EPA Finalizes CWA Groundwater Permit Guide But Policy’s Future Unclear

January 19, 2021
EPA’s final guidance to implement a landmark Supreme Court ruling on when pollutants that travel through groundwater to surface waters require a Clean Water Act (CWA) permit is scheduled to appear in the Federal Register Jan. 21, but it is unclear whether the document will take effect once the Biden administration takes office. EPA acting water chief Anna Wildeman signed the prepublication version of the Federal Register notice announcing the guidance’s availability Jan. 13, although the White House Office...

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