Clean Water Act Section 404 State Assumption

ASWM – November 2010

States and tribes play a major role in the implementation of many Clean Water Act (CWA) programs. It is also clear that Congress envisioned that the states would play an active role in permitting dredge and fill activities, and thus provided a mechanism for states to assume the CWA Section 404 from the federal government. For ASWM Fact Sheets on State Assumption including Key Resources to Have on Hand When States Consider 404 Assumption, click here.