This is the ACWA Annual Report Fiscal Year 2020.
Comment letter requesting 60-day extension of the public comment period for the draft Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations for Lakes and Reservoirs of the Conterminous United States” (draft LNNC).
ACWA comment letter on EPA’s proposed rule to establish administrative requirements and procedures guidance documents determined to be significant.
The 2020 National CAFO Roundtable supports the implementation of animal agriculture programs nationwide by helping support states and EPA to further identify challenges & barriers to Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) program implementation, sharing new technologies, best management practices, showcasing innovative state programs and initiatives, facilitating discussion on national program enhancements and improvements, identifying state… Read More »
An EPA presentation on the changes to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.
ACWA letter to EPA concerning COVID-19-related issues faced by state, interstate, and territorial clean water programs, and a potential strategy to leverage lessons learned going forward in the context of both COVID-19 and future disease outbreaks.
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).
California, New York and 15 other states are urging a federal district court to issue a preliminary national injunction blocking implementation of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, warning the injunction is vital to “prevent widespread harm to national water quality.”
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.
The purpose of the bill is to reaffirm Congress’ commitment to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation’s waters, as called for in the Clean Water Act (CWA) and to overturn the Trump administration’s WOTUS rule. The legislation directs the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to develop a new rule within two years of enactment to prevent degradation of surface water quality; increased contaminant levels in drinking water sources; increased flooding-related risks to human life or property; and disproportionate adverse impacts on minority or low-income populations.