Revamping Calif.'s Wetland Policy

Law360, New York (April 11, 2012, 12:43 PM EDT) -- On March 9, 2012, California's State Water Resources Control Board released the preliminary draft of its proposed Wetland Area Protection and Dredge and Fill Permitting Policy ("preliminary draft policy").[1] If adopted, this policy would change the definition of "wetland" and would usher in a new era of state-led permitting, extending the board's permitting jurisdiction over a broader area of "waters of the state." Such a change would have significant effects on projects in urban, agricultural and redevelopment sites.

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