EPA, Corps Say New Rules Will Boost CWA Protections

Law360, New York (May 3, 2011, 3:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on Monday formally proposed new guidelines changing Clean Water Act regulations to incorporate two Supreme Court rulings that limit the law’s jurisdiction over federally protected waterways.

The proposed guidelines would modify the current process for identifying waters protected under the CWA and implement the high court’s 2001 decision in Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its 2006 ruling in Rapanos v. United States, the agencies said in...
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