EPA Eyes Revamp Of Trump-Era State Water Quality Certifications Policy

May 27, 2021
EPA is launching an effort to revise a Trump-era rule that limited the scope of states’ review under Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 of the water quality impacts from federally permitted projects, saying it plans to issue a new rule but will not return to the 1971 regulations that the Trump EPA said were outdated. “We have serious water challenges to address as a nation and as EPA Administrator, I will not hesitate to correct decisions that weakened the...

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