Inside EPA - 09/06/2019

5th Circuit Backs Broad EPA Power To Revise, Significantly Delay ELGs

August 28, 2019
A federal appeals court has upheld EPA’s authority to delay until 2020 or beyond the compliance deadlines for two provisions in a 2015 Clean Water Act (CWA) effluent regulation, holding that the agency has broad authority to revise existing water policies and opening the door to setting decades-long deadlines for other sectors’ effluent rules. The Aug. 28 decision in Clean Water Action, et al., v. EPA, et al. , handed down by a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court...

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