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Backing EPA Panel, Corps Eases States' Ability To Assume CWA 404 Powers

August 07, 2018
The Army Corps of Engineers has issued new guidance aimed at encouraging states to assume Clean Water Act (CWA) dredge-and-fill permitting authority, a measure that narrows the scope of waters the Corps would oversee and agrees with an EPA advisory panel finding that states can adequately protect the environment. The guidance , contained in a July 30 memorandum and announced Aug. 7, endorses the majority recommendations from an EPA advisory panel that the Corps should retain authority over most waters...

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