A summary of the Senate’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 – Title II: Clean Water.
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.
Released in pre-publication form by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on January 23, 2020, the Navigable Waters Protection Act: Waters of the United States Definition provided the agencies’ final rule defining “waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act.
A chart outlining Federal Appropriations and Proposed Budgets for several fiscal years for key Clean Water Act Programs.
A short summary of the key provisions included in H.R. 1497, The Water Quality Protection & Job Creation Act. The legislation authorizes $16.68 billion over five years and includes several set-aside provisions directing how state financing programs may spend the monies provided (See details below). These funds would provide low-interest loans and additional loan subsidizations… Read More »
A fact sheet describing H.R. 1497, The Water Quality Protection & Job Creation Act. This bipartisan bill renews the Federal commitment to addressing local water quality challenges by providing an infusion of Federal assistance for the construction, repair, and replacement of the Nation’s network of wastewater and stormwater conveyance and treatment facilities. H.R. 1497 significantly… Read More »
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing for public comment a proposed rule providing updates and clarifications to the substantive and procedural requirements for water quality certification under Clean Water Act (CWA or the Act) section 401. EPA will accept comments for 60 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. ACWA’s summary… Read More »
In late 2018, ACWA Watershed’s Committee Co-Chairs Jeff Berckes and Traci Iott, along with ACWA staffer Julian Gonzalez, conducted interviews with state representatives covering a wide range of topics on the 303(d) / TMDL program. The results of those interviews were compiled and combined into the report below.
A chart of EPA’s budget including the FY 2019 omnibus bill
This Resource Analysis project indicates nationally there is a significant gap in resources needed by states for managing water quality programs. At the highest level of aggregation, this resource gap indicates that state agencies are receiving less than one-half of the resources that they need to fully implement the requirements of the federal Clean Water… Read More »
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 »