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07 Sep 2018Proposed Changes to Ohio River Pollution Standards Up for ORSANCO Vote
Following through on a proposal first considered in 2015, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) is nearing an October 4, 2018, vote on whether to remove portions of its Pollution Control Standards in its 2018 review of these rules. Based on the comments received on the proposal, the vote may be controversial. If
01 Jun 2018U.S. EPA Asks for Help Developing Blending Rule for POTWs – This Time, Do They Mean It?
U.S. EPA recently announced its intent to develop a proposed rulemaking to govern the use of blending to treat peak wet weather flows at public wastewater utilities. This isn’t the first time, the agency has started this process, but Administrator Pruitt’s comments suggest the effort may go the distance this time. U.S. EPA has long recognized
17 May 2018EPA Considers Expanding Its Jurisdiction to Include Permitting ‘Discharges’ to Groundwater
The Clean Water Act (CWA) has long been understood to regulate discharges to surface waters through its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program. Historically, courts have been clear that only direct discharges to those jurisdictional surface waters require NPDES permits. In recent years, a growing number of courts have begun to recognize “hydrologic