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Oregon Adopts a Significantly Modified (and Legally Vulnerable) Industrial Stormwater General Permit

USA - May 4 2021 Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ’s) policy and rulemaking board adopted rules renewing Oregon’s National Pollutant Discharge…

Richard S. Davis, Erika H. Spanton, Allyn Stern

Reducing the Flood of Changes—EPA Issues a More Tempered Final 2021 Multi-Sector General Permit than Originally Proposed

USA - February 26 2021 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the 2021 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System…

Richard S. Davis, Karen M. Hansen, Erika H. Spanton, Allyn Stern

EPA’s CWA Groundwater Guidance Says Little, Will Likely Be Rescinded

USA - December 11 2020 EPA’s recent draft guidance memorandum on applying the Supreme Court’s decision in County of Maui v. Hawai’i Wildlife Fund, 140 S. Ct. 1462 (2020)…

Andrew C. Silton

EPA Proposes New, More Flexible Clean Water Act Affordability Guidance for Public Utilities

USA - September 17 2020 Public water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities face an array of compliance obligations under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) that require…

Richard S. Davis, Mackenzie S. Schoonmaker, Andrew C. Silton, Susan E. Smith

SCOTUS: Clean Water Act Permits Required for Some Releases into Groundwater

USA - April 23 2020 The U.S. Supreme Court held today, in a much-anticipated ruling, that the Clean Water Act’s (CWA) requirement to obtain a National Pollutant…

Richard S. Davis, Andrew C. Silton