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Wendy L. Manley

Wendy L. Manley
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
f: 510.834.1928
wmanley@wendel.com

Education

Lewis & Clark Law School, Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law; J.D.

University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology; M.S., Marine Biology

University of Oregon; B.S., Biology

Admissions

State Bar of California

State Bar of Oregon

  • Profile
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As an attorney with degrees in biology and marine biology, Wendy brings unique insight to her environmental law practice. She guides public and private clients in a range of complex permitting, compliance, and enforcement issues, with the benefit of a deep understanding of the interface between science and policy. Wendy frequently speaks on environmental law, water regulations, and related matters.

Her clients include manufacturers, retailers, property owners, title companies, developers, private individuals, and public entities. She is experienced with state and federal agencies, including the State Water Resources Control Board, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, Bay Conservation and Development Commission, California Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Insurance, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. EPA, National Marine Fisheries Service, and various local entities.

Water and Stormwater Issues

Wendy provides legal guidance to industrial, municipal, and construction clients on compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and state and federal stormwater requirements. She assists with resolution of citizen and agency enforcement actions and counsels clients whose activities require or have violated permits authorizing activities in wetlands, or otherwise involve discharges to Waters of the United States (WOTUS) or Waters of the State (WOTS).

Threatened and Endangered Species

Applying her science background and knowledge of public policy and law, Wendy assists clients whose property or projects could impact endangered species. She advises on matters affecting their property and activities and represents clients through the administrative process of listing threatened and endangered species.

Proposition 65

Wendy provides compliance counseling, claim defense and litigation representation on Proposition 65 matters for clients in the wide range of manufacturing, food and beverage, industrial, and retail businesses. She provides guidance on risk assessments, warning requirements and statutory exemptions. She also counsels clients on their defenses and best strategies through litigation or a negotiated settlement when Prop 65 claims are filed.

Title Industry Regulatory Matters

Wendy orchestrates the application process for regulatory approvals for underwritten title companies (UTCs) seeking to form, license, or expand their business.

 

Alameda County Bar Association

  • Environmental Law Section

State Bar of California

  • Environmental Law section, Member

Oregon State Bar

  • Environmental and Natural Resources section, Member

Bar Association of San Francisco

California Stormwater Quality Association

Women In Environment

Publications

NEPA’s Turn on the Trump Chopping Block

NEPA’s Turn on the Trump Chopping Block

07/27/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

As it has with other environmental laws, the Trump administration has taken aim and fired at the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”).  In record time, changes to the regulations proposed…

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Clean Water Act Permitting Reaches Groundwater

Clean Water Act Permitting Reaches Groundwater

05/26/2020 | Wendel Rosen LLP

Discharging pollutants to navigable waters has required an NPDES permit under the Federal Clean Water Act for nearly 50 years.  Now, pollutants discharged to land that seep in groundwater to…

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Rising Waters of the State and Receding Waters of the U.S.

Rising Waters of the State and Receding Waters of the U.S.

04/16/2019 | Client Update

While you may have heard about the Trump administration’s attempts to narrow the scope of Waters of the United States (WOTUS), California is expanding its regulations, including broadening the definition…

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Date Category Publication Title
01/14/2019 Publication Client Update Proposition 65 – Continuing Challenges for Food Industry
12/18/2018 Publication Water Efficiency WOTUS Revised
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08/20/2018 Publication Client Update WARNING: New Prop 65 Regs Contain Requirements Known to Cause Consternation and Risk for CA Businesses
03/07/2017 Publication Wendy L. Manley Waters of the U.S. – The Tide of Uncertainty Rises Again
12/21/2016 Publication Wendy L. Manley OEHHA Adopts Revised Temporary Regulations for BPA Warnings in Food & Beverage Packaging
04/21/2016 Publication Wendy L. Manley Turmoil for Food Brands: New Prop 65 Warning Requirement for BPA in Packaging
09/01/2014 Publication California Constructor Evolving Storm Water Requirements Emphasize Long-Term Benefits
06/15/2014 Publication The Water Report

California Adopts Industrial Storm Water Permit for 2015
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05/13/2014 Publication Wendy Manley

2014 IGP Challenge Filed
04/29/2014 Publication Wendy Manley

Manufacturers Take Note: New Storm Water Requirements for Industry Finalized

Events

Proposition 65

Proposition 65

04/02/2019 | OSC2

Join attorney Wendy Manley on April 2, 2019 for the "Prop 65," webinar from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.  Program Description: This interactive program will provide an overview of Proposition…

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Water Laws, Regulations and Recent Developments

Water Laws, Regulations and Recent Developments

05/16/2018 | HalfMoon Education Inc.

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, environmental attorney Wendy Manley  will present "Complying with Water Quality Laws and Regulation" in San Jose, CA. Join Wendy as she discusses the following topics:  State and…

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Emerging Stormwater Litigation Trends: 5 Things Environmental Professionals  Need to Know

Emerging Stormwater Litigation Trends: 5 Things Environmental Professionals Need to Know

03/15/2018 | Mapistry

Join Wendy Manley and founder of Mapistry, Ryan Janoch, on March 15 as they explore emerging environmental litigation trends and the best ways that you can reduce risk of environmental non-compliance and more…

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Date Category Host Title
10/03/2017 Seminar HalfMoon Education Inc. Water Laws, Regulations and Recent Developments
11/17/2015 Seminar California Craft Brewers Association California Regulations: Storm Water and Other Regulatory Requirements
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04/01/2015 Seminar Port of Oakland Storm Water Update
03/10/2015 Seminar Air & Waste Management Association The New CA Storm Water Permit for Industrial Facilities Take Effect July 1, 2015 – Will You Be Ready?
11/17/2014 Seminar American Law Institute and Environmental Law Institute When it Rains, It Pours: Regulating Stormwater (California Developments)
09/25/2014 Webinar SWS and Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association Illicit Discharge Programs, Storm Water System Maintenance and Management and Recent Regulatory Developments
06/06/2014 Seminar Wendel Rosen Client Seminar Storm Water Challenges: Requirements for Industry and Legal Updates
04/29/2014 Seminar Wendel Rosen Client Seminar The New Reality for Managing Industrial Storm Water: Guidance on the 2014 Permit for Environmental Managers
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10/23/2013 Seminar Bay Planning Coalition Bay Planning Coalition Storm Water Briefing
05/01/2012 Seminar Wendel Rosen Client Seminar Storm Water Enforcement, It Could Happen to You
02/16/2012 Seminar Lorman Education Services Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation in California
02/10/2011 Seminar Wendy Manley California Water Laws and Regulations

News

Wendel Rosen’s Wendy Manley and Bruce Flushman Discuss Recent WOTUS Updates

Wendel Rosen’s Wendy Manley and Bruce Flushman Discuss Recent WOTUS Updates

10/15/2019 | The Registry

In their byline article for The Registry titled “In California, WOTS up WOTUS?,” attorneys Wendy Manley and Bruce Flushman look at the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers recently announced…

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Warning! You’ve Been Exposed to New Prop 65 Requirements!

Warning! You’ve Been Exposed to New Prop 65 Requirements!

02/06/2019

Wendel Rosen attorney Wendy Manley co-authored the article, "Warning! You've Been Exposed to New Prop 65 Requirements!" which published on February 6, 2019, in the ACBA. To read more, please…

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Ruling on Acrylamide Brings Breakfast Back to the Table – First Coffee, Now Cereal

Ruling on Acrylamide Brings Breakfast Back to the Table – First Coffee, Now Cereal

08/21/2018 | Wendy Manley

In this Foodlaw.com post from August 21, 2018, environmental and prop 65 attorney Wendy Manley breaks down recent cases covering warning requirements related to acrylamide in breakfast cereals and coffee….

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Date Category Publication Title
06/19/2018 News Food Safety Magazine  Proposition 65 – Effects on Coffee Producers

Education

Lewis & Clark Law School, Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law; J.D.

University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology; M.S., Marine Biology

University of Oregon; B.S., Biology

Admissions

State Bar of California

State Bar of Oregon