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26 Nov 2018Is IDEM’s Takeover of the 404 Permitting Program a Good Idea or All Wet?
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is actively exploring a takeover of the U.S. Army Corps’ Section 404 permitting program, as reported from the United States Protection Agency/Region 5 (EPA) meeting earlier this fall. If completed, most of the Clean Water Act Section 404 dredge and fill permits issued in Indiana would be issued
07 Nov 2018EPA Region 5 and IDEM in Full Collaboration Mode (Mostly)
On Oct. 30, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 officials met with officials from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and members of the regulated community to discuss current priorities and issues within the Region 5/IDEM area. The gathering included almost all of the upper management of EPA Region 5 and
24 Aug 2018EPA Streamlining Efforts Look to ACE the Clean Power Plan
Following through on one of President Trump’s first executive orders that instructed EPA to repeal and replace the CPP, the EPA issued a new proposal on August 21 to replace the 2015 Clean Power Plan, along with supporting changes to the New Source Review (NSR) program. The administration’s draft regulation to address emissions from existing