Gina Nicholls

Gina Nicholls

Nossaman LLP

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California Groundwater Pumpers May Be Subject to Proposed "State Intervention Fees" Under SGMA

On March 8, 2017, the State Water Quality Control Board (“SWRCB”) released a draft emergency regulation that would impose new fees on some groundwater extractors. Written comments are due by Friday, April 7, 2017. The...more

3/22/2017 - Comment Period Environmental Policies Fees Groundwater Groundwater Management Plan Proposed Regulation Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Water Water Quality Control Boards

Executive Order That Seeks to Undo Obama Administration's "Waters of the United States" Rule Has More Limited Immediate Impacts

Debate and uncertainty regarding the extent of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act will continue under the Executive Order. On February 28, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order entitled “Restoring...more

3/20/2017 - Clean Water Act Deregulation EPA Executive Orders Navigable Waters NPDES Pending Legislation Permits Pollution Control Regulatory Reform Trump Administration US Army Corps of Engineers Waters of the United States

Wheeling & Dealing with California Water: "Fair Compensation" under the Wheeling Statute

Setting rates for wheeling water has always been complicated, and it is not getting any easier. The Third District Court of Appeal issued a recent decision in Central San Joaquin Water Conservation District v. Stockton East...more

2/14/2017 - Fair Compensation Utility Rates Water Wheeling Statutes

[Webinar] Rate Issues and Design; Proposition 218 and Proposition 26 - January 12th, 1:00pm PST

Join Nossaman attorneys for a timely discussion of issues related to water rate design and pricing. This webinar for CLE credit* will explain the theory of water rate design and address similarities and differences between...more

1/5/2017 - Continuing Legal Education Government Agencies Investor-Owned Utilities Pricing Proposition 218 Utility Rates Water Water Conservation Webinars

[Webinar] Stormwater Capture: Issues and Water Supply Opportunity - October 13th, 10:00am PDT

Join Nossaman attorneys for a timely discussion of new laws that are changing the landscape of water resource management. This webinar for CLE credit* will address critical water-related legal topics including applicable...more

10/3/2016 - Continuing Legal Education Environmental Assessments Government Officials Storm Water Resource Plan Urban Planning & Development Water Management Water Supplies Webinars

[Webinar] Implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) - September 20th, 10:00am PDT

Join Nossaman attorneys for a timely discussion of new laws that are changing the landscape of water resource management. This webinar for CLE credit* will cover critical water-related legal topics including implementation...more

9/12/2016 - Continuing Legal Education Groundwater Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Water Conservation Water Rights Webinars

Newhall Case Applies Proposition 26 to Wholesale Water Rates

Newhall County Water District v. Castaic Lake Water Agency (2016) 243 Cal.App.4th 1430 (“Newhall”) - Case Disposition - Plaintiff Newhall County Water District (“Newhall”), a retail water purveyor, challenged a...more

3/4/2016 - Fees Groundwater Proportionality Water Water Conservation Water Supplies

Are Groundwater Pumping Fees or Charges Subject to Proposition 218? California Supreme Court to Resolve Conflicting Precedent

In 2015 California’s Sixth and Second District Courts of Appeal issued conflicting opinions regarding whether groundwater extraction fees or charges are subject to Article 13D of the California Constitution (Proposition 218)....more

1/25/2016 - CA Supreme Court Groundwater Management Plan Resource Extraction Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)

Deadlines Fast Approaching to Modify Groundwater Basin Boundaries Under New Regulation

Under the recently enacted Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), groundwater basins defined by Bulletin 118 are the default regulatory units for sustainable groundwater management. (See Water Code § 10722.) But...more

12/3/2015 - Deadlines Department of Water Resources Modification Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)

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