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Tag: WOTUS

‘Waters of the U.S.’ Regulation Rewrite Expected to Help Reduce Transportation Project Delays

Man-made, roadside ditches provide critical surface drainage that protects the traveling public and should be exempt from federal wetland regulations, American Road & Transportation Builder Association (ARTBA) Vice Chairman David Harwood told a Feb. 27 government hearing.

EPA and Army finalize 2015 WOTUS rule applicability date

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army (Army) finalized a rule adding an applicability date to the 2015 Clean Water Rule. This rule provides clarity and certainty about which definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) is applicable nationwide in response to judicial actions that could result in confusion.

U.S. Supreme Court clarifies dispute over Clean Water Act jurisdiction

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Jan. 22 hailed a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision clarifying the proper jurisdiction for federal Clean Water Act (CWA) disputes. The Court had been asked to decide whether complaints arising under the CWA should be heard by federal district or appellate courts.

EPA and the Army propose to amend effective date of 2015 WOTUS rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army are proposing to amend the effective date of the 2015 rule defining “waters of the United States” (WOTUS).  The agencies are proposing that the 2015 rule would not go into effect until two years after today’s action is finalized and published in the Federal Register.

EPA launches new WOTUS website

The EPA launched a new website to provide information about EPA’s review of the definition of “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) as set out in the 2015 Clean Water Rule.

ARTBA: WOTUS rule fundamentally flawed

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) April 26 told a U.S. Senate panel the controversial “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule is scientifically and legally flawed and should be repealed.

ARTBA: Trump executive order on WOTUS rule beneficial to transportation permitting process

President Trump’s Feb. 28 executive order directing the withdrawal of the controversial “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule removes an unnecessary obstacle that would have delayed transportation improvement projects, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says.
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