Proposed rule on Clean Water Act jurisdiction released

Proposed rule on Clean Water Act jurisdiction released

The Obama administration released a regulatory proposal that would bring nearly all rivers, streams and creeks under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act.

The Obama administration released a long awaited regulatory proposal that would bring nearly all rivers, streams and creeks under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and would clarify which wetlands would be included.

The proposed rule is aimed at clarifying which streams, creeks and wetlands fall under the jurisdiction of the CWA following two Supreme Court decisions, in ’01 and ’06, that left both industry and EPA in regulatory confusion.

The proposed rule woul

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