Reversing Trump, EPA Seeks To Align New 401 Rule With CWA Mandates

September 14, 2023
EPA has issued its long-awaited Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 water quality certification regulation, saying the new rule seeks to streamline the review process to prevent delays and better align the program with the law after the Trump administration went too far in narrowing states’ abilities to certify federally approved projects. EPA on Sept. 14 issued its final rule clarifying water quality certification requirements under the CWA, touting the rule as enhancing “certification review and provid[ing] regulatory certainty to...

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