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.
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.
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 »
EPA is publishing for public comment a proposed rule providing updates and clarifications to the substantive and procedural requirements for water quality certification under the CWA sec. 401. EPA will accept comments for 60 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
In FYs 2017 and 2018, the EPA exceeded its deregulatory expectations under EO 13771. In addition, the EPA exceeded the savings goals associated with the EO. Specifically, in FY 2017, the EPA achieved an annualized cost savings of $21.5 million via 16 deregulatory actions and one regulatory action. In FY 2018, the EPA achieved an… Read More »
Thank you for your February 20, 2019 letter regarding Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 and your thoughtful list of potential process reforms.
A briefing presentation from the EPA and the Army Corps on upcoming plans to revise the Compensatory Mitigation for Losses of Aquatic Resources” (Mitigation Rule) (40 CFR Part 230, Subpart J and 33 CFR Part 332).
This ACWA comment letter was submitted on May 24, 2019 and was responsive to EPA’s Pre-proposal Recommendations for Clarification of Provisions within Clean Water Act Section 401 and Related Federal Regulations and Guidance.
ACWA’s comment letter to EPA requesting that the Agency engage in meaningful collaboration with states on EPA’s Interpretive Statement on Application of CWA NPDES Programs to Releases of Pollutants from a Point Source to Groundwater.
AWWA, NACWA and WEF developed recommendations for the EPA on a new methodology and guideline for assessing household affordability and community financial capability to replace its current guidance document: Combined Sewer Overflows – Guidance for Financial Capability Assessment and Schedule Development (EPA, 1997). This effort was prepared in anticipation of the EPA updating its financial capability assessment (FCA) guidelines after the 2017 National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Developing a New Framework for Community Affordability of Clean Water Services (NAPA Report).
ACWA’s letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee in support of STAG Grants.