Groundwater Permitting Uncertainty Points To Need For EPA Rulemaking

May 3, 2021
EPA guidance is unlikely to provide clarity on the Supreme Court’s ruling last year creating a new test for when pollutants that travel through groundwater might require a Clean Water Act (CWA) discharge permit, and therefore a formal rulemaking is necessary, state regulators and former agency officials say. “The agency should conduct a formal rulemaking,” Anna Wildeman, who served as principal deputy assistant administrator in EPA’s Office of Water during the Trump administration, said April 30 during a CWA session...

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