On May 18, EPA published a proposal to update certain elements of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations. The stated intent of the draft rule is to modernize the NPDES program and increase transparency, while adding additional clarification to key provisions. A number of the changes are simple modifications that help to bring the NPDES program into the 21st century, but the proposal also includes amendments that could result in additional burden for permitting authorities and permittees, including clean water agencies. NACWA is soliciting member feedback on those provisions. » Read more
Today on a 19 to 1 vote, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) reported out S. 2848, Water Resources Development Act of 2016 pdf button, a reauthorization package for flood control, navigation and environmental restoration projects undertaken by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). » Read more
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