Inside EPA - 06/07/2019

EPA Sets Aggressive Deadlines For Reviewing State Water Regulations

June 3, 2019
EPA water chief David Ross is setting strict timelines for the agency’s regions to review states’ revised water quality standards, lists of impaired waterbodies and other Clean Water Act (CWA) regulations -- a move likely to scale back federal oversight of state programs as it sets a high bar for the agency to reject such rules by the deadlines. In a June 3 memo to the 10 regional administrators, Ross writes that going forward he expects them to follow the...

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