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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

  • 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 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 ...

  • BNDES official rules out state water tenders in 2018

    Tenders for the introduction of private sector management into the operations of Brazilian state water companies will not be issued before 2019, a senior manager at publicly owned development bank BNDES told Brazilian newspaper Jornal do Comércio this month. Luciene Machado, BNDES’ superintendent for water and transport, reportedly acknowledged that the bank cannot impose a timetable ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pricing policies for efficient water management

    Researchers have developed a new method to investigate the effects of different water pricing policies at the river basin scale. The system is intended to be used when water has to be allocated to different users under conditions of water scarcity. In many parts of the world, demand for water is outstripping the availability of water. Water is increasingly seen as a scarce resource that ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Proposes Rules to Improve Hazardous Waste Management and Better Protect our Waterways

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules will protect waterways, including drinking and surface water, by preventing the flushing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and simplify the requirements for healthcare workers. The other rule ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • EPA Convenes Local Government Advisory Committee in Atlanta to Weigh in on Proposed Water Rule

    On Thursday, July 10, EPA Region 4 will hold a press conference call to discuss a meeting of the Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC). LGAC’s Protecting America’s Waters Workgroup will convene in Atlanta to discuss a proposed rule clarifying Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction. EPA’s proposed rule, released on Mar. 25, 2014, is anticipated to have a large ...

  • Citing impact of shutdown, EPA postpones issuing final rule on cooling water intake

    The Environmental Protection Agency said it will delay issuing until Nov. 20 a final rule to require more than 1,000 power plants and industrial facilities to obtain Clean Water Act permits for their cooling water intake structures, citing the government shutdown in October as a force beyond its control. Under a 2010 legal agreement with Riverkeeper, an environmental advocacy group, the EPA was ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Climate change strategy to help manage water resources

    To assist in responding to potential effects of climate change, a new strategy focuses on 40 specific actions for the national water program to take to respond to climate change. EPA's 'National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change' describes steps for managers to adapt their clean water, drinking water, and ocean protection programs.  'Water is key to clean energy and climate ...

  • 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 ...

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