On this page: Key memos issued by EPA leadership regarding WQS approvals and disapproval decisions under CWA Section 303(c).
As the agencies proceed with this process to revise WOTUS and work to create a durable rule the states remind the agencies of several foundational principles that must be adhered to. (1) respect the role of the states as co-regulators and provide early, continuous, and meaningful opportunities for dialogue and input as any new rule is developed; (2) respect and follow the science though balanced within the limitations of statute and judicial precedent; (3) recognize the geographic, geologic, climatic, hydrologic, and leadership diversity among states and craft a definition that provides clarity but also flexibility for state implementers; (4) prepare to provide the states, well in advance, with technical assistance, tools, and trainings to assist with implementation of any revised definition; and (5) consider a delayed effective date dependent on the significance and scope of the final rule to give state partners adequate time to revise state regulations and/or to develop new state policy to cover any changes in coverage as a result of the revised jurisdictional definition.
Current agenda for the 2022 Nutrients Permitting Workshop in Kansas City, MO.
Current agenda for ACWA’s Mid Year Meeting, March 16-17, 2022.
An ACWA letter to the Office of Wastewater Management on the states/interstates recommendations for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Implementation Guidance.
A letter from ACWA to Administrator Regan and Assistant Secretary of the Army Collins urging the agencies to provide for specific regional engagement opportunities for co-regulators.
TO: Corporate Executives and Business Leaders FROM: Anne Neuberger, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology and Chris Inglis, National Cyber Director… Read More »
A copy of a letter from the EPA Administrator to Governors on the Water Infrastructure provisions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
SEC. 3. ENACTMENT OF THE SECTION 401 CERTIFICATION RULE.
The final rule of the Environmental Protection Agency entitled ‘‘Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule’’ (85 Fed. Reg. 42210 (July 13, 2020)) is enacted into law.
A fact sheet from EPA outlining the provisions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal invests more than $50 billion through EPA’s highly successful water infrastructure programs.
Below are the presentations from the 2021 Nutrients Permitting Workshop: Permitting for Restoration. Lake Restoration Cherry Creek, CO – Joni Nuttle, Aimee Konowal, and Meg Parish, Colorado Water Quality Control… Read More »