EPA proposes rule to revise CWA Section 401 certification process

Oil & Gas Journal: The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule that would establish a 1-year deadline for decisions affecting proposed oil and gas and other transportation projects under the Clean Water Act’s Section 401 infrastructure certification process.

“Our proposal is intended to help ensure that states adhere to the statutory language and intent of the [CWA],” EPA Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler said on Aug. 9.

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