September 2015

Water Management

Proposed US water definition may alter future of HPI

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposed Rule 33 CFR Part 328, a regulation intended to redefine and clarify the reach of the EPA’s jurisdi..

Murawski, E., Kleinfelder

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposed Rule 33 CFR Part 328, a regulation intended to redefine and clarify the reach of the EPA’s jurisdiction over the Clean Water Act (CWA). The proposed rule will expand portions of the EPA’s jurisdiction concerning small streams and other surface waters connecting to downstream waters. It would also limit the EPA’s jurisdiction concerning small waters not connected to downstream water bodies. However, hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) companies operating in areas or having assets in areas that could be redefined under this proposed rule may face significant challenges, and environmental permitti

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