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

Proposed WOTUS Definition Clarifies Federal Authority

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) have proposed an updated definition of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. “Our proposal would replace the Obama EPA’s 2015 definition with one that respects the limits of the Clean Water Read More