Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:11 AM By Donna Puglisi
On April 21, EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a proposed rule that aims to clarify the definition of “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act which would significantly expand federal control of land and water resources across the nation – creating additional permitting and regulatory requirements. The public has until July 21 to submit written comments on the proposal; ABC as part of the Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC) requested the agency grant an extension on the comment period.
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:00 PM By Donna Puglisi
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) March 6 issued a final rule on the Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Point Source Category. Under the final rule, which goes into effect May 5, EPA dropped the numeric discharge limit for turbidity in stormwater and implemented best practice management to prevent erosion at construction sites.
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:11 PM By Kinsey Cooper
The Environmental Protection Agency in January settled a longstanding lawsuit that had been brought against its 2009 rule on Effluent Limitation Guidelines by agreeing to withdraw the numeric limit for turbidity in stormwater discharges.