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  • EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

    The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states. The EPA says the rule, which took effect Friday in more than three dozen states, will safeguard drinking water for millions of Americans. Opponents pledged to continue to fight the ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA brings out water transfer rule

    The US EPA has announced a rule to clarify that permits are not required for transfers of water from one body of water to another. Such transfers include routing water through tunnels, channels, or natural streams for public water supplies, irrigation, power generation, flood control, or environmental restoration. Assistant administrator for water Benjamin H Grumbles noted: ‘EPA’s Water Transfer ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EPA issues final aircraft drinking water rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a final rule to ensure that safe and reliable drinking water is provided to aircraft passengers and crew.  The rule provides multiple-barrier protection through requirements for coliform sampling, best management practices, corrective action, public notification, monitoring and operator training. It will better protect the public from illnesses ...

  • Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule

    Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation's streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rule hurts economic activity and oversteps legal bounds. In a letter Thursday, the senators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for announcing a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule

    Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation's streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rule hurts economic activity and oversteps legal bounds. In a letter Thursday, the senators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for announcing a proposed rule ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA issues rule to reduce water pollution from construction sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule to help reduce water pollution from construction sites. The agency believes this rule, which takes effect in February 2010 and will be phased in over four years, will significantly improve the quality of water nationwide. Construction activities like clearing, excavating and grading significantly disturb soil and sediment. If that ...

  • EPA notifies farmers of the need to comply with rules protecting Pennsylvania waters (PA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is calling on Pennsylvania farmers to comply with federal and state regulations designed to protect water quality. EPA is joining the Lancaster County Conservation District in urging farmers in the Muddy Run Watershed and throughout the County to take steps to reduce groundwater contamination and the discharge of manure to streams. “EPA expects all ...

  • House Bill Would Trump Supreme Court Clean Water Act Rulings

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 18, 2007 (ENS) - Congressional hearings began Tuesday on what may be the most important Clean Water Act legislation in 30 years. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee scheduled two committee hearings this week on the current state of the Clean Water Act in light of two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions as well as administrative actions that are jeopardizing ...

  • English environment agency brings in new rules for water abstraction reporting

    New rules for recording and reporting how much water is taken from rivers or underground sources by water companies and other abstractors will help better manage water resources, protect the environment and cut red tape, according to the Environment Agency. Under the new regulations, which came into effect on 1 April, all abstractors will report in a standardised way the volume of water they ...

  • EPA Finalizes Rule to Modernize Clean Water Act Reporting

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries, and other facilities. The final rule will require regulated entities and state and federal regulators to use existing, available information technology to electronically report data required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) ...

  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Water Works Association and the National Association of Water Companies challenged a new rule on steam power plant discharges, arguing that it does not adequately protect drinking water consumers. In challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Effluent Limitation Guidelines for ...

  • Proposed EPA, Corps Rule Clarifies Federal Jurisdiction Over Waters, Wetlands

    All natural and artificial tributaries and wetlands that are adjacent to or near larger downstream waters would be subject to federal Clean Water Act protections under a joint proposed rule announced by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Here’s What They’re Saying About the Clean Water Act Proposed Rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands, benefitting families who rely on safe places to swim and healthy fish to eat, farmers who need reliable sources of water to grow their crops, hunters and fishermen who depend on healthy waters for recreation and work, and ...

  • Washington state drafts rainwater collection rule

    The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking help from the general public in drafting regulations on the collection and use of rainwater in Washington State. Members of the public will have an opportunity to learn about rainwater collection and to discuss a new statewide rule on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in Aberdeen, where the fourth in a series of workshops being held around the state is ...

  • Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

    The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown. The state would begin regulating its groundwater supply for the first time under the legislative package by Assemblyman Roger ...


    By Associated Press

  • Governor signs first California groundwater rules

    California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply, bringing it in line with other states that have long regulated their wells. Groundwater makes up nearly 60 percent of California's water use during dry years. But it is not monitored and ...


    By Associated Press

  • NC sides with Duke in appeal of coal ash ruling

    North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps. The state Environmental Management Commission filed notice Monday that it intends to appeal a March 6 ruling by ...


    By Associated Press

  • Interior issues new drilling rule on public land

    Companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands will be required to disclose publicly the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, the Obama administration said Thursday. The new "fracking" rule replaces a draft proposed last year that was withdrawn amid industry complaints that federal regulation could hinder an ongoing boom in natural gas production. The new draft rule ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Requests comments on survey for stormwater rule

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a survey to help strengthen stormwater regulations and reduce stormwater discharges from newly developed and redeveloped sites.  Stormwater discharges can harm water quality through increases in stormwater volume and pollutant loadings into nearby waterways. Generally, as sites are developed, less ground area is available ...

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