November 26, 2019
Well, this may be a repeat blog title for us given the tumultuous regulatory times! Consider this version 1.0. Yes, much has been happening in the dynamic world of aquatic resource regulations, and we’re here to help you figure out what it means for us now. Our aim is to provide you the key updates as concisely as possible; however, with everything that’s been happening, we’d strongly suggest grabbing a snack and maybe doing a little stretch before diving into our summary below.
Let’s start with a summary of what we’ve been referring to as the “Clean Water Rule Saga” with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Then we’ll get into how the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has been taking matters into its own hands with the implementation of its processing procedures and adoption of an official wetland definition, which took about a decade to develop… Continue reading!