EPA Expects To Issue Controversial CWA Fire Retardant Permit In 2025

September 6, 2023
EPA says it expects to finalize by late 2025 a controversial Clean Water Act (CWA) pollutant discharge permit for the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) unpermitted aerial discharges of fire retardant into navigable waters of the United States, though lawmakers have signaled they may seek to waive such requirements in the upcoming Farm Bill. In an Aug. 9 presentation at the Association of Clean Water Administrators’ (ACWA) 2023 Annual Meeting, which recently posted on the group’s website, Maria Lopez-Carbo, associate director...

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