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by Transect Team, on Aug 7, 2020 3:45:00 PM

This week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposed to split up the existing Nationwide Permit (NWP) 12 for Utility Lines. NWPs are blanket permits used by project developers …

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Topics:PermittingClean WaterClean Water Act

by Transect Team, on Jul 20, 2020 9:30:00 AM

On July 16th, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced their 12-month plan to determine whether listing the dunes sagebrush lizard (DSL) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is warranted …

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Topics:EndangeredESAEndangered Species Act

by Transect Team, on Jun 3, 2020 3:30:00 PM

On Monday, EPA released the final Clean Water Action Section 401 Certification Rule, which clarifies the timeframe and scope of review granted to states under Section 401 of the Clean …

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Topics:PermittingCWAClean WaterClean Water ActWOTUS

by Transect Team, on May 12, 2020 3:17:57 PM

Earlier this spring, a District of Montana judge shook the linear infrastructure world by vacating Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP 12) - a streamlined permit that is used by almost every …

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Topics:PermittingCWAClean WaterClean Water ActWOTUSwetlands

by Transect Team, on Apr 21, 2020 10:59:04 AM

Today, the EPA and USACE published the final Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which redefines what types of waterways are protected under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) (waterbodies …

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Topics:PermittingCWAClean WaterClean Water ActWOTUSwetlands

by Transect Team, on Apr 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In an April 15 ruling in Northern Plains Resource Council, et al. v. USACE, a Montana judge vacated (cancelled) Nationwide Permit (NWP) 12 and enjoined (prohibited) the U.S. Army Corps …

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Topics:EndangeredPermittingCWAClean WaterClean Water ActWOTUSwetlands