Category: Environmental

  • HOUSE DEMANDS EPA STOP WATERS RULE

    H.R.5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, passed Sept. 9 by a vote of 262 yeas to 152 nays, with more than 30 Democrats supporting the bill. The bill would force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed rule expanding jurisdiction over Waters of…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:52 PM

  • ATLAS COPCO’S WATER FOR ALL INITIATIVE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

    Atlas Copco’s employee-run Water for All organization is celebrating 30 years of providing people in need with long-term access to safe, clean water and sanitation. Since the founding of Water for All in 1984, Atlas Copco and its employees have helped more than 1.5 million people gain access to clean drinking water. Water for All…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:30 PM

  • CORPS WEBINARS WILL TAKE COMMENTS ON WRRDA

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that it will hold a series of webinars to take public comments on how to implement changes in its navigation and flood control construction programs that were mandated in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. The four webinars are scheduled for Aug. 13, Aug. 27, Sept….

    Posted 8/13/14 at 9:20 PM

  • NSSGA STATE AGGREGATES ASSOCIATIONS ORGANIZE STATE GROUPS IN OPPOSITION TO WATER RULE

    NSSGA organized aggregates industry-hosted state conference calls in Ohio and North Carolina in opposition of the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule. Chaired by a state association executive, each call was announced to all 40-plus member associations of the Waters Advocacy Coalition, who in turn passed along the invitation to their members in those two…

    Posted 7/31/14 at 2:37 PM

  • HOUSE PASSES ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT TRANSPARENCY BILL

    The full House passed 233 to 190 legislation combining several bills amending the Endangered Species Act July 29. A modified H.R. 4315, the Endangered Species Transparency Act would require the Department of Interior to publish online commercial and scientific data used as the basis for listing a species as threatened or endangered. The modified bill…

    Posted 7/31/14 at 2:36 PM

  • EPA’S FINAL STARTUP, SHUTDOWN AND MALFUNCTION RULE SENT TO WHITE HOUSE FOR REVIEW

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent its final rule banning exemptions from air emissions limits during periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review July 23. This review is the final step before publication and normally takes several weeks before Federal Register publication, but can take…

    Posted 7/31/14 at 2:24 PM

  • HOUSE SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE HOLDS SECOND HEARING ON WATERS RULE

    The House Small Business Committee will hold a hearing July 30 to examine the proposed waters of the United States rulemaking, as well as proposed greenhouse gas emissions in “Regulatory Overreach: Is EPA Meeting Its Small Business Obligations?” NSSGA’s statement below expresses concern over the EPA’s attempted regulatory overreach that would disrupt growth and job…

    Posted 7/30/14 at 7:29 PM

  • HOUSE T&I COMMITTEE APPROVES BILLS TO LIMIT EPA’S AUTHORITY OVER WATERS AND PERMITTING

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee July 16 approved by voice vote H.R.5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014. H.R.5078 prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing or finalizing the proposed rule that would radically increase federal jurisdictional authority over waters of the…

    Posted 7/24/14 at 7:29 PM

  • EPA WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES BILL INTRODUCED

    On July 14, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., introduced H.R. 5078, The Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, a bipartisan bill with 20 cosponsors. H.R. 5078 prohibits the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing, finalizing or enforcing any rule or guidance that broadens the agencies’ jurisdiction over…

    Posted 7/16/14 at 4:21 PM

  • EPA WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES BILL INTRODUCED

    Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., introduced H.R. 5078, The Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, a bipartisan bill with 20 cosponsors July 14. H.R. 5078 prohibits the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing, finalizing or enforcing any rule or guidance that broadens the agencies’ jurisdiction over water….

    Posted 7/15/14 at 8:48 PM