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09/03/2021

Federal Judge Vacates Major Clean Water Act Regulation

A Federal judge has vacated and remanded US EPA's 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule, a regulation that narrowed the Agency's enforcement jurisdiction following legal challenges to a 2015 Clean Water Act rulemaking.

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08/30/2021

Another New WOTUS Definition Incoming

A virtual public meeting will be held on September 2 at 2:00 PM ET to hear stakeholders' recommendations concerning the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). 

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02/16/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/16

In this week's Roundup, a metal recyling company commits to $4.3 million in site improvements, resulting approximately 47 milion pounds of dust pollution reduction at one facility. Plus, an oil and gas provider will bolster its SPCC plans at five facilities after alleged improper discharges of crude oil into WOTUS.

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04/21/2020

Final Rule Alert: EPA's New Waters of the United States Rule

Update: US EPA published its Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States to the Federal Register on April 21.  

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10/29/2019

Video: Top EH&S News for Week of 10/28

Check out the latest edition of Lion Now, the video series that summarizes the top stories from this week's edition of the Lion News e-newsletter.  

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10/29/2019

Final Rule Alert: EPA Repeals 2015 WOTUS Rule

On October 22, 2019, US EPA officially repealed the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule, which expanded the scope of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA).

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05/06/2019

Do I Need a NPDES Permit for Groundwater Discharge?

Recently, US EPA clarified its stance on whether the Clean Water Act’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program covers point-source discharges to groundwater. 

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02/15/2019

EPA Proposes New WOTUS Rule to Clarify Clean Water Act's Scope

The WOTUS definition determines which bodies of water are under the jurisdiction of EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers, i.e., which waters are subject to requirements for Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)...

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11/19/2018

Where is EPA’s 2015 WOTUS Rule in Effect Now?

The hotly contested 2015 Waters of the United States Rule essentially expanded EPA’s authority to regulate rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water under the Clean Water Act. 

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10/09/2018

EPA's WOTUS Replacement On the Way

A parallel WOTUS rulemaking—which will restore the Clean Water Act definition of “Waters of the United States” to its pre-2015 form—is slated for November 2018.

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