This document breaks down key water appropriations from the FY21 Omnibus.
This is the draft agenda for the 2021 Mid-Year Meeting.
Comment Letter: EPA should engage in meaningful collaboration with states before finalizing the Maui Decision guidance and/or a future rule making. Meaningful collaboration includes early engagement, reviewing draft products, identifying intended and unintended consequences, assessing opportunities for state program improvement & enhancement, considering implementation obstacles and challenges, discussing administrative resource implications, and supporting states with… Read More »
ACWA would like to express support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent proposed rule clarifying that “state or tribal programs approved pursuant to CWA Sections 402 and 404 are not required to include the same criminal intent standard that is applicable to EPA under Section 309 of the CWA.”
A half-century ago, our nation was in the grips of an unpopular war in Vietnam, trying to navigate new social norms and struggling to fulfill the historic promises of the Civil Rights Act. No less momentous was the growing awareness that our nation’s lands, air and water were in sad condition. Rachel Carson’s epic Silent… Read More »
A fact sheet from EPA and the Environmental Finance Centers on available technical assistance for integrated planning.
The NWPS are an important part of the regulatory system and enable efficient and effective regulatory review of construction and development activities that have a minimal individual and cumulative adverse environmental impacts. NWPS are permits used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to permit a wide range of activities that, upon incorporation of identified conditions and mitigation measures, have been determined to result in minimal adverse effects to the environment. NWPS
are useful for project applicants and states because they streamline the permitting processes necessary for approval. However, the states have several concerns, such as the water quality certification process, removal of the 300 linear foot limit for loss of stream bed and pre-construction notice requirements (PCN) with the changes outlined in the proposal and offer the
Below are the presentations from the 2020 Nutrients Permitting Workshop: Trading and Flexibilities.
The legislation would amend and reauthorize programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act to provide resources and technical assistance to communities.
A letter from EPA informing Governors of the opportunity for engagement meetings on the revised Waters of the U.S. proposal.
The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA), and the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) urge Congress to preserve states’ ability to protect water quality under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. Our members believe that Section 401 is an important tool states can use to protect their waters for the benefit of their citizens.
Early engagement with state partners on the NPGs has become an important process step to ensure states are aware of how EPA intends to implement its strategic plan goals and collaborate with the states on implementing the Clean Water Act (CWA). This early engagement provides EPA and states the necessary time to further discuss implementation challenges, performance measures, and other related priorities that may need to be considered as part of the NPG.