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by Transect Team, on Aug 7, 2020

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 Jun 3, 2020

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

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

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

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

by Transect Team, on Sep 26, 2018

As a result of dueling federal and district courts, several more states, including Texas, Iowa, and Florida, are no longer subject to the Obama-era Clean Water Rule (for now). Source: …

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Topics:Clean WaterWOTUS