On February 17, 2022, the Central Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (CFAEP) will host a networking luncheon featuring a discussion led by Gunster Shareholder Eric Olsen. Eric will provide an update on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) assumption of Section 404 wetland permitting as well as the Navigable Water Protection Rule (New WOTUS Rule).
CFAEP is a nonprofit organization composed of scientists, engineers, geologists and other professionals working in the environmental sector. The organization provides a platform for networking with other environmental professionals and the opportunity to participate in professional development and community events.
Inside and outside of Florida, Eric T. Olsen assists myriad business and individual clients on environmental law and regulatory matters. A Florida native, for nearly three decades Eric has focused his practice on wetland regulation, mitigation banking, stormwater regulation, consumptive use or water use permitting, water supply and underground injection control.
Beginning as a St. Johns River Water Management District in-house attorney, Eric worked with other water management districts to develop the Environmental Resource Permitting program, statutes and rules governing wetland mitigation banks, and rules and policies affecting water supply and water use. He was also involved in evaluating permit applications and resolving enforcement issues. This background allows him to offer his clients an agency-experienced understanding of how agency staff evaluate regulatory issues which helps clients resolve those issues.