Below is a list of emerging approaches, followed by state/interstate-specific resource pages and supplemental information. Note: States and interstates are continually adapting their COVID-19 response. In some cases, a state is managing COVID-19 resources, advisories, and adjustments to programmatic Standard Operating Procedures centrally, rather than through applicable departments or programs (i.e. state/interstate clean water programs).… Read More »
ACWA used Microsoft Word redlines to compared the 2019 Proposed Rule Redefining “Waters of the United States” to the 2020 final rule defining “Waters of the United States”, known as the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
Legislation reauthorizing the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and authorizes approximately $16.68 billion in infrastructure investment over the next five years to address America’s crumbling wastewater infrastructure and water quality challenges. The legislation also amends the CWA to allow for 10 year NPDES permits for municipal entities and includes provisions addressing administratively continued permits.
A briefing presentation from the EPA and the Army Corps on upcoming plans to revise the Compensatory Mitigation for Losses of Aquatic Resources” (Mitigation Rule) (40 CFR Part 230, Subpart J and 33 CFR Part 332).
The template describes the overall purpose of the real-time review, and standards the EPA considers during the review. It describes the State-EPA agreed processes for selecting permits to review; timelines for review; tracking mechanisms for review progress; and process of dispute resolution. A list of acronyms is also provided.
This Excel chart compares the Trump Administration’s proposed rule “Redefinition of Waters of the United States”, the 2015 Obama Administration rule defining Waters of the United States, and the regulatory definitions which existed before that. The chart provides brief information on how each defined various features/bodies of water, and where in the proposed redefinition of… Read More »
EPA – in partnership with USDA – is encouraging increased engagement and a reinvigoration of state, tribal and federal efforts to reduce excess nutrients in waterways, with a focus on market-based and other collaborative pollutant reduction approaches. The Agencies are committed to working with federal agencies, states, tribes and stakeholders such as agricultural producers, wastewater and drinking water service providers, and conservation organizations, to develop solutions tailored to the needs of specific communities and watersheds.
EPA’s Regional Realignment Plan. establish a standard organizational structure for its regional offices that is intended to: • Increase coordination between EPA National Programs and their regional counterparts as we work to meet our strategic goals and objectives; • Improve the consistent implementation of EPA regulations and policies; • Allow for better resource allocation to… Read More »
Memo from Acting Administrator Wheeler to regional administrators directing EPA to defer to state decision-making in most cases but also lays out situations when regulators should intervene to protect human health and the environment.