The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes a procedural rule intended to streamline and modernize part of the Agency’s permitting process by creating a new, time limited alternative dispute resolution process (ADR process) as a precondition to judicial review.
Please use this form to register for the 2020 National SNC NCI Symposium to be held January 22 – 24, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Completed forms should be emailed to Rachel Matthews at Matthews.Rachel@nullepa.gov.
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 »
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 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 »
This comment letter was submitted October 21, 2019 and was responsive to EPA-HQ-OW-2019-0405, Proposed Rule – Updating Regulations on Water Quality Certification.
This infographic provides some basic information on Water Quality Standards Variances in an easy-to-understand, shareable format. This graphic covers: How WQS Variances work When they may be used Tips for getting started Public involvement
The week of September 17, 2019, ACWA hosted the 2019 National NPDES Permit Writers Workshop in Washington, DC. In total, 125 people participated at this meeting with representatives from 41 states, 7 EPA regions, ACWA staff and EPA Headquarters. We also had 100+ people participate in this meeting remotely. Topics for this meeting included permit… Read More »
Our Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019 highlights the accomplishments and efforts of ACWA members.
EPA memo on Clean Water Hazardous Substances Spill Prevention under sec. 311. The memo outlines the agency’s reasoning for declining to issue new Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements to prevent or contain industrial chemical spills.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published 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. The deadline for comments is October 21, 2019. You may find the proposed rule along with ACWA’s summary below.
On August 6, 2019, the Office of Water issued a policy for managing draft documents. EPA often issues guidance and policy documents related to the national program. In some cases, the Office of Water has issued these documents in draft form but not taken steps to timely issue them in final form. This has caused… Read More »