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FERC Holds The Line On One-Year Limit For State Review Of Clean Water Act Certifications For Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines
On April 2, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "Commission") determined that the one-year statutory limit on state review of interstate natural gas pipeline
United States
16 May 2019
Five Years In The Making: California Is One Step Closer To A Comprehensive Update To The CEQA Guidelines
The Governor's Office of Planning and Research ("OPR") has spent five years drafting a comprehensive update to 30 sections of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") Guidelines.
United States
11 Jan 2019
After 9th Circuit Ruling In Hawai‘I Wildlife Fund V. County Of Maui, EPA Considers ‘Clarifying' Clean Water Act Coverage For Discharges Via Groundwater
A recent Ninth Circuit ruling that pollutants reaching waters of the United States through groundwater may trigger Clean Water Act liability has prompted the U.S. EPA to consider clarifying...
United States
15 Mar 2018
Corps And EPA Push Out Effective Date Of Disputed Clean Water Rule
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency published a rule postponing the effective date of the Clean Water Rule for two years, until February 6, 2020.
United States
7 Feb 2018
District Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Challenges To Clean Water Rule, Supreme Court Says
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal district courts can hear challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2015 Clean Water Rule...
United States
24 Jan 2018
California Proposes New Permitting Procedures For Impacts To Wetlands And Waters Of The State
On July 21, 2017, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) published its latest proposal for new permitting procedures that would apply to waters of the State, including wetlands.
United States
22 Aug 2017
Corps And EPA Solicit Public Comment On Restoring Pre-Clean Water Rule Regulations
On July 27, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published their proposed rule to rescind the Clean Water Rule.
United States
22 Aug 2017
EPA, Corps Propose Rescinding Clean Water Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday announced a proposed rulemaking that would rescind the "Clean Water Rule" and recodify the prior regulatory definition..
United States
12 Jul 2017
California Proposes Adopting New Permitting Program For Wetlands And Waters Of The State
On June 17, 2017, the State Water Resources Control Board published proposed amendments to the Ocean Plan and the water quality control plan for Inland Surface Waters and Enclosed Bays and Estuaries...
United States
24 Jun 2016
Jurisdictional Determinations Are Reviewable By The Courts
The U.S. Supreme Court decided that federal courts can review Army Corps of Engineers' determinations that a waterbody is subject to Clean Water Act regulation...
United States
7 Jun 2016
BREAKING: EPA Water Rule Blocked Nationwide By Sixth Circ.
The Sixth Circuit today stayed the effect of the Environmental Protection Agency's new "Clean Water Rule" nationwide...
United States
16 Oct 2015
District Court Enjoins Federal Regulations Revising Scope Of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction
In contrast to Judge Erickson, courts in both West Virginia and Georgia found that jurisdiction lies with the Circuit Court of Appeals and has denied the preliminary injunctions.
United States
4 Sep 2015
EPA And The Army Corps Seeking To Consolidate Challenges To Recently Issued "Waters Of The United States" Rule
These suits are filed under 33 U.S.C. § 1369(b)(1), which provides for exclusive judicial review in the courts of appeals for certain actions of the EPA Administrator. 33 U.S.C. § 1369(b)(1).
United States
31 Jul 2015
EPA And Corps Issue Rule Defining "Waters Of The U.S."
On June 29, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ("Corps") published a final rule defining "waters of the United States."
United States
3 Jul 2015
Dry Times: How To Deal With The Impact Of California’s Drought On Critical Commercial Agreements
On January 17, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a "State of Emergency" in California due to the severity of drought conditions.
United States
28 Apr 2014
Conveyance Of Polluted Water Within River Involves No 'Discharge' Under Clean Water Act
The flow of polluted water from a concrete-lined portion of a river into a downstream portion of the same river does not involve a "discharge" for purposes of the Clean Water Act.
United States
15 Jan 2013
Supreme Court To Hear Two Significant Clean Water Cases
The Supreme Court has agreed to review two Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Clean Water Act ("CWA") cases.
United States
25 Jul 2012
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