A fact sheet from EPA and the Environmental Finance Centers on available technical assistance for integrated planning.
The NWPS are an important part of the regulatory system and enable efficient and effective regulatory review of construction and development activities that have a minimal individual and cumulative adverse environmental impacts. NWPS are permits used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to permit a wide range of activities that, upon incorporation of identified conditions and mitigation measures, have been determined to result in minimal adverse effects to the environment. NWPS
are useful for project applicants and states because they streamline the permitting processes necessary for approval. However, the states have several concerns, such as the water quality certification process, removal of the 300 linear foot limit for loss of stream bed and pre-construction notice requirements (PCN) with the changes outlined in the proposal and offer the
Below are the presentations from the 2020 Nutrients Permitting Workshop: Trading and Flexibilities.
The legislation would amend and reauthorize programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act to provide resources and technical assistance to communities.
A letter from EPA informing Governors of the opportunity for engagement meetings on the revised Waters of the U.S. proposal.
The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA), and the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) urge Congress to preserve states’ ability to protect water quality under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. Our members believe that Section 401 is an important tool states can use to protect their waters for the benefit of their citizens.
Early engagement with state partners on the NPGs has become an important process step to ensure states are aware of how EPA intends to implement its strategic plan goals and collaborate with the states on implementing the Clean Water Act (CWA). This early engagement provides EPA and states the necessary time to further discuss implementation challenges, performance measures, and other related priorities that may need to be considered as part of the NPG.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing a voluntary survey to help assess the economic and operational challenges faced by the nation’s water and wastewater systems as a result of COVID-19.
• Identify and gauge the severity of the past, current, and expected future challenges faced by drinking water and wastewater utilities as a result of the COVID-19 national health emergency.
• Collect information that would facilitate planning for a rapid response, if necessary, should there be significant future challenges in the water sector due to COVID-19.
Presentations and related documents from the 2020 National CAFO Roundtable.
This is the ACWA Annual Report Fiscal Year 2020.