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EWRI Luncheon: Harris County Flood Control District's Approach to Environmental Permitting and Mitigation

May 16, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:15 PM
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Jacobs Engineering
5995 Rogerdale Rd
Houston, TX 77072

Harris County Flood Control District’s Approach to Environmental Permitting and Mitigation

Presented by Jonathan Holley, Manager, Environmental Services, HCFCD

The District plans, implements, and maintains flood damage reduction infrastructure that presents unique challenges for environmental compliance and opportunities for environmental enhancement.  The bayous, creeks, channels, and adjacent wetlands under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act are the most frequently encountered resources that require planning and design strategies to minimize regulated impacts and permitting timelines while still achieving project goals.  

This presentation will discuss some of those strategies, including; implementing environmental due diligence steps through the project life cycle, working with the regulatory agencies, and anticipating mitigation needs. Several case studies using natural stable channel design techniques will demonstrate the approach for addressing regulatory challenges associated with environmental resource protection with unique environmental enhancements to achieve flood damage reduction project goals.

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11:30 a.m.        Registration, Networking, and Lunches

12:00 noon        Brief Safety Video

12:05 p.m.        Presentation and Q&A

1:05 p.m.          EWRI Announcements

1:15 p.m.          Adjourn

Professional Development Hours:  Two PDHs offered for this event.

ASCE Members:         $30
Non-Members:           $50
Registration includes lunch.

Payment:  Please pay by credit card online after clicking the "Register Now" button.  The payment processing webpage provides the option to bring cash or check to the event.  This is NOT encouraged.

Sponsors:  Sponsorships are available for $250 each and can be purchased using the "Register Now" button. Sponsors will receive one complimentary lunch and recognition on event posters, welcome screens, and verbally during the event.  If you purchase a sponsorship, please email your high-resolution logo to mbloom at rgmiller dot com.  Please note that additional attendees affiliated with the sponsoring organization above the first complementary ticket will still need to separately register and pay the member or non-member cost.  Proceeds will cover the event cost and benefit EWRI-Houston activities.


Jonathan W. Holley has worked at the Harris County Flood Control District since 2009 in several positions related to stormwater quality and environmental regulatory compliance. Project planning and management experience includes enhancing regional stormwater detention basins with stormwater quality treatment wetlands, incorporating natural stable channel design features into channel improvement projects, tracking permit compliance, and performing water quality monitoring. His current responsibilities include managing the District’s environmental services and mitigation banking programs. He has a B.S. in Biology from Wake Forest University and a M.S. in Biology from the College of William & Mary.  He is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and a Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ).



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