This week EPA announced a proposed rule to update the regulatory requirements for water quality certification under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401. This proposed rule would strengthen the authority of states, territories, and Tribes to protect their vital water resources while supporting an efficient, predictable, and common-sense certification process, restoring a long-held right, which was severely limited by the previous administration’s rule.
The Agency is taking comment on this proposed rule for 60 days beginning on the date it is published in the Federal Register.
For more information, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-takes-action-empower-states-territories-and-tribes-protect-water-resources-and
For more information on submitting written comment on the proposal or to register for the virtual public hearing on the proposed rule, please visit www.epa.gov/cwa-401