EPA misses deadline for CWA section 401 rule

May 13, 2020
EPA has missed President Donald Trump’s executive order deadline to finalize controversial changes to its regulations governing how states ensure federally permitted activities protect state water quality standards, although the agency could still meet its regulatory target of promulgating a final rule by the end of the month. The rule, which seeks to revamp the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 water quality certification process in order to speed approval of fossil fuel projects, remains under White House Office of...

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