Partner Brent Carson will be presenting a TeleBriefing on the recently expanded federal protection of “Waters of the U.S.”
In late May 2015, the Obama Administration expanded federal protection of U.S. waterways and drinking water supplies when the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their final rule redefining jurisdictional waters under the Clean Water Act. While the agencies continue to assert that the final rule will not expand federal jurisdiction, it is largely expected that the final rule will have significant impacts on project development and operations across the energy, water, construction, building, agricultural and transportation sectors. Additionally, it appears that some portions of the final rule represent significant deviations from what the agencies proposed last spring.
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