EAB Remands First-Ever Aquaculture CWA Permit Over Inconsistencies

May 11, 2022
EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) is remanding the agency’s first-ever permit for aquaculture activities in federal waters after finding officials included conflicting statements in their analysis of whether the permit would meet Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements, but the board is dismissing numerous other claims environmentalists raised. “The Board remands the permit decision to the Region to clearly state whether the Region determined that the permitted discharge will not cause unreasonable degradation of the marine environment. The Board denies review...

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