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Clean Water Act Jurisdiction


Both the House and Senate are making the review of Clean Water Act jurisdiction a top priority. Various Supreme Court decisions on what constitutes a “water of the U.S.” — a threshold issue for determining whether the federal government has oversight authority over key water bodies — have narrowed the scope of federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction. Congress is seeking to legislatively reverse these decisions and NACWA has been supportive of these efforts and seeking to ensure that key concerns of the clean water community are addressed as this process plays out on Capitol Hill.




10/09 Clean Water Current   Federal Appeals Court Stays Clean Water Rule  
08/21 Clean Water Current   Congressional Criticism of Clean Water Rule Continues  
06/12 Clean Water Current   NACWA Meets with EPA to Discuss Clean Water Rule, Finance Center  



11/14 Clean Water Current   NACWA Comments on Proposed Waters of the U.S. Definition key
06/13 Clean Water Current   Comment Period Extended for Waters of the U.S. Rule, NACWA Releases Fact Sheet key
06/11 NACWA Fact Sheet  pdf button NACWA WOTUS Fact Sheet key
04/04 Clean Water Current       NACWA Participates in EPA Briefing on Draft CWA Jurisdiction Rule key
03/25 Advocacy Alert   EPA Releases Draft CWA Jurisdiction Rule; Maintains Waste Treatment System Exemption key


07/12 Clean Water Current   House Passes Water & Energy Appropriations Bill; Prohibits EPA Use of Funds to Clarify Clean Water Act Jurisdiction key
05/01 NACWA Letter  pdf button NACWA Letter to OMB on Jurisdiction Guidance key


03/02 Clean Water Current       NACWA Meets with OMB on Jurisdiction Guidance key
02/24 Clean Water Current   CWA Jurisdiction Guidance Heads to OMB, NACWA to Weigh In key

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