water quality rule News

  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, ...

  • EPA approves Iowa rules to protect high quality waters (IA)

    EPA Region 7 has issued its approval of Iowa’s Antidegradation Policy and Implementation Procedures, which are to be used by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to protect high quality Iowa waters. High quality waters are those with pollutant levels lower than what is required by state regulations. “Implementation of the rule will yield great water benefits to the residents of ...

  • Safe water advocates applaud revised rule

    A diverse group of drinking water providers and environmental and health organizations applauded yesterday’s announcement of a revised rule to safeguard U.S. drinking water. A pre-publication copy of the final Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) was released Dec. 20 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will be published in the Federal Register in the next few weeks. Significant ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jackson Signs Proposed Rule Amending Human Subjects Protections Rule

    On January 18, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule that would revise EPA's February 6, 2006, final rule concerning protections for subjects in human research. According to EPA, the proposed amendments would broaden the applicability of the rules to cover human testing with pesticides submitted to EPA under any regulatory statute it ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Jackson signs proposed rule amending human subjects protections rule

    On January 18, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule that would revise EPA's February 6, 2006, final rule concerning protections for subjects in human research. According to EPA, the proposed amendments would broaden the applicability of the rules to cover human testing with pesticides submitted to EPA under any regulatory statute it ...


    By Acta Group

  • New Rules for the Protection of Public Health with Regard to Radioactive Substances in Water

    The Council adopted a directive laying down requirements for the protection of the health of the general public with regard to radioactive substances in water intended for human consumption. It sets out parametric values, frequencies and methods for monitoring radioactive substances (7445/3/13).  Water is one of the most comprehensively regulated areas of EU environmental legislation. ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • 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 ...

  • TFI Praises House Passage of Legislation to Withdraw EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.” Rule

    TFI applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passage earlier this week of H.R. 1732, the “Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015.” This legislation requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to withdraw the flawed “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule and develop a new rule only after engaging in meaningful ...

  • EPA announces short extension for Florida Nutrients Inland water rule (FL)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has requested, and the plaintiffs have agreed, to a 30-day extension for a final decision on the Florida Inland Water numeric nutrients rule from October 15, 2010 to November 14, 2010. To date, EPA has received over 22,000 comments as a result of two public comment periods and 13 public hearing sessions in the State of Florida. These comments represent ...

  • FDA's New Rule: Bottled Water Manufacturers Required to Monitor DEHP Levels

    The Food and Drug Administration recently announced a new maximum allowable level—0.006 mg/l—for diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) in bottled water. The chemical is commonly used to make plastics more flexible.   Source water will continue to be monitored according to current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) criteria, but the new rule mandates that finished bottled water products ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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) ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA Proposes Rule to Modernize Clean Water Act Reporting

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that would modernize Clean Water Act (CWA) reporting processes for hundreds of thousands of municipalities, industries, and other facilities by converting to an electronic data reporting system. The proposed e-reporting rule would make facility-specific information, such as inspection and enforcement history, pollutant monitoring ...

  • Local Government Advisory Committee Weighs in on Proposed Water Rule

    EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) held a workgroup meeting recently in Worcester, Mass. to provide input and feedback EPA’s proposed rule clarifying Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction. The public meeting gave local officials and stakeholders the opportunity to express their concerns and ideas to LGAC’s Protecting America’s Waters Workgroup, which will then ...

  • Commission urges Luxembourg to implement Court ruling on water pollution

    The European Commission is urging Luxembourg to implement a Court ruling and comply with measures to combat water pollution caused by nitrates. Luxembourg was condemned by the European Court of Justice in June this year for its failure to adopt action plans for zones vulnerable to nitrate pollution, as required by EU law. Despite the judgement, Luxembourg still does not fully comply with the ...


    By Europa Press Room

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