Guidance Issued on Clean Water Act Permitting Requirements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has issued guidance clarifying the application of Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting requirements to groundwater. USEPA’s Interpretative Statement concludes that Congress excluded releases of pollutants to groundwater from the CWA’s permitting requirements, and instead, left the regulation of those releases to other statutory authorities of the States and USEPA. Read More

USEPA Seeks Input for National Water Reuse Action Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is seeking public input on the development of an action plan to accelerate the application of water reuse as a safe, reliable, and sustainable way to meet the country’s current and future water demands. “To meet the country’s most pressing water resources challenges, EPA recognizes the need for coordinated Read More

SD DENR Unveils Interactive Water Quality Database Map

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) launched a new interactive database map to provide the public with online access to water quality data for lakes and streams. The Water Quality Monitoring Access Portal map provides water quality data collected over the past 50 years from DENR’s Statewide Water Quality Monitoring Network, Read More

WOTUS Comment Period Ends April 15

The public comment period for a proposed revision to the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) will close on Monday April 15, 2019.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) developed the proposal which includes six specific types of water bodies and eight categories of exemptions. Read More

USEPA Updates Chemicals List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has released its first update in 40 years to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory, the list of chemicals that are being manufactured, processed, and imported in the United States. A key result of the update is that less than half of the total number of chemicals on Read More

Water Reuse Action Plan Announced

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently announced the development of a Water Reuse Action Plan that will leverage the expertise of both industry and government to ensure the effective use of water resources in the United States. “The Nation’s water resources are the lifeblood of our communities, and the federal government has the responsibility Read More