On April 21, 2014, the USEPA and the Corps of Engineers (Corps) published for public comment a proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), in light of the U.S. Supreme Court cases in U.S. v. Riverside Bayview, Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC), and Rapanos v. United States (Rapanos). The proposed rule was developed to enhance protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability and consistency by increasing clarity as to the scope of “waters of the United States” protected under the Act. This notice is to announce that the comment period has been extended through October 20, 2014.
Special Public Notice: Reopening of Comment Period for the Interpretive Rule Regarding the Exemption from Permitting under Section 404(f)(1)(A) of the Clean Water Act to Certain Agricultural Conservation Practices.
Special Public Notice announcing the Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning (HSWAC) Project. The HSWAC project would provide seawater air conditioning facilities to buildings in downtown Honolulu. The Department of the Army permit, if issued, would authorize the construction of a cold seawater intake pipe extending offshore approximately four miles and a return seawater pipe that would extend approximately one mile off the south shore of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i at Kaka‘ako.
Special Public Notice - SPN-CWA-I-2014-02
CLEAN WATER ACT INTERPRETIVE RULE FOR 404(f)(1)(A)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code 2822T
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460
Attention: Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2013–0820.