Pillsbury Environmental partner Wayne M. Whitlock has more than 30 years’ experience helping clients resolve natural resources, wetlands, water quality and supply, and endangered species issues.
Wayne, a member and former chair of Pillsbury’s Water Focus team, handles permitting, enforcement matters, administrative appeals, and environmental aspects of business transactions for manufacturing, railroad, energy, mining and forest products clients.
Wayne provides skilled counsel to clients in complex land use and watershed management plans, Endangered Species Act Habitat Conservation Plans and Clean Water Act Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) as well as federal and state environmental reviews of other large-scale projects.
REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE :
- Assisted a railroad client in obtaining Clean Water Act and related approvals for repair of major East-West railroad route and causeway across the Great Salt Lake, including a complex mitigation plan.
- Counseling oil industry clients on groundwater protection, water rights and endangered species matters.
- Representing forest products companies in resolving Clean Water Act Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), Endangered Species Act and water quality permitting issues in the sensitive watersheds in Northern California.
- Water quality, including NPDES permitting, stormwater and nonpoint source pollution
- Mine permitting and reclamation
- National Environmental Policy Act and California Environmental Quality Act
- American Bar Association
- Santa Clara County Bar Association
- Bar Association of San Francisco and its respective environmental and natural resources sections
- J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 1983
- B.S., Utah State University, 1980
ADMISSIONS : California, Colorado
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