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EPA and the Corps Join Forces to Help States Assume Responsibility of the Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit Program

In August, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a memorandum, taking initial steps to empower states and tribes in assuming Section 404 permit authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The hope being that states can accelerate infrastructure development and streamline the permit process. “This action supports this administration’s… Read More

Congress Passes Water Legislation

On September 10, Senate and House committee leaders reached a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on comprehensive water infrastructure legislation known as America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Agreement on the legislation was announced by U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW),… Read More

St. Paul District Uses Federal Beneficial Use Program to Study Island Creation in Upper Mississippi

In March 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District released the Draft Feasibility Study Report and Integrated Environmental Assessment for the Pigs Eye Lake project in Ramsey County, Minnesota. For the last two years, under the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) Section 204, the Corps has studied the… Read More