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BB&K Will Offer June 12 Webinar on EPA's Proposed Clean Water Act Rule and Waters of the U.S. Definition Changes

June 6, 2014
If the EPA defines "Waters of the U.S." to include stormwater systems and other waterways not previously governed by the Clean Water Act (CWA), local agencies will be exposed to increased costs and potential litigation.
 
Local governments and public agencies are invited to join Best Best & Krieger’s (BB&K) Water Quality and Wastewater practice group members on June 12 for a webinar to learn about a new coalition being formed to address the Environmental Protection Agency's recently announced proposed rule related to the CWA and the definition of Waters of the United States.
 
The controversial proposed changes are important to local government and public agencies because, if adopted, they will greatly expand the jurisdictional reach of the CWA and change how municipal stormwater systems are categorized. These changes could ultimately stop, delay or increase the cost of public projects and make managing public infrastructure more difficult. The environmental impacts of stormwater runoff are significant; however it is in the public interest, both environmentally and economically, to manage and regulate these issues as new infrastructure is planned and constructed - not through retroactive regulations and mandates from the federal government.
 
BB&K is inviting public agencies and local governments to learn more about the proposed changes, discuss the issues and consider joining a coalition to provide a unified voice for public entities in the comment process. The webinar will also cover possible legislative activity in response to the proposed rule.
 
Webinar Details
 
Thursday, June 12
10 –11 a.m.
Register online.
 
More information about Water Quality and Wastewater is available online.
 
For questions please contact Katey Lamke.


 
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