New York and eight other states filed a challenge against EPA’s COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program policy, arguing the policy exceeds the agency’s authority and skirts statutory mandates to enforce environmental laws.The lawsuit challenges EPA’s March 26 guidance stating that the agency would exercise enforcement discretion if companies are unable to report or monitor pollution releases because the pandemic has disrupted their operations. The policy applies retroactively to March 13 and includes no end date.
ACWA’s comment letter to EPA requesting that the Agency engage in meaningful collaboration with states on EPA’s Interpretive Statement on Application of CWA NPDES Programs to Releases of Pollutants from a Point Source to Groundwater.
The August 31, 2018 Federal Register Notice indicates EPA is requesting input on “possible approaches to updating the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations related to the management of peak wet weather flows at Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) treatment plants serving separate sanitary sewer collection systems.” While states have historically expressed a diversity… Read More »
Presentations for the 2018 National CAFO Roundtable.
Agenda for the 2018 National CAFO Roundtable.
ACWA’s written testimony submitted to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee regarding the April 18, 2018 hearing entitled, The Appropriate Role of States and the Federal Government in Protecting Groundwater.
Administrator Pruitt announced the EPA’s decision to reconsider the Steam Electric ELG and stay of any of the compliance dates that have not yet passed
A brief description of the Court’s ruling on the Water Transfers Rule.
The Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources’ Amanda Minks presentation on Wisconsin’s Multi-Discharger Variance program for phosphorous.
Letter from ECOS, ACWA, and ASWM to EPA supporting the reissuance of the Clean Water Act 404 Nationwide General Permits.
Summary provides an overview of the proposed bill, the Water Quality Improvement Act of 2017