New Executive Order Redirects “Waters of the United States”

New Executive Order Redirects “Waters of the United States” Wendy L. Manley Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP Whatever you think “Waters of the US” might currently mean under Clean Water Act, expect it to change again.  On February 28, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the EPA & Corps of Engineers to review […]

BPC Joins in Letter to Request Extended Public Comment Period for Proposed Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Materials to Waters of the State

In a formal e-mail to the Chair and Executive Director of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board), Bay Planning Coalition joined with other organizations to request that the State Board conduct additional outreach and extend the public comment period in regards to the Proposed Amendments to the California Ocean Plan and Inland Surface […]

Supreme Court Ruling Offers Clues on Fate of Obama Rule

WATER POLICY: Supreme Court ruling offers clues on fate of Obama rule Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter Greenwire: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Enforcement of the Clean Water Act could undergo a wave of changes in the wake of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on a key wetlands case, legal scholars say. The opinion is also offering clues […]

Briscoe, Ivester, & Bazel Newsletter for March 4, 2016

Newsletter March 4, 2016 CALIFORNIA FARMERS AND BUILDERS URGE U.S. SUPREME COURT TO HELP UNMUDDY THE CLEAN WATER ACT The Clean Water Act is so unconstitutionally vague as to require direct policing by the courts, a coalition of California farming and building groups told the U.S. Supreme Court this week in a brief filed by […]

Law Update: U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Important Case Affecting Development in Wetlands

ENVIRONMENTAL U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Important Case Affecting Development in Wetlands A critical part of the permitting process for many development projects is obtaining federal and state wetland permits. The key wetland authorization is usually a Section 404 permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is a required Clean Water Act […]

EPA & USACE to Put Final Rule of Clean Water Act in Effect August 28, 2015

Clean Water Rule The Environmental Protection Agency  and the US Army Corps of Engineers promulgated a final rule defining the waters of the United States for purposes of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also referred to as the Clean Water Act. The rule enters into effect on 28 August. 80 Fed. Reg. 37053

Press Release: Shuster, Inhofe Call for Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule

PRESS RELEASE Shuster, Inhofe Call for Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule For Immediate Release: February 04, 2015 Contact: (Shuster) Jim Billimoria, Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 (Inhofe) Kristina Baum (202) 224-6176, Donelle Harder (202) 224-1282 Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), Chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following joint statement with U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), […]

ENS Resources: Federal Report for January 30, 2015

Federal Report – January 30, 2015 Congressional Procedures 101: How Not To Present Views and Opinions at Congressional Hearings The new Congress got off to a rollicking start this week as the spirit of compromise and bipartisanship gave way to the realities of policymaking at the congressional committee level. (Video) Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline […]

Notice to Comment and Attend Public Meeting regarding Clean Water Act Section 303(d)

A Notice for Comment and Public Meeting has been announced regarding proposed Clean Water Act Section 303(d). Click here to view details of the integrated notice.   The Public Meeting is scheduled for March 3, 2015  Comment Deadline is February 5, 2015 by 12 noon.  

Notice Of Public Hearing And Consideration Of Adoption – 303(D) List

This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board.   Click here to view the Notice of Public Hearing and Consideration of Adoption on the Proposed Amendment to the Water Quality Control Policy for Developing the Clean Water Action Section 303(d) List. The Hearing is scheduled for February 3, 2015.