Industries Back EPA Groundwater Permitting Guide But Seek More Clarity

January 13, 2021
Industry groups are generally supporting EPA’s proposed guidance on implementing a landmark Supreme Court ruling that outlined a seven-factor test for determining when pollutants that travel through groundwater require a Clean Water Act (CWA) permit, but they are urging the agency to provide additional guidance on permit issuance. “We support the Draft Guidance, and we recommend that EPA issue it in final form” after considering comments, the Federal StormWater Association (FSWA), a coalition of industrial, municipal, and construction-related entities, says...

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