Waters of the US rule is currently effective This has become a new normal for professionals that work with Waters of the U.S. over the past few years. This presentation will dive into a brief history of the most recent legal proceedings relating to Waters of the US, the Sackett case, and discuss what it means for the definition of Waters of the US.
Mr. Patyk, Senior Discipline Lead at Dunaway Associates L.P., has a broad range of experience in the environmental field. He attained both a BS and an MA in environmental science from Texas Christian University and holds a certification as a Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality. He is tasked with leading the Environmental team in serving a wide range of clients including oil/gas, residential developers, commercial developers, and municipalities. Mr. Patyk has over 15 years of experience in biological surveys, wetland delineations, Section 404 permitting, stormwater compliance, water rights permitting, threatened and endangered species, GIS mapping services, and more.