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Senate Eyes Streamlined CWA 404 Permitting, Other Reforms For WRDA

January 10, 2018
Streamlining Clean Water Act (CWA) section 404 permitting for wetlands restoration and other activities appears likely to be a part of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) authorization bill the Senate environment committee plans to develop this year, after witnesses at a Jan. 10 hearing all agreed some change is needed. “I'm glad to see a consensus that we need to address that,” Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) said at the hearing on “America’s Water Infrastructure Needs and Challenges." Wicker acknowledged...

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