GOP Lawmakers Push Bills To Streamline CWA Permitting, Limit Suits

February 2, 2024
House Republicans are pushing a series of five bills they say would strengthen the Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting process for the regulated community, including measures that would extend the reissuance period for general permit holders, prevent EPA from vetoing a CWA 404 permit, and would shorten the timeline for 404 permit challenges to be filed, among others. The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) on Jan. 31 marked up an amendment in the nature of a substitute to...

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