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Facing Opposition, EPA Moves Quickly On CWA Section 401 Guide

June 5, 2019
EPA has sent for White House review its contentious guidance expected to narrow states’ authority to reject or modify federal Clean Water Act (CWA) permits under the law’s section 401, teeing up release of the new guide by the president’s June 8 deadline and a likely legal challenge from states that oppose any new curbs on their authority. The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) formally received the guidance for review on June 3, its website says. That...

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