Strict One-Year CWA Section 401 Deadline Faces Legal, Administrative Tests

August 30, 2019
Recent federal decisions seeking to set a strict one-year deadline for states to determine whether federally permitted projects comply with water quality standards are facing legal and administrative tests as the Trump administration is proposing to set narrow boundaries for the deadline and environmentalists are attempting to preserve a more flexible approach. Environmentalists Aug. 26 petitioned the Supreme Court to review an appellate ruling, Hoopa Valley Tribe v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), et al . , that held...

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