A letter from EPA informing Governors of the opportunity for engagement meetings on the revised Waters of the U.S. proposal.
EPA is seeking comment on whether the Agency should reconsider its current position that consultation under ESA Section 7(a)(2) is not required when the EPA approves a State or Tribe’s request to assume the Section 404 dredged and fill permit program under Section 404(h) of the Clean Water Act (CWA).
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).
ACWA memorandum on internal state authority to regulate waters of the state, based on a survey, dated March 2018.
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.
Discussion questions provided by EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers during state WOTUS outreach sessions.
A chart of EPA’s budget including the FY 2019 omnibus bill
A USACE memo to the agency, directing District Engineers to restrict the timeline for state review for 401 certification to 60 days. States may request additional time, but the decision is entirely at the discretion of the District Engineer, and extensions may not be granted if requests are “based on workload or resource issues or… Read More »