Making the Regulatory Process Work For You: The Do’s and Don’ts of the Regulatory Process And Having it Work for You/Gaining Regulatory Approval and Garnering Local Support for Marina Development

 Part 1) Examining, framing and weaving one through the regulatory process –approaches to avoid and ways to make the potentially frustrating process rewarding. meaningful and cost effective. This session will provide:

  • outline of various successful approaches
  • highlights of pitfalls
  • case study examples to support approaches and results for expansion in environmentally sensitive areas how to successfully deviate without requiring a precedent be set  
Part 2) As the first new marina development in the area in over 30 years and situated along a busy and multi-functional historic waterfront, the recently opened Burlington Harbor Marina in Vermont attracted much attention in its early stages.  In this seminar we will present examples of official requirements and unofficial requests that had to be addressed in order to gain regulatory approval and garner local support for a new marina development. Similar issues may be common to other new marina developments or redevelopments of existing marinas and the approach and resolutions at this facility will be discussed.

Dan Natchez
Dan Natchez is President of DANIEL S. NATCHEZ and ASSOCIATES, Inc., a leading award winning, International Environmental Waterfront Design and Consulting organization, specializing in the integrated master and specific project planning, design, and environmental enhancement of all aspects of waterfront projects, including marina resorts, marinas, boat yards, & yacht clubs, throughout the world.

Dan has been the recreational industries leading expert and spokesperson for holistic integrated design, Barrier Free Access, creating Best Management Practices for controlling and preventing Storm Water Pollution as well as for the designing and implementing prudent operations and service areas of marinas and authors an internationally syndicated column on marinas

Dan has recently been made an Honorary Certified Marina Professional one of 8 in the world.

Dan has been the keynote speaker in numerous AMI and other conferences around the world was the principles industry representative in the drafting of the ADA and Non Point Stormwater regulations.
                                                                                                               Heath Hansell
Mr. Hansell is a Coastal-Waterfront Engineer involved in the planning, permitting, design, and construction of projects that involve the breadth and depth of the coastal and waterfront specialties. These include effort such beach and inlet programs, wave and erosion control structures, shoreline treatments, cruise ship, marinas and waterfront developments, and coastal resiliency and flood mapping
projects. He specializes in the prediction and evaluation of projects in the physical water environment, including comprehensive site evaluations; field data collection and statistical analyses of oceanographic conditions; wave-structure interactions; sedimentation and dredging; coastal and riverine processes; and numerical analysis. Based in Applied Technology & Management’s (ATM) Charleston, SC office, Mr. Hansell’s work is focused in the southeast US and Caribbean but extends to national and international projects throughout the Americas, Asia, South Pacific, and Middle East.

Mr. Hansell is a licensed professional engineer in SC, GA, ME, and MS. He received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University and his master’s degree in Ocean Engineering – specializing in Coastal Processes and Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology